Frequently Asked Questions

Promotions

How can I use a Coupon Code online? top

To redeem a coupon code:

• Enter the coupon code into the coupon code box located in the bottom left-hand side of your shopping cart

• Click Submit

• Look for the discount to apply in your Shopping Cart Summary on the right-hand side of the screen, before continuing

NOTE: The majority of our promotions cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. It is always great to check the terms and conditions for specific rules and order eligibility.

Be sure to avoid including a space before the promotion code, which sometimes happens if you cut and paste from an email or other electronic communication.

How do I redeem my Groupon or Living Social voucher? top

Groupon and Living social vouchers and coupon codes cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Free shipping offer will only apply to orders that have used a Groupon or Living Social offer if the order subtotal is $125 or more

To redeem your Groupon or Living Social voucher:

• Enter the redemption code into the coupon code box located in the bottom left-hand side of your shopping cart

• Click Submit

• Look for the discount to apply in your Shopping Cart Summary on the right-hand side of the screen, before continuing

NOTE: Groupon and Living Social vouchers cannot be combined with any other promotions. It is always great to check the terms and conditions for specific rules and order eligibility.

Be sure to avoid including a space before the promotion code, which sometimes happens if you cut and paste from an email or other electronic communication. Codes are usually a combination of letters and numbers.

• For example, Groupon vouchers follow this format: "GRT123ABCD"

• For example, Living Social vouchers follow this format: "MAN12345678"

Why isn't my voucher for the full amount? top

All Groupon discounts expired as of 3/31/2014. The good news is they are still eligible for the amount originally paid, and are good through 3/31/2016. Just use the same coupon code and follow the instructions above to make sure it is applied to your order.

Can two promotion codes be combined in one order? top

Most promotions cannot be combined with any other offer. If you try to apply two promotions, you will receive an error message if those promotions cannot be combined. You are always welcome to place 2 orders, in order to utilize multiple promotions. However, shipping costs are calculated based on individual order subtotals, and not the cumulative total between your multiple orders.

Why is my coupon code invalid? top

If you receive a message saying that your coupon code is invalid, it could be due to any of the following reasons:

• The promotion has expired

• The promotion cannot be used with the items you want to purchase

• Promotional items may be missing from your cart

• The promotion cannot be combined with any other offer

The majority of our promotions cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. It is always great to check the terms and conditions for specific rules and order eligibility.

Can I use a coupon code with Manduka Rewards and an eGift Card? top

YES!

Promotion codes are the first offer applied to your purchase subtotal followed by Manduka Rewards, eGift Cards, and then debit or credit cards. Multiple credit cards cannot be used in one order.

Can I split my payment between two credit or debit cards? top

As it turns out, multiple credit cards cannot be used in one order.

Can I use a coupon code, and still receive Free Shipping? top

YES - so long as the order subtotal is over the minimum amount required to take advantage of the free shipping promotion. Some discounts are applied before the order subtotal is calculated, in which case the free shipping offer would not apply.

The Free Shipping promotion for US does not require the use of a coupon code. Qualifying orders will be given a free shipping option (FedEx Home Delivery) in Step 3, after entering your shipping address. As it turns out, certain orders are not eligible for free shipping.

Exclusions include:

• Alaska, Hawaii, and off shore U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico

• APO/FPO and PO Box addresses

• International orders

• Wholesale orders

• Any order containing The PRO Squared

• Free shipping offer will only apply to Groupon and Living Social offers if the order subtotal is $125 or more

It is always great to check the terms and conditions for specific rules and order eligibility. Click here for Terms & Conditions for US Free Shipping and EU Free Shipping

I am a Wholesale customer; can I use an offer I see on the website, towards my next purchase? top

As it turns out, promotions offered online cannot be applied towards wholesale orders.

I have already placed my order, and see you have a new promotion. Can the offer be applied to my order retroactively? top

Promotions are not valid for past purchases.

PRO Series Yoga Mats

What is the difference between the PRO and the eKO Series of Manduka Yoga Mats? top

The Manduka PRO Series is known as the Taj Mahal of yoga mats, the most sustainable mat on the market for 10+ years. Made of an eco-certified PVC material and manufactured emissions free, this mat is a durable eco-friendly choice. The surface texture is a fabric-like finish that is slip resistant, even when wet from light perspiration. Manduka PRO mats are the thickest densest mats on the market designed to provide extra cushion for comfort and joint support. Backed with a Lifetime Guarantee, The PRO Series is designed to last a lifetime or two.

The Manduka eKO, made of all natural tree rubber, is the next generation eco yoga mat. The eKO Series is our biodegradable line providing superior slip resistance, and best for light to medium perspiration. The top surface of the mat has a closed cell durable surface and non-slip sea grass texture while the bottom of the mat is open cell to provide the perfect amount of cushion. We are proud to say the Manduka’s eKO mat is manufactured without any toxic glues or foaming agents and is more durable than other rubber mats found in the marketplace.

In an effort to create very hygienic yoga mats, Manduka mats have a closed-cell surface. This means that your mat will not absorb any moisture- due to this unique feature, the mat will not absorb perspiration as other yoga mats on the market do. This allows Manduka’s mats to be hygienic and have a longer lifespan. An alternate yoga mat might absorb all perspiration that you experience during your practice; the drawback to this is that moisture will build up inside of the mat.

I know I need a new mat, how do I know which one is for me? top

Everyone deserves a soul mat! A yoga practice is personal, and so are the qualities of the perfect yoga mat. With the right mat beneath your feet, you will let go of any distractions and focus solely on your practice.

In order to meet the individual needs of our customers, each Manduka high performance yoga mat is designed with a unique set of features, and we’re confident that we have the one for you.

What is the difference between The Black Mat® PRO and the PROlite? top

These mats are actually more similar than they are different! Both the Black Mat PRO and PROlite feature the same fabric-like finish, superior cushion, slip-resistant, non-sticky surface and a lifetime guarantee. They have been Manduka’s top-selling high performance mats for 10+ years! So what sets them apart? The differences are found in their weight, thickness and color. The PROlite was designed for yogis who want the look and feel of the Black Mat PRO, but prefer a lighter version built to go everywhere. Available in several passion-inspiring colors, the PROlite offers superior quality and comfort, just like big brother Black Mat PRO, but weighs in at just 4 lbs.

Which side of the mat should I use? top

The “top” of the mat has a slip resistant fabric-like finish and a woven mat “frog” label in the top right-hand corner. The bottom has a dot pattern texture which prevents the mat from sliding on the bottom surface.

How do I get my mat to lie flat after it has been rolled up? top

If you store your mat rolled up, try rolling it so the top surface is facing outwards. This keeps the corners of the mat flat when practicing.

How do I “break in” my new Black Mat PRO? top

Use it! Our customers have found that the best way to “break in” their mat is to use it on a daily basis.

Another trick is to leave it in the sunshine for an afternoon or sprinkle sea salt on the top surface of the mat, dampen with a cloth, and scrub it with a stiff scrub brush.

I have left my mat unrolled, but it still has an odor – now what? top

In addition to keeping the mat unrolled, you can scrub the mat with a 50/50 mixture of water and organic cider vinegar solution. Manduka Mat Renew will also do the trick – a certified organic cleaning solution with essential oils specially formulated to keep your yoga mat clean, disinfected and smelling fresh.

How do I clean my Black Mat PRO? What do I clean it with? top

Lightly scrub the mat with a soft brush, cloth or sponge using a gentle household cleaner or specially formulated mat wash, like Manduka’s Mat Renew.

Wipe clean with clean water and air dry in sunshine. Do not put your mat in a washing machine or dryer!

What is the mat made of? top

All of our mats have been designed by yoga teachers for function, comfort and longevity. The PRO line is made from a blend of polyester and eco-certified PVC.

Is the Black Mat PRO environmentally conscious? top

We consider a PRO purchase an environmentally conscious choice. PVC in general is not environmentally friendly. However, because our mats are designed for durability and last a lifetime (or two!) they rarely end up in landfills like inexpensive sticky mats.

One of the hazards of PVC is that it seeps toxins once in a landfill and that toxins are often released during the manufacturing process. We are happy to report that that the PRO manufacturing process is certified emissions free and therefore has less of an impact on the environment.

Eco-responsibility starts by reducing consumption. The product’s durability will drastically reduce the amount of yoga mats bought and thrown out into landfills. It also allows people to donate the mats when they are ready for something new to people who may not be able to afford a new yoga mat.

Is there latex in the PRO series? top

No. Manduka PRO Series mats are latex-free. Latex is a by-product of natural rubber which may be hypo-allergenic to some people.

How do I keep from slipping on my recently purchased Black Mat PRO? top

There is a break-in period that everyone, including those who are on our mats, has to go through before the thin film wears off and the slipping is almost completely eliminated. Typically, it takes about three months of daily practice and a "little" bit of slipping during that time so that the friction of feet and hands wears on the mat.

Once the mat is broken in, if you sweat a lot, there still might be a slight amount of slip in some standing poses and poses like down dog, but if you keep your awareness and energy moving towards, instead of away, from your center of gravity, the "slippage" stops and one can stay firm in the pose. Actually, a little slippage comes in handy on some poses, for instance shoulder stand or plow pose, when it's nice to allow the head to slide and the neck to lengthen.

How are Manduka’s Black Mat PRO and PROlite eco-friendly? top

We consider a PRO purchase an environmentally conscious choice. Eco-responsibility starts by reducing consumption. Because Manduka PRO mats are designed for durability and last a lifetime (or two!) they rarely end up in landfills like inexpensive sticky mats. The product’s durability will drastically reduce the amount of yoga mats that end up in landfills.

Manduka’s Black Mat PRO and PROlite, while made from PVC, are manufactured with environmentally responsible processes. There are no toxic emissions released into the environment during the manufacturing of our PRO mats (a typical environmental hazard with PVC products).

Additionally, OEKO-TEX, a European association for textile industries, certifies the Manduka Black Mat PRO and PROlite are safe and free of harmful substances

Is the PRO mat available in different sizes and thicknesses? top

Yes, Manduka is proud to currently offer the PRO mat in distinct sizes:

  • Black Mat PRO 71" - 26” x 71” [66 x 180 cm] size with 1/4" [6mm] thickness
  • Black Mat PRO 85" - 26” x 85” [66 x 216 cm] size with 1/4" [6mm] thickness
  • Manduka PRO 71" - 26” x 71” [66 x 180 cm] size with 1/4" [6mm] thickness
  • Manduka PRO 85" - 26” x 85” [66 x 216 cm] size with 1/4" [6mm] thickness
  • PROlite Mat 71" - 24” x 71” [66 x 180 cm] size with 3/16" [5mm] thickness
  • PROlite Mat 79" - 24” x 79” [66 x 200 cm] size with 3/16" [5mm] thickness
  • PROlite WIDE Mat - 30” x 71” [76 x 180 cm] size with 3/16" [5mm] thickness

eKO® Series Yoga Mats

What is the difference between the PRO and eKO Series of Manduka yoga mats? top

The Manduka eKO, made of all natural tree rubber, is the next generation eco mat. The eKO Series is our biodegradable line, providing superior slip resistance, and best for light to medium perspiration. The top surface of the mat has a closed cell durable surface and non-slip sea grass texture, while the bottom of the mat is open cell to provide the perfect amount of cushion. We are proud to say the Manduka’s eKO mat is manufactured without any toxic glues or foaming agents and is more durable than other rubber mats found in the marketplace.

The Manduka PRO Series is known as the Taj Mahal of yoga mats, the most sustainable mat on the market for 10+ years. Made of an eco-certified PVC material and manufactured emissions free, this mat is a durable eco-friendly choice. The surface texture is a fabric-like finish that is slip resistant even when wet from light perspiration. Manduka PRO mats are the thickest densest mats on the market, designed to provide extra cushion for comfort and joint support. Backed with a lifetime guarantee, the PRO Series is designed to last a lifetime or two.

In an effort to create very hygienic yoga mats, Manduka mats have a closed-cell surface. This means that your mat will not absorb any moisture- due to this unique feature, the mat will not absorb perspiration as other yoga mats on the market do. This allows Manduka’s mats to be hygienic and have a longer lifespan. An alternate yoga mat might absorb all perspiration that you experience during your practice; the drawback to this is that moisture will build up inside of the mat.

I know I need a new mat, how do I know which one is for me? top

Everyone deserves a soul mat! A yoga practice is personal, and so are the qualities of the perfect yoga mat. With the right mat beneath your feet, you will let go of any distractions and focus solely on your practice.

In order to meet the individual needs of our customers, each Manduka high performance yoga mat is designed with a unique set of features, and we’re confident that we have the one for you.

What is the difference between the eKO mat and other eco-friendly yoga mats on the market? top

eKO - Durability and Performance

Typical rubber eco-yoga mats are generally spongy, due to the process that natural tree rubber goes through to make mats and the foaming agents that are used. Because they are spongy, the durability of the mat is compromised. Also, most eco-yoga mats decompose fairly quickly and become either brittle or overly elastic, especially when exposed to humidity and/or sunlight.

In order to solve these problems, Manduka created the eKO mat with dual layers - each having unique material properties to provide superior durability and the ultimate combination of cushion and grip. The top layer, which is denser and more durable than typical rubber, is engineered as the top side of the mat to provide maximum performance and longevity. The bottom layer, which is less dense and more sponge-like, is engineered as the bottom side of the mat to provide comfort and a layer of cushion and give.

Also, unlike TPE and other petro-based chemical mats, the eKO mat does not have “memory” from being rolled up and will lay completely flat without the corners rolling.

eKO - the Next Generation of Eco-responsible Manufacturing

The eKO mat is made from 100% natural, non-Amazon forested tree rubber. Aside from durability and performance, what sets the eKO mat apart is the care taken during the manufacturing process. Unlike typical rubber eco-mats available today, the foaming agents used to create the eKO mat are non-toxic. This means no toxic chemicals have gone into the manufacturing process to make rubber “spongy” therefore when the eKO mat is disposed of and biodegrades, it will leave behind no toxic residue.

Is the eKO mat the same thickness as The Black Mat PRO? Is it the same density so it will feel indistinguishable, or is it different? top

Both the eKO mat and The Black Mat PRO have been designed and engineered by yoga teachers to provide the ultimate surface on which to practice yoga. However, due to the different properties of the materials from which they are made, only the PRO Series comes with a Lifetime Guarantee.

Today, there is still no mat on the market that can compare to The Black Mat PRO in terms of durability, comfort and performance. In terms of thickness, The Black Mat PRO is approximately 0.04 inches or 1 mm thicker than the eKO mat (5mm), although this can vary slightly from manufacturing runs. The Black Mat PRO, made from environmentally certified PVC*, has a uniform density throughout for comfort and firmness.

The eKO mat has been engineered to be the most durable natural rubber yoga mat available on the market today. The eKO mat was designed with two layers of different densities to simultaneously provide comfort and durability. . When compared to The Black Mat® PRO, the top layer of the eKO mat is firmer and the bottom layer is softer, hence, it has a different feel.

Ask for a sample swatch today so you can feel the difference for yourself!

How does the eKO mat differ from TPE and other petro-chemical based eco-yoga mats? top

TPE mats, which are petro-chemical based, tend to wear out quickly contributing inorganic materials to our nation’s landfills. Also, the glue that is used to bond the TPE surfaces is toxic and has an odor that doesn't dissipate. The eKO mat distinguishes itself in its durability, natural materials, and it is scent free after the initial break-in period.

Is the eKO mat available in different sizes and thicknesses? top

Yes, Manduka is proud to currently offer the eKO mat four distinct sizes:

  • eKO Mat - 26” x 71” [66 x 180 cm] size with 5mm thickness (MSRP: $76.00)
  • eKO Mat - 26” x 79” [66 x 200 cm] size with 5mm thickness (MSRP: $88.00)
  • eKO Mat - 26” x 85” [66 x 215 cm] size with 5mm thickness in the color “Moss” (MSRP: $94.00) *discontinued
  • eKO Lite™ Mat - 24” x 68” [61 x 173 cm] size with 3mm thickness (MSRP: $46.00)
  • eKO SuperLite™ Travel Mat - 24” x 68” [61 x 173 cm] with 1.5mm thickness (MSRP: $39.00)

The **eKO** mat 5mm is more durable and offers the most cushion. The **eKO Lite** mat is designed for the yogi-on-the go who wants to travel lightly. The **eKO SuperLite** Travel mat is designed for that yogi that wants to fold their mat and take it everywhere they go.

Does the eKO mat oxidize like other rubber mats on the market? top

Oxidation (or changes in color) is a natural byproduct of all natural products which are designed to decompose. By storing your eKO mat in a dry environment out of sunlight you can ensure a long life of use. To remove any film or discoloration on the surface of your mat caused by the oxidation process, use a light scrub with a solution of 50/50 organic cider vinegar and water, or Manduka’s Mat Restore (a vinegar based solution) followed by a rinse of clear water and an air dry. DO NOT PUT YOUR MAT IN A WASHING MACHINE! We have found that over time, the color changes that occur naturally both from practice and oxidation give each eKO mat its own individual personality.

I sweat a lot! Is the eKO mat for me? top

Due to the unique properties of the eKO mat’s surface texture, it provides slip resistance with light to medium perspiration. Of course if you are known to create puddles of sweat, than we also recommend our anti-slip eQua towel or eQua Hot towel, made from eco-friendly microfiber material.

Do your eKO mats smell? Other rubber yoga mats all seem to smell. top

Due to the properties of natural rubber, all rubber mats have a certain smell. However, Manduka’s eKO mat has been engineered so that the initial scent fades over time with use. The smell will dissipate within 2-3 weeks, or sooner if you leave your mat unrolled when storing. To speed up this process, you can also wipe the mat down with a solution of 50/50 organic cider vinegar and water or Manduka’s Mat Restore (a vinegar based solution). It is important to note that the smell is natural and not a result of off-gassing from toxic chemicals.

How do you clean the eKO mat? top

The eKO mat can be cleaned by wiping down the mat with an organic mat cleaning solution. We recommend simply using a diluted organic cider vinegar wash (50/50) or Manduka’s Mat Restore (a vinegar based solution). It is recommended that you DO NOT put the eKO mat in the washing machine as it will encourage the material to biodegrade. Do not leave the mat exposed to excessive amounts of sunlight.

Will the eKO mat last as long as The Black Mat PRO? Will it wear out if used on a carpet? top

The eKO mat has been designed to provide the ultimate in durability for a natural rubber mat. Its durability is superior to any other rubber mat on the market and it is biodegradable.

As a biodegradable mat, the eKO Mat will react to natural elements such as heat or moisture, just like any biodegradable material. We typically do not recommend using the eKO Mat regularly for a Hot Yoga practice, since the heat and moisture in the studio will contribute to a faster break down of the mat.There still is no other mat on the market that will provide as much durability and comfort as The Black Mat PRO.

Also, the eKO mat will not wear out more quickly if used on carpet. With proper care, including storing the mat away from sunlight and moisture, the eKO mat is built to last.

Is the eKO mat the same weight as The Black Mat PRO? top

Weighing in at 7.0 lbs (3.18kg), the eKO mat is about the same weight as the Black Mat PRO. The eKO mat is substantial-and worth the weight!- due to the dual layer design which provides maximum cushion and durability. For the yogi-on-the-go, we offer the 3.5 lbs (1.59kg) eKOLite mat and the even lighter, more portable travel option we have the eKO SuperLite weighing in at 2.0lbs (0.91kg) .

The eKO mat is heavy – why? top

The eKO mat weighs about 7.0 lbs (3.18kg), heavy compared to a typical yoga mat, and about the same weight as the Black Mat® PRO. The eKO mat is engineered to be durable and provide a high performance surface, like the best-selling Black Mat® PRO; this is what adds to the weight. Those on the mat state it’s “worth the weight”, as the dual layer developed for the eKO mat ensures maximum cushion and longevity. For customers who want a lighter option, we offer the 3.5 lbs (1.59kg) eKO Lite and the 2.0 lbs (0.91kg) eKO SuperLite.

If I have a Black Mat PRO, why would I purchase an eKO mat? top

One reason to purchase an eKO mat is to introduce some color into your practice. Available in a variety of shades and hues, the eKO mat provides options for the yogi who wants to accessorize his or her practice. If you have a Black Mat PRO, you may also consider purchasing an eKOLite 3mm or eKO SuperLite giving you the option to travel lightly when you are jetting across town or across the country, or around the world.

What about latex allergies with rubber mats? top

Through Manduka's manufacturing process, the eKO mat is 99% latex free, and safe to use for people with latex sensitivities. However, if you know you are sensitive to even traces of latex then we recommend you purchase from our PRO Series yoga mats.

eQua® Towel Collection

I have never used a towel during practice- what are the advantages of using one? top

The beauty of our eQua towels is that the fabric becomes slip-resistant when damp, allowing the towel to spread over any yoga mat to add traction to sweaty palms and feet. In a sense, a towel provides a barrier for sweat absorption. Before beginning practice, lightly mist both sides of the towel so as to ensure grip from start until finish.

What is the difference between the eQua towel and the eQua Hot Towel? top

The eQua Towel is made of a luxuriously soft microfiber material just like the eQua Hot Towel. The eQua Towel is designed for light to medium perspiration, while the eQua Hot Towel is designed for medium to heavy perspiration. The eQua Hot Towel, designed for ultimate sweat management, holds double the amount of moisture as the eQua Towel.

What type of yoga is the eQua Hot Towel recommended for? top

The eQua Hot towel is the most absorbent towel of its kind, holding twice the amount of moisture asthe eQua Towel. It is designed to be used in Hot Yoga and Bikram Yoga sessions.

What type of yoga is the eQua towel recommended for? top

The eQua Towel is designed for use in any type of yoga. It is great for light to medium perspiration. Slip-resistant, when moist, this super-soft microfiber towel provides extra grip for sweaty hands and feet.

Do the eQua Hot Towel and the eQua towel have a top and a bottom side? top

The eQua Hot Towel is designed for maximum sweat absorption. The ultra plush, double-knit microfiber is super soft on the skin and the same on both sides. The eQua Towel is a ‘towel for life’, designed for many different purposes. The versatile eQua doubles as a germ-free gym towel to absorb perspiration, as a meditation shawl so you can stay warm during cool sitting sessions, or as a highly absorbent travel or hiking towel which takes up a minimal amount of packing space. The eQua Towel does not have a top and bottom surface.

What is the eQua towel made of? top

The eQua Towel is made of a proprietary microfiber material that is ultra-luxurious to the touch. A suede-like texture on both sides, the microfiber fabric is comprised of 80% polyester and 20% nylon. The super absorbent, quick drying fabric is sheered and brushed for additional softness.

What are the dimensions of the eQua Towel? top

The eQua Towel comes is available in 3 sizes:

Hand: 16”x 26.5” [41 x 67 cm] Standard: 72” x 26.5” [67 x 183 cm] Long: 86” x 26.5” [67 x 218 cm]

The eQua Hot Towel is available in 2 sizes:

Hand: 16”x 26.5” [41 x 67 cm] Standard: 72” x 26.5” [67 x 183 cm]

Can I put my towel in the washing machine? Will it shrink if I dry my eQua towel? top

You are more than welcome to wash your eQua Towel in the washing machine on cold with like colors. We recommend wringing it out to reduce drying time. Hang to dry or tumble dry on low. When washing and drying the eQua towel, it is recommended not to use fabric softener as it will clog the pores of the fabric, effecting perspiration absorption. Please note that it is possible for shrinking to occur if washed in warm water and/or dried in heat.

MatWare® Collection

What is the MatWare Collection? top

Manduka MatWare is an ergonomically-inspired line of yoga mat carriers designed for the way you live and practice. Constructed of water-resistant, recycled polyester fabric and durable hardware, the MatWare Collection is sophisticated and exceptionally versatile.

Whether you travel from the office to the studio, traverse the globe in search of the perfect yoga setting, spend weekends practicing outdoors, or simply enjoy the freedom of biking to class, MatWare is the best way to transport and protect your yoga gear.

The MatWare Collection includes the Mat Sling and Mat Sleeve (available in both large and small sizes).

How do I insert my mat into my MatWare Mat Sling? top

The Mat Sling loops come pre-threaded when purchased. Open up the loop on either end of the sling to fit around the mat and slide over each end. Loops will automatically tighten around the mat when the Mat Sling and the mat are both lifted off the ground. If the loops become unthreaded, simply push either end of the nylon webbing through the round steel rings at each end of the sling in order to create an adjustable loop.

What size mats will the MatWare Mat Sling accommodate? top

The MatWare Mat Sling will accommodate most yoga mats, from the thinnest travel types to thicker, longer mats up to 6.25" [15 cm] in diameter. From the Manduka Black Mat PRO to the eKO Lite, the Mat Sling is the perfect accessory for any yoga mat.

How do I carry my MatWare Mat Sling? top

You can carry your sling one of three ways:

• Slung over your outside shoulder with the mat parallel with the ground

• Slung over your shoulder and across your body with the mat parallel with the ground

• Slung over your shoulder and across the body with the mat angled more perpendicular to the ground. This is ideal when riding a bike!

What is the MatWare Mat Sleeve made out of? top

The MatWare Mat Sleeve was designed with the earth in mind. It is made from 100% recycled poly fabric. This fabric is made from recovered plastic bottle (recycled PET) that are melted down and spun into polyester fiber thread that is then used to make the durable fabric of our bags.

Can I check my MatWare Mat Sleeve while I am flying? top

Of course! That is a great idea! The strap is detachable so simply un-hook the strap and the MatWare Mat Sleeve is ready to board the plane.

What fits in the MatWare Mat Sleeve? top

The MatWare Mat Sleeve is designed to hold just the right amount of items while still being convenient for travel.

Large Mat Sleeve: Black Mat PRO or eKO Mat; Wallet; Phone; Sunglasses; Keys; Manduka Canteen; eQua Towel (Standard).

Small Mat Sleeve: PROlite, eKO Lite Mat or eKO SuperLite Travel Mat; ID/Credit card; Phone; Sunglasses; Keys; Manduka Canteen; eQua Towel (Standard);

How do I put my mat in my MatWare Mat Sleeve? top

The MatWare Mat Sleeve has a convenient top load zipper. It is U-shaped for quick and easy access to a structured interior that will hold the Black Mat PRO or any other mat with ease.

How big is the MatWare Mat Sleeve? top

The MatWare Mat Sleeve comes in 2 sizes:

Size: Large (30” x 6.25” diameter) or (76.20cm x 15.88cm diameter) It is the perfect fit for the Black Mat PRO and eKO mat

Size: Small (27.5” x 5” diameter) or (69.85cm x 12.70cm diameter) It is the perfect fit for the PROlite, eKO Lite and SuperLite

Recycled Wool Blankets

What do you use Wool Blankets for? top

Wool blankets are commonly used for the practice of restorative yoga, prenatal and Iyengar types of yoga. They are very helpful to assist in a variety of yoga poses. They are great for any postures relating to meditation and rest as well as Savasana. The Wool Blanket is also great as a bolster substitute. The Wool Blanket can be placed underneath your knees or back during Savasana for added comfort.

What is the Recycled Wool Blanket made out of? top

The Recycled Wool Blanket fabric consists of 75% recycled wool and 25% synthetic material content. The synthetic content includes polyester, wool, and acrylic. The wool content is recycled material – textile wastes like woolen tailor cutting/hosiery cuttings/ wool – which we collect, convert into wool fiber, spin into a yarn, and weave the fabric that makes up the blanket.

I am worried about the Wool Blanket shedding and stretching. top

We have combed each Wool Blanket to prevent any shedding or pilling. The Wool Blanket is resistant to stretching, and, during your practice, its dense weave makes it more resistant to stretching. Another amazing feature of the Wool Blanket is the stitching on the edges of the Wool Blanket; this will prevent the Wool Blanket from fraying.

What is the size of the Wool Blanket and is it heavy? top

The Wool Blanket is 60”x82” (152.40cm x 208.28cm), the standard size for a blanket of its kind. The Wool Blanket weighs about 3.5lbs [1,5 kg] - just enough to provide you with a stable support while still being light enough to carry to class.

How do I care for my new Wool Blanket? top

If cared for properly the Wool Blanket can last close to a lifetime. We recommend dry cleaning the Wool Blanket. This will give the Wool Blanket the best care and allow for a prolonged lifespan. If you are going to wash the Wool Blanket we suggest hand washing or washing in a delicate cycle using mild detergents. Do not put it in the dryer; always hang dry on a line. You may also iron the Wool Blanket!

airCORE™ Bolsters

How is the Manduka Bolster different from other yoga bolsters? top

Manduka's bolster is made from a proprietary airCORE technology, which effectively reduces weight by 30%. It also increases durability and prolongs the original shape of the bolster throughout its lifespan.

Manduka utilizes a wrap-around, reversible zipper, which enables easy removal and re-fitting of the cover for washing.

The cover of Manduka's bolster is made from a soft, durable micro-fiber fabric that wicks and disperses moisture.

What is airCORE technology? top

airCORE technology is a proprietary construction that creates a void in the center of the bolster. This void is comprised of durable air-filled pockets featuring 25% post consumer recycled plastic content.

The airCORE technology helps maintain bolster shape throughout its use and also withstands body weight.

The airCORE is wrapped with cotton batting giving the bolster a softer feel and traditional performance.

What are the dimensions and weights of your bolster? top

Manduka's Round bolster is 29" [66 cm] long (about 1" longer than most other bolsters). It has a 9" [23cm] diameter and weighs approximately 4.5 pounds [2,0 kg]

Manduka’s Rectangular bolster is 25” [64 cm] long, with a height of 5.5” [15cm], and width of 13” [33cm]. The bolster weighs about 3.9 pounds [1,8 kg].

Manduka’s Lean bolster is 26” [66 cm] long, with a height of 3” [7 cm], and width of 7” [17 cm]. The bolster weighs about 2.1 pounds [1 kg].

How do I care for my bolster? top

Remove cover from bolster before washing. Machine wash cold, preferably with powdered detergent. Hang drying is preferred or tumble dry on low. Important! When re-covering bolster, please make sure the seam of the inner bag lines up identically with the zipper so that the bolster's shape is cylindrical with minimal twisting.

What do I use a bolster for? top

Bolsters are designed for the practice of Restorative, Pre-Natal, and Iyengar yoga. However, a bolster may also be used to assist in a variety of different poses and styles.

The bolster is very helpful for postures relating to meditation and rest.

For added comfort a bolster can be used underneath knees and back during such poses as Savasana.

Using a bolster can be a comfortable way to open the chest and help one focus on their breathing.

Mat Wash

Which cleaner do I use for my mat? top

Manduka's Restore Line is specially developed for natural rubber yoga mats, which includes our eKO series. It is formulated from a vinegar base which helps restore the original state of the natural rubber.

Manduka's Renew Line is a great all-purpose yoga mat cleaner that works best on our PRO Series and also works great on other brands of yoga mats made from PER, TPE and PVC. The Renew Line can also be used on natural rubber style yoga mats.

What Ingredients are in your mat washes? top

Restore Line:
White vinegar, certified organic essential oils, phosphate free chelating agent (aids in cleaning), and a vegetable oil-based surfactant that promotes better penetration by the mat wash solution to clean dirt.

Renew Line:
Water, certified organic essential oils, phosphate free chelating agent (aids in cleaning), and a vegetable oil-based surfactant that promotes better penetration by the mat wash solution to clean dirt.

What scents do the mat washes come in? What essential oils are contained within each scent? top

Restore Line:
Revitalizing Pine - A blend of Gingergrass, Silver Fir and Lavender essential oils

Invigorating Lemongrass & Sage - Contains Lemongrass and Sage essential oils

Renew Line:
Soothing Citrus - A blend of Bergamot, Frankincense, and Patchouli essential oils

Energizing Gingergrass - A blend of Geranium Rose, Clary Sage, and Gingergrass essential oils

Tranquil Lavender - Contains Lavender essential oil

How do I use my mat wash? top

There are 2 different ways we recommend cleaning your mat, which vary based on individual usage.

Everyday cleaning: Spray approximately 20 pumps directly onto mat. Wipe down mat with a damp cloth. Air dry before rolling and using.

Deep Cleaning: Spray approximately 55 pumps directly onto mat and let soak for 3-5 minutes. Use a damp cloth and scrub the surface to remove dirt and stains. Wipe mat down with a clean cloth. Air dry before rolling and using.

How many cleanings should I expect from the different sizes of mat wash? top

Daily Cleaning: 2oz [6 cl] - 4 cleanings; 8oz [24 cl] - 16 cleanings; 32oz [95 cl] - 64 cleanings;

Deep Cleaning: 2oz [6 cl] - 2 cleanings; 8oz [24 cl] - 8 cleanings; 32oz [95 cl] - 32 cleanings;

Why is a vinegar liquid base better than a water base for natural rubber mats? top

Natural rubber yoga mats break down and oxidize over time and usage. This happens with any natural rubber yoga mat on the market. Vinegar penetrates the porous nature of rubber and restores moisture to the mat while prolonging its lifespan.

What are the yoga mat wash bottles made from? top

Our bottles are made from PETR which contains 25% post-consumer recycled plastic. The bottles also are recyclable once they have been used.

Stainless Steel Water Bottles

What are your Stainless Steel Water Bottles made of? top

The Stainless Steel Water Bottles are made of a 100% BPA free stainless steel. They do not include any inner linings or plastics. They are 100% recyclable.

Do your bottles or caps contain Bisphenol A (BPA)? top

Stainless steel naturally contains no BPA, which is one reason it is a superior material. As for the plastic tops we use only BPA free Polypropylene #5 plastic. Our Stainless Steel Water Bottle and caps are all 100% BPA free.

How do I clean and care for my Stainless Steel Water Bottles? top

For day to day cleaning, a simple rinse with warm soapy water followed by air drying with the cap off works great. Although they are dishwasher safe we recommend that you hand wash your Stainless Steel Water Bottle with a nonabrasive pad or brush for a safer and better cleaning. If an even deeper cleaning is desired you can rinse your bottle with a baking soda or vinegar solution.

What liquids can I carry in the Stainless Steel Water Bottle? top

You may carry any cold to warm liquids including juice, soda, milk or alcohol. Our Stainless Steel Water Bottle is designed to withstand deterioration caused by acids in citrus juices or soda drinks. Stainless steel is a great conductor of heat. However, we don't advise that you pour hot liquids into your canteen. Just fill up with your beverage of choice and you're good to go!

Can I put my Stainless Steel Water Bottle in the freezer? top

To ensure that your Stainless Steel Water Bottle doesn't spring a leak, you shouldn't place your canteen in the freezer with water in it. The expansion of the water as it turns to ice could compromise the integrity of the seams that hold the bottle together!

How is a stainless steel bottle different from an aluminum bottle? top

Aluminum is known to leach various chemicals which are bad for your health. To counter leaching, many aluminum bottle companies will line the inside of their bottles with an epoxy, ceramic, plastic, or other unknown coating. These coatings have been known to leach or crack over the life of the bottle. We feel it’s safest to know exactly what is coming into contact with your water. This is why safe, nonleaching, and durable 304 grade stainless steel is used.

What do I do if my bottle has a rust spot? top

No problem! Stainless steel is highly rust and corrosion resistant, however it’s not 100% rust proof. Sometimes the shiny chromium surface of stainless steel can get scratched and rust spots can occur. Also, iron particles can find their way onto the surface of the steel and rust.

The best way to prevent your bottle from showing rust spots is simple: keep it clean! Regularly rinse and wash your bottle using a non-abrasive cleaner and pad. Remember, the chromium surface can scratch, so no steel wool or SOS pads when cleaning your bottle.

What is the black mat on the bottom of my bottle made of? top

One attribute people love about our bottles are the soft non-slip black mats on the bottom of our bottles. The material we use is a safe non-toxic EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate). EVA is a common material that is recyclable and used in many things including baby teething toys.

Meditation Cushion & Travel Meditation Cushion

How do I clean the Meditation Cushion & Travel Meditation Cushion? top

Outer Cover: Machine wash on cold with like colors. Tumble dry on low recommended. Do not use dryer sheets or scented detergents.

Inner Cover:
• Inner cover can be washed & dried but remove all buckwheat hulls before washing/drying.
• Do not get filled inner cushion wet as it will cause damage to buckwheat hulls.

DO NOT get the cushion wet as buckwheat hulls will no longer function properly after being soaked with water. If buckwheat hulls do get wet & become damaged, they can be replaced with new hulls. Buckwheat hulls can be purchased from your local grocer.

What makes the Meditation Cushion & Travel Meditation Cushion eco-friendly products? top

Outer Cover:
• Cocona technology utilizes recycled coconut shells that would have otherwise gone to landfills. Through a patented process, the coconut shells are converted into activated carbon particles which are then infused into the microfiber. The active carbon renews itself when washed and the benefits will endure or improve over the lifetime of the cover.

Inner Cover:
• Cotton batting is a natural material.
• Organic buckwheat hulls are a sustainable product because the hulls (aka the husks) are utilized after the harvesting of the buckwheat fruit that grows inside. These husks would otherwise go to waste

I am allergic to wheat; are the Meditation Cushion & Travel Meditation Cushion safe for me to use? top

Buckwheat hulls are the husks of a fruit product, and therefore are not a grain or a wheat-related product. People with wheat allergies should not have a problem using this product.

*There less than 5% chance that someone would be allergic to the proteins in buckwheat hull flour.

Can I purchase just the Outer Cover, or just the Inner Cover? top

As it turns out, these items are not sold separately.

Can I exchange my Meditation Cushion or Travel Meditation Cushion for a new one if the Outer or Inner Cover ruptures? top

We are happy to assist our customers in every way that we can! Both the Outer & Inner Covers are very durable; in the event that a rupture occurs, please contact us within 30 days of the purchase date to exchange/return the Cushion. As it turns out, no exchanges/returns are allowed after 30 days of the purchase date. Cushions that have been exposed to water are not eligible for return/exchange.

Please feel free to visit our Returns & Exchanges page for further details.

Manduka eGift Card

I purchased an eGift Card and see that thy are no longer available for purchase. Can I still use my eGift Card code on your website towards my next purchase? top

YES! eGift Card codes do not expire.

What is a Manduka eGift card? top

It's the perfect gift for everyone on your list (as well as the simplest). It's a quick and easy way to send a gift. You choose the amount and we send it to you via email- this is a virtual eGift Card.

You get to email it to your friend of choice, and they choose how to spend it online.

I submitted my order but have not received my Manduka eGift Card code! top

Manduka eGift Card codes are sent via email about 24-48 hours after purchase.

How can I see a list of all of the Gift Card codes that have been purchased under my customer account? top

Under my account, navigate to Gift Cards.

Please be sure to save all email confirmations received and for further assistance, please feel free to contact a member of our Customer Care Team at info@manduka.com.

I am trying to purchase a Manduka eGift Card and other items as well, but my coupon code cannot be applied to the Manduka eGift Card. top

As it turns out, coupon codes are not applicable towards the purchase of a Manduka eGift Card. The coupon code that you are using will discount all other items in your cart.

How can I redeem my Manduka eGift card? top

Manduka eGift Cards can be used at Manduka.com, or on phone orders. So shop around, select the item you're interested in and use your Manduka eGift Card to pay for it. It's so easy. When purchasing online, the eGift Card code can be entered during checkout, in the Gift Card Code field.

My friend sent a Manduka eGift Card to me... how do I use it? top

In order to use a Manduka eGift Card code, you may either enter the code in the Gift Card Code field at checkout or register it first on manduka.com by:

  1. 1. Logging into your account here.
  2. 2. Click on my account at the top of the page.
  3. 3. Click on Gift Cards on the left side of the page, under Account Information.
  4. 4. Select the register gift card button; on the next page, enter the gift card code

Can I apply half of my Manduka eGift Card on a purchase, and save the rest for later? top

As it turns out, any balance on a Manduka eGift Card will be auto-applied to your order. If there is a remaining balance on the Manduka eGift Card (because your order total was less than the balance on your eGift Card), you may save it for another day!

What amounts are available for purchase? top

Manduka eGift Cards are currently available in 4 amounts:

  • 25.00
  • 50.00
  • 75.00
  • 100.00

Where can a Manduka eGift Card be used? top

Manduka eGift Cards can be used exclusively at Manduka.com US. As it turns out, Manduka eGift Cards are not currently available for Manduka EU.

Can I add more money to my Manduka eGift Card? top

As it turns out, additional money cannot be added to the Manduka eGift card.

I would like to return an order and I used my Manduka eGift Card in that order; will my gift card again have a balance? top

As it turns out, once a Manduka eGift Card has been used, it is no longer active. While the original balance cannot be put back onto your eGift Card, we are happy to offer a credit to your customer account. Simply call Manduka in order to apply this credit on any future orders.

Customer Service is happy to assist you: 1-877-MANDUKA (626-3852) or outside of the US 310-426-1495. Manduka is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm PT.

Are there shipping charges on Manduka eGift Cards? top

There are no shipping costs when purchasing 1, 2 or 3 Manduka eGift Cards. eGift Cards are sent via email and are eco-friendly! If there are other products in your order, then shipping fees will apply if your order does not qualify for free shipping. The cost of an eGift Card does not apply towards any free shipping offer.

Do you offer Corporate Manduka eGift Cards? top

At this time, corporate eGift Cards are unavailable.

Can I check my Manduka eGift Card balance? top

If you are the yogi who purchased the Manduka eGift Card, you may check the balance by:

  1. 1. Logging into their account here.
  2. 2. Click on my account at the top of the page.
  3. 3. Click on Gift Cards on the left side of the page, under Account Information.
  4. 4. Enter the eGift Card number

If you have been given the Manduka eGift Card as a gift, you may check the balance by:

  1. 1. Logging into your account here.
  2. 2. Click on my account at the top of the page.
  3. 3. Click on Gift Cards on the left side of the page, under Account Information.
  4. 4. Select the register gift card button, and then enter the gift card code

What is “gift cards that give back” all about? top

In the spirit of giving, 10% of a Gift Card purchase goes towards Off the Mat, into the World (OTM), a non-profit focused on Yoga & Activism www.offthematintotheworld.org

OTM helps individuals take the path of yoga “off the mat and into the world,” expanding the sphere of change outward to local and global communities. OTM focuses on three core areas of development:

TRAINING Guides people to discover their purpose through leadership training and Yoga in Action Groups so they can take action in the world in an engaged and intentional way.

COMMUNITY Cultivates community and encourages collaboration by building a network of OTM leaders around the globe.

ACTION Initiates local and international service projects and trips known as Seva Challenges. These experiences offer the chance to contribute to the wellbeing of others while transforming participants’ lives.

What are the Terms & Conditions for a Manduka eGift Card? top

Coupons and discounts cannot be applied to Manduka eGift Card purchases. If other merchandise is included in your order, the coupon will only apply only to those items.

Sales tax will not be applied to Manduka eGift Card purchases. If other merchandise is included in your order and you are shipping within California, tax will apply only to those items.

Manduka will not be responsible for lost or stolen Manduka eGift Cards.

Manduka eGift Cards are non-refundable and cannot be transferred, returned, exchanged or resold and cannot be redeemed for cash. Redeemable only online at Manduka.com US.

Manduka Rewards

Are there Manduka Rewards currently available for me to earn or use? top

Manudka Rewards are active for use towards any purchase of $75 or more through December 31st 11:59PM. They do expire beginning January 1st, 2014.

As it turns out, the period to earn Manduka Rewards has come and gone, but do check back! They may make a return sometime in 2014!

Do Manduka Rewards accumulate with each purchase? top

As it turns out, Manduka Rewards do not accumulate with each purchase that is made. The period to earn Manduka Rewards has come and gone, but do check back! They may make a return sometime in 2014!

What are Manduka Rewards? top

Manduka Rewards are our way of saying thank you for inviting Manduka to be a part of your practice. Think of them as a special gift that can be redeemed to get the latest Manduka Gear from manduka.com.You can use your Manduka Rewards for you, your friends, or your family!

Manduka Rewards are valid towards any purchase of $75.00 or more on Manduka.com US. Your order subtotal must be at least $75.00 in order for them to apply.

Manduka Rewards are subject to change at any time.

How can I earn more Manduka Rewards? top

We’d love if you referred a friend to Manduka: click here! First, your referred friend must create a user account on manduka.com. After that friend places their first order & it is shipped, YOU will receive $15 in Manduka Rewards. The more friends you refer, the more chances there are to earn!

Do my Manduka Rewards Expire? top

Manduka Rewards will be active until 12/31/2013 11:59 PM Pacific Time and will no longer be available for use in 2014.

Manduka Rewards will automatically appear in the shopping cart for orders of $75+.

Can I apply my Manduka Rewards to a past order? top

As it turns out, Manduka Rewards may only be applied to any order placed between the time that you earn them (Rewards are earned when you create an account any time between 8/19/2013 and 9/30/2013, or between 10/22/2013 and 11/6/2013) and the time that they expire (12/31/2013).

Can I use my Manduka Rewards in conjunction with other discounts/promotions? top

You most certainly can! As long as your order total is $75.00 or more, your Manduka Rewards will automatically apply on top of any other promotion codes. The only catch is that Manduka Rewards don’t apply towards sales tax and shipping charges. Rewards do not apply towards the purchase of Manduka eGift Cards.

Do I need to enter a code during checkout in order to have my Manduka Rewards applied to my order? top

No code is needed! If your order subtotal is $75.00 or more, then your Manduka Rewards will automatically be applied.

Can I share my Manduka Rewards with a friend or redeem them for cash? top

As it turns out, Manduka Rewards cannot be replaced, shared, returned or redeemed for cash.

I sent emails to my friends but I have not received any additional Manduka Rewards! top

If you created an account between 8/19/2013 and 9/30/2013, or between 10/22/2013 and 11/6/2013, you have earned $15 Manduka Rewards! Congrats!

Sharing your link with your friends will earn THEM $15 in Manduka Rewards when they create an account. As it turns out, no additional Manduka Rewards will be applied to your account until after that friend places their first order on manduka.com, and it is shipped.

I’m a yoga studio owner, can I use Manduka Rewards on wholesale orders? top

We love you a lot, but you are unable to use Manduka Rewards on wholesale orders.

Not yet a member of the Manduka Wholesale family? Register on line here.

Can I use my Manduka Rewards somewhere other than Manduka.com? top

Our Manduka Rewards are only redeemable when you purchase from our online store at manduka.com US.

Where can I see how many Manduka Rewards I have? top

You can view your Manduka Rewards by:

1. Logging into your account here.

2. Click on my account at the top of the page.

3. Click on Manduka Rewards on the left side of the page, under Account Information.

Can I see any legal terms about Manduka Rewards? top

Of course! Click here to view the Terms & Conditions.

What happens when I return an item from my order, and Manduka Rewards were used? top

You will be refunded for the amount paid after all discounts have been applied. Once returned, Manduka Rewards cannot be applied to an exchange, or a new order.

As it turns out, Manduka Rewards cannot be replaced, returned or redeemed for cash.

Help! I have a question about Manduka Rewards and the answer cannot be found in the FAQ's! top

We would love to personally assist you! Please feel free to contact a member of our Customer Care Team. Our Office is open Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:30PM (Pacific Time).

Mat Recycling Kit

What was a mat Recycling Kit? top

With a desire to green our world through yoga mat recycling, Recycle Your Mat was keeping yoga mats out of the landfill by putting mats in a new product lifecycle. As it turns out, Recycle Your Mat has ceased its work.

How can i purchase a Mat Recycling Kit? top

As it turns out, purchasing a Mat Recycling Kit from Manduka.com is no longer offered.

If you have already purchased a Mat Recycling Kit from Manduka.com, you may contact Manduka Customer Care via email at info@manduka.com with any questions that you may have.

But I really want to purchase a Mat Recycling Kit! top

Mat Recycling Kits are no longer available on Manduka.com. However, we still encourage you to recycle your old mat! You can email info@manduka.com with any inquiries.

Footwear

What size should I buy? top

Manduka’s LiveOn Onward Sandals are available in whole sizes from 5-11 for Women’s and 7-13 for Men’s. Our best recommendation is to size down! Feel free to call 1.877.MANDUKA for further assistance.

For International size conversion, see chart below:

Can I return my LiveOn Onward Sandals? top

As it turns out, Manduka does not accept returns or exchanges on footwear that is out of its original packaging. If the sandals have been worn a refund cannot be issued. Click here for the full return policy on apparel and footwear.

How do I recycle my LiveOn Onward Sandals? top

After a long life of practicing, you can return your LiveON product to our partners at PLUSfoam®. Your LiveON product will be reformed into a brand new LiveON product! To recycle, visit www.PLUSfoam.com/reclaim and select the Manduka LiveON product you wish to recycle.

How do I clean my LiveOn Onward Sandals? top

Wipe clean with a damp cloth or dampen the cloth with an organic household cleaner such as a 50/50 organic apple cider vinegar & water solution. Do not soak or submerge your LiveOn Onward Sandals.