Christa Moser – Founder of ZOLO Wellness, is a lover of people, health, the environment as well as a hot yoga enthusiast.
Based in Hong Kong, she was introduced to a lifestyle of holistic living at a young age. Moreover, after working in the hospitality industry and seeing much wastage, she was inspired by the fascinating material of cork and all of its benefits.
Finding challenges in the hot yoga room with slipping and terrible odors from the previous practitioner, she put the two together for the purpose of the environment and the practice. Moreover, being in Hong Kong where the weather is humid and surprise rain downpours can occur, slipping was always an issue when practicing outside. Cork can be used outdoors in direct sunlight and still remain comfortable to the touch. It also remains grippier with a more persistent non-slip surface.
Born out of a search for the perfect mat, the ZOLO Active Mat has a reliable non-slip surface, unrivalled in its eco-friendly properties. The ZOLO Active Mat is made from cork (from the Shaanxi Province) and recycled rubber (from Malaysia). With a classy look, the unique ZOLO Active Mat is the perfect medium to practice in any location, in any climate.
Christa also collects cork from Bars and Restaurants in Hong Kong for recycling.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
"I have been an active yogi for the past 15 years and as the CEO of a software company, my travels have taken me to many parts of the world including India where I practice with the Viniyoga healing foundation in Chennai. I have recently come across a new type of yoga mat made of cork from ZOLO Wellness. I very much like the texture which makes it very comfortable and absorbs perspiration very well. Also, it's longer than other mats which is great for tall guys like me. Finally it is very pretty and looks different from other mats."
- Jean-Hervé J., CEO of Software Company, France / London
"The mat is the perfect upgrade of my yoga kit. I perspire a lot, whether in hot classes or not, and not satisfied with simply putting a towel on a mat which slips and slides. This mat has a very firm grip under wet and hot conditions, and the texture feels natural and organic. Perfect for hot vinyasa classes.”
- Nick Y., Art Connoisseur, Hong Kong
"I am a dancer and have been practicing yoga for many years, but had never tried a mat made out of cork before. As soon as I set foot on the ZOLO Active Cork Mat, it exceeded any expectations of comfort and durability. The aspect that appealed to me the most about the ZOLO Active Mat was that when wet, it somehow had even more grip. This mat is ideal for any yogi who wants to move freely while completely trusting the support underneath them.”
- Susanna N., Dancer, Ohio / Hong Kong
“Remarkable grip while practicing yoga, especially when I break out in to a major sweat. I love doing Yoga on this eco-friendly (material) mat. Yoga for a good cause.”
- Vinod R., Food and Beverage Consultant, India / Hong Kong
"As a regular participant in Soccer/Football, a couple of years ago I found that stretching through yoga is a great complement in terms of taking better care of my muscles as I often felt very tight after playing. Since moving to Hong Kong I started to practice many styles/teachings of yoga such as Vinyasa, Yin and Hot Classes. The problem I found was the studio mats lacked grip (especially during hot classes) and I found this inadequate to perform yoga safely as well as being able to fully conduct the stretches. The ZOLO Active Mat solved all issues, not only is it compact, easy to carry and can roll out perfectly (with PVC the ends curl and takes time to fully be flat), the extra grip made my post football match stretching and yoga practice a lot easier and most importantly safer to do. In terms of appearance the yoga mat looks stylish and is friendly to the environment which is key as I strongly disapprove of the ‘standard’ PVC plastic mats. Whilst using this product you can sense ZOLO has used materials to add a personal touch and to counteract problems found during exercise."
- M Casalis., Business Intelligence for an Auction House, London / Hong Kong