Summer is a time to simplify. Here in Boston, we get to shed our 9-month, 10-step process for getting dressed (underwear, socks, yoga clothes, yoga shirt, sweater, scarf, coat, hat, mittens, boots/shoes) for less layers, less process, and less effort. Off the mat, the world can actually see more than the six to twelve inches of legging peaking out below our coats and above our boots!
As we emerge from our winter clothing-cocoons, yoga classes follow suit, and we can find ourselves outside at the Rose Garden Park (schedule available HERE) exploring sun salutations in the actual sun!
With all the powerful, inner work we do for ourselves on (and off) our mats, I have one question: What are you going to wear to celebrate? Yes, celebrate! For me, clothing is an outward sign of appreciation and celebration of my own presence in the world and the work I am doing in my life to make it a better one. I wouldn’t wear sweats to a wedding, so it has never made sense to me to be careless with what I wear to the most spectacular party I could ever be invited to: another day of living!
CCY asks this same question (What are our yogis going to wear?) at the change of each season as well, and the answer appears on the wall behind the front desk: feel good, do good.
The staff thoughtfully chooses comfortable, versatile, and fun pieces you can add to your existing yoga collection or provides the opportunity for you to choose an entirely new outfit from basics to handmade bracelets and malas.
A few points to consider before you buy:
All CCY brands are:
made with non-toxic dyes, which are great for yogis to sweat in and kind to the environment
manufactured in North America with fair wages and ethical and eco-friendly manufacturing practices
some of the lines, like Soul Flower, Hard Tail and Manduka, include pieces are made with organic cotton
available to you so you can vote with you dollar to support businesses that treat their employees and the environment right!