The YogaBellies Shop evolved in response to demand from YogaBellies clients across the world. Frustrated by poor quality, unattractive and toxic yoga products, founder Cheryl MacDonald, began to design eco-conscious women's yoga products, that her yoga teachers and clients would love.
“All YogaBellies have been lovingly designed, with the female form in mind, by a Yoga Elder and a Physician. We’ve create high quality, beautiful and eco-conscious products to support your evolving yoga practice and life stages.
I hope that you embrace the beautiful energy and intentions that went into designing each of our products, as you enjoy your practice. Your purchase is also a positive step towards regenerating the world for future generations, as for every purchase made, we donate $1 towards Women's Aid.
Cheryl MacDonald, Yoga Elder and Founder of YogaBellies
About YogaBellies Products.
YogaBellies products are hand designed by Cheryl MacDonald and each of our products meets the following criteria:
- Lovingly designed specifically for the female form, combining quality, beauty and functionality;
- Our products are ethically produced and environmentally friendly;
- For every one of our yoga mats sold, we donate $1 to Women's Aid.
- All of our products are non-toxic and use recyclable materials where possible;
- We don't use excess packaging so that we can be kinder to the environment;
- Our high quality products are durable and will last longer than your average yoga kit;
- Our luxurious, unique designs will the envy of your yogini friends (oops!)
About Cheryl MacDonald.
“I love teaching women yoga. YogaBellies is so much more than just a yoga class, we stretch ourselves – body, mind and soul – but the most important aspect, is women supporting women. Women undergo key challenges in life: menstruation, pregnancy, being a new mother and menopause...These times can be emotional and physically demanding times with huge adjustments. Women have become disjointed in their acknowledgement and acceptance of these stages, and the whole concept of YogaBellies is to allow ourselves to embrace and enjoy each new stage as it comes. To love being a woman and to enjoy the friendships and support of other women.”
Cheryl MacDonald is a Yoga Elder, an author, a successful and ethical business woman (take a peek at Cheryl on BBC’s Dragons’ Den or on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ with Holly Willoughby.) She has been practising yoga for 18 years and has trained extensively in yoga and antenatal education amongst other holistic therapies. Her skills and experience combined with her love of yoga and the belief that everyone can practice yoga, are the essence of YogaBellies®. Cheryl has worked with celebrities such as Kimberley Walsh (of Girls Aloud fame), Fearne Cotton and Catherine Tyldsley (Coronation Street) in birth preparation and on their yoga practice too.
Cheryl is an ethical ‘mumpreneur’ and has been awarded multiple awards and accreditation’s including The Scottish Edge Award, three What’s on 4 Little One’s Awards as well as being finalist in Woman of the Year, Working Mum’s Best Employer and What’s on 4 Junior’s Awards.
Cheryl started YogaBellies® for women who wanted to practice and experience the many benefits of yoga, without it seeming too ‘mystical’ or unattainable whilst also wholly embracing the feminine. She started to teach classes specifically for women, mums’ and their children, so that they could grow to love yoga, connect with their true selves and to bond with each other. Cheryl has also gone on to create the Birth ROCKS Academy (affectionately known as BRA,) and PeaceLoveYoga Retreats, where she runs yoga retreats for women in Bali and Thailand.
Cheryl created the YogaBellies style of yoga around the fluidity and flexibility of the female body and soul and also around the key life stages of a woman. YogaBellies® has grown to include a training faculty of teachers with a wealth of experience, including yoga teachers, doctors, midwives, massage therapists and chiropractors.