Featured Studio: Avalon Art & Yoga Center

 

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Transformed from its previous life as a Palo Alto art gallery, Avalon Art & Yoga has been dedicated to the traditional practice of yoga since its beginnings in 2002. Founder Paul Crowl says, “We really want to convey the mental and spiritual aspect of yoga, not just the physical.” The studio’s artistic roots have been preserved, too – mosaics and murals decorate the space, and they host rotating art exhibitions throughout the year.

In addition to the spiritual and artistic, Avalon Yoga also focuses strongly on the scientific study of yoga. They offer a popular university-level teacher training program with a science-based curriculum, and last year they added a human anatomy and dissection lab to their training program. Through their website and newsletter, they keep their teachers and students updated on new research involving yoga, biology and medicine.

 

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They also reach out to the community to help the underprivileged. In addition to their free Kid, Teen, and Cancer Support classes, Avalon Yoga donates a portion of their profits to organizations that bring yoga to those in need, such as San Quentin’s Prison Yoga Project.

Avalon Yoga has remained a valued Barefoot Yoga customer since 2002. Check out their boutique to find Barefoot Yoga silk eye pillows, yoga mat bags, practice straps and more!

 

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This post was written by Lauren on September 2, 2015

Welcome to the Barefoot Yoga family, Liquido Active!

Say hello to the newest member of Barefoot Yoga’s clothing family: Liquido Active!

Available in a range of eye catching, stunning, and quite frankly, irresistible, patterns, we’ve found ourselves falling head-over-heels for these bright new prints!

Their moisture-wicking, silky smooth (yet sturdy) fabric is perfect for any workout you can imagine – from stand-up paddle board yoga to a quick jog – while the fun prints make them ideal for everything from errand running to evening yoga class wear.

Take a look at the beautiful prints just-in below, along with our favorite BFY props to pair them with!

Dragonfly

The striking Dragonfly pattern evokes a nature inspired design that looks stunning with the new Emerald green color of our 1/6” Hybrid Mat and a beautiful charcoal grey Silk Eye Pillow! Try throwing these on for a relaxing Saturday morning practice for the perfect start to your weekend.

 

Holi

 

This pattern is like a jolt of caffeine (and we mean that in a good way)!

Try pairing the Holi print leggings with our bright pink Mandala Embroidered Zafu and a vibrant purple Practice Strap on a day when you’re feeling loud and confident for a look that’s bright and beautiful!

We especially love the color palette above for a glowga class or going out to a weekend yoga festival.

 

India

Earthy and rich are the words that come to mind with the super cute India pattern leggings – particularly when paired with this plum colored Cotton Jacquard Mat Bag and a set of beautiful Indian Rosewood Blocks.

This pattern is very versatile and easy to wear for any occasion – whether you’re going from the gym out to lunch, or just lounging at home!

 

RidetheWave

This abstract, soft pattern evokes a unique and almost ethereal feel. These are perfect for an outdoor class spent doing poses on your favorite practice rug, or worn during a morning hike.

For all of your fall fashion and yoga prop needs, come visit us today at barefootyoga.com!

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This post was written by Carolina on August 28, 2015

OMgirl’s Fall Collection is Here!

OMgirl has just released their fall clothing collection, and we’re loving the variety of new colors, patterns and fabrics! Below we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that really stand out:

The Asana Collection – lush sueded organic cotton

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OMgirl has revamped this beloved collection – including the Asana Bra, Nomad Legging and Hatha Legging – to a sumptuous sueded fabric for fall. It’s still the same organic cotton and Lycra that you know and love, but with an extra touch of luxury. One of their newest additions is the Pose Capri, a gorgeous new capri legging with a wrap-detail waistband that can be folded over or worn high-waisted.

The Reformer Collection – enticing eyelet designs

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OMgirl always finds new ways to make yoga clothes exciting, eye-catching and fun! With their new eyelet-inspired East Coast Cami, Reformer Legging and West Coast Pant, the dotted hole details add a feminine and sporty touch to your fall yoga wear. The organic cotton fabric looks and feels great as you flow through your day, and a touch of Lycra stretch offers a snug and secure fit.

Earth and Sky Wash – a new nature-inspired pattern

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We can’t get enough of this stunning and original wash, which echoes the colorful beauty of a blue sky reflected on rippling water. This one-of-a-kind pattern is available in the Half Moon Tank, Hatha Legging and Hybrid Wrap. You can pair them with OMgirl clothing in the new Artisan Indigo and Fresh Olive shades for a match made in heaven!

To see all of OMgirl’s new Fall clothing before it’s gone, visit www.barefootyoga.com!

 

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This post was written by Lauren on August 21, 2015