LPN’s 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Part III: For the Yogi

kelsiAnd so it continues, LPN’s holiday gift guide! Today’s guide, for the yogi, is curated by one of the owners (and one of my favourite yoga teachers and best friends) Kelsi, from Leela Yoga in Oslo.

You may have seen gorgeous Kelsi and her lovely studio on LPN’s Instagram, a few times. Kelsi has lovingly selected her yoga gift picks for you to browse. Happy shopping yogis!

Oh, and if you’re in the Oslo area, make sure to drop by Leela Yoga for a class from Kelsi. She is a goddess – and I promise you will come out of her class feeling like one as well.

So, let’s get to it – 2015’s Yogi Gift Guide!

LPN Gift Guide 2015 - Leela Yoga

Spiritual Gangster Tank

spiritual gangSpiritual Gangster has made an impact on the yoga gear industry, without a doubt. With their awesome sayings, and cool prints, they create some of the most fun pieces for pre or post shavasana. Their newest collection? Gorgeous. Why not pick up a tank that’s burgundy and gold, or the Goddess Lakshmi on it (pictured)? I love the prints, colors and quality. Its always a treat to wear one!

Where to Shop:

Oslo: Leela Yoga
International Online at Spiritual Gangster for $48 USD

YogaGlo On-line Membership


Do you have a loved one who doesn’t have a wonderful studio around? Or maybe is a bit shy at starting at a studio and needs a bit of a warm up? YogaGlo is one of my favourite on-line yoga studios. The teachers are the best I know of and the quality is top notch. A fantastic gift for anyone who loves yoga or is a newbie! With over 3,000 classes, a membership will give you unlimited access – and all for the price of a drop in class for an entire month!

Where to Shop:

Online at YogaGlo for $18 USD a month

Beyond Yoga Leggings

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Every yogi needs a good pair of leggings. My favourite are by far Beyond Yoga’s leggings. The quality and fabric are amazing. Make sure you pick up a pair of space dye leggings. Space dye is a uniquely textured performance fabric with an exceptionally soft hand – touching it is lovely. The fabric includes a 4-way stretch (yes, you actually will notice a different) and quick-dry properties. The recipient of the gift will love you forever! These leggings feel plush and comfortable, while still looking modern and fabulous. These side black mesh panels make for some extra breathing room, while also being super cool! The high waist keeps everything in check and the length is great for coming to and from yoga during the winter.

Where to Shop:

Oslo: Leela Yoga
International: Online at Beyond Yoga for $110 USD

Yoga Books


If anyone knows me, they know I love books [Kate interjecting here: yes, Kelsi is indeed a the Queen of a good read – I’ve borrowed a few from her library – in fact I’m traveling home for Christmas holidays right now with one of her books in my bag].

Giving a book to someone is a lovely way to show them you care! I have many on my list this Christmas, but one that looks intriguing and beautiful is this new book on creating a home practice. With wise advice from world renown yogis including everything from creating your yogi space, to how to commit to your new practice. This one I’ll be gifting to someone dear this Christmas, so should you!

Some other books you might consider for the more experienced yogi friends are:


Where to Shop:

International – Amazon – Yoga at Home for $17 USD
International – Amazon – Light On Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar for $12 USD
International – Amazon – Yoga Bible for $14 USD

Jade Yoga Mat


You’ve heard LPN talk a lot about Manduka, but up on the ranks of “best yoga mat ever”? Look no further than the Jade mat. I have been a fan of the Jade mat since I touched one. I loved them so much, I bought them for the studio and we have all our members using them! Not only do you not slip on them, but they are also eco friendly. Win win for your loved one.

Where to Shop:

Oslo: Leela Yoga
International on Amazon from $70 – $150 USD

Stocking Stuffer! Arnica Gel


Perfect for the stocking of your favourite sore muscled yogi friend is arnica gel! I always have this on hand. Arnica oil is found to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, and may be helpful for treating or relieving a whole lot more. Often it is used for muscle aches, spasms, pulled muscles, or rheumatic pain, sprains, bruises, and swelling due to fractures, insect bites and even acne! A saviour for every yoga bag!

Where to Shop:

International: Amazon for $7.50 USD

Bkr Watter Bottle


Another LPN fave is the bkr bottle. Hydrating is key during and after a yoga class – and you might as well do it in style. Im guilty of owning a few of these (how can you not? the colours!). They are the perfect accessory in the studio and out! Treat a loved one to the .5 L bottle or even the 1. L bottle for extra H2O love!

Where to Shop:

Oslo: Leela Yoga
International: Online at EcoDiva Beauty from $35 – $45 USD

Satya Jewelry


This jewelry is just stunning. I love the details and the message behind each piece. The piece pictured is a gorgeous Lotus flower on 18kt gold, which is focusing on new beginnings and infinite potential. The hamsa represents protection and blessings, while the turquoise brings health, intuition and self expression. How beautiful! You also see the Why not treat someone you love to these gems!

Where to Shop:

International: Satya Online Turquoise Thrive Necklace for $149 USD

Yoga Membership at their Local Studio


Wherever you are in the world, why not buy a drop-in, week card or even a 1 month membership to your favourite studio for a loved one — and have them join you? It’s a great way to introduce a friend to your favourite teacher or class. Beyond that, why not make a girls night out of it every week and grab dinner after J Week-Card, Drop In or Year-Long Membership!

[Kate’s note: Leela is a seriously beautiful studio, complete with cafe and yoga shop – the best in Oslo, bar none! I take down to Kelsi’s classes – which are always packed. Starting January I’ll be teaching Wednesday mornings, so come visit!]


[Kate’s note: The beautiful owner, Kelsi and Tonje teach classes weekly at the studio and have a strong following of devoted students. Make sure to book in advance ;) ]

Where to Shop:

In studio or Online

For Oslo babes, Leela Yoga Online from 499 NOK / month for memberships, 200 NOK for drop-ins

Donation to a Yoga Non-Profit


Sometimes buying a gift can be an extra “good gift” to those giving and receiving. For the yogi that has everything, or maybe doesn’t exchange gifts, why not donate some money to a yoga non-profit? I love this non-profit, Off the Mat (OTM), for many reasons. The fact that Seane Corn is the powerhouse behind it makes it extra special.

OTM uses the tools of yoga to inspire conscious activism and ignite grassroots and global change. They do this by facilitating personal empowerment and social awareness in their leadership trainings, fostering community collaboration, and supporting local and global community engagement projects. Founded in 2007, OTM’s mission is to use the tools of yoga, meditation, and self-inquiry to inspire leaders to create conscious, sustainable change.

Where to Donate:

Online at Off the Mat into the World

Well my lovelies, there you have it.

Another beautiful collection of gifts for your best and most loved yogis.