Kino Studio Mat
Kino Macgregor is the first woman who graduated from Ashtanga Teacher Training with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. She is now a teacher who is welcomed throughout the world as she travels for workshops and other appearances. When she is home she is teaching regularly at the Miami Life Center in Miami Florida. In order to provide the best possible eco-sensitive mat to her students, Kino developed the Studio and Pro Mats. I heard about how great these mats are and arranged with Kino to distribute them.
The practice of Ashtanga yoga is a rigorous vinyasa style that requires a mat that is grippy, firm and durable. Grippy to hold you on the mat even when your feet and hands may be pressing at odd angles. Firm to keep you fully grounded with the earth and steady in standing and balance poses. Durable to withstand the activity associated with animated vinyasa routines. I am happy to report that these mats are all three and should give you many years of outstanding use.
The Black Studio Mat at nearly 7 pounds is most substantial and offers a bit more firm padding at 5 MM thick than Pro Mat or the Cherry Studio Mat. Both Cherry and Black Studio mats are 73" x 26" which is longer and wider than most standard mats. The Cherry Studio mat is 4 MM thick like the Pro Mat and weighs about 6 pounds. The Pro Mat being lighter at about 5 pounds is more portable and affordable than either Studio Mat. It is also thinner at than the Black Studio mat at 4 MM and slightly smaller 71" x 24". Both mats are ethically manufactured in China.
Kino Studio Mats are available wholesale for teachers, studios and bulk purchasers. To see our wholesale pricing, including our Buy 6 Get 6 Free deal on this product, please fill out our Wholesale Intake Form.
Dimensions: 26″ x 73″ x 5MM″
Weight: 6 lb
Material: phthalate and latex-free PVC
Country of Origin: China
These mats are phthalate and latex-free. They have two textures. The top has a varied surface which helps it to stay grippy even when moist and the bottom has dimples to grip the floor, however, either side can be used for practice and there are many practitioners who prefer “dots side up”. Wash with warm soapy water.