Bikram Yoga Vancouver is lucky to offer our students the best yoga gear you can find. Here’s where you’ll find a little info about each of the companies that we work with in order to keep you as comfortable (and stylish) in and out of the hot room.
Drawing its name in part from the Sanskrit word, Bhakti, meaning loving and devotional practice, Baktuli towels aren’t just beautiful yoga towels with cool messages on them – they are also antimicrobial. Microban protection in the towels prevents the growth of odour-causing bacteria keeping your yoga towels smelling delicious and looking fantastic!
Bellissima Active Wear
Lis Rosa’s passion for fashion and impeccable taste inspired her to create her yoga wear clothing line. To demonstrate her love and gratitude for her grandma, she decided to call her brand, “Bellissima,” just as her grandmother called the women in her family.
In a quest for the latest fashion trends, world travel influences her to create unique designs for yoga, hot yoga, pilates and all forms of fitness for each collection. Lis is always searching for beautiful fabrics of the highest quality spandex.
“Nowadays, when I go back to US and see the girls happier with their bodies wearing Bellisisma’s clothes, I have this feeling of accomplishment. Some of them come to me and tell me how [much] better they feel about themselves after they try my clothing line. This is the reason why I’m here”
Lis believes that every woman has a unique beauty. A perfect body is not the main goal when wearing Bellissima´s clothes, but to feel confident and not being afraid to show the feminine power throughout all the day’s activities!
Bikram Yoga (Headquarters)
Straight from HQ, BYV always has Bikram Chouhury’s Bikram Yoga and Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class books in stock! Expecting a baby? Pick up a copy of Rajashree’s Pregnancy Yoga DVD.
Chikum Advanced Athletic Wear & Care
Pronounced (CH ee Ko’om), Chikum is a word to describe the sound of excitement. Specializing in garments for men and women, Chikum leverages art, design and technology while maintaining firm roots in ethical company practices.
Designed and made in Vancouver, Chikum encourages the pursuit of a vertically integrated brand by supporting Canadian factories of which are shrinking to overseas production. Grounded in ethics with a spirited focus, only the best choices are made for their fabrics, quality and design.
Chikum truly brings imagination, quality and ethics to yoga attire.
After falling in love with coconut water in the tropics and discovering its endless health benefits, Cocos Pure was born! Created by the passion of the pursuit of good living, their mission is to provide you with a healthy pure beverage that supports and powers your passion… whatever that may be.
Find Cocos Pure in all of our studios – the perfect natural electrolyte to fuel and restore your body after your next Bikram Yoga class.
“With over 20 varieties of our vitamin mixes, we offer the formula, flavor, fizz, and FUN you’re looking for!”
Emergen-C features 24 nutrients including 1000mg of immune supporting vitamin C, 7 B vitamins to enhance energy naturally (no caffeine, no crash), and electrolytes energize you before class and refuel and replenish you post after!
elete was launched in response to an unanswered need within the marketplace. elete offers a complete, customized balance of electrolytes that users can add to their own water bottle or hydration system. As a balanced electrolyte product, elete provides four essential electrolytes to replace all of the minerals lost in sweat-not just sodium and potassium. elete doesn’t contain any sugars, calories or carbs and is safe for those individuals with health conditions for whom sugar-laden, high-sodium hydration beverages may be contraindicated.
Halfmoon Yoga Products has been making and sourcing world-class yoga props since 1989. Over the years they’ve worked with yoga teachers and students to improve their products and invented some new ones too.
Since they started, the world of yoga has changed dramatically. New practitioners have brought them new styles of yoga and created needs for new products. Half Moon’s goal is to be flexible enough to reach far, providing fresh, innovative aids for your practice, and yet to stay rooted in their values.
Half Moon just loves yoga and love that you might too. Whether you are taking your first step or have been on the path for years, whether you practice to bring flexibility to your body or to nourish your mind and soul, Half Moon knows they can help you on your way.
i do care designs is a whimsical and inspiring stationery brand, paper goods and eco-friendly gifts company. They are geared towards Yogis and Young-at-Heart people of all ages. i do care designs’ philosophy is to offer beautiful products while taking care of the environment. Their paper products are all printed on 30%-100% PCW recycled papers. Their clear bags are biodegradable. I do care designs keeps the meaning in their products and delivers it in a simple and eco-friendly way.
K.Deer Haute Yoga Wear is designed for the demands of the hot yoga room. Go ahead, sweat. The weightless, flawless design of this yogawear collection will keep you covered and inspire your hot yoga practice.
Designer, Kristine Deer, is an RYT200 certified Barkan Method Teacher and Syracuse University educated fashion designer who has yoked her two passions into K.Deer Haute Yoga Wear.
With a focus on high quality, flawless design, Kristine is driven to give other yogis the opportunity to feel as free as she does in her flattering yoga wear.
The name La La Land represents the feelings of happiness, joyfulness and silliness. Finding their highest happiness in the Bikram Yoga room, La La Land Comfy Wear was created by marrying a love of yoga with a love of fashion and the knowledge of what is really needed in a hot yoga practice.
While doing her Bikram Yoga teacher training it became very clear to Paula Morgan, owner and designer, that there was a need for fun, colorful, yet functional and well-made clothes. When Paula returned home to visit her family in Brazil she went to talk with some manufactures that she knew and started working on creating some designs and exploring fabrics. Paula is committed to high quality products and customer service. Many of the fabrics used are limited editions and when they are out they are out so the designs are truly unique!
Named LP Studio Line after Bikram Yoga Vancouver’s owner Lisa Pelzer, the new line is designed in VATA Brasil’s Vancouver studio and blends the label’s signature Brasilian flair, cuts and colours with Pelzer’s expertise and understanding in yoga practice.
“People who practice Bikram yoga are very demanding of their clothing and have very unique needs,” said Lisa Pelzer, owner and director of Bikram Yoga Vancouver. “VATA Brasil and its designs are exactly the product we’ve wanted for our licensor company, Besos Enterprises. “Given the popularity of yoga world-wide, this kind of label can have tremendous impact and appeal, all based from the Vancouver studios of VATA Brasil and Besos Enterprises.”
The LP Studio Line is designed from VATA Brasil’s OneFit(TM) ten-way stretch fabric. OneFit creates a tailored, custom fit for every wearer, allowing for maximum movement and flexibility.
MAX Shorts are the highest quality Bikram Yoga shorts on the market. They move with the body, and include a double lined fitted pouch for support and comfort. The shorts were designed and manufactured in Manhattan by Otto Cedeno, owner and director of Bikram Yoga Union Square.
•Double Lined Fitted Pouch for Support and Comfort
•MAX moves with the body
•Quick Dry Fabric
•Hang Dry Hook
•Four Way Stitching
•Designed and Manufactured in Manhattan
•The Highest Quality in Men’s Bikram Yoga Short on the Market
Naa Sheeka (West African Fashion)
Naa Sheka bags are convenient, with a shoulder strap, an outer pocket for your cellphone and keys and plenty of room inside for your yoga mat. They’re unique, patched together with wax-printed cotton fabric or repurposed cotton flour sacs from West Africa, so no two bags are alike (they’re also lined with nylon, which forms the perfect waterproof (aka sweat-proof) barrier for those damp yoga mats post class).
That’s not all. Naa Sheka bags are socially conscious, too, providing workers in Ghana, where they’re made, with jobs and fair wages. Plus, the company donates a portion of its profits to Bless the Mic – an organization committed to uplifting the lives of Ghanaians through music, spoken word and entertainment.
Naa Sheka currently carrys two styles of bags; both are 100% cotton. The first is made with a traditional type of Ghanaian textile, which uses wax to prevent the coloured dyed used to pattern it from reaching all parts of the cloth (the wax also gives the fabric a nice “shimmer”). The second is created from re-used flour sacs; according to the company, some of the bags arrive in Canada with traces of flour still clinging to them (don’t worry – the one you buy from BYV will be gluten-free)!
It’s recommended that you care for your Naa Sheka bag by hand-washing it every so often and hanging it to dry.
Naa Sheka Riby-Williams (“Nash” to her friends) was raised in White Rock but went to university in Ghana, where her dad was born. While in that country she fell in love with the warm spirit of the people – and their clothing. She was so inspired by the detail, style of fabric and the traditional textiles she saw that, when she returned to Vancouver, she decided to start her own fashion label, designing clothes and yoga bags. Nash, a Bikram Yogi herself, understands what details are important to add to her products, like the nylon lining inside every Naa Sheka bag that forms a waterproof (aka sweat-proof) barrier for those damp yoga mats post class.
Launched in 2009 by locally owned Native Shoes, their Blanca line of sandals is perfect for getting to and from the yoga studio! These sandals are vegan, washable, waterproof, and odor resistant! In either Jiffy Black or Hot Sauce Red, what more could a fashionable yogi want from a sweet pair of summer flips?
Created by a 20 year Bikram Yogi, Onzie blends the best of traditional yogawear with modern innovation and a touch of whimsy. The result? Active apparel that is functional, flexible and flattering. Onzie’s philosophy is “keep your practice challenging, and your wardrobe simple!” Onzie’s no-frills one-pieces and separates are best worn while sweating, swimming or simply lounging around in. In keeping with the principle of being inclusive, rather than exclusive, Onzie is affordably priced and suitable for all activities and practices. Onzie products are made with love in southern California.
Utilizing “Free-Flow Fabric Technology” that is durable and breathable, this fast-drying material keeps bodies cool, dry and comfortable. Onzie’s garments can be worn as everyday wear or into chlorine and salt-water environments. You can transition in and out of the yoga postures as seamlessly as you can the rest of your day. From straps to bottom, Onzie helps keep your body in check. You’ll feel supported from the inside and out… shaping the entire body. So embrace the awareness of your being, sense your core, and feel secure. Focus on your strength and beauty. And for goodness sake, forget about those so-called flaws. You’re perfectly you.
Phat Buddha Wear
The Phat Buddha collection of yoga wear offers men and women a wardrobe meant for more than just the studio. Phat Buddha’s cool, cosmopolitan approach to yoga wear, from the seamless construction of silhouettes to the fashion minded attention to color, detail and fit, achieves an undeniably high-fashion edge.
The Phat Buddha collection features a selection of unique tops, shorts, capri’s and pants for both men and women that possess the signature look of classic style coupled with an edgy attitude. Incorporating luxe extras such as glitter, studs and jewels and other couture-minded details into the designs, Phat Buddha accomplishes a collection that elevates yoga wear to the next level of fashion.
Identifiable with the yoga clientèle, Phat Buddha is able to infuse the desire for wear-ability, comfort and function into the collection, creating yoga wear that flatters the figure as well as flaunt a chic sense of style. The coveted style of Phat Buddha is a must-have among men and women of the yoga world, including celebrities, pop stars and our beloved yogi’s. The designs of Phat Buddha are consistently featured in style-making publications including Fitness, Health, Oprah, New York Times, Health and more.
Pushpa Yoga Collection is delightful yoga clothing company you can feel good in and good about. Every piece fits like perfection; no pulling, no tugging so every bit of energy can be focused on your activity and not on your outfit. Our LYCRA® SPORT fabric is designed to wick quickly so you can wear us to any type of sweaty activity and you can even wear us to the beach because our clothes are designed to get wet.
Pushpa Yoga Collection is the perfect clothing for Bikram Yoga or any other fitness activity. But beyond how good our clothing feels on, it might feel even better once you know how much good you’ve done when you buy Pushpa. A portion of every purchase goes to the Salaam Baalak Trust, which provides homes to homeless children in India. And that feels pretty good too. Pushpa Yoga Collection: clothes designed by a yogi for comfort, passion and purpose.
RVCA, it is about today, tomorrow and life as the big picture. It is about inspiring our generation, providing something of substance and culture and above all doing it with integrity and as a united family, a close-knit community.
RVCA is the brainchild of company Founder and Creative Director, PM Tenore. Transcending the boundaries of traditional action sports apparel, RVCA is a design-driven lifestyle brand free from passing trends. Appearing as a natural on the shelves of boutiques as on those of a local skate shop, RVCA is brought together by a group of likeminded individuals from various subcultures, a collaboration of sorts, a lifestyle within itself.
PM Tenore’s intention from the very beginning has been to create a platform for RVCA which combines art, music, fashion and a modern lifestyle in an original way. At the forefront of this vision has been RVCA’s Artist Network Program (ANP) – a venture established to showcase the talents of accomplished as well as unknown artists who inspire our generation and push the boundaries of creative excellence.
Established to promote the genuine integrity of RVCA’s subcultures while simultaneously giving back to the community, RVCA in essence is redefining the way the market views art and fashion as represented through the balance of opposites and how they coexist: water, oil; air, land; destruction, industrialization; art, science; foreign, domestic; order, anarchy; past, present.
For RVCA, it is about today, tomorrow and life as the big picture. It is about inspiring our generation, providing something of substance and culture and above all doing it with integrity and as a united family, a close knit community.
Shakti Active Wear
So what makes Shakti so “Om”-azing? Every top, short and legging is made with the highest quality Lycra and Airfit Microfiber fabrics, which cling to your body, absorb “excess moisture” (that’s a nice way of saying sweat) and allow heat to dissipate quickly, keeping you cooler. Snug but not restrictive, what these tight-fitting, barely-there duds lack in coverage they more than make up for in wear-ability. In other words: your Shakti shorts won’t prevent you from locking your knee or doing the standing splits.
But the real reason so many yogis love rocking these short-shorts and tight tops (and even make a hobby of adding as many pieces as possible to their collections)? The patterns, of course! From camo to koko to pink cotton … even Shakti founder Ana Bugarim Santos admits that, when she attended Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2003, she “looked around every day and thought, ‘This room would look much better if people were wearing more colourful … outfits.’”
This is Yoga inspired clothing for high vibration living.
Spiritual Gangster believes in choosing happiness, planting seeds of love and abundance, practicing yoga, meditating, laughing (a lot), traveling, family and friends, learning new things, being consciously grateful and helping those in need.
Spiritual Gangster represents a new generation of yogis who seek balance between the ancient practice of yoga and our modern world.
The Sweatshop label is hand-made by Judy Lei in Vancouver. It’s been around for 2 years, and it started off as a fun project to make strapless tops for Judy’s yogini teachers and friends. The Sweatshop is just a one person company and she keep it fairly simple. Judy don’t make pants, tops with straps, stuff for guys, and she won’t hem your pants. She’s kinda like those Japanese ramen places that only sells ramen, but they make the best ramen in town. Most of the money Judy makes from The Sweatshop goes towards paying her vet bills. She says beagles are douche bags that likes to eat random things off the floor – like dead rotting fish…with a fish hook still stuck inside it.
- Judy Lei does both custom orders as well as retail orders for studios
- The styles that she carrys for the studios are the most simplest version, however the most high in demand
- Judy likes to make her bandeau tops longer so that her customers have the option of folding them down on the top to provide extra elasticity under the bust to help support the “ladies”. Some of them are reversible… just depends on her mood that day
Tonic is a Canadian designed and manufactured yoga/active wear company which began in March 2004 to create a lifestyle line for today’s modern women. The line was inspired by the west coast lifestyle, which supports healthy and active living.
Originally designed to meet the needs of yoga, TONIC’s line of workout wear is no longer tied to any one discipline. The clothing is fashionable and functional. Its look is simple and clean, making it easy to wear the clothes for athletics and for urban living. TONIC is a tribute to women through the union of inner and outer beauty. It is created with the focus on fit, function, and fashion.
Traumeel® a safe and effective doctor recommended medicine formulated with 14 active ingredients that work together to provide relief of minor aches and pains associated with sports injuries, joint pain & bruises. Traumeel® is available in variety of dosage forms like ointment, gel, oral drop, and tablet. With rare side effects, Traumeel® is a safe and versatile medication for all ages. Traumeel® works with the body’s natural resources to reduce pain and shorten recovery time. Unlike traditional pain relief products that mask symptoms, Traumeel® skips the distractions of heating and cooling effects, instead offering a safe and effective solution to muscular pain, joint pain, sports injuries, and bruising.
If you’re an advocate of using whole, plant-based foods, eating clean and nourishing your body for optimal health, you’ve come to the right place. Join an equally committed community of people who share your enthusiasm—we’re delighted to share your successes with you!
You’re part of a revolution of health. Inspired by your commitment to sustainability and wellness, you make choices that make a difference for your life—and for the planet. Whether you’re a busy mom, a vegetarian, or an elite athlete, your passion for living well means you don’t want to compromise between whole food goodness and fast food convenience when it comes to choosing your fuel for life. And that’s why including Vega in your regimen means more to you than just feeding your body—it’s about making a stand for vitality and how you intend to live a life of possibility.
Combining the art and science of aromatherapy into high quality lifestyle products is the passion and aim of YogaBody Lifestyle Shop. Founded in 2008 by certified aromatherapist and spa vetaran, Susan Lee, YogaBody offers a line of products with the perfect balance of carefully selected botanicals for superior performance. Having spent 12 years in the spa industry, pampering others with nature-based solutions proved to be the secret to success with her eco- and wellness-savvy clientele.
In response to a client’s request for a natural, non-slippery yoga mat cleaner, Susan set out to deliver the perfect balance of functional hygiene and aromatic relaxation in a convenient on-the-go spray. Using only high quality essential oils, the formula took off quickly and became a hit, gaining a loyal Canadian following. In partnership with Halfmoon Yoga Props, the Yoga Body Mat Spray has positioned itself as the preferred natural mat cleaner for yoga studios, teachers and enthusiasts across Canada.
In 2003, yogitoes was founded with the creation of Skidless – an invention that solved the yogi’s dilemma of slipping on their mat while practicing yoga. This patented innovation was the first yoga towel to market. Founder Susan Nichols invented a quick-drying microfiber towel with a silicone grip system to ensure proper moisture control and traction, leading to the Company’s trademarked phrase: “dots that grip so you don’t slip™”. Since then, yogitoes has continued to create innovative products that have come from need and inspiration to help yoga practitioners of all levels and yoga styles grow their practice.
Yogitoes has a deep cultural and philosophical roots that are focused on human and environmental wellness. Since inception, yogitoes has maintained a conscious approach to sustainability and mindful practices; from manufacturing to overall operations, to cause involvement and continue to be a leader as a practicing socially conscious company. Yogitoes’ core value is right relationship, aligning their thoughts, words and actions, practicing yoga on and off the mat by making decisions in all aspects of their business that reflect the yogic principles (referring to The Eight Limbs of Yoga from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras).
Zenzation Athletics was established in 2001. They are a leading Manufacturer and Distributor of proprietary premium Yoga & Pilates products. Zenzation endeavors to find and develop the highest quality products.
The PurAthletics and the Pro-Series brands were added to their company product line in 2005. These products will enhance your health and wellness routines whether it’s Aerobics, Weight Training or Personal Fitness. This product line includes exercise balls, weight training, core fitness, cardio equipment, and resistance training products as well as accessories.
Zenzation product is developed using several factories in China and Taiwan. They personally visit each of these factories to ensure that their high quality standards are met, and that the manufacturing is done in reputable factories with high ethical standards.
Zenzation products are tested by fitness instructors and health practitioners before going into production and placed into the market for consumer use.
Zenzation’s mission has always been to provide healthy lifestyle products. Their primary market is consumers who value the environment, personal growth and development.