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Hello from California! I'm writing from my hotel room, where I've just arrived after an early morning flight from Connecticut. My flight went smoothly (aside from me sobbing the entire time from watching the movie Lion), and I'm happy to be here. I'm in town to film for a big project, and Lauren and I will be sharing sneak peeks on Instagram here and here.
With the majority of my March spent away from home, and with our upcoming Italy yoga retreat right around the corner, we thought it'd be a good time to put together our annual Yoga Retreat Packing Guide Giveaway. One lucky person will win everything here except for the lock! All you have to do is tell us about either your best or worst travel moment down in the comments section below. Then, head to the Rafflecopter widget below to record your answer. The giveaway is open to everyone within the US (due to legal issues), and we will pick a winner next week, who will be notified by email and here on this blog post. Good luck! And thanks for supporting the companies that support YBC - read on to learn more about each product we selected.
SkinOwl - Body+ Trio - $78 - SkinOwl is a vegan, non-toxic skincare range based on the idea that simple, effective skincare can become the catalyst to a life of selfcare. Inspired by three of the earth's most precious gemstones, SkinOwl launches a trio of Body + face illuminators intended to highlight, soften, and perfect the skin, while adding nourishment with uniquely penetrating and effective pure plant oils. Use code YOGA15 for 15% off. Follow them @skinowl.
Clever Yoga - LiquidBalance Travel Mat - $78 Those of you who have been following along for awhile know I absolutely love this woman owned small business. This is such a great travel mat as it only weighs about 2 pounds and rolls up perfectly inside a suitcase. It's excellent quality - wider than your standard mat, has a fantastic rubberized bottom so it won't move while you're practicing and has a very sticky top, so you won't slide around even if you sweat a lot in those warmer destinations. I also love that it's eco-friendly and produced without toxic chemicals, PVC or latex. Use code 40YBCLOV for 40% on Amazon.
Momental - Mind & Mend - $111 - Mind is an herbal blend formulated to increase mental energy, sustain focus and boost immunity for complete mind-body health. Mind comes in chocolate (cacao) & unflavored, and is for daily use with a simple scoop into your favorite beverage. Mend is our herbal blend of stress and anxiety reducing nutrients and doubles as a natural recovery sleep aid. Mend works on anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) pathways and is also used to ease symptoms of depression by increasing the availability of serotonin, dopamine and melatonin. Use code YOGA15 for 15% off. Follow them @getmomental.
Red Oxx - Market Tote - $40 - Another must have travel item. I always keep one in my luggage for on the go items. The Red Oxx Market Tote is handy, for wherever your day takes you. Top loading makes for easy in and out whether it's a trip to the beach, the store, or a yoga class. Conveniently stows your mat, blocks, towel, and straps with room to spare. Extra-long carry handles allow you to carry the Market Tote on your shoulder and they are stitched completely around the sides and bottom of the bag for superior strength and support. Follow them @redoxx.
La Forma - Seal Rock Reversible Bathing Suit - $133 - Beach season is coming! No matter what you do this year, schedule a trip to the ocean. I am a strong believer that everyone needs to get in the ocean at least once a year. This is the suit to bring when you get there. La Forma builds exclusive collections for artists, business and celebrities. They specialize in high quality custom athleisure garments and swimwear that allow you to sweat your passions. Use code LFSWIM15! for a discount. Follow them @la.forma.
NOMATIC - Travel Bag Bundle - $279 - This is the only piece of luggage you will ever need. NOMATIC has created the most functional gear ever that inspires confidence for Life On The Move, from everyday carry to extended travel, and everything in between. NOMATIC bags, packs, and accessories are designed with compartmentalization and organization to help you travel with ease. The Nomatic Travel Bag is a 40 Liter carry-on bag that is packed with 20+ features including a TSA ready flap and a unique duffel to backpack strap system. Use code YOGA15 for 15% off. Follow them @nomatic.
Luna Orso - Layered Wood Sunglasses - $95 - It is almost summer time and beach season. I read that wearing sunglasses inside helps eliminate jet lag, so if you are traveling across time zones you may want to invest. At Luna Orso, they have designed a unique mix of eco-friendly wooden sunglasses that fuse classic and modern designs using only ethically harvested premium grade woods. These truly unique sunglasses are handmade using a layered wood process and feature super crisp polarized lenses. Take a break from the sea of ordinary plastic sunglasses to show off your unique style with a pair of premium quality wooden sunglasses from Luna Orso. Use code YOGA20 for 20% off. Follow them @hellolunaorso.
TravelBadger - Organic Toiletry Kit - $39.99 - Breeze through security with this pre-packed, TSA approved, TravelBadger Kit. It is filled with all the essential organic toiletry items you will need for your travels. The badger bag is a convenient size which allows extra room for items that you don’t want to leave behind. It’s easy peasy packin’!. Use code YOGA15 for 15% off. Follow them @Easypeasypacking.
Pomchies - Yoga Mat Strap Carrier - $15 - These mat carriers are a no brainer, they take up very little space and are perfect for toting around your favorite yoga mat with comfort, ease, AND style! This yoga mat carrier comes in an array of colors. All products are made of the same swimwear fabric. All products are machine washable!! Fits all yoga mat sizes: Plus they're Adjustable, Washable, Colorful & Comfortable. Use code YOGA 10 for 10% off. Follow them @pomchies.