I feel alive when: I'm in the water surfing or in the mountains. No distractions, just doing what I love.
Passions: My family, my company Mizu, surfing and snowboarding.
Why Vila?: It makes my back feel better.
When do you Vila?: When my back feels like it's getting tight, I lay down on the Vila Mat and it does the job right away.
I feel alive when: I'm in nature or in the water. Any activity any time!
Passions: Fishing, yoga, tai chi, hunting, laughing, and connecting.
Why Vila?: Because it works!! Back pain, circulation, lymph, it can treat it all.
When do you Vila?: At night before bed. I also use it as a part of treatment at my acupuncture clinic, with great results.
I feel alive when: I'm really focused on something and the rest of the world fades into the background. This happens most often when I'm reading, surfing, or writing.
Why Vila?: I love the feeling of it. There's a pleasant heat that comes on after you lay down on it for a bit. It's invigorating but at the same time really relaxing to surrender to it.
When do you Vila?: Mostly in the evening. It relaxes me before bed but I also use it when I have some back pain or have been on the computer all day (which unfortunately happens more often than I'd like).
I feel alive when: I'm driving in my car listening to good music, and after a full day of surf, of course.
Passions: My home, traveling, Venice Beach, New York City, surfing, collecting art, reading, variety.
Why Vila?: I Vila because it fits my lifestyle - it helps my recovery after some exercise or physical activity, and it helps reduce my stress levels after a long day of work. The deciding factor for me came at the end of 2010, when I was involved in a scary car wreck. My friend and I were struck from behind while stopped at a red light. For the first time in my 29 years, I experienced back pain… serious lower back pain. Then my friend introduced me to Vila. The Vila Mat reduced immedieately cut the pain in half and I'm sure it helped to cure me completely.
When do you Vila? Often. After a surf, a jog, or some paddle tennis. Or when I can't fall asleep at night.
I feel alive when: I step onto my yoga mat. When I close my eyes, feel the earth below me, breathe deeply into my body and stir and awaken that essential part of my being. It is a place of calmness and tranquility, yet I also feel more alive than ever. It is my deepest passion.
Passions: Luxurious lunches with my favorite girlfriends, traveling to exotic places, a cup of French pressed coffee to start my day and great music.
Why Vila?: Being a studio owner and yoga teacher, I have very little time during my day. Vila is the quickest way for me to re-energize.
When do you Vila?: Whenever I find myself feeling a little tired, or my muscled may be overworked. I take 10 to 15 minutes on my Vila Mat and voila I am renewed. It's like a visit to my acupuncturist but in a quarter of the time. The Vila Mat is a little slice of heaven!