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Recycle your Yoga Mat for Charity

Recycle your Yoga Mat for Charity
By yogaunited 4 December 2015 8 comments

Another year gone and we're doing it again in 2015!  

You could be helping a homeless person to discover the life-changing practice of yoga this Christmas by donating your mat - Crisis at Christmas need your mat:

Do you have an old yoga mat that you could give us? If you do then we think that you will love our recycling idea:

Help Help

The charity Crisis helps single homeless people all year round, delivering life changing services and campaigning for change. Over the Christmas period Crisis open shelters that provide their guests with basic needs helping to keep them safe from the dangers of life on the street, especially the cold.

They are a a place of companionship and compassion where they offer services, classes and workshops including YOGA CLASSES. These services help to boost Crisis’s guests self-esteem and provide them with an opportunity to focus on themselves for a short period rather than on survival.

Your old mat will be used in the Yoga, Pilates and meditation sessions and then given to anyone who wants to keep it so they can use it for yoga or a warm surface.

If you send us your mat, don’t forget to toast the person that might not be sat at your table but is sat on your mat!

We still have some ex-yoga show mats at a bargain £12 each on our website, and brand new ones too!  If you send a note with your mat, we'll give you free postage for your new mat - send your mat to:

Yoga United Ltd, 60 Pymmes Green Road, London N11 1BY. Phone 020 8361 1882

I’m a Yoga Teacher Can I help?

If you are a yoga teacher there are two ways that you can get involved. You can tell your students that they can recycle their mat. OR collect a box of mats to send to us.

Last year, 6,508 people slept rough on the streets of London alone, an increase of 77% since 2010. In all, rough sleeping has doubled in six years. This year we will look after more than 4,000 homeless people in London, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

So if you have the chance in the next few days then please look for any old yoga mats that you might have gathering dust in the back of a wardrobe or cupboard.

WATCH A CLIP about Crisis at Christmas 2013

Are you a yoga teacher who would like to teach for Crisis?

Check out the Crisis website to find out how to offer your time over the holiday season. Crisis at Christmas is not possible without the generosity of organisations like Yoga United and the thousands of companies, community organisations and individuals who donate goods, services, expertise, skills, time and money.

We know, with your support, we can again make a real difference this Christmas for the many thousands of people who have no home.


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Emma West 14 May 2018 at 18:14
Good Afternoon,

Will you be collecting old yoga mats again this year? We have about 20 that we would like to recycle. Any information greatly appreciated.


Yoga United 14 May 2018 at 18:14
Hi Emma,
That's wonderful that you've collected so many - it will be easier to send to Crisis directly - I will find the best contact for you and repost the contact details. Thank you and namaste!
Tina 14 May 2018 at 18:14

I have the same question as Emma, really. I would like to give away my old (and perfectly usable) yoga mats, but don't know how to. If you could let us know who to send them to, that would be much appreciated, as this information is not available on the Crisis website (have looked and found none).

Yoga United 14 May 2018 at 18:14
I've emailed and waiting a resonse. I'll give them a nudge as time is running out,
Thanks for caring!
Yoga United 14 May 2018 at 18:14
We would be very grateful if you could please arrange for your kind donation to be delivered to our warehouse at the following address

Crisis UK
Units 3/4
Castle Wharf
58 Orchard Place
E14 0JW

Here is a link to a map of the area - https://goo.gl/0YVBhs

Would you be able to deliver on Monday 19th December? Please can you instruct your carrier to contact my colleague Michael Clout in advance of delivering on 07583 073103, so that we can ensure sufficient staff are available to receive the delivery.
If you are unable to deliver on this date, please email Zoe ccresources@crisis.org.uk for a convenient dates so we can reschedule.
We will be open to accept deliveries between 8am and 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
Saira 14 May 2018 at 18:14
Hello, are you still selling these on your website? I can't find them.
Kind regards,
Vanessa Sicre 29 September 2018 at 16:01
Hi, I have 7 yoga mats to donate, barely used as I developed a private practice instead of teaching group sessions. Do you collect, as they are quite heavy? Or can I donate somewhere in London near a tube station? Please email me with details on vanessasicre@yahoo.com, thanks. I hope you can use them for people in need
Stephanie 24 November 2018 at 18:07
Hi there, are we still able to recycle yoga mats through this scheme?