Work your way from novice to experienced yogi by starting your practice with the essentials in the Gaiam® Beginner’s Yoga Experience Kit.
Alignment Yoga Mat
PVC, textured mat grips for improved traction as you pose and flow
3mm thickness for superior cushioning and supports body
Modifies difficult poses and aids in balance
Foam construction adds comfortable support
Helps you achieve deep stretches and binds
Increases flexibility and range of motion
Measures 6’ to meet a variety of stretching poses
Learn the fundamentals of yoga
Helps you learn proper positioning
Includes two, 20-minute practices and prop training
Beginner’s Yoga Experience Kit
Includes mat, block, strap, and DVD
Mat measures 68’’ Length x 24’’ Width x 3mm Thick
Free of latex, DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DNOP phthalates
Block measures 9’’ Length x 6’’ Width x 3’’ Height
Cotton-made strap is 6’ long
- Brand : Gaiam
- Country of Origin : Imported
- DICK'S Pro Tips
- Web ID: 16GIMUYGBGNNRSKTPEAC
- SKU: 16470496
Gaiam Beginner's Yoga Experience Kit is rated out of 5 by 78.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Syndria from Must for beginners I have absolutely no experience with yoga and on suggestion from a friend came to Gaiam. This kit has everything you need to begin your path to wellness. The block and strap are almost essential for a first timer, they helped me understand the stability of each pose. One of the Dvd's shows you how to use them and WHY. Important for some. Very helpful for first timers. Rodney Yee has a very calming and clear voice. His instruction is simple and concise. For those beginning or those unable to find good beginner classes near by, this is an excellent start kit. The price can NOT be beat.
Date published: 2009-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by digby from Medium quality starter kit for newbie yogis! Everything in the kit was decent quality. Likes: Rodney Yee is a good instructor with solid technique; his voice cues help you to focus on what you should be focusing on without being repetitive, intrusive, or annoying. Cons: the strap is a little low budget--cotton, though I like the metal buckle over plastic (greener choice). The mat has that "new mat" smell, so you may want to purchase/use mat wash before your first session if you're sensitive. I'd love to see a DVD with more than just one each of the AM, daily, PM workouts on it. Give the newbies a full 5 days and intro to more poses, please!
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by mallock from Good value for beginner I've used the mat in both regular and hot yoga classes and it performs well. I have yet to need/use the block, strap or DVD so I can't speak to the quality of those. 2 reasons for 4 stars: #1 - the mat is a bit thin and some poses are more painful on my knees than I would like. I'm wondering if, as a beginner, I should've gone for a thicker mat and #2 - the mat tends to move around on the floor so I sometimes end up misaligned with the rest of the class which is distracting and annoying. Perhaps this is partly me not being very fluid in the transitions between poses yet but also could be that the mat doesn't grip on the floor very well either. Overall, for the quality of the mat and everything that comes in the set, it's a very good value for someone who's starting out.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by AmieTeresa from Everything You Need in One Box! I've been practicing yoga for over 10 years. I bought this kit to replace my original mat and for the strap and block (it will be nice to have my own instead of borrowing). The block and strap are perfect! I had to wash and air dry, outside, the mat for 7 days to minimize the rubber odor. I also found the mat to be thinner than average mats, or at least, my previous mat. I know mat thickness is a personal preference but I would not recommend this mat for those of us who prefer a softer practice with a thicker barrier against the hard floor.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Haiku from Great tool for beginners I purchased this kit 2 weeks ago. The DVD instruction is helpful. I've been doing yoga daily since my purchase. Wonderful tool for people beginning and not able to attend a class regularly.
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by Elizabeth the dancer from Could be better but pretty good for the price The colors and design are beautiful. The mat has a slippery protective coating, so when my hands sweat they slip. This happened on the last Gaiam mat I bought, so I looked it up online and someone suggested washing it with soap and water and voila, it worked. They should put this on the instructions in or on the box. The block is also a little smaller than the standard block you see in a yoga studio. This was a little disappointing because it is slightly slimmer, which makes it a little less stable when standing it on the side for balance poses.
Date published: 2018-07-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by Yoga on west coast from Kit is OK, but no longer includes DVD! Disappointed! The mat is thin, but otherwise fine, Strap is nice and so is the block. However, I would not have ordered the beginner kit if I knew no DVD was included. The description clearly states that a 60 minute DVD is included in the specifications. No DVD was shipped. This is false advertising. I contacted Gaiam via email, and they informed me that they do provide a streaming video, but I had to contact them to get that info -- what a pain. A streaming online video is not the same value or quality as a DVD.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lolaray from Great value I shared these with my students ( I buy in batches for my students) - I liked the kit- so students can have their own set, with a block and strap. I want them to use the props and can not always take enough props with me to my classes. One student complained the mat was slippery - I told her to wash with vinegar/water mixture and air out - use it a bit and will prob lessen over time. So we will see.
Date published: 2011-10-07
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