In October of 2018, I was getting ready to go and teach 26 & 2, formerly known as Bikram Yoga. Upon picking up my yoga bag to carry the necessary things that I needed; water, dry clothes, keys, etc. To my own surprise, I discovered numerous single-use plastic bags discarded on the floor of my closet. Quite I was shocked. Not only by the pile of the plastic bags I had subconsciously stored but also at the realization of where they had come from.
I am still baffled by how it happened. I remember at first glance; I exclaimed out loud, something like, “THIS CAN NOT BE!” almost like scolding someone. And a still voice responded, “do something about it.” The experience was so surreal and had an emotional impact that left me feeling compelled to do something. Plastic in any form does not biodegrade. And yet, it is common for hot yoga studios to provide single-use plastic bags to their students to carry wet and sweaty yoga clothes home after class. The plastic bags serve the students just once. So, imagine the impact, given that most hot yoga practitioners practice more than four times a week.
After that moment of epiphany, I ordered a sweat bag online within a few days, and when the sweat bag arrived, I was not very pleased. The quality was below average. The make was as generic as it came. There was no sense of personalization, no trace of style, design, or appeal. It’s then that I thought maybe I could offer something different and better. So, after careful research, against all the odds, with a desire to inspire change and offer something different and better, I founded Souleva. In line with our brand purpose, I derived the name from the french word |Soulever|, which means to lift, raise, elevate, etc.
Eliminate the use of single-use plastic bagsand bring your own sweat bag. And why not~ Souleva Stunning Sweat bags:)?