reviews & feedback
The Original Eco Yoga mat (84") is by far the best mat I have ever used and unfortunately due to wear and tear I need a new one after over 3 years. They (Barefoot Yoga in the US) have told me that they are out of stock and I would like to try my best to get another one of the same.
I just received my mat, and I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVE IT. It's great quality, wonderfully sticky, and (also pretty important) absolutely beautiful
Ariane -The Netherlands Sep2020-
Just wanted to reach out to say THANK YOU for a great product and service. I was touched with the personal postcard and mat bag I received with my last order. (I have the 4mm extra long and the 2mm lightweight / live in the US so ordered through your ecoYoga Canada site).
I struggle with hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and finding a mat that didn't make me slip and slide everywhere was a real obstacle in my journey to finding yoga. The mats you sell have been the only mat I've been able to find that lets me practice yoga despite my sweaty hands and feet. Life changing!
I am a very satisfied customer and always recommend ecoYoga to anyone who has trouble with slipping during practice
Maggie - USA Sep2020-
Early April, I bought the ecoYoga extra long mat from the Yoga Studio website. At first, I was extremely happy with the quality and the feel of the mat. It was not slippy at all and it was very good for doing yoga. After several weeks however, I started to notice little bits of the mat coming off. I did not really mind it very much since it was very occasional and I thought it would stay that way. Unfortunately, I no longer enjoy doing yoga on this mat because my clothes and my skin keep on collecting more and more of these little bits. On some clothes, they are quite hard to get rid of, even after a wash.
I practice yoga 2 - 4 times a week and I am therefore quite disappointed that the mat quality has already started to deteriorate after 4 months of use. It is a shame that I already have to find a new mat as this one was just perfect at first.
Marine -August 2020-
Thank you for your fast response. I'll just wait for your mats to become available in the USA again.
I'm not concerned about the 18 months wear, as long as the mats stay at a reasonable price because I practice 6 days at home, plus 3-4 days a week in the studio so it's reasonable for it to wear.
Keep up the Great work I love the natural feel.
ChuckS -USA - Feb 2020
I already loved the regular-thickness ecoYoga mat, but this extra-thick mat is a dream! Seriously the nicest yoga experience I have ever had. Thank you so much.
Rose - Brooklyn NY- 2020
I bought a factory second natural colour Ecoyoga mat as my first ever yoga mat after a year of going to classes. I received so many compliments from my class mates as well as my yoga teacher. It’s such a lovely mat and the fact that it’s natural and created with sustainable materials always makes me feel great about this purchase. I always look forward to rolling it out for a yoga practice, and love the feeling of jute beneath my feet. Overall, I’m really in love with the mat.
Reem - Middlesex - 2020
I got one of the extra long, 6mm mats about 2 months ago after only 5 sessions with Sutesh of SimpliYoga, based around Perth (the cold one). For any exercise regime, never mind just yoga, this must be the best ever mat, and probably for camping too. It is luxurious, and as I need every encouragement to keep at the yoga this is an important feature. It is also made of sustainable materials in the UK. How could anyone not save up and buy one as an alternative to any of the plastics available? It costs less than a tank of fossil fuel! We have to look after ourselves, but there's no point in that if we don't look after our planet too. And buying from Seona is a pleasure. Keep it up, Ecoyoga!
Pol, near Perth Dec2018
I have one of the 6mm mats and it’s perfect. It’s doesn’t take any wearing in like other mats, it’s grippy straight away as well as being the most luxuriously squishy mat I’ve every used. I would completely recommend this one.
Isabelle Howells Oct2018
The Eco mats are wonderful and have stayed with us at our studio since 2006- we have had great use of them for the past 10 years now. They are a firm favourite with our regular students and our Yoga teachers. We would highly recommend them and supporting Seona too! A brilliant product made by amazing people
Thank you for sending the mat so quickly (...) it's perfect. I already have one of your 4mm mats, which I really love using, and I can see this new one being great for when I travel or go to workshops as it's nice and light
A new yogi acquaintance inquired about my beautiful, roughly 10-years-old EcoYoga mat after a class today. This happens almost every time I take it to a class. And every time, I gush about how much I love my mat, how it's still in great shape after so many years, how comfy it is, how when (if?) it finally gives out I'll be able to cut it up and compost it, and so on. So, after looking up your website today to refer the aforementioned new acquaintance to it, I thought I ought to pass some of the love back to you. Thank you for producing these fabulous mats! I consider mine to be one of the best investments I've ever made, and it makes me happy every time I unroll it to practice.
Just wanted to write and tell you what a difference your mat made to my practice. For years I was using a regular mat which I always slipped on and never got full grip, when I found this mat over in Galway it was brilliant. I have had my mat now for about three years there are wear marks where my feet are ;) so it may be time for a new mat but am loathe to give it up a lot of unyogic attachment to my mat :)))). I am a hatha yoga teacher and am presently doing my iyengar certification. I tell all my students about the Eco mat, so thanks a million and keep up the good work
I have one of your 4mm eco mats and just love it, don't care that it has dandruff, its a Fair Dinkum non slip yoga mat that still smells a good natural scent after months of use in humid sweaty Mysore and Balinese climates (at least to me it does), as against the thicker synthetic cushy options you can clearly smell when they line up alongside you. Bad news!
Hi EcoYoga – I’m a Yoga teacher and have been using the Jute 4mm Extra Long product for 3 years – they are excellent!
4mm is a bit thin and doesn't give much padding for poses involving kneeling. Some such poses I can't really do with this mat. However the mat is far more grippy than a plastic one and the jute absorbs sweat and takes it away from my hands and feet, so I don't slip as much. The colour free mat looks so nice that we leave it out as a living room rug when its not in use..
First of all, I want to commend you on a great eco-friendly product. I love my jute mat, recommend them to everyone, and get asked about it frequently. I recently went traveling without it, and one of the first things I did when I got back was hug my mat - it was one of two tangible things I missed, the other one being my garden.
Hi, I recently purchased a 4 mm Jute mat on-line February 2004.
It’s by far the best mat we have ever practiced on/come across and the fact that it is Eco is a big win. For this reason we offer it to our customers worldwide through our online store and at the events we attend.
We still use our first ecoYoga mats (maybe they are 6 years old now ?
Complete Unity Yoga January 2020
I've used these for the last 12 years and even though I have to replace them every 2 years as they start falling apart, I still prefer them to every other mat on the market.
Lindsey - Feb2018
I purchased my yoga mat in Feb. I love my mat, it is amazing. However, unfortunately it really worn very quickly. I've debated getting in touch as I am very mindful you are a small company, but the jute is starting to unravel now. I do take very good care of it. I use water and a cloth to clean it, I do use it daily for an hour's practice but that's it. But I'm a little worried that after only 6 months
Frances -UK Aug2020-
I'm extremely pleased with the travel mat I purchased this week. I was looking for a mat that was very light but still effective to take on holiday. The EcoYoga travel mat is that and so much more!
Namaste, Maxine - September 2016
... it's become an invaluable part of my journey... I've only had one other mat since 1997 and also practice without one. Your mat is the first one since that I have welcomed into my life
Sharmila USA - February 2016
I have one of the original ecoYoga jute mats, it is 10 years old and going strong, but hot power yoga is starting to take its toll. It is the only mat I have used that can handle a hot yoga class and retain ultimate grip, and I am not frugal when it comes to perspiration
Ian - USA - June 2014
I just wanted to let you know that my first ecoyoga mat has come to the end of its life with me after 10 years of 2-4 classes every week- it is now being recycled. I have just bought my second mat and again delighted with it.
I tell anyone who asks about it and would not buy any other mat.
Alison - March 2013
I'm sorry to say that I spent my money on a ecoYoga Jute mat cirka one year ago.
The rubber on the woven side is shedding, practically CRUMBLING on the floor in my yoga studio up to the point where it becomes embarrasing! The rubber sticks to my clothes all over – it doesn't look good and it is disturbing to me during my practice(...) I love the thought behind your products why I bought this mat in the first place, and the mat certainly is non-slip which is one of my main criteria. In addition, you should know that I have treated the mat according to your suggestions, however, it is still crum-be-ling.
Christina Prahl- Denmark 2012
Once you use an ecoyoga mat you can't go back :)
Rachel - Alicante May 2010
You will be pleased to know that I have tried so many other so called Eco yoga mats within my classes and sold those mats to my students but none compare to your mats – they are truly the best !!!!
Emma - Jersey April 2010
I am so happy with my new mat, it is beautiful, smells good, super traction, perfect thickness, and so good to our environment!
Jen- Seattle 8th June 2005
dear people ... my mat (cinnamon, brown,travel type) is shedding so much latex as to be unusable now. The jute is still strong and intact. I estimate the mat has suffered 700 to 900 hours use, not including seated meditation practice. It has been rolled, folded and stuffed into motorcycle panniers every day, soaked several times and left on the bus once, and all this in about 18 months ish. I would recommend this type of mat to anyone...have you any more please???
Suzanne-Zanner Yoga, Hampshire, UK
I recently purchased a Eco Yoga mat from your website during your sale and after a month of nearly daily use I would like to express my delight in this mat.
I have only been practising yoga for 8 months or so, so I am by no means an expert on all things yoga, but having used different types of mats in yoga classes & also in my own personal practice at home during this time, I can now say that I have found the perfect mat.
I have a 4mm thick Jute Mat in Red and I love the combination of the rubber & the jute on the top side. Practising on a 100% natural mat makes me feel like I have a connection with the earth, grounding my practice. I often found with previous mats that my hands or feet would slip in different poses, but the jute surface on my new mat ensures I can hold the pose with confidence, no worries about sliding.
I use my mat on both carpet at home & a wooden floor during my weekly class. I have found it to be more sturdy on the wooden floor than my previous 'sticky' mat that had a tendency to move when jumping legs apart for standing poses.
The mat caused quite a stir at my weekly class and definitely stands out from all the traditional yoga mats.
Lynette Lawrence, Iyengar Yoga Student
I have to say, it's fantastic. Really, I've never seen a natural yoga mat that is so similar to the toxic ones we're all accustomed too. You can bet that we'll be pointing people in your direction. Actually, my partner Lisa said "Oh I'm going to do so many advertisements to people!"
Thanks for the help and thanks for a great product.
The mat is brilliant, and I will recommend it to friends.
hello, I just received your mat today and wanted to say how much I like it. I actually like the smell, and it feels great against the skin- much nicer than my PVC mat. So congratulations on the first round of this product and I will certainly purchase another one when this wears out.