Father’s Day is Coming… Give Dad the Gift of Yoga!

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Father's Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 15th! 

Give Dad something that will empower him to feel strong, flexible and mentally clear year round…a Plank #Yoga Mat. There's nothing more life changing than a regular yoga practice so get him started now! 

Pick up one today at www.plankdesigns.com.

#FathersDay #Broga #yogaeverydamnday

Hooray! Save 30% Off Plank Yoga Mats & Accessories for Mother’s Day!

 

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We think that all Moms deserve a little something special this Mother's Day (Sunday, May 11th), don't you?

Plank is here to help, and for a limited time, we are offering 30% OFF all of our Yoga Mats & Accessories for Mother's Day!

If she's a wellness enthusiast looking to up her Yoga game this year (think stronger, firmer foundations and a heightened sense of body awareness on the mat) – get her a Plank Yoga Mat. They come in 3 beautiful designs that will make Mom ooh and ahhh.

If she's a fashionista always looking for the latest and greatest accessories, get her a trendy and functional Yoga Mat Carrier or a stunning Purse – perfect for all occasions!

To SAVE 30% OFF your order, just use code: 2014MOM at checkout in our online store at www.plankdesigns.com.

Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day!
We are honoring and celebrating Mother Earth with some grounding #Yoga poses, like this Lotus, as demonstrated here by the lovely Daniele Britt. Check out her stunning Plank Yoga Mat too, it's the perfect mat to help you connect to the earth and build strong foundations.
How are you celebrating #EarthDay 2014?

#reduce #reuse #recycle

Boston Strong – Runners Unite with FREE Ridiculous Body Awareness™ Workshops this week!

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Today marks the one year anniversary of a day that shook all of Boston, the Marathon Bombings. We continue to stay strong as a city, as we heal in the aftermath of this tragedy.

As many of you know, Plank is a Boston based company, so to give back to our local Runners, we are offering 3 FREE Ridiculous Body Awareness™ Runner's Workshops this week at South Boston Yoga and the Boston Athletic Club.We hope you will join us to learn new tools to enhance your runs, and to honor all those effected by the Marathon Bombings.

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

Are you a Runner looking to learn powerful, tangible techniques to help you better connect to your power source when in motion? Want to discover how to run Heart Break Hill with a smile?

Join Daniele Britt, founder of BrittYoga TherapyKristin Khederian and Plank Yoga Mats for the Most Ridiculous Body Awareness™ Runner's Workshop ever!

The Boston Athletic Club (653 Summer St.) will be hosting two of these workshops on Thursday, April 17th from 6:30 – 7:30pm and Saturday, April 19th from 11am – 12pm.

South Boston Yoga (38 West Broadway) will also be hosting a workshop on Friday, April 18th from 6-7pm.

TO SIGN UP for the Workshops at the BAC: email cmonaghan@bostonathleticclub.com to reserve your space.

TO SIGN UP for the Workshop at South Boston Yoga: visithttps://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=3408 to pre-register.

BIG THANKS to the Boston Athletic Club and South Boston Yoga for allowing us to use their space and teachers to help us bring our Runner's Workshops to life! We hope to see all of you this week!

 

 

 

 

The Most Ridiculous Body Awareness™ Runner’s Workshop Ever!

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Are you a runner looking to learn powerful, tangible techniques to help you better connect to your power source when in motion? Want to discover how to run Heart Break Hill with a smile?


Join Daniele Britt, founder of BrittYoga Therapy, Kristin Khederian and Plank Yoga Mats for the Most Ridiculous Body Awareness™ Runner's Workshop ever! 

The Boston Athletic Club (653 Summer St.) in South Boston will be hosting two of these workshops on Thursday, April 17th from 6:30 – 7:30pm and Saturday, April 19th from 11am – 12pm. 

South Boston Yoga (38 West Broadway) will also be hosting a workshop on Friday, April 18th from 6-7pm.

All workshops are FREE!

Imagine how different a run could be if the mind and the body were working with a set of tools that help check body awareness, distribute muscular effort, and effectively resource oxygen and calories. Our workshop provides a Stretch In Motion™ approach with the intention to create new performance enhancing habits to use IN THE RUN, allowing you to relax tight muscles to shave seconds off your time and add miles to your run. 

TO SIGN UP for the Workshops at the BAC – email cmonaghan@bostonathleticclub.com to reserve your space.

TO SIGN UP for the Workshop at South Boston Yoga, visit https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=3408

We hope you'll join us on April 17th, 18th, and 19th as we help you to prepare for the Boston Marathon or any other race you're currently training for!

Share the love! Our BOGO Sale is BACK for Valentine’s Day!

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Looking for the perfect gift for your love this Valentine's Day?

Now through February 28th, when you buy your sweetie a Plank Yoga Mat you'll GET ONE FREE to keep for yourself! There's no better way to share your love for yoga while building strong connections, on and off the mat.

Use promo code LUVSELFBOGO in the discount box at checkout in our online store. Please note that you must click the "Apply" button in order for the discount to work. This offer can not be combined with any other promotion or voucher.

Visit www.plankdesigns.com to get shopping!

Plank Cyber Monday BOGO Sale – Buy One Mat, Get One Free!

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Our huge BOGO Sale on Plank Yoga Mats is BACK just in time for Cyber Monday!

Buy one Plank Yoga Mat and get a 2nd for FREE when you use code BOGO2013 at checkout in our online store: www.plankdesigns.comPlank Yoga Mats are as functional as they are fashionable and make a fabulous Holiday gift for yourself or any of your fitness minded friends and family.

At Plank, we genuinely care about people revisiting and reworking their foundations. We believe that our Yoga Mats are a training tool that help students to develop solid yoga foundations, create greater strength and better alignment, and also deepen and advance their practice.

Don't miss out on the mat that gives back to your practice at this special price – take advantage of our BOGO SALE now – supplies are limited!

Plank Yoga Mat SALE – Just in time for the Holidays!

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It's November which means the Holidays are just around the corner! It might seem hard to believe that another Holiday Season is upon us, and while for many, this time of year signifies overindulgence and stress, it doesn't have to. Plan ahead and get your shopping done early! 

This month, we are offering 20% OFF our Plank Connect Yoga Mats thanks to our friends at MINDBODY Exchange.

Just use online code MBO20 at checkout at www.plankdesigns.com. Hurry, this deal ends on 11/30/13.

Pick one up for yourself, or get a head start on that Holiday Shopping for your favorite yogi! Firmer foundations and ridiculous body awareness are just a click away…

Breaking Bad Habits On Your Yoga Mat

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This month at Plank, we're all about Bad Habit Breaking, in life and in our Yoga Practice! 

By using a Plank Yoga Mat (PYM), we've been able to break the habit of collapsing into our joints, by focusing on creating firmer foundations through our hands and feet. However, when we use a grippy mat, we lose our foundations and sink into our joints because we are relying on the stickiness of the mat to root us down, not our own body strength. 

The PYM is a mat that asks the practioner to think before doing, not just simply to do. So next time you are on your mat, be conscious of whether or not your are sinking into your joints, or using the strength of your foundations and muscles to hold your poses. If the answer is "sinking"…then it just might be time for a new mat!

Check out this awesome photo of our Ambassador, Elizabeth Rowan, rocking her firm foundations in Handstand. ​

What bad yoga habits have you been able to break by using a PYM? Comment below, we'd love to hear!

Why a Plank Yoga Mat is the Yoga Equivalent of the Barefoot Running Shoe

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People often ask us how our Plank Yoga Mats work exactly and why they are great training tool for firmer foundations. Well ladies and gents, here's your abbreviated answer:

The Plank Yoga Mat has traction, but unlike with a sticky mat, you have to train your muscles to work harder to create it by warming up the mat with more hand/feet connection than you currently apply. 

This is a similar concept to that of the barefoot running style shoes that teach the muscles of the foot and ankle to become stronger. Just as the over padded, structured running shoe causes more damage to your foot due to lack of awareness and muscle engagement, so does an always-grippy yoga mat.

So what's the moral of this Yoga Story you ask? If you want to cheat your muscles and weaken your foundations, choose a grippy, sticky yoga mat. If you really want to work for them and strengthen your poses from the ground up, choose a Plank Yoga Mat!