Timeless Beauty - Tao's Mat
"Catching our 2nd Wind"
It started by accident. A broken arm that became a catalyst for change. Our CEO broke his arm while snowboarding and after hearing that his options were surgery or dealing with the limited mobility he challenged the notion and decided to try Yoga. The snowboarding background gave him a unique approach to designing the mats, the materials, and the applications of each item.
Every item is crafted with a specific function and user type in mind. We take pride in keeping things eco friendly and want to protect the world we all live on so we can all enjoy it the way we were meant to.
Through yoga you can break away from the norm of today. A 9-5 grind, binge watching TV shows, and living a life inside of walls. Whether the walls at the office, in the gym, home, or even in your own head. The systematic lifestyle only brings stress, poor health, and deprives us from having truly inspiring and happy experiences.
We took on the phoenix as our logo as a symbol that we can all begin a new chapter, and as a company we are here to support you.
Making our yoga mats of top quality materials to cater to each individual yogis unique style and preference of practice we focus on helping our community to achieve a healthier state of being, not just physically but mentally as well.
As your strength of mind, body, and spirit increases we plan to grow with you and show you new opportunities and adventures. Always looking ahead and supporting your journey.
We hope next time you unroll your mat and see the 2nd Wind brand you remember that you are a part of our family and you are the reason that we are here.
This mat was designed as a gift for the one and only Tao Porchon Lynch for her 100th birthday.
Tao practiced on a cork version of this mat and taught from it every weekend until she passed gently in her sleep at 101. Teaching right up until her last weeks. It is my honor to keep this mat to commemorate her life, her contributions, and her impact on our company.
Practicing with her in New York was an experience truly unlike any other and she truly felt and enjoyed life in every breath. Before she passed I asked her to choose a cause for us to donate to whenever one of these mats sold, she wanted it to go to anything to do with animals. Each purchase of this mat will have a donation in part made to https://www.wcs.org/support