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Jade's 3 Rs - Reuse, Reduce, Recycle

JadeYoga is pleased to introduce its 3R program. Through this program, Jade hopes to reuse yoga mats - bringing them to those who otherwise might not be able to afford them, reduce the number of yoga mats going to landfills and recycle any mats that cannot be reused.

The primary goal of the Jade 3R Program is to maximize the local reuse of returned yoga mats. Without a doubt, local reuse has the lowest environmental impact. We have had many requests over the years from a number inspiring yoga teachers who have volunteered to teach in shelters, schools, prisons, rehabilitation centers etc., who would love to have used mats for their programs. We hope the Jade 3R Program will make it easier to put more mats in the hands of these great teachers.

Here are our current studio drop off locations:

California

Avalon Art and Yoga Center
370 S. California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
www.avalonyoga.com

Central Coast Body Therapy Center
2005 9th St., Suite A
Los Osos, Ca 93402

Evolve Yoga + Wellness
23415 Three Notch Road
California, MD  20619
www.EvolveYogaWellness.com

I Am Yoga
2031 Geer Rd
Turlock, CA 95382
Iamyogastudio.Com

Nandi Yoga
309 8th Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
www.nandiyoga.com

Sanctuary Wellness Center & Yoga Studio
505 W. First St.
Tustin.CA.92780
www.awakensanctuary.com

Santa Barbara Yoga Center
32 East Micheltorena Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
www.santabarbarayogacenter.com

Soul At Home
17612 E. 17th Street
Tustin, CA 92780
www.soulathome.com

Yoga Tree
1234 Valencia St. (between 23rd St. and 24th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110
www.yogatreesf.com

Connecticut

Samadhi Yoga Studio
283 East Center Street 
Manchester, CT 06040
www.samadhiyogastudio.com

Florida

geoYoga
569 S.E. Central Parkway
Stuart, FL 34994
www.geoyoga.com

Yoga Sol
109 N. Orange Street
New Smyrna Beach, Fl 32168
www.yogasol.com

Massachusetts

Exhale
28 Arlington St.
Boston, MA 02116
www.exhalespa.com

Laughing Dog Yoga
12 Front Street
Natick, MA 01760
ldy.otpartners.com

Michigan

Divine Yoga & Massage
105 N. Lafayette Ste. 100
South Lyon, MI 48178
www.divineyogacompany.com

New Hampshire

Quest Yoga Studio
114 Dover Road
Chichester, NH 03258
www.questyoga.com

 

New Jersey

Julia Hough Yoga Therapy
8 Lincoln Place
Weehawken, NJ   07086
www.juliahough.com



New York

Harbor Lights Yoga
125 West Shore Road
Huntington, NY 11743
www.harborlightsyoga.com

Inspire Yoga, LLC
1802 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY 14526

North Carolina

Yoga For You and Me
2900 Arendell Street #16
Morehead City, NC 28557
www.yogaforyouandme.com

Ohio

Daily Yoga
8005 Mayfield Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
www.hubbub.com

Oklahoma

Art of Yoga
2920 Paseo Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
www.yogaoklahoma.com

The Canebrake
33241 East 732nd Road
Wagoner, OK 74467
www.thecanebrake.com

Oregon

Namaspa
1135 NW Galveston
Bend, OR 97701
www.namaspa.com

Pennsylvania

MOYO
4402 Skippack PIke, PO Box 511
Skippack, PA 19474
www.moyo-yoga.com

Prancing Peacock Yoga
524 Stonyhill Road
Yardley, PA 19067
www.prancingpeacock.com

Twisters Wellness Center
131 E. Butler Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002

813 Bethlehem Pike
Erdenheim, Pennsylvania 19038
www.twistersyoga.com

Shanti Yoga Shala
262 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
www.shantiyogashala.org



South Carolina

Dancing Dog Yoga
1600 Burnside St Ste 106
Beaufort, SC 29902
www.dancingdogsyoga.com/

City Yoga
2121 College Street
Columbia, SC 29205
www.cityyogasc.com

Jivamukti Yoga Charleston
320 West Coleman Boulevard
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
www.jivamuktiyogasc.com

Texas

Two Rivers Yoga Institute
1928 S Sequin Avenue #102
New Braunfels, TX 78130
www.tworiversyoganb.com

Yoga Ananada Yoga Studio
1822 West Alabama #2
Houston,Texas 77098
www.yogaananda.com
info@yogaloft-berlin.de

Vermont

Bikram Yoga Pittsfield
3631 Rt 100
Pittsfield, VT 05762
www.bikramyogapittsfield.com

Virginia

Blacksburg Health and Fitness at the Weight Club
801 University City Boulevard
University Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24060
www.theweightclub.com

Uttara Yoga Studio
112-B Kirk Avenue SW
Roanoke, VA 24011
www.uttarayogastudio.com

Winchester Yoga/The Dharma Studio
2432 Valley Ave
Winchester, VA 22601
www.winchesteryoga.com

Washington, DC

Yoga Chai
1744 Columbia Rd, NW
Washington, DC  20009
www.yogachai.com

Wisconsin

Copper Tree Wellness Studio
1364 E. Sumner Street
Hartford, WI 53027
www.coppertreewellnessstudio.com

The Bodhi Tree Power Yoga Retreat
746 River Trails
Sheboygan, WI 53081
www.thebodhitree.org

Germany

Yoga*Loft Berlin
Jivamukti Berlin GmbH
Brunnenstr. 29
10119 Berlin Germany

About the Program

The cornerstone of this program is our studio partners. Participating studios will serve as drop off and pick up points for used mats. Here is how it works:

  • Studios that chose to participate in the Jade 3R Program will collect used mats brought to their studios by their students. Jade asks that mats are washed before being dropped off. Through its website and Facebook page, JadeYoga will direct students to participating studios to drop off their mats.
  • Once the studio collects 6-12 mats, it will look for a local reuse opportunity. Jade will help locate such opportunities and will have an online bulletin board available for the exchange of reuse ideas. If no local reuse can be found, Jade will assist in identifying a reuse nationally. In the event no national reuse can be found, Jade will accept the used mats back and will recycle the mats.
  • Returned Jade mats that cannot be reused will be recycled into Jade’s latest product – Jade Encore, the first yoga mat containing recycled rubber. Returned mats from other manufactures will be recycled into building materials wherever possible.

We are really excited about this program on so many levels. First, we will put used mats in the hands of people who can really use them. Second, this is a no cost opportunity for studios to help the environment, the community and perhaps meet some new students who come in simply to recycle their mat. Third, the development of Jade Encore allows us to take back Jade mats and remake them into new mats – and because Jade is the only company that manufactures rubber yoga mats in the US, Jade is the only company that can recycle these mats back into yoga mats without the immense carbon impact of shipping them back to China.

To become a participating studio or if you have any questions, simply email your request and contact information to info@jadeyoga.com.

Thanks Jolene Bennis Dimitroff of Yoga Tree in San Francisco for the following list of "25 Ways to Reuse Your 'Old' Yoga Mat"

  1. Look for reuses www.freecycle.org or email info@jadeyoga.com
  2. Use as a seat liner for the back seat in the car while taking your dog to the vet or groomer.
  3. Place under an area rug for no-slip gripping.
  4. Drop off your old mat at an animal rescue group. Most of these places need soft, durable mats, rugs, towels, & blankets to line crates.
  5. Use an old mat in the garage or shop to keep from slipping on the workbench while using power tools on them.
  6. Line kitchen shelves to prevent glasses from slipping and scratching.
  7. Cut the mat into squares and use them as "bases" while playing baseball with the kids. Easy to carry and easy to clean!
  8. Use to kneel on in the garden to protect your knees!
  9. Use as kitchen drawer liners.
  10. Cut it up to make a mouse pad.
  11. Use it on the beach instead of a towel.
  12. Use as grip pads to open jars.
  13. Cut to size and use as foot pads for the bottom of furniture that is on a wood or ceramic floor. Glue on pieces with a non-toxic adhesive.
  14. Place it under your sleeping bag as a sleeping pad while camping.
  15. Make covers for sharp corners like in a parking garage or school.
  16. No more messy packing peanuts! Old yoga mats get a new life as a protector of valuables while moving or shipping.
  17. Make children's toys: cut holes and create masks, hats, costumes and props; cut into shapes and letters for tub and pool toys.
  18. Cut and put down in front of the kitty litter box to stop the litter.
  19. Plug up drafty places, windows, doors, & under window air conditioners, and save energy!
  20. Great for those hard bleachers when watching sporting events.
  21. Makes a great liner under house plants, you can even cut it to fit each plant!
  22. Donate to nursing homes so that residents do not slip while getting in and out of bed.
  23. Place between your surfboard & car to protect both from abrasion.
  24. Lay it over the dashboard and steering wheel to keep the sun out!
  25. Keep in the car for those spur of the moment picnics, keeping groceries from sliding around in the trunk, or for a myriad of other uses limited only to your imagination!
 
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