Namaste Yogi Gift Guide 2015

ON December 7, 2015

Need some inspiration for gifting the yogi or wellness warrior in your life? We asked our staff what they’re pining for from our divine boutiques (spouses, take note!).  See below for their top picks.


Rockridge Assistant Manager, Grey, suggests this gift for those in touch (or looking to be) with the spirit of the universe — The Wild Unknown beautifully illustrated tarot deck and guidebook, paired with a Leslie Francesca druzy quartz moon necklace.  Afterall, to adorn is to bewitch.


Hannah requests the gift of massage (purchase one on a gift card!). Truly, there is no better gift for those in need of some loving attention and relaxation. Take the massage experience home from our boutique with Earthbody’s Ayurveda inspired bottled massage oils or a RAD self massage tool.


Mallory pines for the full restorative package, complete with Chattra artisan wood-block printed yoga bolster and neck pillow. Create some sacred space by delighting the senses with Apsara aromatic spray and Gneiss Wood engraved palo santo (seriously the new sage!) set. Get restful in your postures with a handmade lavendar-filled eye pillow, and of course, practice daily ruminations in A Year with Hafiz, a perpetual calendar of inspiration.


Chattra meditation cushions are a popular choice this year, especially with their limited edition prints in gorgeous seasonal colors. For the meditator, Studio Director, Mae, suggests pairing a zafu with a Silver and Sage mala, each one made with a unique combination of symbolic stones to suit the wearer. She is also pining for some original artwork by Creative Director, Helene Cotton, on display at the Berkeley boutique.


Christine, our Berkeley Studio Manager, says you can’t go wrong with a seriously durable mat, the Manduka Pro-lite (slightly lighter weight) or Pro (the big poppy of mats). It’s tough as nails, and will support you through all the poses of your life. Pair this gift with a Manduka towel for those with an extra sweaty practice, or a modern striped block for home practice, and your loved ones’ devotion will only grow stronger.


Brenda knows clothing, and especially that you really can’t go wrong with this one size fits all knit kimono by Subtle Luxury. It’s both elegant and casual, warm and cozy. Don’t forget our boutiques carry a wide selection of activewear and lifestyle clothing to wear on and off the mat.


Paiges says, “fill a bag full of goodies and you’ve got an instant hit!”. Featured here, a beaded bag packed with Apsara roll on scents, a Marit Rae Egyptian cross necklace, and Skullgarden‘s dark and beautiful Wooden Tarot of the Major Arcana. At right, some of the Whitley sisters stunning long necklaces.


We’ve got all kinds of stocking stuffers as well, from tiny pocket sized brass deities to wearable roll-on scents by the local apothecary Apsara. But the runaway favorite of the year is our selection of coloring books, certain to calm even the busiest of minds.

Stop by, we are here all month long to help you on your quest for karma-perfect gifts!


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