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9 Best Holiday Gifts for Yoga Teachers

Looking for ideas on what to get your teacher? Or, want to give your friends and family a hint about what you might like to see under the tree this year? These picks will wow every yogi.

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As 2018 winds down there’s one thing you can bet your mat on: Yoga teachers have worked it this year. Think of it this way: The gig isn’t limited to the time spent at the studio. After all, those amazing sequences don’t materialize out of thin prana!

Instructors devote their lives to their own path of dedicated practice and continuing education. Plus, they often moonlight as their own business, marketing, and social media managers. Which is why, during this holiday season, it might be nice to show your yoga teachers some love.

We scoured YogaOutlet for the 9 best holiday gifts all the yoga teachers in your life will love. (Bonus: Want some cash to spend on these gifts at YogaOutlet? The first 10 instructors to sign up for TeachersPlus will receive a $50 gift card. TeachersPlus is a membership packed with sweet benefits: liability insurance; a subscription to YJ; a free online course; discounts and deals on travel, gear, and props; and so much more. Join today!)

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9 Best Holiday Gifts for Yoga Teachers

For the cool science geek…

tank top

The Everyday Yoga Planetarium Tank’s soft, ring-spun cotton makes this a comfy option to throw on before class.


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For the influencer…

Black Leotard

Every teacher can use a one-and-done outfit for class—and this Everyday Yoga Radiant Strappy Black Leotard doubles as an upscale statement piece. (Perfect for impossibly stylish and inspirational Instagram posts.)


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Everyday Yoga High Waisted Go-To Leggings

High Waisted Leggings

Leotard not going to cut it? Go for these leggings with perfectly-placed pockets that’ll help your yoga teacher discreetly stow notes. They are durable yoga pants made from recycled plastic bottles.


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For the empath who takes it all on…


The SoulMakes Crystal Collection’s Protection Pair belongs in the hands of a compassionate Earth sign.Selenite and black tourmaline provide energetic protection, clears negative energy, and helps you bust through blockages.


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For the traveling teacher…

Meditation Bowl

No one wants to leave a singing bowl at home, but checked baggage fees can add up. Hand-cast and hand-tuned in Nepal, dZi’s Heart Chakra Mini Meditation Bowl Box tucks easily into a backpack.


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For the hustler who needs some R&R…

Scented Pillow

Not only does this Gaiam Lavender Scented Yoga Eye Pillow look and smell nice, but it also comes with science-backed cred. Light pressure on the eyeballs can stimulate the vagus nerve, which regulates mood and fosters relaxation.


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For the Pitta, Vata, or Kapha

Dosha Water Bottle

Ayurveda, the ancient art and science of life, says that copper has the ability to balance all three doshas, or constitutions. This pure copper water vessel from Ayur is pretty to boot.


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For the hot vinyasa teacher…

Prana Joggers

With four-way stretch and moisture-wicking tech, these PrAna Spencer Joggers remain dry (and stay put), even during the 17th vinyasa and 60-second Headstand. Bonus: They’re constructed with recycled polyester.


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For the serial bather…

Muscle Soak

The Way of Will Soul Soak Bath Set comes with Himalayan epsom salts to soothe tired muscles and an accompanying essential oil blend—infused with grapefruit, sage, bergamot, lemongrass, and lavender—that makes for instant spa vibes at home.


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