Even before joining the Kulae Family, Jeff always found himself surrounded by a large and loving community. He was born and raised just south of Boston, the middle of 5 children and a member of an expansive extended family. Growing up, his parents had an “open-door policy” in their home, always welcoming friends and family to come over and spend some quality time with Jeff’s family and whoever else might be dropping by.
Jeff took his family’s open-door policy to heart and carried it with him everywhere he went – sports teams, work life, and wherever he called home. Some years after a bad knee injury ended his college sports career, a coworker introduced Jeff to yoga, which created an outlet that helped Jeff to heal and grow both physically and mentally. Jeff came to recognize yoga’s potential benefit for any person anywhere, athletes and otherwise. Yoga was immediately a perfect fit with Jeff’s community-driven spirit – after all, yoga means “union” in the ancient language of Sanskrit.
Soon, Fate came knocking in the form of a job opportunity as Sales Director at Kulae, a small startup company that sold colorful, eco-friendly yoga gear. The minute he stepped through the door, he fell in love with the business and everything it stood for. Family, community, team, good karma, and giving back – it was a match made in heaven! “Kulae yoga” translates to “community union” in Sanskrit. He could combine his passions for community, fitness, yoga, health, team, self-care, family, and athletics into one business and bring them to the world. He finally felt at home in his work and that he was in control of his own destiny.
On January 1st of 2016, after over five years of working diligently with his Kulae partners, Jeff purchased Kulae and became the sole owner. He could not be more honored and thrilled to continue expanding the Kulae brand and providing stylish, ecologically responsible yoga gear – spreading the Kulae Family love!
In the meantime, Jeff has also started his own personal family: he resides in Hanover with his talented and beautiful girlfriend Katrina, who is a nurse and his pride and joy, their 16-month-old son Ryan (the Kulae baby!) Jeff’s dream is to leave a lasting legacy to his son through Kulae.
Jeff wholeheartedly believes that Karma’s Real and that Kulae is a beautiful and positive channel through which to spread as much positive Karma as possible. He wants to thank each and every one of you for being a part of the Kulae Family, for helping his dreams become reality, and for joining him and the Kulae Crew to work together to help make the world a better place – one act of good karma at a time! Namaste!
This mat is perfect! It's a little thicker than most yoga mats so it's a more forgiving during workouts as well as a little longer so you dont run out of room. And each side has a different texture: one side zigzags and the other a cool oak leaf type of pattern. It's lightweight, easy to take along with you on a bike ride or stow in the car. It cleans really easily: Soak in the tub with mild soap, rinse and hang to dry. And it dries pretty quickly too. Overall, great product! - Jennifer Hathaway
I absolutely love this mat. My joints are a little bit boney, so thin mats on hard floors make for painful poses. This mat is beautiful - I love the colors. I love the way it grips too. It grips perfectly for me in standard (non-heated) yoga, and I use it with a mat towel for hot yoga. I haven't tried it without a towel. The generous cushion does make balance poses a bit more difficult. I wish they made one thick like this with the microfiber like the elite hot yoga mat. I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat for my hot classes. For now this will have to make due with a towel. - Jennifer