Krista Block of Flow Yoga Center, Buddha B Yoga, and extendYoga:
"I try to buy most of my expensive gear such as mats at the places where I teach to support the studio. I'm a Maryland girl, so when it comes to clothes I definitely love Under Armour and am always impressed with their quality. Since most of my life is lived in yoga apparel I like to throw some street clothes and fun items into the mix so I don't constantly feel as if I'm being vacuum-sealed into spandex and can incorporate some form self expression into what I wear. For those items I go for Urban Outfitters, Black Milk,Teeki, and love browsing through graphic tees on various screen-printing websites."
Angela Meyer of the YMCA:
"I don’t really have “yoga gear” per say, but I have one Yoga outfit from lululemon and it’s all I wear (of course I have multiple pairs). I like wearing lululemon wonder unders and a racer back tank in black. This outfit enables me to always wear yoga clothes underneath my work clothes and be ready for action at any time. It makes me feel like a superhero."
Angela will be leading a 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program that will start in November 2014. Details.
Lauren Jacobs of CorePower Yoga and Stroga:
"One of the several perks of being a yoga teacher is that you often times don't need to buy your gear; you wind up getting a fair amount of it for for free! Somehow, that doesn't stop me from buying stuff too. I teach at CorePower Yoga, so it is convenient for me to buy yoga gear there. They sell a variety of brands at the studio, ranging from Tonic and lululemon to Funky Yoga and Teeki. I am also convinced that Reebok is making the comeback of a lifetime, and I've been digging some of their yoga attire these days too!"
Stacey DeGrasse of Capitol Hill Yoga:
"My previous Active Life DC Q&A featured my yoga mat of choice, which is the Reincarnated Lite from KharmaKhare. I also love Manduka products – they are my resource for other types of yoga mats and the majority of my prop needs. It’s hard to pick a favorite when it comes to yoga apparel, but if I pick my favorite based on the sheer amount of merchandise that I have from one source it would be Athleta."
Sara Crosby of extendYoga:
"I love OmGirl, and I've found barefootyoga.com to be the absolute best site for them and tons of other great designers. Plus they have great sales and free shipping specials all the time. "
Sara currently leads free-range yoga in Lincoln Park.
Amy Rizzotto of Yoga Heights DC:
"I get my gear from all over. I've worked a lot with the awesome folks at Athleta in Georgetown so they're my local go-to for my "business attire." I also love Glyder apparel. They're a relatively new company but their clothes are super comfy and more affordable than a bunch of other brands. We're starting to carry some of their pants and tanks at the studio if you want to try before you buy!"
Jessica Lazar of Flow Yoga Center:
"I love pRana! They care about the earth, give back to it, and make clothes for real people's bodies. "
Jane Bahneman of Blue Nectar Yoga:
"lululemon (Clarendon) - good friends, great people, awesome community"