The FIRST steps
- Jun 28, 2018
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'Pitaya Yoga is a young and creative yoga clothing label from Berlin...' in a nutshell, this is how the brand is described. You are interested in the story of the project? Here is an insight about how Pitaya Yoga came into being:
Behind the brand is a two-women team and they met for the first time in 2016 on a partner acrobatics training. Irina comes from Barcelona and worked for various international companies in the print design sector. Sara now lives in Berlin and had previously worked in the financial sector of a British start-up. Both left their jobs behind in search for more freedom, independence, adventure and above all physical movement. Irina and Sara travelled independently to Asia and Mexico to work on their own small projects. Spontaneously they both signed up for the partneracrobatics.com teacher training and spent a month in the mountains of Andalusia together with 50 other hobby acrobats.
When the group first met, Irina was the first person Sara spoke to. She happily talked about her Tantra experience in Thailand and made a really open and lively impression. Especially her colourful shorts with astronaut cats made her very likeable and so the two became good friends and describe their time during the teacher training as an intensive, beautiful and enriching experience.
Already then they talked about starting a project together but at that time nothing became concrete.
After the training they stayed in touch online and when Sara injured her shoulder in Mexico she had enough time on her hand to look for some nice fabrics and a production house to make some sample legging with Irina's design. They were very lucky to find the fabric they have been producing with, a fabric with a soft 'peach-skin' like feeling that a lot of yogi's became to appreciate. The first ever picture of a sample was with the Frida Nude / Frida Mexican Nights design.
After the first sample it was an easy decision to make more leggings and so Irina created six more colourful designs and the first ever Pitaya Yoga collection was born. All of the designs were pretty awesome, for example Flying Leaves and Night Hunting Jaguars are from the first collection.
The brand has since then created four collections with different topics and many colourful designs. And even though creating and leading an own company is not an easy adventure the girls are still following their intuition and interest to make the brand's product authentic and fun.