Gaiam Tree of Life Yoga Mat
- Lightweight and durable
- Textured non-slip surface for excellent traction
- 6P free! this PVC mat is free of the phthalates dehp, dbp, bbp, dinp, didp, and DNOP
- Bonus free yoga workout download
- 68-Inch x 24-inch x 3mm
Tree of Life is the Foundation of Yoga!
Durable and chic, Gaiam’s Tree of Life Yoga Mat provides a stable, non-slip surface for your yoga practice. Perfect for home or studio use, this mat ensures the safety and comfort you need to enhance proper alignment and maintain poses. Ideal for everyone, from beginners to seasoned yogis.
Printed yoga mats release a very strong but harmless odor when first unwrapped. Please unroll and air out your mat for 2-3 days before use for best results. Spot clean with Gaiam’s Yoga Mat Wash or Gaiam’s Yoga Mat Wipes. Dry flat and store in a mat bag when not in use.
Gaiam was created as a lifestyle company with the vision that, given a choice, people would choose a lifestyle that is healthy and life enhancing, for themselves, their families and the Earth. The Gaiam lifestyle is a vote for individual health as well as the future sustainability of the Earth’s resources. Gaiam strives to provide customers with alternatives to traditional products by offering natural, or healthy versions that compare with the style, quality and price of conventional products.
Gaiam’s goal is to become the trusted source and unifying brand for Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) participants. They understand that the opportunity to affect people’s lives with information and products is both a privilege and a responsibility. Gaiam believes in the concept of Conscious Commerce, the practice of making purchasing decisions based on personal values and beliefs.
It takes into consideration all the aspects of our lives and the impact we have upon the planet. Research indicates this concept appeals to approximately 50 million people in the U.S. alone. Gaiam’s strategy in delivering the distinctive quality for which they are known is to partner with experts in health/wellness, eco-living and personal development to develop proprietary products that meet our customers’ needs with meaningful solutions.
The name GAIAM is a fusion of the words Gaia (the name of Mother Earth from the Minoan civilization in ancient Crete), and I am reminds us that we are all interconnected with the Earth, the air and water, and very much a part of this living system that sustains us all.
Features and Specifications
- Lightweight, durable and extra-thick for additional cushioning
- Textured non-slip surface for excellent traction
- 6P FREE! This PVC mat is free of the Phthalates DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DNOP
- Bonus Free Yoga Workout Download
- 68-Inch x 24-Inch x 3mm
Review 1: Not sure what all the complaints are about
Ordered this mat despite all the bad reviews. I have been using Gaiam mats for the last 5 years and am generally pretty happy with them, and this mat was no exception. There was a slight smell when I first opened the mat, but it went away after a day or two of leaving the mat out and flat on the ground. It is also pretty normal for all mats…. This mat doesn’t seem any different from any of the Gaiam mats I have ever used.
It isn’t ridiculously thin, as some of the other reviews suggest, its just an average yoga mat- no different from any other I have ever used. If you are looking for an extra-thick mat, then perhaps this isn’t the mat for you. I also read about the tree design flaking off. So far, I haven’t had a problem with this- and I don’t really expect to. I’ve had another Gaiam mat for 5 years that has a design and its still just as clear as the day I bought it. I also don’t use the mat for hot yoga- not sure if that could have something to do with it.
Overall I think this is a great mat, and don’t understand what all of the fuss is about.
Review 2: I’m in love…
At first I was reluctant to purchase this mat because of all the negative reviews about lack of stickiness, but I’m glad that I decided to ignore them. What a beautiful mat and it is VERY sticky! In fact, when I opened the package and tried to unroll it, there was so much give that I could literally hear the mat resisting me trying to force it open; think, the sound of tape being ripped off of the roll. I then tested it out, the mat clung to both my hardwood floor and my area rug; I tried some poses and even ran across it…the mat stayed put and so did I, lol. I was gripped firmly to it and almost fell trying to run on it so, don’t try that.
I read so many “slippery” reviews so I thought I would slide across it but I was wrong. This mat has as much traction as every mat I’ve ever tried. As for the color, it was the same beautiful shade of lavender as pictured. My explanation for why there was an issue with color has two options: 1. Perhaps the seller changed the photo after so many people complained. 2. Either I’m color blind, or everyone else is, lol. Because the mat in the pic does not look even remotely blue to me. I love the chakra design and it makes the mat so unique compared to the boring plain ones. I am so happy with this purchase and I hope the mat lasts a long time because for this price, I don’t know if I’ll ever find another like it.
Review 3: A pretty mat for a good price, and free of 6 common toxins!
So far, so good! This Chakra Print Yoga Mat looks pretty for sure, and “behaves” just like the description said it would. I appreciate that it is free of many of the harmful chemicals found in some other mats– I found it disturbing that a mat I had purchased recently at a big box store came complete with a California Proposition 65 warning… I was slightly frustrated with myself for not checking prior to purchasing, but it was just as bothersome knowing that there are companies producing yoga mats that toxins can leech out of, during yoga, of all things!
It’s like, one step forward for practicing yoga, but from a holistic/integrative perspective, two steps back for exposing huge areas of your skin on such potentially harmful material, so it can soak in for an hour or more, however many times per week! Boo to those other companies, let’s hope they wake up, but cheers to Gaiam. Yes, I also do notice a very slight smell emanating from the foam, but only when my face is right up to the mat–and for me, personally, it is not unpleasant. It’s what I have noticed from almost every other foam product I’ve purchased, from place mats to memory foam mattress to crafting foam sheets, etc. I get migraines very easily from excessively strong or toxic odors, and the slight smell typical of foam items doesn’t bother me at all. Thank you, and happy yoga!