This one’s for all the yoga moms.
We hinted in last week’s newsletter about a little YD tank giveaway. We’re starting today! And we’re giving away a print of The Yoga Poster, too!
The other day we received a lovely email from Karoline of TYP who was feeling a little extra lovey this year about her mom with Mother’s Day coming up and everything. We asked her to explain. This is what she told us:
It finally got to me…all the sappy, sentimental Mother’s Day commercialism. But, in a good way! I truly stopped in my tracks this week when I realized just how much my mother has given me. Life (duh). A happy childhood (yay!). Friendship (she’s a cool mom). And Yoga. Yoga! She gave me the gift of yoga. That thing I’ve been dedicated to for the past 13 years? That came from my mom. In the early 70s, she was an “at-home” mom. My older sisters would go off to school and we’d do all the cool stuff moms do during the day…laundry, cleaning, errands, visiting with friends. And yoga!
Off would go my cartoons. On would come Lilias Folan. My mom practiced along with “Lilias, Yoga and You” for years. And I was right there with her. Mostly just doing kid stuff, but I was there. Later on, I got to tag along to her group classes. I would watch all the women in their snazzy leotards and just be wowed with the “something” (what was it? I had no idea) that radiated from them. My mom was (and still is) radiant and peaceful in her practice, and that has truly impacted my life.
When I found myself called to my own practice, it was like coming home. I channeled my mom. I channeled Lilias. And I found myself. These days, my husband and I each have our solo daily practice, and I’m happy to say, our little boy has begun on his path as well. A few times a week he decides to pull out his little blue mat, does his “down doggies”, cobras and (his favorite) lion’s breath — and yells, “Mommy, Daddy – come yoga!”
Thanks, Mom! I love you. (And thank you, too, Lilias, for being “our” inspiration!)
And so it was done. We decided to collab and do a giveaway for all the yoga moms out there.
A print of The Yoga Poster - a 24 x 36″ tying together the major concepts, types and history of yoga together in a single, visual overview of the practice. Printed locally using 100% wind-power on 100% recycled, post-consumer waste and vegetable-based inks. Even the packaging is 100% recycled. (Bonus: coupon code MOM25 is good for 25% off purchases through May 14th.)
A #yogadork tank (you very much Mom) that you can wear to yoga, to the beach, to your fun yoga slumber parties, to the grocery store, to anywhere you like! We’re no fashion police. 100% cotton. (This is unisex S-XL so guys and gals can totally wear this!)
AND we’re throwing in a pretty eye pillow from our good friend at Inner Space Yoga! Filled with flax seeds and made either from 100% cotton fabric or dupioni silk (depending on the design) you can get your eye pillow unscented or scented with mint and lavender and relax.
TO ENTER: Maybe you’re a mom and you want to share a glimpse into living your yoga with little beings (see above cartoon), or maybe you just want to dedicate this to your mom or motherly figure in your life and share some words of gratitude. Mom/daughter/son’s choice. Add your bit in the comments and we’ll include you in the running.
Giveaway entries accepted until 11:59pm Sunday May 12, 2013. One winner will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
We love you, mom.
UPDATE: We have a winner! Congrats to Ellen! Thank you all so much for sharing your wonderful thoughts in the comments. Love to all the yoga moms!
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