Olas Verdes: Costa Rica’s Greenest Boutique Surf Hotel
If the quip “The journey is the destination” typifies your approach to travel then set your sights on Playa Guiones, Costa Rica. The humble but growing beach town is a two-and-a-half hour drive over mostly washboard dirt roads from the nearest international...
Behold, your beloved plastic action figures with a twist—literally. Just funded on Kickstarter and now available for pre-order, Yoga Joes by Brogamats take on a series of unlikely asana poses with clever charm. Warriors, indeed.
Yesler American-Made Athletic Apparel
While a large portion of manufacturing for products sold in America is still done overseas, consumers are finding more and more products proudly bearing the "Made in the USA" label. Performance athletic apparel is one category where American manufacturing...
Getting older isn't all "silver fox" gray hairs and acquiring sage wisdom; running up the years has a few downsides. Staying healthy enough year-in, year-out to do the sports we love—from charging backcountry powder in the mountains to simply taking...
Studio Wrap Pack
Steady your grip with this three-part footwear system by Nike. Designed with barefoot workouts like yoga and barre in mind, this innovative wrap offers the benefits of support and better traction with an easy to slip on flat for the commute home. Pick...
CH Gift Guide: Workout Turkey
Everyone has that person in their life that just can't keep still. They run, bike, ski or swim while we just marvel at their seemingly unlimited energy. This year, show your support for your favorite swimmer, yogi, skiier, jock or gym rat by giving...
Elite Hot Hybrid Yoga Mat
This is the first mat that unites a towel with a yoga mat, making it perfect for both regular vinyasa and hot yoga practice.
Susan O'Brien founded snack company Hail Merry on the island of Maui, crediting yoga and meditation as the inspiration for creating healthy food. We sampled the line of raw, vegan and gluten-free macaroons and tarts at CH HQ and were pleasantly...
Combining superfood favorite quinoa with delicious organic coca nibs, Venice Beach-based YogaEarth presents Keen-Wah Decadence. The nutritious bar offers yogis and other health-minded people a gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO snack on the go and, in addition...
Whether you're looking for a little therapeutic relief after a long day on hill or just need to balance the flow of your inner chi, the Vila Mat aims to help. Created by snowboarders Justin Steinhardt and Hjalmar Hedman, the Vila Mat harnesses the...
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While shooting a yoga video at a cattle ranch in the Southwest, Jamie Getzwiller realized her colleagues were unable to maintain proper posture on the Navajo rugs they were using. The upshot was Yoga-Paws, fingerless gloves that allow you to get...
Artist Jason Yarmosky
Direct and intensely intimate, Jason Yarmosky's figurative paintings are emotional studies of his subjects. On the heels of "Orpheus", a painting we took a look at here earlier this year and that Yarmosky recently showed at the 25th...
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The Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Guild
Largely unknown in the West, Ayurvedic Massage combines deep tissue massage with coordinated breathing and yoga stretching. Brad Teasdale and James Winstanley have spent much of their lives traveling through Asia, studying the art of Ayurvedic Yoga...
Using a soft trapeze, Aerial Yoga combines basic yoga postures with the miracles of gravity. The result is a new practice that encourages proper alignment by strengthening shoulder and core ab muscles and increasing shoulder and spinal flexibility...
Though a wife-beater and old gym shorts will do the trick, not all yoga clothes are created equally. These picks have the superior cuts, fabrics, and technology that will keep you dry without getting in your way, allowing the range of motion and...
We've found several well-designed yoga accessories for newbies and seasoned yogis alike. These goods combine quality, innovation, and aesthetics. Stay tuned for another feature on what to wear while you practice. Skidless Mat TowelsYogitoes skidless...
Yoga in Bed
Last week I ran into Edward Vilga, one of my favorite yoga teachers, on the subway. He generously gave a me a copy of his "Yoga in Bed" DVD to check out. Yesterday morning it was raining so hard that there was no way I was going to go to...
Herban Essentials Towelettes
Herban Essentials updates the classic moist towlette with a version that comes dosed with naturally antiseptic essential oils. The refreshing towels are also slightly thicker and softer than their counterparts and—available in eucalyptus, lavender...
The Six-String Mat
For rocker yogis, Yogurt Activeculture is a new Australian line of yoga clothing and accessories with a playful sense of humor (see name). Their debut line features tongue-in-cheek tees with slogans like "Poser" and glittery iron on-like...
Laughing Lotus Yoga Center is the most fun yoga center that I've experienced. The yoga is very playful, but you get a great workout both spiritually and physically. Their rooftop yoga classes are one of my favorite things about New York in the...