Green Yoga


Friends of mine have asked what yoga has to do with the environment, and I’ve always been stumped. I always felt there was a definite connection between my yoga practice and my environmental consciousness since both are about being more aware of our impact on the world, but that was about as far as I got.

Now Green Yoga is filling that void; it’s an organization dedicated to making yoga businesses more environmentally aware, from reducing energy use to building materials to earth-centered practices.

“Our goal is to widen the circle of Yoga practitioners who are seeking and finding ways to honor and care for the Earth as an essential part of Yoga.”


Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.