Yoga Mat Giveaway

Tomuno is an eco-friendly yoga mat company and a Boston-based small business.

The mats are sold in places like Sports Club LA and leading yoga studios around the country.

Tomunu mats are natural mats. The rubber is harvested from actual rubber trees, rather than typical yoga mats which are plastic. Switching to a mat like this is an eco-friendly and green choice.

Note: Because these are natural rubber mats, they are designed for unheated yoga
yoga and are not recommended for hot yoga or Bikram-style yoga.

The natural rubber also provides fabulous grip so if you’re prone to slipping and sliding on your mat, you may want to look into Tomuno.

I love the extra cushioning in these mats. Extra thick at 5mm, which my joints appreciate. I practice ashtanga yoga and more power-based and vigorous yoga and over time, a little extra cushioning goes a long way to help stay injury-free.

More about my yoga practice, yoga journey, recommendations for yoga classes, apparel and clothing, mats, books, DVDs, podcasts and much more, please check out this very comprehensive post:

Yoga FAQ’s

Also, I have many more posts linked in my Yoga Section, covering everything from my 500 Hour Teacher Training to Moon Days to Yoga DVD & Clothing Review posts and more.

Nutshell: I got my yoga teacher training credential at the RYT-200 hour level in 2001, I’m not currently teaching. I have a current daily personal practice at home; I don’t follow DVDs or podcasts, but rather I do what comes to me and what my body asks for that day. I practice ashtanga or power-based yoga and practice for about 20 minutes per day. I normally practice on a Manduka mat and have had the same Manduka Black Mat Pro for nearly a decade and have hauled it around the world with me and it still looks brand new, tens of thousands of practice hours and sweat droplets later. I will be anxious to see how the Tomuno mat stands the test of time.

If you’d like to enter to win a Tomuno yoga mat, comment below to enter.

1. Tell me what kind of yoga mat you have now.


What kind of yoga do you practice, how long have you been practicing, where do you practice, why do you practice, or a couple details about your yoga practice.

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow LV&Y and and then tweet the following:

“I love yoga and I entered to win a Free Yoga Mat in the @LoveVeggiesYoga @Tomuno Giveaway”

3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each:

Facebook Like Love Veggies & Yoga

Twitter Follow Tomuno

Pinterest Follow Me & Re-Pin Something of Mine

Instagram Follow Me

Stumble Follow LV&Y & Stumble This

or post this Giveaway on your blog

Contest ends Monday, March 5, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly.

Open to Continental U.S. Residents only.


267 Responses to “Yoga Mat Giveaway”

  1. Shelley — March 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm (#

    I have a purple Gaiam mat would love a new one.

  2. jackie — March 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm (#

    I have a thin, blue mat I think I purchased at Ulta (?) a few years ago; I don’t know the name of the company that made it. It’s OK, but a thinker one would be grand!

  3. Shelley — March 2, 2012 at 9:11 pm (#

    I Facebook liked love veggies and yoga

  4. jackie — March 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm (#

    oops…I mean thicker

  5. Betsy — March 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm (#

    Lululemon mat

  6. Shelley — March 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm (#

    I followed on twitter

  7. Betsy — March 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm (#

    I “like” on FB

  8. liz — March 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm (#

    I love yoga in my bedroom from!

  9. Betsy — March 2, 2012 at 9:19 pm (#

    I am following you on Pinterest, wow, so many things out there, love them all!!

  10. Holly — March 2, 2012 at 10:35 pm (#

    I have a couple of old, generic mats from Target, so I would love to have a new one, especially one that’s eco-friendly.

  11. melissa b — March 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm (#

    i facebook like you!

  12. melissa b — March 2, 2012 at 11:12 pm (#

    this giveaway is great timing because i am a beginner and have borrowed a mat from a family member!

  13. Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles — March 2, 2012 at 11:27 pm (#

    I have a pretty basic Gaiam yoga mat right now. I am coming to find my joints are getting more and more sensitive over time, and I should probably be using a mat with more cushioning!

  14. Kristen — March 2, 2012 at 11:30 pm (#

    I practice power yoga at my university. I’m so lucky to have such an amazing teacher that actually teaches at a local studio, Inner Vission Yoga. I practice yoga because it is the only time I truely can escape everything at just be in the present. That hour and fifteen minutes allows me to escape the real world and my own thoughts, even more than running does. Unfortunately I am a college student and am on a student budget so I have a very cheap mat. I would love to win this mat!!! :)

  15. catherine c — March 3, 2012 at 12:37 am (#

    i don’t think my yoga mat has a brand name..i bought it a few years ago at target

  16. Lisa — March 3, 2012 at 3:36 am (#

    I have an old Nike yoga mat. Prob time for an upgrade :)

  17. Lisa — March 3, 2012 at 3:39 am (#

    I tweeted

  18. Lisa — March 3, 2012 at 3:40 am (#

    I am following you on instagram

  19. Lisa — March 3, 2012 at 3:46 am (#

    I’m following you on Pinterest :)

  20. Lisa — March 3, 2012 at 3:47 am (#

    I FB liked you!!!

  21. Carolyn — March 3, 2012 at 5:50 am (#

    I have an old purple mat from Target. My kids I ha love to use and it and do their own “oga”. I have been practicing off and on for about 10 years but have been doing hot yoga 1-2x a week since the beginning of the year and love how it makes me feel!!! Love following your posts!

  22. Amanda — March 3, 2012 at 5:55 am (#

    I currently have a vera bradley yoga mat, i bought it cause it was cute but it totally sucks! slippery and already flaking:(

  23. Shani — March 3, 2012 at 6:09 am (#

    I mostly practice vinyasa. Have been doing it for 3 or so years. Am moving soon and excited to find a new studio.

  24. Kim — March 3, 2012 at 6:32 am (#

    Right now I have a crappy mat I found on sale at TJ Maxx- my hands always slip in down dog!!! My current yoga practice is prenatal and I’d love a great mat!!!

  25. Ellen — March 3, 2012 at 6:38 am (#

    I have I Gaiam mat. Time for an upgrade!

  26. Lea — March 3, 2012 at 6:38 am (#

    This yoga mat looks awesome! I’m currently using a yoga mat I bought for $7 at walmart and while I’ve definitely gotten my $7 worth out of it, it’s seen much much better days!

  27. Pilar — March 3, 2012 at 6:53 am (#

    Right now I have no mat, cause I’m oo broke to buy one. But that doesn’t stop me! I try to practice daily in my house (but I tend to slip on the carpet in down dog) but slippery yoga is better than no yoga!

  28. M. R. — March 3, 2012 at 7:29 am (#

    we’ll i don’t have a yoga mat, so i need to win this one! usually my carpeted floors are where i’ll exercise on with a yoga/pilates video.

  29. Erin — March 3, 2012 at 7:35 am (#

    right now i have the thin manduka mat. usually when i practice at home i put an old gaiam mat underneath it because i like extra cushioning for my knees and wrists. a more cushion-y mat would be great-but i really like my thin manduka, especially since i practice on carpet a lot at the studio.
    i began practicing yoga about 3.5 years ago, at first bikram then power yoga. i started going to a master teacher’s hatha class and ever since then i have preferred the deeper, slower and more heart-opening hatha style. i moved to nyc 2 years ago and ever since have been a regular student at the Dharma Yoga center in nyc. I’ve seen that you also have followed Dharma’s practice, so you probably know that it is physically demanding, but fosters that effortless meditative grace that makes you stronger than the faster paced cardio types. i still love a good power flow though, and try to make it to strala yoga in nyc at least a couple times a month.
    love the blog!

  30. Laura — March 3, 2012 at 7:48 am (#

    I am just starting to practice yoga, and don’t have a proper mat yet. A fabulous one would be a dream!

  31. Neena — March 3, 2012 at 8:27 am (#

    I have a crappy mat from Target and would love to win a new mat! It’s not in my budget right now to replace my existing one with a really good quality mat.

  32. Elizabeth — March 3, 2012 at 9:08 am (#

    I began my yoga practice approximately five years ago, with the love and support a local organization called “Yoga for the People.” (YFP) As taken from their website, YFP works with health and human service providers and yoga teachers to create sustainable yoga programs for communities in need. Volunteer teachers came to the affordable housing facility to which I had been assigned a two-year, volunteer commitment, and provided free yoga to the low-income, single parent families we were serving (due to the nature of my program, I was living at the same income level as those I was serving). When you are living below the poverty level, things like yoga always seemed beyond attainable–and pricey corporate studios contributed to the perpetuation of yoga being a luxury of the middle or upper classes.

    YFP broke this stigma of yoga, and returned to the philosophy of what yoga is really about. They provided mats and props to all of the students, and my regular attendance and desire to go deeper in my practice allowed me to keep the blue mat they freshly cut from a large roll of yoga mats. I had never seen mats in this form–straight off a tube, like blue paper towels to absorb the intentions of aspiring yoginis! And for the past five years, this has been my mat.

    This blue, paper-towel mat, even took me through yoga teacher training this past fall. I studied through Axis yoga, Denver’s premier donation-based yoga teacher training program. The philosophy of Axis was the same as the philosophy of YFP–that yoga should be accessible to anyone. Now that I am certified to teach–primarily Ashtanga yoga, although my heart draws me personally to karma and bhakti yoga–I spend my time providing free lessons to students, friends, and others who could never afford the $15 dollar drop in rate at a gym. I practice with my students wherever I am requested to go–in the beautiful outdoor parks of Denver (weather permitting), in my tiny apartment, in the nooks and crannies of the library at school.

  33. Sarah — March 3, 2012 at 9:16 am (#

    I have no clue what kind of yoga mat I use. Perhaps I could get away with calling it the old, slippery kind that provides no support? LOL I usually just switch to the floor if it’s a long yoga session. I’ve been meaning to buy a new mat, but the online reviews are so mixed, I just can’t decide!

  34. Lacey — March 3, 2012 at 9:19 am (#

    One of my favorite sites is Love Veggies and Yoga. I have emails sent to me from this site. I love Yoga and Pilates. I take classes at the gym and use their equipment (mat). I would so like to have my own. This economy. Ewwwww…..

  35. Elena V — March 3, 2012 at 10:28 am (#

    I have a very simple plain yoga mat that I bought at Walmart ages ago, and I’m in a desperate need for a new one.

  36. Elena V — March 3, 2012 at 10:30 am (#

    I follow you as LifesDeepColors. Here’s my tweet:!/LifesDeepColors/status/176011463322894337

  37. Elena V — March 3, 2012 at 10:30 am (#

    I follow Tom Uno as LifesDeepColors on Twitter

  38. Melissa — March 3, 2012 at 10:45 am (#

    I fb liked u:)

  39. Caroline — March 3, 2012 at 10:53 am (#

    I use a Gaiam mat.

  40. Liz — March 3, 2012 at 11:08 am (#

    I have a green and blue Gaiam mat.

  41. Liz — March 3, 2012 at 11:08 am (#

    I facebook like you!

  42. Eileen — March 3, 2012 at 11:11 am (#

    That sounds like a wonderful mat! My own mat is a 10-year-old basic blue with a line abraded off where someone accidentally rested the vacuum cleaner for a moment…so I could certainly use a new one. :)

  43. Joy — March 3, 2012 at 11:25 am (#

    My yoga mat is a no name brand I got at the Christmas tree shop years ago for 3.99… It tan

  44. Joy — March 3, 2012 at 11:26 am (#

    I Facebook like you

  45. Denyne — March 3, 2012 at 11:26 am (#

    Love yoga and love Jade mats.

  46. Joy — March 3, 2012 at 11:27 am (#

    I pinterest follow you

  47. Pam — March 3, 2012 at 1:46 pm (#

    I have one of the thicker mats from Target. This sounds like a great mat!

  48. bitt — March 3, 2012 at 2:02 pm (#

    So glad you posted this! I have no yoga mat because I moved and left them behind. I’d like to do some light yoga at home tailor-made for my health situation. Plus my husband would like to do some too.

  49. Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous — March 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm (#

    I don’t even own my own! I use the one at the gym

  50. Jennifer — March 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm (#

    March is the third anniversary of my yoga practice. I started after I had to take a yoga class for an article I was writing about all the yoga studios that were then popping up on the coast of Maine. I fell deeply in love with yoga after that one class and haven’t looked back. I don’t get to my teacher as often as I did the first two years but I’ve kept my home practice going. I was practicing 30 to 45 minutes a day. It’s dwindled in the past year to 20 minutes every other day but I’m trying to build it back up. I use a $12 mat from Target and keep replacing it every year. I need to invest in one that will last.
    Favorite poses: half-moon, tree, headstand, wheel for sheer joy, camel, although for some reason, I get light-headed doing camel but not doing wheel.

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