Monday, August 13, 2012

Psychedelic Mermaid Yoga


rachel mlinarchik, eco-friendly yoga clothes, fair vanity,  made in the USA, fashion blog

rachel mlinarchik, yoga post, fair vanity, fair trade, mitchell park, washington dc

rachel mlinarchik, yoga post, fair vanity, fair trade, mitchell park, washington dc

rachel mlinarchik, yoga post, fair vanity, teeki, mitchell park, washington dc


rachel mlinarchik, eco-friendly yoga clothes, teeki,fair vanity,  made in the USA, fashion blog, feathered peacock pose

rachel mlinarchik, eco-friendly yoga clothes, teeki, fair vanity,  made in the USA, fashion blog

rachel mlinarchik, eco-friendly yoga clothes, fair vanity,teeki, made in the USA, fashion blog




  1. Black t-shirt is by Nike, and it's made from 40% recycled polyester and 60% certified organically grown cotton. Welcome to a Nike that may surprise you.
  2. Shorts are by Teeki and made in the USA from recycled plastic bottles. Check out their site to learn more about the process, they have great visuals.
  3. Shoes are also by Nike and they're called the Women's Premium Print Pack." A limited edition run, these kicks include recycling and upcycling: all of the colored parts you see are made of old magazine clippings. See what current lines incorporate green elements here and here
My psychadelic mermaid yoga shorts from Teeki are here! They're heeeeeerrre!  Remember them from this post on eco-friendly workout gear? They arrived just in time for my yoga teacher training* at Yoga District, and I've had them on repeat ever since. Yoga District, btw, is a very green yoga studio with a non-profit mission in DC-- check 'em out!

When the weather is nice, one of the best places to do yoga is outside, especially if you can find a quiet corner of a public park where no one is really paying attention to you. For us city folk, a park is as close to nature as we can get, and in DC we're very lucky to have several green spaces around town.

One of my favorites is Mitchell Park, a small public park in the Dupont Circle/Kalorama area that not many people know of, but should. You can walk your dog there, eat lunch at a picnic table surrounded by beautiful flowers, and at certain times (like now), you can cut fresh herbs from the new community garden. Perhaps best of all, there are some times of day you can go and be the only one there.

Now I have a question for you-- did I blow your mind a little with the Nike eco-wear? If not, here is one more little nugget: Nike runs a program that recycles old shoes into new Nike products and sports surfaces like tennis courts, playgrounds, and basketball courts. They've recycled 28 million shoes since 1990, and they are still going strong. Find out how to host your own shoe drive on nikereuseashoe.com.



*If you're interested in private or group lessons, shoot me an email. My friends and I like to do vino and vinyasa night...relaxation + stretching + wine = awesome.

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