Ruth White Yoga Products was one of the first UK suppliers of the non-slip sticky Yoga Mat in 1981. Our adult and childrens Oeko-Tex Yoga Mats have been the choice of many leading yoga institutes, clubs, schools, teachers and students for many years. All our Yoga Mats are manufactured to a very high standard Germany.
All of our Oeko-Tex yoga mats are tested against harmful substances for skin contact (Oeko-Tex Standard 100, Product Class II) to ensure your safety and covers articles which are worn or where there is significant direct contact with the skin. You can check the Oeko-Tex website for further information. Only good quality European Oeko-Tex yoga mats are subjected to this degree of quality control. We take this matter very seriously because there are an increasing number of cheap (and not so cheap) yoga mats which may well contain heavy metals, DOP softeners and other chemicals which would prevent them from receiving this accreditation. Our Oeko-Tex Yoga Mats are Latex Free.
All Ruth White Yoga mats are made in accordance with strict environmental regulations which minimise the impact of their production on the environment. This can only be said of EkoTex yoga mats made in Europe.
We currently stock several types of non-slip oeko-tex sticky yoga mats:
Most people choose either the Classic Yoga Mat (4.5mm thick) since it offers a good balance of cushioning and excellent grip whilst remaining easy to roll up, carry and wash or the slightly denser Premier yoga mat. The wider Ampio yoga mat is ideal fro those who need a larger mat or do not want to be incontact with the floor. If you require an even thicker mat with maximum cushioning and support for knees, elbows, hip bones, spine and backs with excellent grip or are an Ashtanga, Power Yoga or Pilates practitioner we recommended the Ultra Yoga Mat is a better option.
Travel Yoga Mats are slightly thinner, good for feeling the firmness and stability of the floor in standing postures. The Travel mat can be folded to give extra padding if required and weigh less for taking away on holiday or just for the weekend
At first you may find that the mat is a little slippery. This is due to the manufacturer's surface 'finish' on all mats. It soon wears off. You may want to wash your mat to speed up the process to wear your mat in.
All the Ruth White Yoga Mats (except the Ultra Black Mat) are machine washable at a low temperature (no more than 30°C) using a very small amount of washing detergent or you can wipe them down with a damp cloth. DO NOT tumble dry or put on a radiator to dry off. Allow lots of time to air dry and avoid folding or using your mat until it is completely dry, as this may shorten its life.
These mats are ideal to use with your Nintendo Wii Fit Balance Board, especially if you have wooden or tiled floors. Using a yoga mat is kinder on your feet and helps stop you slipping on the floor or carpet in postures like Warrior or doing lunges.