I get asked all the time where I go for certain things, what I use, etc., plus I'm an ambassador for a handful of my favorite companies, which means I can also offer you some discounts! It's like Oprah's Favorite Things except only .0001% as famous. (NOTE: While I do receive a kickback for some of the online discount codes, it comes at no additional cost to you, and I never endorse anything I don't fully love. Oprah would never approve.)
Mats & Props: Yoloha Yoga all the way! I have used many, many mats and really these are my fave--that's why I carry them. Shop online and use code "KATYGASSAWAY" for 10% off, or come shop at the studio.
Clothes: You can shop the exclusive designs that Emily and I create for the studio on Etsy--each one is hand printed by her with love! I love Live Sankalpa leggings! They are so soft, plus the bright and fun designs are created by independent artists, so you are supporting them when you shop! One of my mentors, Moises Aguilar, has designed some for them (which you see frequently in my photos!). Save 20% off when you use code "bodyandshine20" to shop Live Sankalpa online. I also can't get enough Lululemon. My holiday prints are Poprageous--shop via this link for 20% off your first purchase. Southern Yoga Girl makes adorable, southern-themed yoga wear and is a lovely person in real life!
Towels: Indigo Towels are perfect for putting over your mat when you slip, and play a lot of other roles, making gorgeous beach towels, wraps, and sarongs! Use code "KATYG30" for 30% off your online order.
Ben Charlton, DC, is my gut health guru and chiropractor. I am *very particular* about chiropractic work, and I very much appreciate Dr. Charlton's holistic approach--he helped me figure out why I couldn't get healthy earlier this year and truly changed my life.
Jake Norman is excellent at Active Release Technique (read more on his website), and now about 10 of my students go see him! He also is a great personal trainer, especially if you have specific goals--I worked with him on handstands!
Krystal at Candy Nails in downtown Elgin is my girl!!! She does an exceptional mani/pedi and at about half the price of going in Austin. Plus massage chairs :) By appointment only and she books up fast: (512) 285-4949.
FOOD & DRINK
When I had to start my crazy anti-candida diet, I wasn't left with a whole lot of options for on-the-go, quick nourishment--thank goodness for LeanHemp! It's vegan and has pure and simple ingredients. Buy it in the studio or shop online and get 20% off with code "KATYDOESYOGA".
CLEAN Cause Energy Drinks are one of the other few indulgences I can have on my anti-candida diet. Several of their flavors are sweetened with stevia as opposed to sugar, so I can enjoy a cold, delicious drink other than water! Also, 50% of their profits go to support addiction recovery causes, which is something I can get behind. Come try some at the studio!
K9 Workingmind transformed my hyper-fearful, often-aggressive dog into a pretty well adjusted pal. It's been a long journey, but Tara and her staff specialize in working with misunderstood dogs and "bully" breeds. She's changed my life and Nama's! Can't recommend her enough.
Texas Bound Belgians Rescue Ranch (aka Rally C Ranch) does amazing work saving horses (and other animals) from slaughter. It's great to go tour, volunteer, and they also offer boarding services and sell hay for those with horses of their own!