The season of gift-giving is fast approaching. At Queen Street Yoga we are stocking up on all the yoga props you could ever need for enhancing home practice and self care. We’ve got plenty of items for yogis and non-yogis in your life. Check out our gift-giving guide below.
AND…ANNOUNCING OUR HOLIDAY SALE!
Get 15% off all retail items at QSY between Nov 7-Dec 24. We can also special order any Half Moon props for you – our last order will go out Dec 4th, in order to have all items arrive before Christmas. Please check out shophalfmoon.com and email us by Dec 4th with any requests you have. Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org!
1. Treat your feet! – Toe Spreaders
As we exchange our bare feet and sandals for winter boots, our feet will get less and less natural movement and spread. To keep your feet more supple during the winter months, we suggest Joy-a-Toes Toe Spreaders! Joy-a-Toes have been known to help address and correct bunions and foot pain by waking up the lines of connective tissue in the feet. Wear them while reading a book, doing restorative yoga, or watching a holiday movie. Your feet will thank you.
2. Treat a Friend! – Gift Certificates
Encourage your friends to try out our studio with a Queen Street Yoga Gift Certificate! Let them know that we offer drop-in classes of varying levels, and Intro to Yoga courses if they’d like to learn the fundamentals in a progressive way.
You can purchase gift certificates online, and print them at home. We also have beautiful printed gift certificates at the studio when you purchase them in-person at the studio. Gift certificates are available in any amount.
3. Calm your Mind – Meditation Cushions
Check out the beautiful new patterns that Half Moon released this fall! We love them. We can order any colour or pattern for you. If you want your cushion in time for Christmas, email us your order by Dec 4th. Check out shophalfmoon.com to see the variety of colours offered!
4. Give yourself a Massage — Anywhere, Anytime
Who doesn’t love a good massage? With an Acuball or a set of Yoga Tune Up balls, you can give yourself a massage at home anytime. There are lots of instructional videos online with different ideas of how to use them. Watch an Acuball video here and a Yoga Tune Up video on upper back here.
5. For Deep Relaxation
Do you ever feel like you just need to lie down? That’s what our Rest & Renew class is all about. Rest at home with some of our favourite props:
Eye Pillows (unscented or with natural lavender) are a nice compact gift that can help someone rest their eyes – either on the couch or in a restorative yoga pose.
Therapy pillows are larger, and can be heated or cooled and placed on the body to promote rest and healing.
Bolsters can be used for supportive restorative poses, meant to rest the nervous system. Learn various ways to use a bolster in our Thursday 7:45pm Rest & Renew class or download a restorative yoga sequence from our blog.
6. For the Committed Yoga Practitioner – B Mats
We love B Mats. Many people have reported that their wrists and knees are much happier in their yoga practice after practicing on one of these mats. They are an investment, but they last a long time and endure the test of time.
Just this week we got these lovely leather B Mat straps in to the studio! These luxe straps are a lovely gift to yourself, or your closest yoga-mat-toting friend.
Images in this post created by B-Mat, Half Moon Yoga Products, Acuball and Yoga Tune-Up.