Tapas Travel Mat: Take Your Practice Anywhere

This entry was posted on Jun 3, 2021 by Charlotte Bell.

Back before COVID-19 upended our lives, many of us took travel for granted. It was just part of what so many of us did in the summer, during holidays, etc. After a year of staying put, we’re antsy to get out and enjoy the bigger world. Maybe you’re planning a road trip. If so, you might be able to get away with bringing all your usual yoga practice essentials. But if you choose to fly somewhere, you need to pack more judiciously. Bulky items take up precious space in our roller bags. All too often, our yoga mat has to stay at home. Enter the Tapas Travel Mat.

What is the Tapas Travel Mat?

Back in the ’90s, some traveling yogis requested that Hugger Mugger Yoga Products design a packable yoga mat for travel. So we got to work on a mat that could fit easily into the average suitcase. Our Travel Mat is a scant 1/16-inch thick. You can roll it up thin and cinch it onto a backpack or fold it to the size of a medium-sized sweater and place it in your bag.

Our Tapas Travel Mats are made from latex-free polymer environmental resin (PER) which has been extracted from biodegradable plant secretions to produce a plastic-like material. It contains no heavy metals or phthalates. Like all our Tapas Yoga Mats, the Travel Mat has a nonskid surface.

In addition to traveling with your travel mat, you can use it in your regular practice. Its nonskid surface keeps your Yoga Practice Rug or Yoga Towel in place for a safer, more secure practice. At just below two pounds, it’s lightweight and easy to transport to the studio and back.

Here are the specs:

  • Thickness: 1/16″
  • Weight: 1.7 lb.
  • Dimensions: 24″ x 68″
  • Price: $21.95

Whether you’re off for a yoga workshop, retreat or vacation, or going on a sightseeing tour, it’s nice to have a familiar friend along for the journey. The Tapas Travel Mat is a great companion to share your next adventure, and many more to come!

Here’s a post that outlines three regenerating yoga poses for road trips.

About Charlotte Bell
Charlotte Bell discovered yoga in 1982 and began teaching in 1986. Charlotte is the author of Mindful Yoga, Mindful Life: A Guide for Everyday Practice and Yoga for Meditators, both published by Rodmell Press. Her third book is titled Hip-Healthy Asana: The Yoga Practitioner’s Guide to Protecting the Hips and Avoiding SI Joint Pain (Shambhala Publications). She writes a monthly column for CATALYST Magazine and serves as editor for Yoga U Online. Charlotte is a founding board member for GreenTREE Yoga, a non-profit that brings yoga to underserved populations. A lifelong musician, Charlotte plays oboe and English horn in the Salt Lake Symphony and folk sextet Red Rock Rondo, whose DVD won two Emmy awards in 2010.