Why not? As an experienced yoga practitioner and personal trainer, I always knew there was something lacking with the traditional rectangular yoga mats. I had to reposition myself many times during my practice to suit my mat which I found quite restrictive, limiting & often frustrating. A round yoga mat allows me to move in all directions without any body parts coming off the mat. Allowing me to feel a greater sense of freedom and space with my daily practice.
Mandala (Sanskrit word for "Circle") are known to create feelings of tranquility, contentment, inner peace & calm. Our designs have a centre point which can assist with alignment, a place to be feel grounded and find your centre consciousness. Mandalas "speak" to you in a very personal way, so we have designed 4 different, unique styles.
The concept has been in development for over a year with both visual and material elements continuously evolving. It started with hand drawing the four different mandala designs. Each design needed to ‘speak to’ and inspire the user.
Each design has a name and meaning that comes from our most cherished people... Our family x
"Aaliyah" ~ Inspired by Nature - the Aaliyah depicts the earth and ocean, the night sky and the brightness of day. Its curved sweeping lines create a feeling of peacefulness, gentleness and movement. This mat has been named after Elle’s daughter Aaliyah.
"Azza" ~ Named after Amys brother Aaron (aka Azza) dynamic and powerful - This design commands an inner strength, a fearlessness, a sense of direction represented in its compass design. Its bearing points are clear and significant, specifically designed for accurate technique and endurance poses.
"Ellamy" ~ This Yin Yang design represents the harmony and balance that is found in the contrary - male and female, sun and moon, movement and stillness. The design is bold and striking, whilst still being intricate and unique. Named after Elle and Amy, founders of Camel Rock and best friends of 20 years!
"Indiya" ~ A traditional indian themed mandala. This mat evolves from the central lotus flower. Inspired by the country of India and its beautiful people. Its shapes are strong, yet soft, complex , yet pure. The OM on the outer rim is a significant symbol in meditation. Named after Amys daughter Indiya.
Round microfibre workout towel: 60cm teal and white microfibre towel with zip pocket for your essentials.
'Mala' beaded necklace with Indiya mandala charm. Created locally in Bermagui, NSW.
Yoga Bag: An original design bag made from bamboo material to carry the 180cm 'Original Manda' mat. Please note, the bag will be completely black without the blue as shown in picture below.
Manda Original Mat: 180cm diameter round TPE with PU top coating. FOUR black with white printed mandala designs.
- 180cm (6ft) Diameter
- 4mm thickness
- Large size to fit all body parts on the mat
- Digitally printed ~ 4 Hand drawn mandala designs
- Eco Friendly
- PVC Free
- Polyurethane top coating allows for a strong grip in sweaty or hot yoga conditions
- TPE provides perfect cushioning & support
What is TPE? TPE Yoga mat is made of Thermal Plastic Elastomer (TPE), a newly developed material that is hypoallergenic, 100% PVC free and contains no latex, rubber or toxins. Top quality, excellent cushioning, high elasticity and resilience.
What can the mat be used for? The mat is perfect for a variety of uses as well as fitness enthusiasts including yogis, personal trainers, pilates, yoga and fitness retreats, baby play mat, picnic mat…. meditation
How can I clean my mat? Simply spray with warm soapy water and wipe clean.
How do I care for my mat? Due to the intricacy of the design the Manda Mat must not be folded as it may crease. Best storage practice - either laid flat or rolled in the Manda Mat bag.
What does the original Manda mat weigh? 4kg including packaging.
What are the dimensions for the Manda Mat? 180cm diameter. 6ft.
Can I get free shipping? Yes, it is free shipping to our Australian supporters.
International shipping? We can post anywhere in the world for an additional postage charge. If your country is not listed please let us know and we will add it.
Where is Bermagui? Bermagui is a small fishing village/ town on the sapphire coast, south of New South Wales. 5 hours south of Sydney. 3 hours east of Canberra and 7 hours north of Melbourne. A must see town that you will absolutely love.
What are the Holiday package terms and conditions? 5 nights Accommodation at the Seaview Beach Houses, 'Cottage' in Bermagui. Excludes; Xmas & Easter School Holidays. (Holiday package expires 1st Dec 2017). Cottage sleeps up to 8 people. 2 Manda mats included, extra mats can be purchased at $179 each. *Bookings T&C apply.
Risks and challenges
The biggest potential risks or challenges for Camel Rock will be quality control & shipping.
1. Quality Control:
Elle and I will arrange to be at the manufacturers location during the first production run to ensure quality is of a high standard & possible mistakes picked up early.
We will do our absolute best to ensure our products are in our customers hands by the end of October, however we do know that unexpected delays can happen especially when importing goods from overseas. Depending on how many mats are backed, this could have an effect on the manufacturing time and therefore a delay in shipping time to our customers homes. We will ensure that our communication is paramount & completely transparent with our backers at all times.
*Australian domestic shipping will be AUTHORISED TO LEAVE (ATL) if you're not home at the time of delivery.
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