Our Story

Zenful Yoga is a woman-owned social enterprise founded in Vancouver B.C.

Our mission is to provide high-quality, sustainable and non-toxic yoga mats to Canadians seeking to elevate their zen and pursue wellness in mind, body, and spirit. We aim to educate yogis about the environmental and health impacts of different mat materials while investing in a sustainable business that values people and the planet above profit.


When Vancouver entered it's fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Emily realized that with gyms closed (indefinitely) she would need to workout at home. She thought this would be a good time to get a new yoga mat since her old one was falling apart. As she was researching which mat she should buy she learned that the mat she had been using for years was made of toxic PVC materials that can cause health issues and are extremely bad for the environment. 

When searching online for a new mat Emily learned about cork yoga mats (which are popular in places like Portugal, where cork is a major export). She was surprised to find that none of the local yoga stores in Vancouver sold cork mats, and there were few Canadian online stores selling them. And that was how Zenful Yoga was born - Emily wanted to share what she learned with other Yogi's who might still be practicing on toxic un-environmental mats and breathing in all those chemicals every day. Cork yoga mats are eco-friendly, high-quality, and contain no toxic chemicals or plastics. 

Zenful Yoga is a woman-run social enterprise that supports an eco-friendly future.  We believe that organizations need to step up to the plate when it comes to creating products that are both high-quality and environmentally friendly, so we are trying to set that example.  If a small business with small profit margins can do it, we think big corporations can too. 

We hope you love our cork mats as much as we do!


Emily Haugen
Founder, Zenful Yoga




 We are Forest Stewardship Council Certified

Zenful Yoga FSC Certified. This is an image of our supplier's FSC certification number.

"FSC is the leading catalyst and defining force for improved forest management and market transformation, shifting the global forest trend toward sustainable use, conservation, restoration, and respect for all." 

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