My personal yoga practice began 7 years ago, when I walked into my very first hot yoga class around the corner from my apartment. I was in a place in my life where I was looking for an outlet to release the high levels of stress I was carrying around with me – and was willing to try anything! It wasn’t love at first yoga practice…to be honest, I didn’t quite ‘get it’ the first time around. Or the second. But my curiosity was peaked…and so began my journey.
I tried it all…Iyengar, Ashtanga, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Yin, Restorative, etc. And there were elements I loved from every practice. BUT – what truly came to the surface…was my love for yoga props and accessories. No matter what style of class I went to, I wanted my blocks, strap, blanket, etc. next to my mat. And if I was at home – whether practicing yoga or watching TV – I constantly found myself reaching for my trusted props. I’m the girl who is always modifying a pose with a block…or using a strap to stretch…or propping a blanket under my hip. I’m always looking to create space or make a pose feel yummier.
Yoga Hustle was born from my love of props…and the daily ritual I found myself undertaking when I got to class. I – along with my classmates – were horrified by the dirty state of the studio props and mats. I noticed everyone was hunting for the “cleanest” props they could find (with very little success - given the last class had drenched them in sweat). I decided it was time to stop the madness. I tried bringing my own block, but between that, my mat, strap, towel and water bottle….I was always dropping something. And I looked and felt like a mess. So, I invented my own solution: the Hustler Sling. An innovative way to carry all of my OWN yoga props and mat to class easily – and hands free. No more dirty studio props and mats. Phew.
I then turned my attention to designing a collection of props and accessories that felt luxurious and contemporary. I wanted to look at props adorned with bold prints. I wanted the Hustler Sling to feel like the bag I take out on the town or to work. I wanted a mat that looked sleek and modern.
But, it’s not all about the look. As a yoga practitioner myself, I made sure I worked with the BEST quality materials available for each prop and accessory. It was important to me that our blocks are super firm (because I hate a wobbly block), our mat is non-slip (because I hate sliding around), our strap is the perfect length (because some people are tall – not me – but some people), etc.
And so this collection came to life from a place of love – and A LOT of attention to detail.
I believe that your yoga practice should feel special in every way.
And it should be YOUR practice.
Own Your Practice.