you have breathed "life" into QuietMountain

I have you to thank for the birth of QuietMountain, as it is much due to your inspiring me, that I have created it. Having seen you at conferences and workshops, I realize your intention to transform. Infinite vitality and joy become available to experience when we choose to embrace change.

I join you on the journey to develop your practice with care, creating a personal and authentic reflection of your intention. I share your curiosity and excitement to integrate new dimensions and seek out opportunities to grow. Savvy, smart and sophisticated you embrace the discovery of infinite richness and depth in your practice and life. You have all enriched my life and truly demonstrate and embody the beauty that lies within this community that I am so very fortunate to be a part of. Namaste.

You are the heart of QuietMountain

 
 

Rita

Rita - Editor of Fit Yoga Magazine and yoga teacher
Number of years practicing: Yoga 12 years
Comments: This mat is one of those perfect examples of east meeting west to create an evolutionary product improvement. I particularly love that I don't have to fumble for my blanket to cushion sore knees or to elevate my hips, and it's also a wonderful comfort for my back.
About me: Favorite yoga pose: Scorpion - because it teaches me to be grateful and humble. I love hanging on the beach in any season
Quality that you embody: I'm always working on being compassionate
Most inspired by: My students - they are so dedicated to their practice and they help me to see the truth


Amanda

Amanda - Assistant Editor, Pilates Style Magazine
Number of years practicing: Yoga 2, Pilates 2
Comments: The Breeze is both chic and convenient — its super-stylish, lightweight construction lets me comfortably carry my Whisper mat (not lug it) to the studio, park and all around NYC. Better yet, the sturdy and slip-free Whisper's attached bolster facilitates a complete and effective workout. Love it!
About me: life
Hobbies: working out, relaxing on the beach, laughing
Quality that you embody: passion and compassion


veronica zador

veronica zador - past president International Association of Yoga Therapists and yogi
Number of years practicing: Yoga many
Comments: The Quiet Mountain Whisper is a pleasure. The design and stucture reminds me of 'coming home' in many postures. There is a subtle shift in comfort and stability and, above all, an inward appeal to the sukha and stirha within each posture, a quiet, 'this is how it should be' recognition; a sigh and smile of Yoga breath. Thank you again and I wish you all the best in this and many more loving developments within the circle of Quiet Mountain.


Jill

Jill - Marketing Director for Jonny Kest Center for Yoga, Midwest Yoga Conference and Art of Vinyasa Conference and Yoga teacher
Number of years practicing: Yoga 14
Comments: You mat is FANTASTIC!! It's amazing what a little strategically placed padding can do for your practice! I used to recommend my students fold over the sides of their mat when on the floor in kneeling postures...but this is WAY better! And SO good for my lower spine in the laying down posutre and for Pilates! Now...if you could invent something that gives me that much cushion in my knees when I'm running!!
About me: I love running. It's my "moving meditation"! Simple breath and connection to the earth with each stop. I caqn completely clear my head and focus on appreciating little things that ordinarily go unnoticed - like a neighbor's new flowerbed, the laughter of children playing, happy families walking their dogs. And of course, there is the great feeling of being strong and agile and free - much like yoga, which is definitely another favorite!
Quality that you embody: I think I amlways try to put myself in someone else's place and really treat people the way I would want to be treated - my mom calls it "the golden rule"! We really are all part of the same greater energy and all part of one another.
Most inspired by: My parents. They have taught me so much about always greeting each day with love and laughter...how to always do your best but also to relax nd enjoy life!


Daniel

Daniel - Hair cut/colorist, massage therapist, and yoga teacher
Number of years practicing: Yoga 5
Comments: "I found this yoga mat to be a creative way to give added padding and protection to areas of the body without sacrificing anything in the process. Karen has perfected something I didn't realize needed improvements until I tried this yoga mat. Thanks Karen."
About me: Favorite Yoga pose: all arm balances
Most inspired by: The book, "A Course in Miracles" and friends.


Claire

Claire - Yoga instructor
Number of years practicing: Yoga 6, Pilates 6
Comments: "This is my new favorite mat. It is so easy on my spine."
About me: Favorite yoga pose: triangle, because of its perceived simplicity
Hobbies: getting lost in a good book
Quality that you embody: intuitiveness
Most inspired by: my children. They are always teaching me humbleness.


Lany

Lany - Dental Hygienist/Assistant
Number of years practicing: Yoga 2
Comments: I will never use another kind of mat. The whisper gives me just the right amount of support for my knees and lower back when I need it. It is very comfortable and I feel secure while using it. Karen's products are top of the line and easy to use. The unique design of the breeze is very savvy.
About me: I have recently become vegetarian and that lifestyle change has enhanced my yoga practice. The shoulder stand is my favorite posture.
Hobbies: I love to travel and experience new places and people and listen to opera.
Quality that you embody: I really try to treat others the way I would like to be treated. There can never be too much kindness or humor in the world.
Most inspired by: Nature


Leigh

Leigh -
Number of years practicing: Yoga 3, Pilates 3
Comments: The extra padding is great on the "whisper" mat. It cushions my knees and allows me to stay in kneeling postures much longer. It also helps ease the fatigue in my lower back in sitting postures. The "breeze" carrier is essential. It frees up my hands to carry my purse, work-out bag, snack etc. Plus, its pretty.
About me: I love being with my friends - "playing ladies". We shop, go out to eat, go to movies and talk and talk and talk. They are all different with unique and fun personalities - they really enhance my life.
Hobbies: I enjoy quiet time. Laying on the couch reading a good book, hanging out at home with my husband keeping him company while he works on projects. My family is very important to me and I can spend hours on the phone with my mother and sister. My current hobbies are tap and jazz dancing as well as, yoga. I am having so much fun!
Quality that you embody: As time passes, I like and accept myself more and more. I think this makes me a nicer person to be around.


Linda

Linda - yoga teacher owner of Namaste yoga studio, and certified Yoga Alliance teaching studio
Comments: What an inspiration you are! Incredibly creative! I can't stop smiling...I think all the products are really cool and I can see why many, many people would be attracted to them. I hope your energy is returned to you a hundred fold!


Stephanie

Stephanie - Wife, Mother and Yoga Teacher
Number of years practicing: Yoga 6
Comments: "The design encourages a support which embodies sthira and sukha, which is the essence of asana."
About me: Favorite Yoga Pose: ardha chandrasana — It's about being open and radiant from all actions of body and mind.
Most inspired by: Truth and beauty whether it be in nature or another spiritual being.


Theresa

Theresa - Fitness Instructor
Number of years practicing: Yoga 6, Pilates 6
Comments: "This mat offers additional padding and comfort while on knees, hips and/or tailbone. It also allows more freedom in the hips for forward fold and sitting. The carrier is great too."
About me: can't live without peanut butter.
Quality that you embody: The quality I'm striving for is commitment. Being committed to myself and the ones I care about.
Most inspired by: The people who come to the classes I teach. They are committed to improving their health physically, mentally and spiritually.


Viki

Viki - Wife, Mother Yoga Teacher and Owner of Cascade Yoga
Number of years practicing: Yoga 8
Comments: "As a Yoga teacher I see students grabbing for whatever they can to pad their knees, wrists, sit bones and pubic bone. Using the whisper Yoga mat will give students the padding they need without interrupting their practice."
About me: I have an attachment to Van Morrison CD's.
Most inspired by: Mother Theresa.


Dave

Dave - General Manager of Expressions of Grace Yoga
Number of years practicing: Yoga 2
Comments: The best feature of this mat is the pad that seems to always be in the right spot. I use and sell the Whisper mat and love it when practicing yoga. It is the best choice for me by far.
About me: I Love Music and the outdoors in general. I like to do yoga outside and hand stands are among my favorites.
Hobbies: Race Car Driving, Restoring Cars, Fishing
Quality that you embody: Loving Kindness above all.
Most inspired by: Rolf Gates


THERESA

THERESA - Rolfer and Somatic/Movement Educator
Number of years practicing: Yoga 20
Comments: I'VE BEEN A ROLFER AND SOMATIC/MOVEMENT EDUCATOR FOR OVER 20 YEARS AND I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR USEFUL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FOR MY CLIENTS. I'M HAPPY TO RECOMMEND THE WHISPER MAT TO EVERYONE BECAUSE IT IS SO VERSATILE. MY YOGA AND PILATES CLIENTS LOVE THE WAYS THEY CAN USE THE PADDING TO ENHANCE THEIR PRACTICE...ESPECIALLY GOOD FEEDBACK FROM THOSE WHO FIND HARD FLOORS TOO MUCH FOR THEIR KNEES! MY REHAB CLIENTS ALSO ENJOY THE COMFORT THEY FEEL ON THE WHISPER. AS I RECOVERED FROM A SEVERE NECK INJURY I APPRECIATED THE VERSATILITY IT OFFERED IN MY OWN PRACTICE AS WELL. THANKS KAREN!


Sharon

Sharon - yoga teacher
Number of years practicing: Yoga since 1986
Comments: The Quiet Mountain Yoga Mat provides a place for experience to deepen. With the padded comfort, allowing for movement into postures without the interruption of moving a prop into place to help find the appropriate space to soften and let-go. Since there is one less distraction in positioning a prop there is more opportunity to quite the mind and open the heart.
About me: Dave Matthew's Band... any acoustic guitar music.
Hobbies: walking with my dogs in beautiful places, playing fetch with my dogs, playing my guitar, reading, listening to music.
Quality that you embody: Kindness, Dependable, Trusting, Listening.
Most inspired by: My daughter.

 
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