- PVC, Rubber, Foam
- Contains essentials needed to start your Yoga practice
- Includes alignment yoga mat, block, strap and DVD
- High fashion and functional I Ching mat aids in alignment
- Programs include AM yoga program (24-minutes)
To master your practice, you’ve got to start with the basics, and the Gaiam Yoga For Beginners Kit helps you learn proper technique and alignment while challenging you to push your comfort zone to gain flexibility and strength.
The included DVD features yoga expert Rodney Yee, who shows you how to use your kit. Also included are two full-length yoga workouts: ”AM Yoga”(20 minutes) and ”Daily Yoga”(20 minutes), a seated meditation guide (10 minutes) and an introduction into using props (8 minutes) in your practice.
Additional Information: Calming shade of aqua blue Latex-free Alignment yoga mat helps to guide hand and foot placement Yoga brick offers proper support and positioning Yoga strap lengthens and deepens your stretches DVD includes 2 full-length workouts, prop intro, and meditation Free of DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP and DNOP phthalates
Gaiam has been committed to making positive change for the environment since its inception in 1988. Their focus on the wellness of the planet means that all Gaiam products are eco-friendly. A growing number of people have taken to the cause of ”going green” and Gaiam will be there every step of the way. Ultimate starter pack for new yogis. Kit includes: mat, strap, block, and workout DVD. Made of cotton, foam, and vinyl for support and comfort. Dimensions: 25.5L x 9.5W x 4H in; unrolled 24 x 68 in.. Manufacturer’s warranty included (see product guarantee).
Reviews of Gaiam Yoga For Beginners Starter Kit
Review 1: Buy this for the equipment, not the workouts
The value of purchasing the Gaiam Yoga For Beginners Starter Kit over purchasing individual pieces of equipment was about $2 when I made the purchase, and on top of that there is a bonus DVD included in the kit with 2 workouts.
The equipment: 5 stars. For my level of use (fairly average — nothing too rigorous), this equipment is more than satisfactory. I haven’t experienced any problems with it. The mat has box-shaped graphics that look nice but also provide a point of reference for your feet and hands when getting into the yoga positions. I find them helpful and discrete. I don’t use the hand block or the strap much, but in my experience, they are sturdy and well made.
The workouts: 3 stars. I would say that there is really only one workout on the DVD. The first workout is more like a 12-minute series of stretches. It is nice as a warmup or cooldown, but it is not what I would consider a workout. The second workout is more intense, and it certainly qualifies as a workout for beginners. I purchased this kit as a way to start working back into yoga. I’m no expert by any means, but I have in the past had an intermediate skill level. The second workout definitely feels to me like it straddles the beginner/intermediate level, but there is really nothing advanced about it. It’s good for working into yoga, but it will not interest the more advanced user. And I was disappointed that I really only got one real workout instead of the advertised two.
Bottom line: 4 stars. If you’re just starting yoga and don’t have any equipment, this is a good kit to get you started. It really includes everything you might need as a beginner, and it will save you a few dollars to purchase everything together. If you already have some of the equipment, it may be worth your while to buy individual pieces you want/need and look for a different workout DVD.
Review 2: Great for beginners
I’ve been practicing yoga for many years but wanted to move onto more advanced poses like crow so I decided to purchase the Gaiam Yoga For Beginners Starter Kit for the block and strap since it was time for a new mat anyway. I wish I had done that a long time ago; doing moves with the block and strap make a HUGE difference. I feel more comfortable in poses I’d been doing for years, it’s renewed my relationship with yoga. The video that comes in the kit isn’t my favorite, at times it’s even creepy but the tutorial on using the marked mat, block and strap is very helpful. I’d recommend this kit for every beginner and even some long time yogis.
Review 3: Best Price for Set
I had seen this Gaiam Yoga For Beginners Starter Kit in stores, but always priced at about $40. So I jumped on the deal when I found it here for such a low price. All the items are great. They did not skimp & make the Yoga Mat thin, it is actually a standard Mat. The Strap & Brick are also the standard, not a cheaper version. So you really are getting a great basic kit for almost half the price you pay in stores & an even greater deal if you bought all of it separate. I have been using my Yoga items for class and home & they are holding up great. The Mat even has some “lined” areas which help show some of your growth..aka in stretching.