About Us

Carrie Godesky
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Beach Yoga Instructor


Twisted Guru’s Beach Yoga Mats were inspired from my own personal experience, as a beach yoga teacher at the Jersey Shore. Every summer, people would ask me “what should I use to practice on the sand" and...before Twisted Guru I didn’t have a good answer.

I’d offer suggestions and mostly tell people what NOT to use on the beach. Sticky mats, beach towels and even bed sheets made it difficult to achieve a peaceful and sand-free practice. So finally, after watching people spend more time fussing with their makeshift sand mats, than flowing on it…it occurred to me, the answer was simple…you use a BEACH YOGA MAT for beach yoga classes.

I researched beach yoga mats and came up empty, so I started experimenting with different designs and materials. Within a year, Twisted Guru evolved from sewing individual mats at my dining room table (with my Mom:) to working directly with Indian textile manufacturers and producing them on a much larger scale.

Twisted Guru beach yoga mats are made from traditional Indian textiles. They are over sized and offer a sand free, serenity space to practice. Ingeniously designed with corner pockets that get filled with sand, the sand pockets hold the mat down during vigorous vinyasa even on windy days.

Today surf-siders coast to coast are enjoying this simple luxury, for:
Beach Yoga
Pilates & Tai Chi
Cozy Comfort                                                                                                            Outdoor Events
Unique Gifts for Beach Lovers

The mats come in a coordinated backpack for easy travel and storage!