I love being a yoga teacher! This job gives me the opportunity to support and guide people in taking care of their bodies and minds. It has also made me a better parent. My schedule is flexible (pun not intended) so I can work around my daughter’s school and activity schedule. It has taught me to be a better listener which is important during these challenging tween years. I can represent a positive body image along with healthy eating and exercise habits to my daughter who is learning about her changing body.

As you can imagine, I am wearing yoga clothes even between classes — school pick up, lunch dates and meetings. Even my daughter dances multiple times a week. I am always on the search for well made and affordable activewear for us. So, I was really excited Soybu, sent Princess D and I outfits to try! This Colorado based company believes in creating versatile active wear and lifestyle clothes that can be worn from studio to street. Their kids activewear line, named Gracie, is for girls ages 6 to 14.

Win a Soybu yoga outfit for you and your daughter

Soybu sent me two items from their new Utopia Collection, the Goddess Tank in Zinnia and the Helen Legging in Storm. The tank is made with Soybu’s Peace Flex fabric (44% Recycled Polyester / 44% Virgin Polyester / 12% Spandex) which draws sweat off the skin and dries quickly, ideal for hot classes. The front of the tank is ruched and on the back it has racer back straps with a keyhole detail, plus there is a built in shelf bra. The fit and fabric of this is so supportive and comfortable. The full length legging is made with Soybu’s new Peace FLEX fabric (83% Polyester/17% Spandex). It is lightweight with a gorgeous design. A friend of mine commented that the leggings are so pretty I could pair them with a cute top and high heels for a night out … I just might have to!

Princess D received the Cutie Tank in Dotty Flower and the Sporty Short in Black. Both items are made with Soybu’s Stretch Re-Flex fabric which is 44% Recycled Polyester, 44% Virgin Polyester and 12% Spandex. The fabric is breathable, moisture wicking, quick dry, stretch and wrinkle resistant. Personally I love the design of the lotus flowers on the tank top! I asked Princess D what she thinks of her new dance outfit …

ME: Princess D, what do you think about the Soybu Gracie outfit?

PRINCESS D: I like them. I don’t have to put on a training bra because it has a built in bra. I like the colors and the print.

ME: What activities do you like to do with me?

PRINCESS D: I think it is spectacular when you teach kids yoga with me. I like when you help me with my headstands, handstands and skateboarding because you have good balance.

In addition to these great silhouette and patterns, Soybu uses recycled fibers whenever possible. For example, the polyester comes from recycled bottles. One pair of Soybu pants equals 20 plastic bottles. One Soybu tank top equals 12 plastic bottles. These clothes look good, fit great and are eco-friendly!

For a final touch, each Soybu product comes with a hair band! Princess D and I both have a lot of hair and are always looking for hair bands.

Soybu product come with hair ties

Need one more reason to try Soybu? Enter the promocode RedLotusMama at checkout to get 25% off your purchase! Offer is for one person per household. Valid through September 1, 2014.

GIVEAWAY!! Princess D and I love our Soybu outfits that I am giving away a Goddess Tank, a Helen Legging, a Cutie Tank and a Sporty Short (in your choice of color and size)! Simply enter the form below:

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