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Gaiam Beginner's Yoga Starter Kit

by Gaiam

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  • PVC, Rubber, Foam
  • Contains essentials needed to start your Yoga practice
  • Includes alignment yoga mat, block, strap and DVD
  • High fashion and functional I Ching mat aids in alignment
  • Programs include AM yoga program (24-minutes)
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Product Description

Gaiam's Yoga For Beginner's Kit

Begin your yoga practice with all the tools necessary to master the basic skills. In a quick tutorial, yoga expert Rodney Yee teaches you how to use the included alignment yoga mat, brick and strap to build a solid foundation. Whether you’re looking for increased flexibility or a workout that challenges the body as a whole, the Yoga Beginner’s Kit is an ideal way to ease yoga into your daily routine. Kit also includes alignment yoga mat, yoga brick, 6’ yoga strap and two full-length yoga workouts, plus a seated meditation preparation routine.

  • Kit contains essentials needed to start your Yoga practice
  • Yoga brick for proper positioning and support
  • Alignment yoga mat to help guide hand and foot placement
  • Yoga strap to lengthen and align stretches
  • DVD Programs include AM Yoga, Daily Yoga, Prop Intro and a Meditation program
Yoga Beginner’s Experience DVD

“A.M. Yoga” (20 minutes) - Get a productive start to the day with this 20-minute workout designed to open your body and center your mind. Taking a few minutes in the morning to find clarity and peace can give meaning to the rest of your day. “Daily Yoga” (20 minutes) - This gentle program will help increase circulation and mobility and invigorate you when you feel low on energy. Concludes with a restful and rejuvenating three-minute conscious relaxation.

“Prop Intro” (8 minutes) - Learn how yoga props (brick, strap and mat) can guide you into good habits as you cultivate your yoga practice. With proper technique, these tools will have you moving like an expert from the very start. “Seated Meditation Preparation” (10 minutes) - Before you enter into meditation, take a few minutes to prepare your body and mind. These simple stretches ready you for a deeper state of consciousness. The perfect end to an active yoga session.

About Gaiam

Gaiam was created as a lifestyle company with the vision that, given a choice, people would choose a lifestyle that is healthy and life enhancing, for themselves, their families and the Earth. The Gaiam lifestyle is a vote for individual health as well as the future sustainability of the Earth's resources. Gaiam strives to provide customers with alternatives to traditional products by offering natural, or healthy versions that compare with the style, quality and price of conventional products. Gaiam's goal is to become the trusted source and unifying brand for Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) participants. They understand that the opportunity to affect people's lives with information and products is both a privilege and a responsibility.

Gaiam believes in the concept of Conscious Commerce, the practice of making purchasing decisions based on personal values and beliefs. It takes into consideration all the aspects of our lives and the impact we have upon the planet. Research indicates this concept appeals to approximately 50 million people in the U.S. alone. Gaiam's strategy in delivering the distinctive quality for which they are known is to partner with experts in health/wellness, eco-living and personal development to develop proprietary products that meet our customers' needs with meaningful solutions. The name GAIAM is a fusion of the words Gaia (the name of Mother Earth from the Minoan civilization in ancient Crete), and I am reminds us that we are all interconnected with the Earth, the air and water, and very much a part of this living system that sustains us all.

Product Details

Color: Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 9.2 x 4 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B001J2XRPI
  • Item model number: 05-53724
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,322 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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The video goes a little fast for a beginner.
Chasity Holmes
The mat is very good quality and the block and strap are really well made too.
Great beginner kit, the dvd was helpful with good starter yoga poses.

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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Mme Massicot on December 28, 2010
Color Name: Blue
The value of purchasing the kit over purchasing individual pieces of equipment was about $2 when I made the purchase, and on top of that there is a bonus DVD included in the kit with 2 workouts.

The equipment: 5 stars. For my level of use (fairly average -- nothing too rigorous), this equipment is more than satisfactory. I haven't experienced any problems with it. The mat has box-shaped graphics that look nice but also provide a point of reference for your feet and hands when getting into the yoga positions. I find them helpful and discrete. I don't use the hand block or the strap much, but in my experience, they are sturdy and well made.

The workouts: 3 stars. I would say that there is really only one workout on the DVD. The first workout is more like a 12-minute series of stretches. It is nice as a warmup or cooldown, but it is not what I would consider a workout. The second workout is more intense, and it certainly qualifies as a workout for beginners. I purchased this kit as a way to start working back into yoga. I'm no expert by any means, but I have in the past had an intermediate skill level. The second workout definitely feels to me like it straddles the beginner/intermediate level, but there is really nothing advanced about it. It's good for working into yoga, but it will not interest the more advanced user. And I was disappointed that I really only got one real workout instead of the advertised two.

Bottom line: 4 stars. If you're just starting yoga and don't have any equipment, this is a good kit to get you started. It really includes everything you might need as a beginner, and it will save you a few dollars to purchase everything together. If you already have some of the equipment, it may be worth your while to buy individual pieces you want/need and look for a different workout DVD.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By M. Cruz on April 15, 2012
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I've been practicing yoga for many years but wanted to move onto more advanced poses like crow so I decided to purchase the kit for the block and strap since it was time for a new mat anyway. I wish I had done that a long time ago; doing moves with the block and strap make a HUGE difference. I feel more comfortable in poses I'd been doing for years, it's renewed my relationship with yoga. The video that comes in the kit isn't my favorite, at times it's even creepy but the tutorial on using the marked mat, block and strap is very helpful. I'd recommend this kit for every beginner and even some long time yogis.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By j_boo913 on July 26, 2012
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I had seen this kit in stores, but always priced at about $40. So I jumped on the deal when I found it here for such a low price. All the items are great. They did not skimp & make the Yoga Mat thin, it is actually a standard Mat. The Strap & Brick are also the standard, not a cheaper version. So you really are getting a great basic kit for almost half the price you pay in stores & an even greater deal if you bought all of it separate. I have been using my Yoga items for class and home & they are holding up great. The Mat even has some "lined" areas which help show some of your growth..aka in stretching.
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18 of 23 people found the following review helpful By The charlie on Earth on April 21, 2011
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for beginners this dvd is great. Rodney Yee speaks very coherent and explains the moves in a way that one does not have to look at the video this is very important. This is much better then other yoga dvds I have started and it is not hard to keep up with. Note, the beginners, other yogis may find this more stretch then yoga but Yee is obviously prepping a novice for yoga, which I was. The training is very easy to master and is meant to regain flexibility before you put it to yoga. Yoga is hard if never done some instructors scare off newbies, Yee gradually gets you into Yogi condition.
DVD 5 Stars
Block 5 Stars
Belt 5 Stars
Mat 2 Stars
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By H. MOSKE on September 12, 2011
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The mat, block and strap are all great and I give 5 stars to this, but the dvd was not what I'd call a beginners yoga workout. I have a little over a year's experience with yoga and I've never taken an actual class (just dvds) and I ordered this to make sure the placement of my feet were correct. The exercise "Daily Yoga" on this dvd was more of an intermediate level in my opinion. I've had a few other dvds from Rodney Yee and loved them so I thought this would work well for me but it ended up being just a little too difficult.

My recommendation for beginners is to also order the yoga dvd from Rodney Yee called "Yoga For Beginners" found here [...]

It is a much better lesson for actual beginners just starting out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By vy205 on July 31, 2014
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I have been doing yoga for about 3 years, and I bought this for my boyfriend as a way of getting him to do yoga with me. This is not the kit for him or anyone else.

This is NOT even a kit for beginners --- Beginners: Stay away from this mat and get a mat that does NOT come from a kit (Gaiam is fine; just not this one).

The Mat: This mat is so ridiculously thin. Some are the super expensive mats are thin too, but they are made of really high-quality material and can give surprising cushioning. This is NOT one of them. This mat was so thin and looked like it could rip very easily. It won't last you long--you would want to get a new mat very quickly (assuming that this mat doesn't put beginners off yoga altogether, if it makes them think yoga is too painful on the floor), so it isn't worth any "savings".

The blocks: These blocks are not yoga blocks. They are way too thin, and you would probably wobble if trying to use them for support.

The strap: It's a strap. You could easily substitute with the tie from a bathrobe. Whatever.

The CD: Do you know how many yoga videos there are free on youtube? And other video streaming services? I never looked at this.

I returned this product immediately, and instead bought the Gaiam Plum/Jam 5mm Yoga Mat for him. What a WORLD of difference!

(For people who are more serious about yoga and want to have a mat that is excellent and lasts a long time, if not a lifetime, go for a Manduka mat or the Lululemon mat. The Manduka is slippy for the first couple of weeks as you break it in, which is very frustrating, but this mat will last you a lifetime...they even have lifetime guarantee. The lululemon mat I don't actually own, but I've tried it from my yoga instructor and it is one of the thin, but high quality ones--it's incredibly grippy right off the bat and has a great feel to it).
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