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The Yoga Lifestyle subscription from Yogi Surprise is a subscription box designed to enhance the day-to-day practice of yogis at all levels. Each box is comprised of six to eight full-size items that are vegetarian-friendly, non-GMO, chemical and cruelty-free, and made with high-quality, natural ingredients. In addition, every box is guaranteed to be a $70+ value for only $44.95 a month.
For a subscription box in general, the Yogi Surprise Box is impressive in terms of the product sizes. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Yogi Surprise, but I was pleasantly surprised with the items included. They’re a good variety and also a nice balance between fun and useful.
As a farmer’s granddaughter and lover of herbs, I’m stoked about the gift box from High Mowing Organic Seeds. It contains packages of seeds for dill, parsley, basil, cilantro, and thyme — all of which are some of my favorites to cook with. My only complaint is that the box didn’t come with some cute little pots for them.
The Chakra Bible is hands down my favorite item in the whole box. You hear a lot about chakras when you practice yoga, but not a lot of classes teach you details about them. This book is a great way for me to learn about them on my own so that I can better understand what my yoga instructors are talking about and implement that knowledge into my daily life and practice.
My favorite part of every yoga class is the end when the instructor comes around and rubs some essential oil on the back of your neck and at your temples. It’s so relaxing and makes an actual class more desirable than at-home practice. The ADORA Mood Boost Chakra Roll-On is a combination of jojoba, lavender oil, and flower essence that is easy to apply yourself at the end of your at-home practice. It smells absolutely amazing and has an instant calming effect on me. In fact, since receiving it, I’ve rolled it on my wrists at work when I was feeling overwhelmed and on my temples as I went to bed to help me relax. It’s a $12 item that I wouldn’t shell out for by itself because I’m cheap like that, but it’s absolutely worth the money.
Flax crackers aren’t my favorite thing ever, but I have to give these ones by Foods Alive some credit. The package says they taste like pizza, and while they don’t taste just like pizza, they do have a pizza-vibe. The crackers smell great, and I think they would be fantastic with a pizza dip or something similar. I wouldn’t spend $7 on them at the store, though.
Setting an intention is a big part of yoga, so I’m used to having one in mind when I’m on my mat. However, I don’t always remember it during the whole class. The MAT Intentions are a neat way to set an intention and then see it in front of you the whole time you’re flowing. These tags have a sticky backing so you can stick them securely anywhere you want. Of course, these already have words on them, so they aren’t great if you want to set a more specific intention that relates to what’s going on in your life. They cost $10.50, so even though they are neat I wouldn’t spend money on them individually.
The last item in the Yogi Surprise Box is the Mavi Bandz No-Slip Headband. The pattern on the headband isn’t something I would personally choose (I live in head-to-toe black no matter what), but it’s an adjustable headband which I think is really smart. I actually have a small skull, so most headbands out there always end up being too large and slip off mid-yoga class. The ability to adjust a headband to fit me is kind of a life-changer. At the same time, though, I wouldn’t spend the money on it individually because it’s about 15 bucks. But because it came in this box, I think it’s a testament to the value of the box.
The Value: $75 Total
Overall, I’d say the Yogi Surprise Box is worth the $44.95. You get full-sized items and a combo of useful and fun stuff. When you add up how much each item costs, you’ve saved 30 bucks. And if you don’t absolutely love everything in your box for some reason, then you can always re-gift those items to your yogi friends and they’ll be ecstatic. Then you save even more money.
The Verdict: Is Yogi Surprise Box Worth It?
I’ve practiced yoga for five years now, so I’ve seen my share of yoga-centric products. When yoga is a big part of your life and something you receive a lot of joy from, then you want to have high-quality items that enhance it for you. I think all of the items included in the June Yoga Lifestyle box from Yogi Surprise do that in some way. Of course, food items are always hit or miss depending on your personal preferences. The rest of the items included, however, can really add value to your practice. And if for some reason you try it and decide it’s not for you, you can cancel your subscription at any time.