FAQ

starwater yoga products
FAQ

Are your yoga mats suitable for hatha yoga?

Our original collection yoga mats have a smoother surface but are more durable than traditional PVC yoga mats. These mats are not sticky and are best suited for non sweaty, gentler types of yoga. For a very sweaty practice, we recommend using our Travel Mats alone or in tandem with our original mats.

To clean your mat, we recommend using a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar. This is a great way to naturally disinfect and restore the rubber’s texture and color. Try not to leave your mat out in the sun for prolonged exposure as it can break down the natural rubber.

Yoga and meditation are personal journeys; everyone's practice is unique and has its own needs.  Please use these mats for your practice responsibly.  Click here for our full disclaimer.

How do I care for my Travel Mat?

Great news!  Your travel mat is machine washable!  We recommend a gentle, cold water wash with a mild detergent.  Wash as often as is necessary, being mindful that the more you machine wash the mat, the faster it may break down.  The same 50/50 water and vinegar solution you use for your yoga mat works wonders as a disinfectant and cleaner for your travel mat. ** DO NOT put your travel mat in the dryer **  The heat from the dryer can cause the bond between the rubber and the microfiber layers to break down prematurely.  Lay your mat flat or on a line to dry.

Are your meditation pillows washable?

Yes. We recommend spot cleaning should you happen to spill something on your meditation pillow. Our pillows are made from cotton/linen canvas and filled with organic buckwheat hulls, which can be removed via the zipper beneath the handle.  We recommend spot cleaning your pillow for small stains as emptying the pillows can be a process.  Should you need to put your pillow through the wash, empty the buckwheat out first into an appropriate container- when your pillow is clean, insert a funnel into the zippered opening and pour the buckwheat back in!  The canvas pillow can be washed in the washing machine with gentle detergent on a cold, gentle wash.  Air drying is recommended. We find that customers rarely if ever fully wash their meditation pillows when exclusively used for their specific purpose.

Where are your products made?

We are based in West Los Angeles and our meditation pillows are made with fabric printed in North Carolina, filled with organic buckwheat from Maine and sewn with love in our studio. Our yoga mats have been carefully sourced and are made in China and printed in California. Our travel mats are made and printed in China.

Do you offer wholesale terms ?

We're happy to offer wholesale pricing for yoga studios and boutiques wishing to carry our yoga mats, travel mats and meditation pillows. Please contact us at satnam @starwateryoga.com with your reseller ID for more information.

Where do these designs come from ?

All our designs are created by Jamila Starwater Tazewell with the intention to create sacred spaces through art.  Every design is inspired by the beauty of the natural world and the infinite inner / outer space we are all floating in.