Sustainable Attributes (Economic, Environmental and Social)
We consciously created a studio that embraces the concept of non-violence (ahimsa) towards our planet. We can all make a difference — right now — in the choices we make, to protect the environment for ourselves and future generations. We are proud that our studio is one of the greenest in the country, using recycled and sustainable materials and state-of-the-art fixtures that minimize consumption of natural resources. We were certified by San Mateo County's Green Business Program in March 2009 and work with the Green Yoga Association to promote and support their efforts to "practice lightly on the Earth."
Our building materials are primarily bamboo and cork, including flooring and cabinetry. Roof-top solar panels generate our studio’s electricity and hot water, while our practice rooms are filled with natural light and feature compact fluorescent light (CFL) fixtures to minimize consumption. The bathroom fixtures keep water usage low, the paint both inside and outside is low VOC (volatile organic compound), and our cleaning supplies are toxic-free.
Our green vision extends beyond our physical space: We print with recycled paper and vegetable-based inks when possible; our props are made primarily of natural, renewable materials; we have faucets which provide pure drinking water without the use of plastic bottles; and we sell only earth-friendly products in our retail space.
We source locally whenever possible and many of our products are from companies based in California. We chose this strategy both to support the local economy and to keep our carbon footprint low.
We also have a "Green Yoga" program - students who walk, bike or take public transportation get a free class for every 10 taken.
309 8th Avenue, San Mateo, CA, USA, 94401