Happy Holidays! Have you ever found yourself scrolling through, lets just say… a nameless titan of e-commerce shopping websites, and felt a miss-alignment about your gifting practices? Spending the time finding a meaningful gift that won’t impact your carbon footprint AND that people actually want isn’t easy! The cool thing about this time of year, is that not only do we get to give gifts, but we also get to use the power of our dollar to support businesses & companies doing it right. So we thought, what better way to give consciously, than to look to our own Bala Yoga members for ideas. In this post we have compiled Bala Yoga students who run their own local businesses, and handpicked our favorite gift offerings from their shops just for you. What more conscious way to give this holiday, than to shop hyper local right within your own yoga community! Read on as we delve into what they do, what they offer, and their discounts that are limited to you, our Bala family!
The Capsule Collection
The Capsule Collection is a Seattle-based modern vintage apparel, accessories, and home decor company that believes in the mission to shop sustainably. Capsule focuses on curating quality and timeless second-hand pieces that will never go out of style.
Discount code: “HOLIDAY20” at checkout to receive 20% off your online order (valid through December 24th, 2019)! If you decide to visit in person at a local pop-up or market, just mention the “HOLIDAY20” code at checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase!
Magnolia Curve Ceramics
Magnolia curve ceramic pieces are hand created by Jenny a karma and member in the Bala Community. She first dabbled with ceramics while living in Tel Aviv, Israel where she fell head over heels in love with this magical art form. You can find her beautifully crafted, handmade, functional ceramic ware at Yu Tang Ceramic’s gallery in Greenwood. You can also DM her on Instagram (@magnoliacurveceramics) or email her at email@example.com for sale inquires.
Magnolia Curve Ceramics Instagram
Yu Tang Ceramics Instagram
Rain City Acupuncture
Located in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, we specialize in utilizing the ancient principles and treatments of East Asian medicine to help improve the quality of life and focus on the health of the whole person. Treatments are personalized, with an integrative medicine approach that empowers patients with knowledge, support and guidance through Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dietary and Lifestyle Advice.Mention “Bala blog and receive 20% off any cash treatment the month of December.”
Domino Beauty Boutique
Domino Beauty Boutique is located in the heart of the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle. As a Green Circle Certified salon, Domino Beauty ensures to recycle all excess hair color, cut hair, mascara wands, foils, and rubber gloves. They also host in-salon events such as Botox and Style Nights. For Bala Yoga members you can get lifted with Microcurrent 3/$300. This offer is ideal for clients who’d like to address premature signs of aging, Microcurrent uses low-level electrical current to enhance product penetration while firming and toning the skin over the course of multiple treatments. Microcurrent can also be used for muscle re-education to increase facial firming. Reference this blog post to receive 3 microcurrent treatments for $300 (*$180 savings). These three treatments must be received within a four week period (for best results).
Eve Kids is a locally owned children’s clothing boutique in Issaquah, WA. They have a curated collection of clothing, books, and toys for babies and children. They also have a beautiful organic cotton baby line, as well as, locally designed and manufactured clothing.
Address: 317 NW Gilman Village, Issaquah, WA 98027
Eyes On You
We are a women-owned Seattle optical company offering the best of frames, and the highest quality patient experience. Eyes on you hand-curates all the eyewear in their optical shop, focusing on the most recent styles, ethically sourced frames, and hand craftsmanship.
Mention this blog and get 20% off for frames and lenses (not to be combined with insurance). can also use your FSA before the Dec. 31 deadline. That bumps the savings up by (up to) 50% by using pre-tax dollars!
Your Private Africa
Have you ever dreamed of going on a luxury African safari? Give the gift of adventure this holiday season. Your Private Africa are experts with nearly 20 years spent traveling and living throughout the continent. Your Private Africa creates custom itineraries for the discerning traveler that combine guided excursions, fascinating insights into culture and wildlife, and top accommodations in Africa and the surrounding oceans. Their trips are designed to fit your schedule and preferences. You tell them your desired budget and when you would like to travel and they make all the arrangements to create the trip of a lifetime. They plan trips for solo travelers, couples, friends and families. Email firstname.lastname@example.org today to plan your African safari!
Sproutable solves parenting problems for children ages birth to five, helping parents raise good kids who grow up to be remarkable adults. Through Seattle-based in-person workshops and an online platform,Sproutable offers expert answers, solutions to behavior challenges, inspiration and energy. They show you how to teach life skills, invite cooperation, build strong relationships, and find the joy and humor in everyday moments.
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter: @BeSproutable
Jordan Lydia Tarot
Are you seeking spiritual counsel for your love, life, relationships, or purpose? Tarot readings are a form of dreamplay and a divination tool – allowing you to access your subconscious through the synchronistic medium of cards. Let Jordan Lydia help to guide you through the tarot portals to your limitless possibilities and dimensions! Jordan Lydia offers Virtual e-Readings, In-Person Readings, and Group Gatherings.
Mention this blog for 20% off on the “The 4D”, Virtual e-Reading, 20-Minute Virtual e-Reading, Private Link to Video Recording, Photo of Tarot Spread, and Infused with Reiki Energy.
Peace Love Light Shop
Peace Love Light Shop was started earlier this year on a leap of faith with a whole lot of love. Brooke has been the Regional Manager at Bala for 3 years. With a love of healing crystals and jewelry she recently decided to create her own affordable jewelry line called Peace Love Light Shop. Whether you’re shopping for a unique gift or a beautiful piece of jewelry to wear everyday, she has curated a collection featuring gold plated & gold filled pieces, unique charms and semi-precious gemstones to help you manifest your Goddess energy. Come check out Peace Love Light shops pops 12/15 at Bala in Kirkland from 9-1, 12/24 11-1:30 and Bala Fremont 12/21 from 9-1. Mention this blog post and receive 20% off your purchase!
Billie st Clair Tattoos
Billie st Clair does machine free/handpoked tattoos in a small studio located in the Activspace in Ballard. Her style focuses on delicate thin lines and is cute and whimsical. Emphasis on flora, fauna and female bodies, but she also enjoys witchy flair like eyes, bones/skulls and galactic scenes. Not using a machine creates for a more intimate experience and Billie wants to make the tattoo world more gentle, loving and kind. She spends a great amount of time chatting directly with clients to make sure the design is perfect and that each client feels as if they were getting a tattoo from a good friend. During the session she is open to listening and chatting with clients and jokes that a therapy session is included with each tattoo. Because handpokes are time consuming, each tattoo takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours and she goes by a standard rate of $100 an hour.
Discount: Mention our Bala gift guide for $15 off an hour session or $25 off a two hour session.
BoneDeepBrothCo was started by Kimberlee a Yin teacher at Bala yoga. BoneDeepBrothCo is picky about sourcing all their products to use organic, pasture raised, happy animal products, vegetables and seasonings. Bonedeepbrothco Bone Broth would be amazing to give to a loved one this year because it is delicious, gut-healing, immune boosting, nutritious, Paleo-friendly and so yummy to add to many of your favorite recipes or just drink by itself warmed up with a little salt & pepper. Because the product is frozen and perishable, the easiest way for people to gift BoneBroth would be to purchase a dollar amount or a certain number of containers and then the gift recipient could arrange with Kimberlee when to get them. She currently sells Beef/Pork, Chicken and a new amazing Organic/Vegan Vegetable broth. All of them are $11.00 for a frozen 24 ounce (3 Cup) container.