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"Cycle of Life" Yoga Mat by Lara Zilibowitz - The Collaboration

  • By Emma Freeman
  • May 28

We’re excited to share something truly special with you—the limited edition "Cycle of Life" yoga mat, designed in collaboration with yoga teacher and art therapist Lara Zilibowitz. This beautiful, unique yoga mat combines sacred earth materials—sustainable cork and natural rubber—with a mesmerising design that visually captures the eternal rhythms of nature, the human experience and the interconnectedness of all life.

About Lara Zilibowitz

Lara is an internationally touring yoga and meditation teacher, a qualified holistic art therapist, the founder of the Body Poetry Yoga School, and the visionary creator of Art of Being Retreats. Lara travels the world, curating life-changing events and trainings, teaching at festivals and sharing her passion for the intrinsic wisdom of the body and soul. She is an accomplished writer, poet, artist, ceramicist, dancer, and an ambassador for yoga and lifestyle brands such as Wanderlust Festivals, Lululemon athletica, Casall Training, and Aveda hair and skin care. She has also graced the cover of Yoga Journal Australia.



Lara uses yoga as a transformative tool, guiding students to find magic and meaning within their own bodies.
Her teachings focus on the deep, meditative aspects of yoga, and through her warm, authentic guidance, she encourages her students to embrace their struggles as pathways to wisdom and freedom.

A Dream Collaboration

Having attended Lara’s yoga classes and workshops both in person and online, I have always connected with her unique, authentic and artistic approach to teaching. Inspired by her creative expression, Lara felt like a natural choice for an artist collaboration with ZONE, and we were delighted when she accepted our invitation.

 

From Vision to Reality

The concept for the "Cycle of Life" mat was born from heartfelt conversations about what Lara values most in her teachings. She wanted to explore the concept of "opening up to awe", and in doing so, illustrate life's contrasts—the shadow and light that shapes our world and our daily experiences. The Tree of Life, an ancient symbol rich with meaning, became the foundation of her design. It was inspiring to watch her ideas take shape through the form of sketches and illustrations. 

 

The Essence of the "Cycle of Life" Mat

The finished design is a canvas of contrasts: one side depicts a serene night sky, inviting calm and reflection, while the other celebrates the vibrant energy of daylight, encouraging vitality and joy.

The artwork symbolises the continuous cycle within us and in the natural world around us. At the root of the centred Tree of Life is a heart that symbolically anchors the tree, representing the core of human emotion and experience.

Lara's words about the mat invite you to a deeper understanding:

"This mat has been designed with sincere love and intention to support your practice of remembering. Through every breath and movement may you remember how intricately connected you always already are to the delicate balance of life and the flow of organising intelligence all around you, and inside you."

 

Natural Elements of the "Cycle of Life" Eco Yoga Mat

Central to the design of the "Cycle of Life" mat is the choice of natural materials, reinforcing the theme of interconnectedness. The mat is crafted from sustainable materials natural cork with a natural rubber base, echoing the mat’s theme of balance and harmony within the cycle of life. 

Cork, harvested from the bark of cork oak trees without harming the tree itself, embodies sustainability. This renewable resource regenerates its bark over time, making it an eco-friendly choice that aligns with the principles of renewal and life cycles depicted in the mat's design. ZONE natural cork mats are antimicrobial and provide a non-slip cork surface with superior grip, offering a stable foundation for your yoga practice. Cork is sweat resistant and its grippy surface makes it ideal for hot yoga practice.

Natural rubber, derived from the latex of the rubber tree plant, complements cork in terms of sustainability and environmental responsibility. The natural rubber base means the mat is free from toxic chemicals often found in synthetic alternatives.

Inspire Your Yoga Journey

This yoga mat invites you to embrace each practice as an opportunity for personal reflection and growth. It’s a companion on your journey through life’s cycles, echoing the natural rhythms of the world with every pose you take.

Here, amidst the grounding presence of the earth and the expansive reach of the sky, this mat encourages you to explore, reflect and discover. It’s a space where you can pause, breathe, and connect with the deeper rhythms of life.

Let this yoga mat inspire your daily rituals and support your path to self-discovery.

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Pre-order the limited edition Cycle of Life Cork Yoga Mat— only 50 available!

Embrace the beauty and symbolism of the "Cycle of Life" Cork Yoga Mat. With only a limited number available for presale, now is the time to secure yours and inspire your practice with an eco yoga mat that reflects the harmony and balance within you. 

Pre-order the limited edition Cycle of Life Premium Cork Yoga Mat today.

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