If you’re still shopping…here’s a curated list of my favorite, mindful gifts, products and surprises from 2013!
These products were chosen for their innovative, socially responsible, environmentally and health conscious design. Everything listed is something I personally use and adore. From stocking stuffer to splurge…your healthy–yoga–spiritual–fashionista will love these. Or, maybe it’s time to give yourself a little holiday cheer for a year well-lived!
Let yourself be inspired.
MY YOGA ONLINE CLASSES – $9.95/mo PLUS 1 month FREE
Yoga. Anytime. Anywhere. The best way to keep your loved one strong, clear + calm in 2014. Thousands of classes from Janet Stone, Kino MacGregor, Annie Carpenter, Rod Stryker, Cyndi Lee, Richard Freedman, Desiree Rumbaugh, Sianna Sherman, me + many more!
MANDUKA YOGA MATS + PROPS – prices vary
Simply the BEST yoga gear! All of my private clients get these mats for Christmas. Manduka is known for using the highest quality materials and having the most durable mats on the market. I have literally practiced on my PRO BLACK MAT for over 10 years! Once you try them…you’ll be a convert.
LUXX 360 YOGA WEEKENDER BAG – $207
I travel with this bag everywhere I go! It’s super durable, with tons of helpful compartments (even one for gym shoes and a side compartment that fits a laptop perfectly!) I use it as my weekender bag or carry-on when flying. Plus, attach your yoga bag on the outside and adjust the straps accordingly. Worth every penny!
I.AM. MAYA YOGA BAG – $69
I.AM helps women in developing countries rise out of poverty by making money doing what they love! The natural textile is hand woven, at home, using a 1,000 yr. old indigenous artisanship technique. Each bag carries the signature of the Guatemalan woman made it and a QR code connecting you to her story. They’re gorgeous and socially responsible!
SLIM + SAGE TABLEWARE – $99 for set of 4 plates
Slim + Sage, launched by my friend Tatyana, is a fusion of credible science and fabulous design making portion control simple and chic. Data suggests that switching from a 12″ to a 9″ plate helps reduce caloric intake by up to 48% (up to 275–350 fewer calories per meal). This may translate to 14–18 pounds lost over 3 months. BONUS: A portion of the proceeds is donated to childhood obesity! Perfect for your holiday meal.
SPOTLIGHT COURSE by Kris Carr – $297 (only until Dec. 20!)
A 10-session online program for the aspiring and rising author, speaker, media maven + creative visionary in your life. Kris is a dear friend and media darling. She’s bringing serious juice:
• How to pitch media + write a book proposal
• How to build your brand + platform from the ground up
• How to give a great interview + amp up your public speaking
THE DESIRE MAP by Danielle LaPorte – $22 – $70
Everything this lady turns out is stunning, sexy + potent! If you want to get clear on what you really want…and then get it…this is for you! At least click to watch her epic spoken-word VIDEO!
• Set GOALS with SOUL
• Create your life the way you want
• Learn to live with fearless abandon
• Spirit meets Money
SOLOW STYLE – prices vary
Twice a year, I raid the SoLow Style warehouse (luckily they’re based in LA)! I love their super creative, flattering, comfortable designs and colors. They layer easily and truly go from studio to street. One of the hippest, sexiest fitness brands around…probably because they started as a lingerie line!
JUIL BALLET FLATS + SANDALS – $59 – $125
Hip, uber comfortable shoes meet radical, new technology!
Juil footwear cleanses your body of free radicals, based on a concept known as ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding’. The copper “dots” on Juil earthing shoes act as a conduit between your body and the Earth, allowing you to stay truly connected and balanced. Plus, they just launched their adorable line of ballet flats!
My favorite: Gold Ballet Flat
TINY DEVOTIONS MALA BEADS + BOHEMIAN SCARVES
Be inspired by these Boho gypsies and yogi fashionistas spreading the mala love. Live a more stylish, peaceful life and learn to do japa (mantra meditation).
Check out my URBAN PRIESTESS mala w/ stones of the Priestess Archetype (Lapis Lazuli, Sandalwood + Moonstone)
PANGEA ORGANIC SKINCARE – prices vary
I’m obsessed with this organic skincare line! It’s all I’ve used for the last year and super efficacious…at Thanksgiving dinner, my sister asked me what I was using on my skin because it looked so good. Plus, it smells and feels amazing because it’s loaded with essential oils.
COMPLETE YOGA DVD KIT with Ashley Turner – $18.97
Perfect starter kit for beginners! I’m super proud of this collection of easy-to-use yoga resources. We worked hard to create something really helpful and I think we nailed it.
• 3 full-length yoga dvd’s
• Bonus Guided Meditation
• 10 Easy-to-follow Reference Cards for the 10 most basic poses
• 10 Basic Stress Relief Poses + Breathing Techniques
Only Intelligentsia could come up with this perfect high-style, high-tech thermos!
Perfect for your on–the–go coffee needs. This double walled thermal mug keeps your coffee or yerba mate hot for up to 5 hrs! The spill proof lid works wonderfully. I was recently hosted by an engineer who was so blown away by the construction of this mug…that he asked for it for Christmas! I never leave home without it! Stay warm this winter.
GIVE SCENT – $48
Created by my soul sister Elena Brower and Alexandra Lyon, GIVE captivates the culture, pace and seduction of Sicily. A blend of sun-ripened citrus and spicy vanilla inspired by the first sultry summer days in Italy.
BONUS: GIVESCENT was also created to empower women and give them voice. A portion of the proceeds from each purchase benefits Women for Women International. The most enticing stocking stuffer around.
YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS – prices vary
You know I’m addicted to essential oils (therapeutic-grade only, please). I use them everyday for First Aid, to diffuse in my office and quickly change my mood. Here are some 2013 highlights:
My Favorites: Release (recent breakup?), Forgiveness, Aria Ultrasonic Diffuser (the BEST diffuser you’ll ever find), Lady Sclareol (perfect aphrodisiac), Feelings Kit (need I say more?), Thieves Kit (cold/flu prevention, anti-everything + natural cleaner)
SUNLIGHTEN FULL-SPECTRUM INFRARED SAUNA – Special discounts for my readers!
Simply one of the best investments you’ll ever make in your health and well-being.
Every Friday for 6 months, I’ve visited a boutique spa in West LA for a 30 min. Infrared Sauna treatment. Sunlighten has several sizes, price points and options to meet your needs.
Clinically proven to be anti-aging, help psoriasis, skin disorders and strengthen the immune system (particularly effective after chemotherapy). Call the team at Sunlighten for their special pricing for my readers: (877) 292-0020
SEEK YOGA RETREATS – prices vary
Two of the hottest guys in Venice, CA recently launched the world’s premier online marketplace for healthy, conscious retreats. Search by date, destination (everywhere from the Galapagos Islands to Costa Rica to New Zealand) or your favorite instructor (Kathryn Budig, Jennifer Pastiloff, Liz Arch, Tommy Rosen and Kia Miller). Bon Voyage!