After months of envisioning and planning, exciting weeks of transforming, and golden hours of fine tuning, ZENAGOY has finally come to life! Today is the day when something that was just an idea over a cup of tea has materialised into a beautiful, ambitious vision - an Earth loving, eco-friendly yoga brand!
The idea of Zenagoy came into being during the trip to Thailand where as a part of relaxation evening we – founders of yoga brand - decided to attend a yoga class. When we entered the yoga studio, we were shocked to discover PVC yoga mats welcoming every person to sit down and get ready for the class. It felt like finding toxic plastic pollution in a sacred space—an ultimate contradiction of values.
As soon as we returned home, we began our research about yoga mats. We discovered that while there are a handful of healthy yoga mats on the market, there are far more cheap yoga mats laden with toxic substances such as phthalates and heavy metals. That meant that not only every yoga practitioner is polluting his or her yoga practice, but it also meant that every yogi and every yoga studio owning PVC yoga mat is contributing towards the global pollution.
Not just any yoga mat, but one made of sustainable, natural materials, constructed by people who are paid a fair wage and thoughtfully designed with colors and patterns that are in harmony with nature and the practice of yoga.
It took us months and months of researching, planning, meeting with yoga teachers and manufacturers before we came up with the yoga mats that met all of our requirements. Not long after, OMigo meditation pillow was born as well -hand made in Europe, vegan friendly, with the design that is elegant and luxurious at the same time.
Our mission is simple, but far from easy!: we are here to guide you along your spiritual journey and help you as you work toward self-development and self-discovery. We hope to accomplish this goal by providing you with eco-friendly products, opportunities and knowledge that will inspire and motivate you on your spiritual growth. By taking care of yourself, both mind and body, you can also improve the lives of others. How? The answer is simple: by purchasing one of our products you will be contributing towards ZENAGOY charity projects. We are all about caring, helping, sharing.
At ZENAGOY, we want to see things in a fresh and unique way, hence our logo, which combines “zen” with the word “yoga” written backwards. We want to share that fresh, ZENAGOY perspective with you through products, information and inspiration. In our BLOG area, you will find blog posts on a wide variety of topics, such as information on our rubber yoga mats, the effects of a regular yoga practice, and the power of meditation. We are greatly inspired by Humans of New York, which provides personal, first-hand stories from individuals in the vibrant city of New York as well as areas around the world. This website inspired us to write about people whose lives have improved because of their spiritual practices.
Though still relatively new, the ZENAGOY family is already large and rich. We are supported by people who live a mindful life filled with yoga and meditation and who recognize the value in what we are doing. We love them deeply and are very grateful that they help us spread the philosophy of our vision!
We are starting our journey in this world with OMigo meditation pillows and our first GO Spirit collection: natural rubber yoga mats which provide a wonderful, eco-friendly alternative to plastic yoga mats. We have only just begun, but please stay tuned!- we plan to expand our collection of eco-friendly products in a short while because we are eager to accompany you on your yoga and meditation journey.
Photo credit: Mario Martinez
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