stay human | apparel + yoga + gear | eco wear for the urban yogi. live free 100%
Welcome to Stay Human!
As a conscious musician and dedicated yogi, I have traveled the world practicing in beautiful yoga studios, dirty backstage dressing rooms, hotel conference rooms and grassy fields at festivals. I’ve been inspired by dozens of teachers and have met amazing people in the yoga community in every city I’ve visited. It’s exciting to witness the exponential worldwide growth of yoga and the way it inspires people to become more present to themselves, their communities and to the planet.
Often I am dashing to a yoga class between sound check and a show or after I’ve dropped my son off at school and I’ve always wanted eco-conscious clothes that both look great on the street and perform well on the mat. And that is why we created Stay Human – yoga-inspired clothing that stretches where you do, with style and messages to motivate your practice as well as bags to hold all of your essentials, including your yoga mat.
To me, the name Stay Human means to hold onto one’s humanity, spirit and open-heartedness in a complex, fast-paced and sometimes crazy world. The clothing line as well as the retreat center are dedicated to these ideas.
The Stay Human Retreat Center in Ubud, Bali is in the final stages of building and will soon be open for groups to come and practice yoga, meditation or just get away. Nestled along a bubbling river, the center is an idyllic tropical retreat featuring a pool, small music amphitheater, gardens, lotus ponds, and a stunning view from the authentic Balinese yoga deck overlooking the forest canopy, terraced rice fields, sacred temples and three volcanoes. Bali itself is an amazing island of wonderfully friendly people with a colorful Hindu cultural tradition, all surrounded by some of the most amazing beaches and surf spots in the world.
Stay Human is also dedicated to serving our community by donating ten percent of our profits to various organizations working on the front lines for social justice everyday. We make our clothes in the most environmentally-friendly way possible, supporting local workers in the USA and Bali as well as organic fabric manufacturers.
Look for Stay Human at upcoming yoga conferences, music festivals and yoga studios in the months to come; we look forward to meeting you somewhere along the way! In the meantime, we would love to hear from you. Send us an email with your thoughts or ideas to email@example.com. If you are interested in making a visit to our retreat center, email your dates and retreat name to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the music, clothing, yoga and sunshine today and wherever you are remember to STAY HUMAN!
stay human | apparel + yoga + gear | eco wear for the urban yogi. live free 100%.
Stay Human was created with the intention of making fun, exciting, cutting-edge yoga inspired apparel, products and gear that works, out of sustainable, organic and recycled materials. Each of us has the power of choice to contribute to positivity on the planet. When you shop with Stay Human, you play your part, as 10% of all proceeds from our products are donated to people and projects in need.
Live Free. Stay Human.
michael franti | founder
Musician, filmmaker, and yogi Michael Franti has travelled the world making music with his band Spearhead and practicing yoga in every city he visits. “I have met the most amazing people through my mat travels, sometimes it feels like a magic carpet ride, practicing with people on a dock in Toronto, a school for street kids in Sao Paulo Brasil, the yard in San Quentin prison, with soldiers and civilians in Iraq and backstage with whomever is nearby, yoga never fails to bring out the best in all of us!” Michael lives in San Francisco and loves photography, soccer and writing songs in his bathroom.
carla swanson | founder
Raised on shaved ice and kakimochi on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, Carla finds inspiration in her travels. Having lived and worked all over the world as a creative director, graphic designer and filmmaker - she thrives on making things in every artistic medium and trying everything at least once. Along with her passion for jumping out of airplanes and snowboarding, yoga grounds her. "I love Shavasana. It's an opportunity to die and be reborn on a daily basis, starting fresh and staying present." She is based in San Francisco and fueled by yerba maté.
Looking for a place to recharge and reconnect?
The Stay Human Yoga and Retreat Center is almost completed!
Located in beautiful Ubud, the arts and crafts center of Bali, this magical center is dedicated to bringing people together to practice yoga, meditation, art, music, dance and just having a great time.
The exquisitely designed main building and grounds hosts a river, tropical gardens and several ornate ponds with accommodation up to 25 people - perfect for intimate retreats or family and group vacations. After your yoga practice, enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool and pick fresh fruit from an abundance of mango, jackfruit, banana, mangostein, rambutan, papaya and coconut trees.
Covered by a traditional balinese roof, the open air yoga studio on the third floor overlooks some of the most spectacular rice terraces, temples and greenest jungle in the world. Come play with us!
The retreat will be completed Fall 2009.
Stay Tuned and Stay Human.
2180 Bryant St. Ste. 206
San Francisco, CA 94110
Tel. 415 643 7100
Fax. 415 643 7101