For those who are perfecting their yoga practice, YogaForce offers a patented A-Line Mat to help guide you into each pose with ease. Created by Annie Appleby, this innovative mat is also earth-friendly! Annie took a minute to graciously answer a few questions for Tiny Green Mom about her environmentally-conscious company and deep love for yoga.

An Interview with Annie Appleby, Founder of YogaForce

Tell us about your eco-inspired company!

YogaForce was founded first with lifestyle clothes then with the patented A-Line Mat with sustainability and the environment in mind. We make the finest products, they might cost a bit more but they are worth every penny because of the quality of workmanship. Body awareness is important, and we consistently call that out. It follows that awareness for the Planet is top of mind, as well. YogaForce is unisex, we realize that men and women both need to be in good shape, and our patented mat helps to get them there. It works for all floor exercise! It is doctor-approved. Great for kids, too, as they get to know where they should place their hands and feet because the lines work as a guide.

How do you choose to go green in your own life?

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, so when I go to the grocery store, I have been mindful to bring my own empty bag with me. I hate to see all those paper and plastic bags to go waste! I always keep it in the car now so I do not forget.

Guilty green pleasure?

My green pleasure is that I love to teach yoga, Pilates and my own A-Line posture classes outside!

Can you offer any encouraging words for those with a small sustainable business?

Keep at it and persevere.

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