Yoga’s most important tool is the mat.
Imagine a mat so stable that your practice improves. It grips your hands and feet. It grips the floor, and stays grippy as things heat up. It gives you all the confidence to ease your way into those challenging poses.
Athletes use the best tools.
Think great sneakers, finely tuned bicycles, sturdy ice skates. But yoga practitioners managing heat, balance and strength are the athletes we admire most. So we set out to make you the best tool possible.
A performance mat for yoga.
Make that a soul-soothing performance mat. Why, why, why are most yoga mats made of PVC, a type of plastic that emits cancer-causing dioxins when manufactured? And shipped from China? What a soul-destroying space to place your face. We use 100% recycled rubber that can be recycled again.
Made right here in the USA.
But then we were lucky enough to develop our mats with the help of some impressive yogis who work for the U.S. EPA here in Washington DC where our company is based. We went on a journey together in 2015, testing the performance and sustainability of many mat samples live in the EPA yoga class, taught by our founder Debriana Berlin.
Kiss The Sky is committed to creating yoga lifestyle products that free your mind, inspire your body, and ease the environmental burden we place on our planet. We hope you love your mat. We hope it makes your practice soar.
Debriana Berlin advised Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and governments on climate change as part of the leadership team of the U.S. EPA before launching her own sustainable company. She remains baffled by the widespread use of toxic yoga mats. At Kiss The Sky, Deb created a yoga workout for the U.S. Surgeon General, provides corporate wellness for the U.S. Senate, and teaches yoga, desk yoga, and meditation classes at a dozen federal agencies. As an adventurer, Deb had an awkward moment with President Obama, spilled wine on billionaire David Koch, swam with sharks in Palau, and danced until the sun came up at Burning Man. She holds a masters degree in environmental business, and was a competitive figure skater from the age of seven.