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Company Story

Thank you for visiting Yama Living!!  Yama Living is a one of a kind, made to order yoga lifestyle brand created for the yogis by a yogi.  Everything at Yama Living - from mission statement to design, down to sourcing and operations, are done with the deliberate intent of being a purpose-driven company.  Our purpose is to embody and spread the teaching of yoga philosophy through action.  Our slogan is "Where Ancient Yoga Philosophy Meets Modern World Philanthropy," as 5% of our annual proceeds go towards animal rescue, mental health, and substance abuse research.  At least 90% of our products are eco-friendly and we only source from Fair Trade and ethical suppliers.  Last but not least, our made to order production model helps to keep our carbon footprint down at a minimal.  When we say that all products are custom designed at Yama Living, we mean it whole heartedly down to our DNA. 
Yoga is not just about asana (posture) or pranayama (breath).  It isn't "about" any one singular path of the yoga teaching.  In the Yoga Sutra of Pantanjali, all paths (Eight Limbs of Yoga) must be accomplished to reach enlightenment or bliss (samadhi), and Yama is the the very first limb where a yogi's practice begins.  Yoga is meant to be all encompassing - on and off the mat - hence the word Yoga, which means "union" in sanskrit.  My teacher has always stressed that yoga is about "interior landscaping."  There is no ego, no competition, only non-judgment and an abundance of love.  At Yama Living, love and yoga are synonymous.  Welcome to Yama Living, welcome to our tribe!! 

“Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love without an object.” 

~ Ram Dass