More Beautiful Women Can Wear Beckons

Beckon Yoga Clothing adding plus size yoga pants to collectionWe are thrilled to announce that we have added plus size 2XL/XXL (16-18) to two of our yoga pants. We are now offering the Wisdom Yoga Pant in black and sugar and Wisdom Ruffled Capri in black, charcoal and sugar in sizes XS-XXL. At the end of November, we will have them in grape and a super dark teal and will let you know when the colors arrive. In the spring, we hope to add more styles in the XXL along with some bright colors in all sizes. Our goal is for all women to feel beautiful. Spread the word!

Amy Olson Celebrating Fall with AcroYoga

Acro Yoga Amy Olson in Beckons Yoga ClothingAmy Olson, Kimberly Preston and Ben Bowen are doing Acro Yoga.  Amy is wearing the Beckons Love Lace-up Halter and Love Shorts. Amy and Kimberly both teach AcroYoga and Thai massage in Salt Lake City.  They can be found teaching at Aerial Arts of Utah and Yoga Upstairs.  Ben Bowen is a yogi and massage therapist in Salt Lake City who works at We Are Yoga. This photo shoot was taken by Weston Hall at Alta ski resort.

Thanks Amy, for sharing this great photo with #beckonsorganic!

Put Your Money Where Your Beliefs Are

September 29, 2013 I was honored to be a guest blogger on www.blackdogasana.com. Here is a reprint of the blog.

Beckons Yoga Clothing Spending Money BlogDame Julie Andrews (yes, from the Sound of Music), in a recent graduation speech at the University of Colorado, asked the college graduates to not only do random acts of kindness, but also do very deliberate acts of kindness, ones that represent their belief system and values. This involves some soul-searching and researching to find the best place to give your time and money so your actions match your value system. Such mindfulness applies to the way you spend, as well as donate, your money everyday. Each dollar spent strengthens the company you give it to. It is essential that we make our spending count.

One positive outcome of the recent downturn of the economy has been that people are making careful decisions about how they spend money. More people are intentionally spending money and supporting businesses that represent their values. Likewise, more companies are recognizing the need to stand for something and give back. For instance, apparel company All Saints supports an initiative to fight human trafficking and end modern day slavery. Prana Clothing supports a myriad of initiatives including helping entrepreneurs find a market for their technology. Tom’s shoes donates one pair of shoes for every pair sold.

Define what is important to you, do some research, and buy products from companies that support those same beliefs, be it products that are made in America or companies who support cancer research. One great resource for researching businesses trying to make a difference is Greenamerica.org’s Responsible Shopper page.

Make your dollar count by spending it with intention.

At Beckons Yoga Clothing, we try to make a difference by manufacturing in Colorado, where we live and work, creating jobs in our community. We use organic cotton and other sustainable fibers in our garments. We donate clothing each season to several worthy causes. We strive to leave the smallest environmental footprint possible. All the while, creating super comfortable, flattering and multi-purpose clothing for yoga and the lifestyle surrounding it.

Feel Beautiful in Your Clothing

Subconsciously we grab clothes out of our closet that make us feel good. It might be the color of the garment or the soft feeling of the fabric that draws us in. Perhaps we have something important to do that requires us to look business professional and one particular suit and blouse combination always makes us feel our best. With just a bit of thought we can make this a conscious effort and start off with a clear intention of feeling beautiful each day.

Tamar Ares, founder of Sitting With Souls, believes if we ask our BODY each day what it wants to wear and then take a moment to listen, we will experience a more fulfilling day wearing what is best for the upcoming day.  Give it a try and see what happens.

Perhaps you feel you have no sense of style? Feeling beautiful in your clothing creates your style. It doesn’t have anything to do with whether other people like what you are wearing, if it follows the latest trend or cost you a lot of money. Only you have to like it and feel gorgeous in it.

It is difficult to put a finger on what makes the perfect piece of clothing. It is seldom the newest, trendy item you just purchased. Most often it is the black tank top that goes with everything or the Audrey Hepburn style black ankle skimmer that puts a skip in your step. These perfect pieces enhance your good parts and provide the backdrop for other pieces in your wardrobe.

Tamar recommends asking this when deciding whether to purchase something or not, “Will you bring abundance to my life?” Then, give yourself a moment to feel/hear/understand the answer. It may take a bit to get this technique down, but it is worth trying to see how this changes things in your life.

I have always recommended not buying anything unless it is the best darn thing you have seen and you cannot imagine living without it. One of my favorite purchases is a short pink ruffled skirt that I found on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles some years back for $29.99. There are a plethora of stores on Melrose all selling the same cheap LA trendy merchandise. I had just proclaimed to my fellow travelers, as I often do, not to buy anything unless it is perfect. Thank goodness I happened to fall upon this fantastic skirt or I would have gone home from my trip empty handed. You can see that it has been the inspiration for many ruffle-y garments since. It was the perfect thing.
Imagine if you only purchased the garments that are perfect and make you feel beautiful. Why not? This should save you money and create a wardrobe that makes you feel great each day.

Thank you for being a part of the Beckons community. To show our appreciation, we would like to offer $20 off of your purchase of $100 on the site, now through August 15th. In order to redeem this offer, use the coupon code: summer2013 in the promocode box on the check out page.

Elizabeth Jefferson in Beckons Yoga Clothing

Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing these great shots of you wearing Beckons. You make us proud. Elizabeth is on the Pilates reformer at Zoom Pilates and Fitness Studio .

Elizabeth Jefferson in Beckons organic cotton yoga clothingElizabeth Jefferson is a fitness professional working in the San Diego area. She is a certified Pilates instructor with the PhysicalMind Institute and was certified in yoga at the White Lotus Foundation.  In addition to her Pilates and personal training sessions, she also teaches yoga, mat Pilates, aqua fitness, indoor cycling, Zumba, circuit, and total body conditioning classes. This spring she has been busy running half marathons and mastering kettle bell training.

Monique Feil was her photographer.
Elizabeth Jefferson in Beckons organic cotton yoga clothing

Adi Carter and Beckons in Puerto Rico

Adi Carter Yoga Slacker Video wearing beckons yoga clothingMy dear friend, Adi Carter, sent us this great instructional video demonstrating transitions in slacklining. She is a key member of the Yoga Slackers, a wonderful, adventurous group of teachers who travel around the world teaching yoga, acro-yoga and slackline yoga. Check out the Yogaslackers website. In the second section, Adi is wearing the Love Yoga Capri in boysenberry and Love Shrug in charcoal. You make us proud, Adi Carter. Check out this slackline video vimeo.com/43669447

Adi Carter Yoga Slacking in Puerto Rico

Adi in Beckons Yoga Clothing wearing Love Yoga CaprisAdi Carter has been a long-time supporter of Beckons. She is a member of the Yoga Slackers, conducting Acro Yoga workshops throughout the country. Thank you for sharing these incredible photos with us.

Adi is sporting some Beckons Love Yoga Capri Leggings both photos. You make us proud, Adi!

Her good friend, Kadri, shot these amazing pictures in Puerto Rico. You can find out more about Kadri at  www.kadrikurgun.com.

Denise Cook and the Beckons Love Shrug

The funny thing about clothing is that on rare occasions, you find the perfect piece that you wear until it is a shred. If that item is clean, it is on your body. Clothing companies bring out new garments each season, abandoning past designs quickly, so there is little chance of replacing a favorite piece. If we only knew it would become a favorite, we would buy one in every color that very season.

We started Beckons with all the favorites from our past: the perfect halter, cami, t-shirt and capri. We also love it when people ask us to reproduce something they have loved and need to replace. Denise Cook, Denver-based yoga instructor, came to us with the simple sleeves she had long-since worn out. They may not be the exact same as the ones she loved but it is our revised version of something missing in the market place. Please enjoy the love shrug. You have Denise Cook to thank for the idea.

Denise Cook teaches Vinyasa and Yin Yoga throughout Denver, including leading retreats and conducting teacher trainings. She helps students use their practice to find their inner passion in life. Please visit her website at denisecookyoga.com.