ABOUT US

 

ABOUT US

 

Our Story

We are adventurers at heart and when we discovered how beautiful Portugal is, we immediately fell in love with the people and were compelled to start a business where we could give back to them. While we were there, we learned Portugal’s forests produce half of the world’s supply of cork and there are many amazing products that can be made from cork. We found a 3rd generation Cork expert to partner with to develop an environmentally friendly, organic yoga mat. Our hope is to allow the adventurer in you the ability to practice yoga wherever you are.

Protecting Our Earth

Portugal boasts an impressive industry, designed to protect the integrity of the environment. Under Portuguese law, Cork trees have their bark shaved only every 9 years, allowing the trees to naturally regenerate their bark. This natural process keeps the trees healthy allowing them to live up to 200 years.

Supporting the Community

Portugal’s cork production creates a significantly positive effect on the country’s largest export and steady income. The cork industry provides as many as 20,000 well-paying seasonal jobs throughout 500+ cork production factories each year, despite an otherwise slow moving economy and higher than average unemployment rates. Here at Corc Yoga, we are proud to be partnering with a factory that has been in the cork industry for the past 100 years.

Supporting the Community

Portugal’s cork production creates a significantly positive effect on the country’s largest export and steady income. The cork industry provides as many as 20,000 well-paying seasonal jobs throughout 500+ cork production factories each year, despite an otherwise slow moving economy and higher than average unemployment rates. Here at Corc Yoga, we are proud to be partnering with a factory that has been in the cork industry for the past 100 years.

Giving Back

We are on a mission to give back. A portion of every sale will be donated to support the mental health crisis locally and abroad in Portugal. We believe in the strong connection between your physical and mental health.

“The mind and body are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other.”

– Candice Pert

Take a Journey with Us

From the moment we arrived in Portugal, we immediately fell in love with the beauty, the culture, and the people. In our quest to learn everything we could about cork trees and the incredible people who harvest and strip them each year, we left with a lifetime of memories, a wealth of knowledge, and so many amazing photos.

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