Mat Goes Here: Chalet

chalet yoga

We’re going to end this week with some chalet-style yoga if you don’t mind. Maybe a little asana for heart and hearth, followed by some hot cocoa. I’m in.

First image is from a blog called Bliss. And the second is from my scandinavian home.

You may notice a slightly different look around here lately and by increments. All thanks to the lovely ladies of Blogshop. Nothing is perfect, of course. I’m still learning!

Mat Goes Here: Hot House

Yoga Hot House Kyoto

It’s getting a little bit warmer here in New York. But not quite warm enough for outdoor yoga. I’m doing my best by imagining greenhouse settings for practice.

This image of a Kyoto garden from Placearama.

Hot House Yoga

This may look like a dangerous place to do balancing postures. But there’s something about the smell of a hot house that I love.

Image from At Home At Home.

brooklyn botanic garden

This last image is from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I can just imagine reaching up, up, up for those tendrils of greenery.

Image from Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

Mat Goes Here: Secret Garden

secret garden

This week I’m imagining yoga in a secret garden. The soft, soft grass. Dirt under the fingernails in downward dog. This looks amazing.

I found this image here, but can’t find it attributed anywhere! Troubles with Pinterest.

secret garden yoga

Ooh, let’s put the mat somewhere hiding back there. Under the shade of the tree. Listening to the leaves rustle in the breeze. Maybe a little babbling brook action. I’m happy.

Find this image here.

behind this door

I’d lay down my mat behind this door. Wouldn’t you?

Image here. Also, “Mat Goes Here” is inspired by this column by The Jealous Curator.

Mat Goes Here: Galleries

art gallery yoga

I’ve talked about the craving to do yoga in art galleries before. I’m not sure where the fascination comes from. I’m either inspired by all the open space and creativity, or I see asana as a celebration of it. Either way, here are some spaces I would throw down my mat and get creative. [Image from Le Parvenue blog.]


The spirals of the Guggenheim in New York are like the spirals of our body. I could imagine doing amazing twists in this space. Reaching up with the breath, making the spine long, and twisting on the exhale. Dizzying. [Image of the Guggenheim from NPR.]

MoMA Rothko

I love the MoMA here in New York. Especially the huge open spaces (like where Marina Abramović did her seated installation) surrounded by art.

[This third image is straight from and this is thier official attribution: Installation view of Abstract Expressionist New York: The Big Picture. Photo: Jason Mandella.

Also, “Mat Goes Here” is inspired by this column by The Jealous Curator.]

Mat Goes Here: Inside Out


This week I’m thinking about warmer weather and those glorious spaces that are neither inside nor outside. I’d do yoga here, for sure.

This image from the beautiful A Note On Design tumblr.


There are a million things I want to do in this space. Yoga is one of them. (Nap, read, drink tea, have a dance party, get my asana on…)

Image from Remodelista.


The rug, the cushions, the sun, the sky! Yeah, I would do yoga here. For whatever reason, this perfect line from Chevy Chase popped into my head.

Also, “Mat Goes Here” is inspired by this column by The Jealous Curator.

Mat Goes Here: Yurt

yurt from notes on design

When I lived in Hood River, OR there was a small yoga studio inside a yurt that the owner had built in her yard. Let’s pause for a moment to take that in. Yurt in her yard. This doesn’t really happen in New York.

Ever since then I’ve pictured myself throwing down the mat in one of these bad boys. Here are some lovelies I’ve found recently. What do you think? [Image from A Note on Design]

yurt from yurts blog

One thing I love about yurts (if I had a nickel for every time I’ve said that…) is that the structure is open to the sky. Beautiful. [Image from this yurt blog]

Yurt from Blikk

I know this image is a little fuzzy. Mucho unprofessional. But I would do yoga here. Even if I were pixelated. [Image from this Hungarian site, which, oddly, may not be safe for work.]

Mat Goes Here: Lofts

do yoga here

I love pinterest as much as the next girl, but sometimes I can’t help but look at all that shelter porn and think: I’d do yoga there. So here are some glorious loft spaces where I would be grateful to throw down my mat and roll around.

You’ll have to pardon the hides in that first image. I have. [image here]

do yoga here

The light and the coziness the simple fabric drape creates is pretty amazing. [image here]

do yoga here

This may not technically be a loft, but it’s in Paris. And I can definitely envision rolling out of bed, opening up those doors, and saluting the city of light with some asana. [image here]

Also, “Mat Goes Here” is inspired by this column by The Jealous Curator.