Finding Your Yoga Equipment

Updated: 6 days ago

We have set up some amazing partnership deals with well known New Zealand suppliers so you can feel 'at home' with your practice anywhere you go.

Create your own personal yoga space at home for the online classes, and always feel free to bring your favourite props into the studio for classes.

Valka Yoga

New Zealand owned and operated =)

We love this yoga brand's dedication to sustainable products. Their cork mats have great cushion, are non-slip, and are environmentally friendly. Cork blocks are especially handy for myofascial release and the extra weight provides stability and can be used for strength-training.

You can purchase these yoga mats, blocks, straps, and massage balls in the studio.

Eco Yoga Store

New Zealand owned and operated =)

They offer an exceptional range of yoga mats, props, and accessories with something for everyone's budget.

TRIBE products are all designed in NZ, and Manduka products are designed by yogis and trusted by teachers worldwide.

Receive 10% Off

Any TRIBE or Manduka product when you shop through the Kanuka Yoga website.

  • You can use this link to receive 10% off - Shop Now

  • Or, you can click through from our Retail webpage

At Kanuka Yoga, we use TRIBE straps and we love their funky, colourful range of yoga mats which we see in the studio often.

Where To Start With Yoga Equipment?

It is usually best to find the right yoga mat first - this will be the foundation piece of equipment for your practice so it's important to make the right choice based up your preferences.

Keep in mind, you'll probably have your mat for a number of years so if you're debating whether to spend the extra $20 or $30 dollars now for something that ticks all the boxes, then we say it's worth it. Maximise your enjoyment each time your practice =)

Yoga Mat Considerations

  • Thickness of Material - thicker mats can provide more padding and comfort for your ankles, wrists and knees however are generally more expensive (you can also double-mat if studios have a good supply).

  • Mat Size - if you're a taller human then you'll want to consider a larger mat for your extended reach and length; making sure your heels and head can rest down for Savasana is ideal.

  • Type of Material - thinking about where materials have been sourced and the footprint left on the environment can help narrow down your choices. Check out this blog from Eco Yoga Store to learn more about mat materials

  • Go for Grip - when you're flowing into a challenging pose, or even finding a trusty Down Dog, mat grip is an important aspect.

  • Make it Fun - there are tonnes of funky colours and designs out there so you can find something that really speaks to you.

For more help on choosing the right mat, you can use this handy tool from Eco Yoga Store - Find The Right Mat

Who are Eco Yoga Store? Here's a little about their ethos...

" to offer the highest quality of yoga products, combined with exceptional customer service, whilst ensuring that we both respect, and care for our environment by selecting products where sustainability is as important as fit and function."


New Zealand owned and operated; handcrafted yoga pillows and cushions for your practice.

Receive free shipping when you use the online checkout code 'Kanuka'

At Kanuka Yoga, we use AllSenses bolsters and eye pillows. Both items are extremely popular with our locals so we're thrilled to continue promoting and using these products.

A Little Bit About AllSenses:

"When I (founder - Beate Minderjahn) started Yoga lessons I wanted to buy a Yoga bolster and other supporting probs to practice at home. But I couldn’t really find what I liked, so I designed my own. Motivated by family and friends I created my own range of hand-crafted Yoga and Meditation cushions.I wanted the products to be washable, practical and beautiful plus filled with natural materials, like NZ wool, organic cotton, coco fibre or shredded latex."

Tea Total

A family owned, Kiwi business established in 1995 and committed to ethically sourcing only the finest quality teas from the most reputable tea gardens around the world. Having over 52 years combined experience in the 'Art of Tea' they are New Zealand's most innovative tea blenders.  

Receive 15% off any tea product when you use checkout code, 'Kanuka'

Excludes tea accessories.

Since we opened Kanuka Yoga back in 2018, we have enjoyed working with Tea Total and using their delicious teas in the studio. They are a breeze when it comes to ordering and delivery, their Albany warehouse is AMAZING and we've had such amazing feedback from our yogis on their products. We hope you enjoy this special discount!

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback!

Thanks for practicing with us.