Sustainability at Hom
As we deepen our yoga practice, we become more aware of ourselves, and as a result, our environment and what we can do to further contribute to the world around us. We learn to cultivate deep respect and reverence for the give and take that is inherent to our existence.
At Hom Yoga, we are committed to engaging in sustainable practices which minimises our impact on the environment and our local communities. We are constantly evolving our sustainability practices to achieve the most conscious and peaceful environmental stewardship of our planet.
These long term goals are important for us to create a conscious community, committed to generating new habits of thinking which not only changes us as individuals, but also impacts the wider world we live in.
We are committed to reducing our use of natural resources and minimising the impact on the environment. We manage our plastic usage by completely eliminating plastic bag consumption at the studios. We encourage everyone to bring their own reusable bags, and only provide biodegradable bags at 20 cents per piece upon request.
We use energy efficient FIR heating, which is the healthiest choice for your body and for the environment. This form of heat therapy is the frequency of invisible light that is generated naturally by the sun and benefits the body by helping your body remove toxins through sweat.
All studio lighting uses energy efficient LED light bulbs. We also ensure electrical and lighting usage is used efficiently. We encourage our employees to take part in these initiatives, and we welcome all of our students to participate in this collective consciousness.
We offer two fresh, white cotton towels per student per class, and encourage our community to limit the usage to this. For any extra towel requests, we charge a $2 fee.
These small initiatives all help toward the conservation of energy, and supports the forward progression towards the creation of a mindful and conscious community.
Filtered Drinking Water
We are passionate about offering you a full experience of vitality and wellness in our studios.
Our water filtration system, which is hand made in Sydney from British and American components, removes:
- 99.99% of fluoride
- Sediments, rusts, parasites & cysts
- Heavy metals such as lead and mercury
Studies have found that fluoride is a neurotoxin and an endocrine disruptor. Excessive exposure to fluoride has been linked to a number of health issues, such as thyroid dysfunction, neurological problems, cardiovascular problems and conditions affecting the joints and bones.
By removing fluoride from the water, we provide you with clean and pure drinking water which nourishes the body and the mind.
We encourage you to bring your own bottles to fill up with fresh, filtered water before practice.
Our Healthy Sustainable Studio
Hom Yoga works with entrepreneurs, social enterprises and non-profit organisations who have a similar vision and ethos in their approach. We choose to work with these people, not only because they have the best products or services, but also because they are leading the way forward in efforts of sustainability, and eco-consciousness.
Our yoga mats are made in Germany, and certified with the globally recognised eco-friendly Oeko-Tex standard. They are made from non-toxic PVC, and are free from latex, phthalates, heavy metals and harmful substances.
The paper we use in our bathrooms is made from 100% unbleached bamboo pulp, which is renewable and fast-growing. It contains no harsh chemicals, and is chlorine and BPA free.
Our paints are non-toxic VOC paints, which means no fumes are emitted into the air during your practice.
Our flooring is made from FSC-certified wood. Timber is sourced from 100% sustainable plantation forests.
We provide organic cotton straps and bolsters and renewable cork yoga blocks for your yoga practice.
All bathroom tiles are certified eco-label.
We use natural cotton or linen fabrics for all furnishings. All furniture are handcrafted sustainably by local artisans around South East Asia.
We designed the studio, based on the mindful reflection on how we like our environment to reflect how we want to feel inside - clean, open and healthy.
This is the perfect environment for you to learn, explore and shift your consciousness towards transformation of your mind, body and spirit.
Our Retail Shop
We work with local and global partners with the same values and ethos to bring you a consciously curated selection of products which are sustainable, natural and eco-friendly.
From Jade yoga mats, Shamanic cleansing sage sticks to yoga books for children and adults, crystals and many more, shop for products which fits your healthy lifestyle and mindset.
Healthy Clean Spaces
A healthy and clean environment is the first step to preparation for yoga practice.
We use an all natural, organic laundry soap to wash the towels. No harsh bleaches are used.
We clean all common spaces in the studio with a certified organic, natural cleaner which does not contain any harsh chemicals or petrochemicals.
We use 100% pure eucalyptus and tea tree oils, which have anti bacterial and anti fungal properties, to clean our yoga mats.
Natural Soaps and Shampoos
Our Hom Calming Body Cleanser, Hom Soothing Hand Soap and Hom Refreshing Shampoo are hand made by local soap artisans from the saponification of four oils: olive oil, coconut oil, rice bran oil and castor oil.
They are all free from SLES and SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), parabens, preservatives and synthetic fragrances.
Hom Calming Body Cleanser
A gentle formulation containing Lavender oil and French Green Clay to detoxify and thoroughly refresh skin.
Hom Refreshing Shampoo
An invigorating formulation of Peppermint and Rosemary oil to cleanse hair and scalp gently yet effectively.
Hom Soothing Hand Soap
A calming formulation containing Eucalyptus and Tea Tree oil to effectively cleanse the hands.