"I received one of your bags as a gift last year. As a yoga teacher that works
in many locations, I need something that can cart a lot of stuff in one place.
I love how I can store other little things in the side mesh pocket like CDs, my
water bottle. I've also used this for other things besides just yoga like when
we are going to any outside event or to the beach. Jasmine"
"I already have one of your bags (which I keep at my primary home) and
decided I needed a second bag for use when I'm at my second home/condo;
best bag on the market. Tom"
"I just want to say (again) that the YOPA bag ROCKS -- I can't tell you how
long I was looking for a bag that would carry my mat, towel, and folders
for class and allow me to ride my bike with ease.
--- tres excellente! Thanks again & namaste... Linda"
Just used my new bag for class this morning -- and... it's perfect for my needs.
Thanks for making such a great (and useful) product.
All the best to you... Linda"
A website answer to the question of how YOPA was discovered:
"A yoga friend, Larry, purchased a Yopa mat bag to carry his
extended-length, professional Manduka mat. It is difficult to find mat
bags of good quality that can also handle a large Manduka." Thanks
for buying a YOPA, Laura. :-)
"As a yoga and movement teacher I have recommended Yopa bags to
clients and students for years. Lots of room and better for the body
ergonomically. One client came back with one of your new zippered
bags!" Michele - Ph.D. E-RYT 500, Director, WiseWays www.wiseways.net
"I love my new Yopa Bag with the ZIPPER. It makes packing and
unpacking my gear so easy. I know it is the same size, but it seems
bigger because it is more accessible and more efficient to pack.
"Aloha Fern....hope everything is going well
i have recently
turned my yoga bag into a beach gear bag and love it....blessings
"My Yoga instructor has your bag, and I had to have one! Ann"
"As a student and someone who uses public transit to get to class, I
was happy to find a product like YOPA. Thanks, Charles"
"Another use for the pack.......and the primary reason I bought
it....... Carrying native american flutes. I can fit about 8 flutes
in the pack at one time. Mark"
"... I have an unusually large and bulky mat. I use a Prana rug,
rolled w/ a sticky mat. The dimensions of the rug are such that it
doesn't fit into a standard bag and, combined w/ the sticky mat, it
becomes pretty thick. There aren't many bags out there that can
accommodate this.... I'm so glad I found your website! I wanted a bag
that could not only hold my mat, but could also hold other items
(i.e., gym clothes, accessories) and that I could take with me when I
travel on an airplane. Yours has all of these features. Thanks again
for your fantastic customer service! So refreshing in a time where it
seems most people can't be bothered. Best, Kerrie"
"Came across YOPA by chance after a long long search for a mat bag
with 2 shoulder straps instead of the usual 1! I finally found what I
need to travel comfortably to yoga class on my bike without falling
off trying to keep the bag from sliding forward! Thanks, Julie"
"Just wanted to let you know that the bag arrived - its great! Much
better even than I expected. Thanks so much. Babette van Gessel"
"I found all of the detail on your website (customer comments, photos,
uses, etc.) very helpful. I have been looking for a yoga backpack or
pack of some kind for a while now and haven't found anything like
yours. It's just what I was looking for... something simple,
utilitarian, compartments for small things, and can fit larger mats (I
have a Manduka) plus other props, CDs, notebook, etc. I'm looking
forward to receiving it! Thanks, Jennifer"
"I am so excited! I am a yoga teacher and travel a lot. I have been
searching for the perfect bag for my huge Manduka mat...can't wait to
receive it. Namaste-Teal"
"You gotta love the cylindrical shape of the Yopa bag! The design
allows for a myriad of uses traditional packs of similar size do
not. I packed my 4-season Mountain Hardwear tent in the Yopa bag for
extra protection while traveling through the Andes in Peru. It held up
exceptionally well from airport to airport, bus station to bus station
and mule to mule. During the summer I traveled with a lighter tent and
sleeping bag, and both fit in the Yopa together with room to
spare. It's a go to kind of bag!! Scott"
"I love your bag, and more so your intentions ... you perfectly spoke
to the needs of the urban yogi. Namaste ... from the heart, t"
"Fern, You won't believe it. My bag already came today. It is
amazing. I already love it. And you are right, it is a bag for
outdoor enthusiasts.... Thanks for your help. Lynn"
"Fern, I LOVE the Yopa bag. I am so excited to be able to have such a
great bag to help me travel through my retreats and classes.... I am
very excited to share with my students and yoga friends. I have yet to
see anyone around in my area with a bag like this. I'm sure it will be
a hit. Thanks so much. Not to mention it is good quality as
well. AWESOME BAG! Thank you & Namaste Dee"
"YOPA arrived last Tuesday! I love it! I'm going to use it on my
upcoming trip to Belize--nice size for fins et al (while traveling and
don't want the snorkel gear to get lost.)Theresa"
"I just wanted to drop you a note about my YOPA. It arrived last
Wednesday. It was nicer than I expected when I took it out of the
packing envelope!! I wanted to use it a few times before writing you
but I just love it. Not only does my Manduka mat fit easily inside,
but my yoga blanket rolled up fits as well. Quite spacious and sturdy;
I'm going to enjoy using this bag for a very long time. Thank you so
"Got the bags...love them! one black, one purple (mixed
berry) and one black cherry. Darcy"
"I admired the bag of a gal in the dressing room. I attended the
International Yoga conference in Estes Park (Yoga Journal) and looked
for a bag and couldn't find one I liked. I'm looking forward to
getting it. Thanks Karen"
"I received my new bag today, and it is EXACTLY what I've been looking
for! Thank you! As a traveling yoga teacher, I need a big bag that
is not overpriced, and that I can wear as a backpack. Yours is
perfect [...] Good luck with sales. I will certainly recommend your
bag to my students and fellow teachers. Kim"
"I can't wait to use the bag! I had such a hard time choosing the
color that I suspect I will be ordering another real soon. Cheers,
"Fern, just received the yopabag, very cool ,well made and looks
practical! i'm going to try it with my swimming gear. Helen"
"Cool bag! Send me up one of the green ones. Bill"
"hey! just wanted to let you know i received my bag today and....I LUV
IT!!!! its really great. thank you so much and i will pass on the word
about you guys. namaste, theoni"
"hey, Fern, got the bag yesterday, we LOVE it, wonder if you can put
our label into the ones we order: please advise. best, Ruth"
"YOPA must be a hot gift item this year, I have only 5 left! would
love to get more, sooner is better than later. Ruth"
"As a former dancer, I look for certain things in a "carrier" of
whatever gear I may be hauling around. I particularly liked the fact
that the YOPA had compartments. When I was dancing, I liked the fact
that I could store my sweaty pointe shoes in an outside, meshed
pocket. On occasion, I wear socks before yoga class while stretching
to keep my feet warm and intend to keep them in the mesh pocket on the
YOPA. Two of the days out of four that I take yoga, I come directly
from work, inevitably I forget to take off my jewelry and again your
bag is ideal for me as I hate to just throw things in my purse. As you
point out on your site, towel, keys, water, etc. are easily
stored. Again I go back to my ballet days when I say that I want to
have access to all my gear when I want it. Your bag seems to be easy
to get in and out of quickly and stores stuff efficiently. I'm looking
forward to using it and will certainly pass along your product's
usefulness to others who inquire. And, like dancers, yogis and yoginis
pass along what works by word of mouth. I hope some of this
helps. Thanks and best wishes. Lisa"
i received my YOPA yesterday. it is really well designed and well
constructed, plus it looks great. i love the straps on the outside for
bringing a warm up piece, etc...namaste, lorin"