When we entered the pop up with seven dials competition, run by Shaftesbury PLC and The Telegraph for the most innovative start ups, we never thought we would go ahead and win! It's such an exciting time to be launching into the Seven Dials neighbourhood and getting the chance to shine the light of yoga, wellbeing, meditation and creativity to London's bustling Covent Garden! Find us at 9-11 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AT
Samantha Bain-Mollison, Retail Director at Shaftesbury, said:
“Having launched this initiative post-pandemic to support independent brands, Kati Kaia’s creative, eco-conscious and inspiring products stood out and her brand ethos is also reflective of our own at Shaftesbury. Kati is a fantastic ambassador for Seven Dials and a great addition to the community.”
It is such an honour to be able to set up the space and engage with all the yogis, spiritual alchemists, pilates lovers and wellbeing seekers in the hub of Central London and talk to you all, making new friends and family and inspiring people to seek peace, joy and calm in small moments.
We don't believe in chasing trends, we believe in embracing individuality, encouraging creativity by creating crafted boutique accessories that compliment your active lifestyle.
Beyond the debut mat collection, we are striving to cultivate a community of yoga and wellness teachers, soul seekers and peaceful seekers who share our love of yoga and meditation and the deep healing that journey can bring. Our artist studio is where our story really starts and where our creative expression shines!
'My work is hand-painting stories into large scale colour fields, to really envelope the beholder in colour. By using movement as a key energy to channel into artwork with almost tribal mark-making and textures. I dance accross the canvas, building up texture stories and colour combinations.
Creating an artist experience ‘off the wall’ - right at the most immersive point in your yoga practice, when you come face-to-face with colour, it's the purist form of expression and has the ability to heighten the senses, to delve deeper into your connection beyond the self.'
Carry a piece of art to your class and enhance all your senses...
These immersive mats will help you delve deeper into the spiritual element of your practice, to find a sense of zen.
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Kati Kaia Yoga Mats are mini works of art!
Kati Kaia Yoga Mats voted 'Best Luxury Yoga Mat of 2023' by The Independent's IndyBest, and featured in various press including gaining Harpers Bazaar approval, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Elle, Glamour, SheerLuxe, Om Yoga, Hip & Healthy and The Observer
Seven Dials was originally laid out by Thomas Neale, in the early 1690s, who cleverly laid out the area in a series of triangles. Neale commissioned England’s leading stonemason, Edward Pierce, to design and construct the Sundial Pillar in 1693-4 as the centrepiece of his development in Seven Dials.
Neale aimed to establish Seven Dials as the most fashionable address in London. Unfortunately, the area failed to establish itself as Neale hoped and deteriorated into a slum, renowned for its gin shops. At one point each of the seven apexes facing the Monument housed a pub, their cellars and vaults connected in the basement providing handy escape routes should the need arise.
You may note above our shop the blue hertiage plaque of our former coahing house where you would find sailors and trades 'sleeping on the rope'.