August 2021

The Perfect Early Morning: Athleta, Yoga, and New Clothes


It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten up before 9 a.m. for a yoga class—or anything else not completely mandatory!  This past Tuesday, however, I was invited to wake up to a yoga class and a brand new outfit by Athleta.

I didn’t really know what to expect, but when I stepped off the elevator of Yoga Sutra’s new 39th Street studio in New York, I was pleasantly surprised by a beautiful array of food, and a room full of yoga clothing provided by Athleta

Athleta, a brand under the Gap umbrella, provides female athletes and yogis, both recreational and competitive, with comfortable yet fashionable athletic wear. I have to say the fabrics are lovely, very soft, and easy to wear for yoga. I picked the Organic Cotton Chela Capri and Shirred Organic Cotton Cami in raspberry. I loved the feel of fabrics, and that at the end of the yoga class I still felt dry.  I can definitely see these 2 pieces working their way into my urban wardrobe. I absolutely love workout clothes that I can wear from the office to the studio without looking like a gym rat.

I’m looking forward to my next class, where I can show off my new threads  Thanks, Athleta! —Olivia Hayes

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