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“We are inventors, makers and curators of the best yoga and meditation products available.” – Halfmoon Yoga Website
What do you get when you cross way detailed yoga experts with one of the oldest and popular yoga product companies in North America?
You get hand made yoga bolsters, meditation cushions, and other beautiful props from Burnaby, Canada, filled with natural materials, directly to your door.
First of All, Why the props?
Here’s the deal: yoga is completely lifechanging. Meditation? Same thing! There’s nothing like the experience of that first Kundalini session or first deep meditation. But, you can’t always get away to a studio or workshop.
Iris Perez, fabUffiliate, doing yoga outside
“Our goal is to share this experience with as many people as possible and keep the benefits of yoga and meditation rolling in for life.” – Halfmoon Yoga Website
It’s their belief that props are for everyone. It’s all about comfort, making sure you can focous on the art and the movements. If you have an advanced practice, a new practice a stiff practice or any other practice, Halfmoon Yoga has a variety of products that will help inspire you and meet you exactly where you are.
A Fabulous Start!
Since its humble beginning (female and Canadian founded), Halfmoon has been inspired by the values of yoga: non-violence, truthfulness, abstention from wrongdoing, compassion and kindness.
In 1983, Halfmoon’s founder Beth McTavish was captivated by yogis practicing at the edge of the Ganges River, in Varanasi, India. She was absolutely mesmerized by their intent, their focus, and the stillness of yoga in the midst of noise, chaos, and colour. If you’ve ever witnessed or learned any form of yoga, you may remember that “virgin” feeling, wondering how it’s all possible with all of the hustle and bustle of life.
When she returned home, McTavish’s own Iyengar practice began.
That was over 30 years ago. The world has gotten much much busier. And, the focus that yoga and meditation require has both grown in popularity and necessity.
In 1989, Beth united her love for yoga with her experience in manufacturing. Like an episode of “Flea Market Flip” for yogis, a red seat belt became her yoga strap and rolls of cotton batting became sturdy handcrafted bolsters….Halfmoon Yoga Products had begun!
It’s now 2020, nearly 40 years since McTavish visited India. And, over 30 years since its inception, the same values (non-violence, truthfulness, abstention from wrongdoing, compassion and kindness) continue to inspire Halfmoon, along with its sister company, B Yoga (merged in 2018), which we’ve also featured.
Halfmoon offers everything from mats to mat carriers, but they are so much more. Halfmoon is all about modifying your meditation and yoga with Bolsters, Meditation Cushions, Straps, Sandbags, Blocks, and Blankets.
Together, Halfmoon and B Yoga continue to offer diverse and enduring yoga and meditation props to yogis across the globe.
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