Yoga equipment goes further than just a mat. There is a multitude of items that can help enhance and deepen your practice, so here’s my recommended go-to list. Please know that I am not sponsored by any brands or retailers I mention, these are just my personal views.
I often place bulk orders for students, helping to reduce costs. So do get in touch if you are interested and want to find out prices. You can see their standard prices and range here:
Picking a mat can be daunting, with such a vast range available. So perhaps start by looking at a budget, then size, weight and materials. Some mats I recommend are:
Liforme Yoga Mat - good quality, non-slip mat environmentally-friendly (£££)
Manduka X Yoga Mat Magic - good quality, a wide range of sizes thicknesses, lifetime guarantee on some models (££)
Yogamatters Sticky Yoga Mat – Lightweight, cushioned great value (£)
1x strap (personally I prefer the longer and wider straps)
2x bricks (foam or cork tend to be lighter)
2x rectangular blocks (foam or cork tend to be lighter. You may find you need more)
1x yoga rectangle/round bolster (if you can invest in one of each I would)
2x yoga blankets (Cotton ones are non-slip)
1 – 3 eye pillows (they extra ones are nice to hold in Savasana)
Chalk ball / Liquid chalk (to help prevent you from slipping on your mat)
Mat cleaning spray
Quantities are just guides, you can scale down or up or up or skip items.
Yogamatters also offer some starter bundles, so check them out too.
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to let me know.