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New products for new times

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Iyogaprops still going strong

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Yes we are processing orders!

Due to the increased number of orders and restrictions in work space conditions we can only process online orders. 

No phone orders or counter sales

All our freight companies are working and all orders will be delivered.  

No local pickups. 

We have plenty of stock and are working through our orders in chronological order.  

Please be patient and allow up to an additional 5 days to our stated delivery times. We are a small team of three people and are doing our best to reduce this.

Thank you for your understanding, take good care and keep up your yoga practice.

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How yoga practitioners  can become invlolved in climate change action.

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iYogaprops is passionate about caring for our environment and that's why we are proud to announce we are officially carbon neutral.

We aim to offset all of our product sales and business activity by investing in carbon capture through native forest regeneration.

We calculate the total weight of goods we sell and invest in an equivalent weight of carbon in the form of native forest.

We achieved this outcome though our support for Carbon Neutral and their regeneration of degraded farmland in Western Australia.

Because growing tress takes some time to achieve the full draw down of carbon, Carbon Neutral make shorter term investments in renewable energy production so that there is an immediate carbon dioxide reducing effect of our investment.

Along with this we source quality prodcts and urge our customers to keep up their yoga proactice but use there props for a lifetime of practice.  That way the carbon the props contain stays out of the waste stream and out of the atmosphere. Of course we urge that you take this approach to all consumption. Buy recycled where possible, buy only what is actually needed, buy quality and look after things.  Where it is necessary to dispose of goods, seek out recycling options.

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A big new shipment of goods arrived today. Thanks Gary Ross and Francis for your work unloading...phew!

Happy to report that the fabulous and versatile iYoga Cusions are finally back in stock after 5 weeks out.

Also in todays shipment are new colours of small bolster.  We've added Purple and Black to our Small Bolster color range.

Also today we have the most environmentally sensitive Eco bolsters back on the site.



iYogaprops is the only yoga supplies company in Australia specialising in wooden yoga props.  Our ability to do this is down to a skilled timber worker toiling away in rural Victoria, Ian (Mick) Jackson.

The very first iYogaprops product was our design for the Foldaway Backbender.  As a product designer and an Iyengar yoga teacher iYogaprops founder Peter Harley saw a way to improve on the cumbersome but excellent Viparitta Dandasana backbend bench first used by B.K.S.Iyengar.  The result, a much lighter and more compact to store version of the prop with added functions.

Peter called his friend and part time cabinet maker Mick to make the prototypes and first production versions.  Since then Foldaway Backbender has found its way to almost 20 different countries and is now manufactured on a large scale.

As iYogaprops grew we became aware of a need in the Australian community for more of Iyengar's inventions.  Mick stepped up to make all manor of useful gadgets. Halasana boxes, Setu Bandha benches, wedges, Simhasana boxes, meditation stools, Wooden barrels, Viparitta Karani boxes, wooden blocks of various shape and size and the big showpiece for any Iyengar studio the Tressler, the large wooden tressle you may have seen if you have visited an Iyengar school.

Mick makes all these marvellous objects to exacting standards at his modest facility at Yackandandah in NE Victoria. He takes care to source all of the timber he uses from quality plantation timbers or where possible from recycled timbers.

Though the original designs come mostly from the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India, Mick and Peter have worked together to improve and adapt them to local materials and needs.

Over the years Peter and Mick have collaborated on many prop experiments. A few of them have come to production such as the internationally popular Headstand Yoke and more recently the Multifunction Prop designed to assist shoulder stand.
The work goes on.  Mick and Peter are currently working on an adaptation of Alan Goode's kick board prop.

Below a picture of Mick working on a biger wooden prop.  As a volunter repairing a tressle bridge on the Northern Victorian Rail Trail.

MIck on a bigger timber [project. Repairing a bridge on the Beechworth Rail Trail

After a year of searching for a new manufacturer for our headline product Foldaway Backbender we are delighted to announce it is back in stock!

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A lot of claims are made about the environmental credentials of products. At iYogaprops we attempt to source products with the smallest environmental footprint.

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Like all thinking and reading humans, we are deeply concerned about the state of our planet and our modern human tendency to over-consume and in the process generate vast amounts of greenhouse gases and toxic pollution.

We believe that the practice of yoga is an important factor in raising people's consciousness about all things including our impact on our world. The introspection that yoga invites helps us to find contentment with the simple and to consider the wider effects of our actions. The mission for our business is to support this practice with as little impact as possible.

Here are some of the ways by which we attempt to minimise our impact-

  1. Wherever possible we source and supply quality products that will last forever. We reject the throwaway culture and the practice of built-in obsolescence.
  2. Where synthetic products are used we attempt to source the raw material from recycled stock.
  3. Where recycled synthetics are not available, we attempt to minimise harmful chemicals in production.
  4. Wherever possible we offer products which are made from natural materials
  5. Where naturally grown materials are used we try to source organically grown product
  6. We use wood from plantation timbers
  7. We minimise the amount of plastic packaging we use.
  8. If satisfactory function and longevity can be achieved with a lighter weight of material, we use the lighter weight thus saving on raw materials and transport costs. We pioneered the use of the Easy Fill sandbag where you supply the sand negating the need to ship sand around the world.
  9. We source our electricity from renewable sources.
  10. We use reusable cups for our takeaway beverages or we sit down and drink it at the cafe like civilised people :-)

We recognise that the very best environmental outcome is achieved if the product never has to be replaced. This means that the equation is not always straight forward. Is it better to use a natural rubber mat that might have to be replaced several times or a synthetic mat that lasts forever? The solution is not always as simple as choosing the natural. What water use, fertilisers, forest clearing etc. may be necessary. Consequently, we supply some high-quality low toxicity PVC mats. We prefer not to use TPE mats as they are not long lasting.

We have been able to source bolster stuffing made from recycled post-consumer waste (the best kind of waste). PET drink bottles are turned into excellent fibre for our eco bolsters. Our other bolsters are filled with organically grown cotton, a good second option though we recommend the PET kind because even organically grown cotton has an enviro cost.

We supply many EVA foam yoga blocks. Recently we have been able to source a new engineering of these blocks which means that significantly less plastic is used for the same amount of strength and resilience.

Our iYoga cushions are now made from a foam product significantly lighter than previous cushions and therefore using less energy. Happily, they are of an excellent and consistent firmness.

Most of our wooden products are made by an artisan here in Victoria.  He uses recycled or plantation grown NZ clear pine.  For our imported wood, we specify plantation timbers only.

We are in an ongoing struggle with our suppliers to get rid of the plastic packaging that most of their other customers seem to prefer. Where we can we request and use biodegradable paper and cardboard packaging.

For years now we have supplied cotton blankets from China made from reclaimed cotton.  Soon we will be sourcing a new cotton blanket from India also made from post-manufacturing process reclaimed cotton. We are excited about this new product.

The search is ongoing for the most enviro-friendly products we can find to assist you to become the friendliest world citizen you can be.

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