Allow me to introduce you to a relative new-comer
to the yoga apparel industry: YogaSmoga.
Their cute and catchy name is a nod to the Hindi tradition of rhyming words while their logo symbolizes a balanced and powerful energy center.
YogaSmoga contacted me recently to see if I might be interested in trying their yoga wear in exchange for my honest review. Up until that point, I had never heard of the company but after jumping online to take a peek at their website, I was thrilled to oblige!
My first thought upon opening the package and seeing the clothes in person was that the construction was of an extremely high quality. I already knew from my online research that everything YogaSmoga produces is manufactured right here in the USA. They also pay careful attention to eco-friendly dyeing processes while simultaneously creating colors that won’t bleed – definitely pluses in my book!
YogaSmoga sent me their Classic Slimmie Pants in Carbon 6 black and their Yantra Tank in Tickled Pink. I was thrilled that they selected something I would have chosen for myself. One thing I really like about the pants is that they are a terrific length for my 5’4″ height. A lot of times I purchase “regular” pants and I end up tripping over the cuffs when I don’t have my shoes on. These were spot-on in terms of length.
There’s a little band of elastic at the top of the waist which bothered me a little, visually-speaking. I don’t like anything to cut in around the tummy because, well… no one likes unnecessary bulges. This was minor, however. Next time I’m looking forward to trying their Ballerina Leggings. A YogaSmoga sales person advised me that the waistband is made slightly wider and the additional seaming at the top might help control that problem a little bit better.
The tank top is a cute color and feels good on. For me, I wouldn’t wear it without another bra or tank layered underneath as there is no support. That’s fine by me; I actually prefer this kind of construction anyway versus those tops that have the shelf bra built in.
A hidden bonus is the coordinated inner waistband of the pants. No one will ever see that strip of pink inside but I love knowing I’m “put together” from top to bottom. It makes me feel polished and is a thoughtful detail on the part of YogaSmoga.
The day after we took these photos, I wore the same outfit for a vinyasa flow style practice. Everything flexed and moved in all the right places. The fabric is a little on the thicker side, especially for the pants, so they might get hot for some folks but this didn’t bother me at all.
This week I actually had the opportunity to visit the YogaSmoga store in person. It’s just over the hill in Brentwood with a second location due to open in Beverly Hills this summer. (There’s also a store in Connecticut but that’s too much of a commute at the moment.)
What a joy to put faces to names and hear a little more about the philosophy of the company in person. Right off the bat, it’s clear that YogaSmoga is about supporting their customers and fostering a real sense of community. I like this statement from their website and I found it to be true in real life as well: “Our focus is not on building a brand; our goal is to have a love affair with our consumers. We create our products from the heart and with love and we want everyone to feel that.”
Time and time again, I find that the practice of yoga brings people together – both on and off the mat. This experience was no exception. It’s a joy to support one another and lift each other up, especially when what we hold dear is so effortlessly aligned. Thank you, YogaSmoga, for selecting me. I look forward to continued opportunities together!