An innovative solution for yoga, through the art of Ayurveda.
At Bennd, our passion for yoga, wellness, and the environment sparked a curiosity to create a yoga brand that would evoke change in the yoga industry.
Imagine practicing on a yoga mat that is medicinal. Close your eyes, place your hands at heart center. Take a deep breath, breathing in through your nose. Hold it. Now imagine that these medicines are absorbing into your skin, flowing through your body, creating a positive change. Exhale. Open your eyes, look down at your beautiful, plant dyed, hand-loomed, eco-friendly, all-natural, yoga mat. We bet you are smiling because we are too. We are so happy you are here. Together we can be the evolution for change.
We work to nurture and harmonize our elements by using the leftover dye
bath for natural fertilizer into our gardens. In addition, we recycle our scrapes into paper for our branding and packaging.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
“Our goal at Bennd is to change people’s mindset by educating them on a healthy way to practice yoga for their bodies and our planet.”
Our founder, Heather Parkin - an avid health and wellness advocate and dedicated yogi - knows that yoga can do amazing things for our mind, body, and spirit. In her years of experience, she observed a major problem: most yoga products on the market today are made up of toxic synthetic materials and are chemically dyed and treated. She realized that every time she practiced yoga she was absorbing these chemicals and inhaling the fumes that were used to make the mat. Even if the mats were made out of natural materials- they were chemically dyed and treated or had toxic binding agents to hold them together. This was an alarming discovery, as the very thing she relied on to further her own health and wellness, was having a negative effect on those very things.
This started her quest to find something better. Heather was determined to find a healthier way to create yoga mats. Combined with her knowledge and passion for holistic living, she has created a yoga mat and accessory line like no other.
Inspired By Ayurveda
Ayurveda is one the most traditional, holistic healing system in the world! Founded in India, dating back 5,000 years ago, it focuses on the mind/body connection through medicinal herbs, diet, exercise, meditation, and breath.
Bennd Yoga Mats and Accessories are made of ethically sourced, raw, natural materials.
Studies show that by absorbing these herbs through textiles it can:
•Boost immune system
•Support digestive health
•Support radiant skin
•Activate blood circulation
•Aid in memory retention
•Aid in focus ability
Throughout the the production process, the Gayatri Mantra is practiced. To enhance it's power, every night our warehouse is filled with the chanting of this mantra until morning.
Oh, creator of the universe. We meditate upon thy supreme splendor. May thy radiant power illuminate our intellects, destroy our ignorance and guide us in the direction of enlightenment by purifying our inner hearts.