LA-based Beyond Yoga celebrates the female form in all its shapes and sizes, knitting self-love into their entire collection. They're the name behind one of the softest fabrications we've ever felt, the legendary Spacedye, and their lifestyle pieces are uncomplicated yet luxuriously comfortable and flattering.
As the brand launches its tennis collection, we caught up with their team to get a glimpse behind the curtain.
What’s the story of Beyond Yoga? How did it come to be?
Beyond Yoga is a brand of buttery soft activewear and athleisure that is perfectly suited for workouts and lounging alike. Our empowering collections are responsibly made and inclusively sized for looks you can sweat in, chill in, and believe in.
Our Co-Founder and CEO Michelle Wahler created Beyond Yoga to go beyond society’s impossible beauty standards with a brand where every body is welcome.
Every style is produced locally from our own line of the softest performance fabric and designed to better fit and support all body shapes.
We’re here to celebrate who you are with the comfort you deserve, because we believe you should never have to work out to fit in.
How is it being a woman-led company in a predominantly female industry?
Empowering women goes much deeper than our collections. Our female founders used their own personal journeys toward healthy body image to inspire their vision for Beyond Yoga.
They continue to lead the charge by creating opportunities for women to thrive in business and life. Today, 89% of our team identifies as female.
We are inspired every day by our community to use our platforms and profits for good, and live our values to push for a more equitable future for all.
What makes Beyond Yoga special compared to other brands?
For starters, all the styles are made using our own line of unbelievably soft fabrics, so that every piece gives gentle support and the softest comfort you’ve ever felt in leggings – really!
The versatility of every style means you can wear them for everything from lunges to lounging. Every look is specifically designed to better fit all shapes to support your every move.
Tell us about Beyond Yoga’s commitment to sustainability
Our obsession with softness includes being soft on our planet, too. We use recycled materials like REPREVE® yarns created from recycled plastic bottles, and technologies like waterless printing to create less waste.
Additionally, we ship all our products in recyclable polybags that are made from 100% recycled materials.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Our designs are inspired by our busy lifestyles! As a California-based brand, we need our designs to be comfortable for all-day wear: from a hike in the morning, to the beach by afternoon, and out with friends afterward.
Every collection is made to be incredibly versatile and flattering, so you can feel confident to be out all day, knowing you look great and feel great too.
How does Beyond Yoga stay ahead in an innovative space?
We’re always improving how we manufacture by implementing the latest sustainable processes, and listening to our community for how we can best keep them comfortable.
Who is the Beyond Yoga customer?
Every body! All shapes, sizes, lifestyles and gender identities are welcome, because we believe everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their own skin and celebrate their bodies and themselves.
Favourite way to sweat?
Our favourite way to sweat is anything fun! We think being active should always focus on finding joy in movement. Whether it’s dancing, yoga, or a walk outside; as long as it feels good, there’s no right or wrong way to #moveinbeyond.
Favourite way to chill?
Community is central to our brand, so we love spending time having fun as a team, or with our families and friends. We also think self care and relaxing is essential to our wellbeing, and love to lounge in our fave Spacedye sets.
Our Spacedye styles are so buttery soft, they are the comfiest thing you can wear, even on the couch!
Your go-to Beyond Yoga product?
Without a doubt, our go-to is the Spacedye Caught In The Midi High Waisted Legging. It’s truly the comfiest, most flattering legging ever. With our bestselling 5” high waistband, no outside seams, and buttery, soft, gentle compression all over, they’re dreamy.
Working on any exciting projects at the moment?
We’re excited to have recently activated our very first pop-up at The Grove in Los Angeles. If you're in the area, stop by for a visit from on 25th June - 24th July, 2022.
While we’ve been stocked with retailers for years, this pop-up is the first chance shoppers can shop, try and experience our legendary soft fabrics firsthand, directly through us at Beyond Yoga. Plus we’ll be hosting fun workouts and events, giving out free goodies – don't miss out.
Follow our journey to see what other plans we have in the works!
Well there you have it! Beyond Yoga is all about embracing our bodies, and celebrating through movement. This girl-boss, woman-led, LA sun-child brand, has not only won over the activewear wardrobes in the US, but it's making waves in the UK and beyond. The launch of its tennis capsule is yet another way Beyond Yoga weaves creativity and comfort into their designs.