My students and LYJ readers have asked me for years to make a T shirt for my yoga business, Metta Yoga: Mind-Body Education, and they are finally here, finished today!
The letters mimic the logo font on my new website. I chose this color because to me green represents EARTH — ECOLOGY — RENEWAL — NATURE — PRAKRITI.
Each one is individually silk screened by hand and is a unique piece of T shirt art, no two exactly alike, and made in America, not China.
I am not making a ton of money from the sale of these shirts. They are $49.00 (that price includes shipping within the United States) and I will donate $5 from each shirt purchased to the ANIMAL RESCUE CORPS, an organization that saves dogs from fight rings and puppies from puppy mills. A different charity will be chosen every few months ranging from Native American to women’s to animal charities. Buying a shirt is COMPASSION IN ACTION so your donation from each shirt shows that you have group, rather than individual, mentality and that is wonderful for the world.
Seven shirts have already been sold sight unseen and I am humbled that two will go outside the USA. The shirts are not your average yoga T shirt but those who know me know that I could never sell anything average anyway.
The 100% cotton jersey unisex shirts are pre-shrunk and I will have 20 medium, 20 large, and only 5 small and 4 XL. View the American Apparel size chart here.
Leave a comment or email me at linda AT metta-yoga DOT com and we can arrange payment via Paypal.
In other news, the book that I was interviewed for in 2011 finally came out earlier this year. Conversations with Modern Yogis features famous yoga teachers such as Erich Schiffmann, David Life and Sharon Gannon, Rodney Yee, Richard Freeman, Richard Rosen…and me.
Author and photographer Zubin Shroff contacted me three years ago and asked to interview me. I was shocked speechless because I’m a full-fledged yoga nobody, certainly no rock star yoga teacher. He contacted me because of this blog, calling me a fierce voice in the yoga blogosphere that needed to be heard. I am honored and humbled to be considered a thought leader in North American yoga. Now if I could only get people to pay for private yoga classes.
“Presented with Shroff’s large format black and white portraits, Conversations with Modern Yogis highights the diversity of North America’s yoga thought leaders. The collection, guided by the wisdoms of many notable contributors, showcases the innovation, dedication and thoughtful rigor that can be found in contemporary yoga practices. Visually and narratively, this book moves the conversation about “the state of yoga” way beyond the mainstream depiction of “pretty young things” in the yoga workout studio.”
It’s an excellent book and not just because I’m in it.
Buy a shirt and get a new yoga book.