Ancestars Original Air Cork Yoga Mat

$159.00

Mat Size: 72" x 26"
$25 from each purchase is donated toward the Loveland Foundation.

In stock

Original Air Highlights

Grip Dry or Wet
No towel needed

Antimicrobial Easy to keep clean

Eco-Friendly
Made with sustainable cork

Description

Using the highest grade of cork on the market, the Original Air reimagines how a yoga mat made with natural materials can be so high performing for any practice.

Core Features
  • 6mm thick | 2.5 lbs. | 5.5" rolled
  • Non-slip dry to heavy perspiration.
  • No need for a towel or break in period.
  • Lightweight and portable yet grounding.
  • Always lays flat, will never slide or bunch up.
  • Anti-microbial, naturally eliminating bacteria.
  • Does not absorb moisture, drys in minutes.
  • No PVC’s, latex, plasticizers, or rubber smells.
  • 100% vegan product.
Shipping & Returns

We are a small family business that firmly believes and stands by all of our handmade yoga products. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you can return for a full refund or exchange within 60 days. No questions asked.

Sustainability

Thank mother nature for making cork! Cork is the outer bark of the Cork Oak Tree which grows in the Mediterranean area. These cork oak forests support one of the world’s highest levels of forest biodiversity. Trees are not cut down to harvest cork, rather, the bark is harvested every 9 years. Cork oak trees can live up to 300 years. Harvesting cork is performed completely by hand and provides over 100,000 fair wage jobs. Learn More 

Care Guide

Lightly spray with Yoloha mat cleaner or natural cleaner after use and lay flat to dry.
Grip Tip: Cork increases grip when wet. Use our grip spray or sprinkle water on your mat where your hands and feet go before practice for extra traction.

LOVELAND THERAPY FUND

100 mats are available in the Ancestars limited edition design with our goal to raise $2,500 toward the Loveland Foundation. This will provide up to 40 black women and girls therapy sessions.

With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.

WHY GIVING TO THE THERAPY FUND IS IMPORTANT NOW MORE THAN EVER

COVID -19 is disproportionately affecting minority women, 70% of Black Mothers don't have access to paid leave, despite 80% of them being the main breadwinner for their family. According to the US HHS Office of Minority Health report Black/African Americans living below poverty are three times more likely to report serious psychological distress than those living above poverty. And while Black/African Americans are less likely than white people to die from suicide as teenagers, Black/African Americans teenagers are more likely to attempt suicide than are white teenagers. Loveland is committed to investing in the healing of black women and girls nationwide during this difficult time. Collectively we can let these women know that we are invested in their healing.

LEARN MORE: https://thelovelandfoundation.org

LOVELAND THERAPY FUND

100 mats are available in the Ancestars limited edition design with our goal to raise $2,500 toward the Loveland Foundation. This will provide up to 40 black women and girls therapy sessions.

With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.

WHY GIVING TO THE THERAPY FUND IS IMPORTANT NOW MORE THAN EVER

COVID -19 is disproportionately affecting minority women, 70% of Black Mothers don't have access to paid leave, despite 80% of them being the main breadwinner for their family. According to the US HHS Office of Minority Health report Black/African Americans living below poverty are three times more likely to report serious psychological distress than those living above poverty. And while Black/African Americans are less likely than white people to die from suicide as teenagers, Black/African Americans teenagers are more likely to attempt suicide than are white teenagers. Loveland is committed to investing in the healing of black women and girls nationwide during this difficult time. Collectively we can let these women know that we are invested in their healing.

LEARN MORE: https://thelovelandfoundation.org

LOVELAND THERAPY FUND

100 mats are available in the Ancestars limited edition design with our goal to raise $2,500 toward the Loveland Foundation. This will provide up to 40 black women and girls therapy sessions.

With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.

WHY GIVING TO THE THERAPY FUND IS IMPORTANT NOW MORE THAN EVER

COVID -19 is disproportionately affecting minority women, 70% of Black Mothers don't have access to paid leave, despite 80% of them being the main breadwinner for their family. According to the US HHS Office of Minority Health report Black/African Americans living below poverty are three times more likely to report serious psychological distress than those living above poverty. And while Black/African Americans are less likely than white people to die from suicide as teenagers, Black/African Americans teenagers are more likely to attempt suicide than are white teenagers. Loveland is committed to investing in the healing of black women and girls nationwide during this difficult time. Collectively we can let these women know that we are invested in their healing.

LEARN MORE: https://thelovelandfoundation.org

Meet the Artist: Noraa James

Noraa James is a creator from Norfolk, Virginia presently based in Athens, Georgia. As an Old Dominion University Drawing & Design graduate, Noraa's work is an exploration into the representation of blackness in its beauty, sublimity and the connectedness of such with the natural elements in and around us, primarily through the scope of afrofuturism and afrosurrealism. Outside of art, Noraa occupies himself by swooning over his wife, listening to and learning music production, anything sci-fi, healthy cooking/eating, intimate and deep conversations, most things eclectic, defining blackness in my own terms, fitness, and alternating between reading a book and the clouds barefoot under a tree at a park.

Find Noraa at: https://srealism.com | @noraa.james 

Behind the Ancestars Design

Sharing the same name to an earlier series of digital manipulation pieces I created under the former pseudonym, SReal, Ancestars (2020) is an imagining of my ancestors as connected constellations among the cosmos, full of peace, compassion and guardianship. I am deeply inspired by ritual masks of various African societies and that is the primary component in how I form the faces of these beings. In this way I attempt to connect representational ancient beings with a space beyond size and time.

Meet the Artist: Noraa James

Noraa James is a creator from Norfolk, Virginia presently based in Athens, Georgia. As an Old Dominion University Drawing & Design graduate, Noraa's work is an exploration into the representation of blackness in its beauty, sublimity and the connectedness of such with the natural elements in and around us, primarily through the scope of afrofuturism and afrosurrealism. Outside of art, Noraa occupies himself by swooning over his wife, listening to and learning music production, anything sci-fi, healthy cooking/eating, intimate and deep conversations, most things eclectic, defining blackness in my own terms, fitness, and alternating between reading a book and the clouds barefoot under a tree at a park.

Find Noraa at: https://srealism.com | @noraa.james 

Behind the Ancestars Design

Sharing the same name to an earlier series of digital manipulation pieces I created under the former pseudonym, SReal, Ancestars (2020) is an imagining of my ancestors as connected constellations among the cosmos, full of peace, compassion and guardianship. I am deeply inspired by ritual masks of various African societies and that is the primary component in how I form the faces of these beings. In this way I attempt to connect representational ancient beings with a space beyond size and time.

Meet the Artist: Noraa James

Noraa James is a creator from Norfolk, Virginia presently based in Athens, Georgia. As an Old Dominion University Drawing & Design graduate, Noraa's work is an exploration into the representation of blackness in its beauty, sublimity and the connectedness of such with the natural elements in and around us, primarily through the scope of afrofuturism and afrosurrealism. Outside of art, Noraa occupies himself by swooning over his wife, listening to and learning music production, anything sci-fi, healthy cooking/eating, intimate and deep conversations, most things eclectic, defining blackness in my own terms, fitness, and alternating between reading a book and the clouds barefoot under a tree at a park.

Find Noraa at: https://srealism.com | @noraa.james 

Behind the Ancestars Design

Sharing the same name to an earlier series of digital manipulation pieces I created under the former pseudonym, SReal, Ancestars (2020) is an imagining of my ancestors as connected constellations among the cosmos, full of peace, compassion and guardianship. I am deeply inspired by ritual masks of various African societies and that is the primary component in how I form the faces of these beings. In this way I attempt to connect representational ancient beings with a space beyond size and time.

Original Air Cork Yoga Mat Closeup
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Customer Reviews

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T.W.
Solid Mat

I got this mat for my husband and got myself the Ancestars Aura mat since I already have my own Original Air mat. He was very happy with it. We absolutely love the quality and comfort of the Yoloha mats and use them just about everyday. I love that they partnered with a young black artist to bring this homage to the ancestors to life on the mat. I plan on purchasing the Unity mat soon since I’ve intensified my yoga & pilates workouts and have been sweating significantly more!

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C.M.
Ancestars yoga mat

Love my new mat! The colors are not as vibrant as pictured, but I am very happy with my purchase!

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J.L.
A work of art

I purchased this mat for my husband's birthday and he adores it. The art is stunning, and transferred well on the cork medium. The green is a more muted than the photos show, but the earthy green tones fit my man's aesthetic, so no complaints here. Noraa James is an incredibly talented artist and the line work on this piece is impeccable. The grip is sturdy and the support is perfect for my husband's practice. Completely worth it.

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M.
Ancestars Original Air Cork Yoga Mat

Purchased as a gift. Receiver loved the mat. Quality was great as described. However, coloring shown on website is not at all like the coloring of the product received. Coloring of "ancestors" are depicted as varying shades of green. Actual product coloring are varying shades of gray. Not at all as depicted on website. Somewhat disappointing based on expectations. Would have returned but the person receiving the mat loved it.

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