Win $100 in Mika Yoga Wear

by Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit) on December 8, 2012

Thank you everyone for participating in this giveaway! A random winner has been selected, Julie DiCesare. Congratulations!

While you can practice yoga in just about anything, wearing clothing that feels good; that bends and stretches with your body, keeps you cool and comfortable, just makes sense. What doesn’t make sense? Spending an arm and a leg for it.

With the amount of hot yoga I’ve been doing lately, it became evident that my 2 yoga outfits just weren’t enough. I was doing laundry everyday and it was annoying. I knew I couldn’t afford to stock up on $90 tights and $60 tops, so I began searching for alternatives which lead me to Mika Yoga Wear.

Mika aims to produce affordable, fresh, flattering, feminine workout wear for women all over the world. They strive to create clothing that embraces the differences and uniqueness of our bodies, no matter our shape. They’re clothing is perfect for those practicing Bikram yoga, Hot yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Power yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Pole fitness, Pilates or any other fitness activity. To top it all off, they’re a family owned and operated business, from their factory in Peru to their office in California. I like that.

Laura over at Mika was kind enough to send me a bunch of their gear to try out. I received the package a couple of weeks ago and tested each piece thoroughly so that I could give an honest review of their products. After a solid testing period, Kevin and I got to take pictures of me sporting their goods!

I chose a Linda Top ($45) because I loved the strapped backing. It’s beautiful, isn’t it? The top fits well, contours my body nicely, and keeps me cool in the hottest of classes.

One thing that annoyed me when I first wore the top was the silly knot in the back. Doing anything on the floor resulted in a bulge digging into my spine. No good. After that first time wearing it I realized that I could just tie the knot on the side, tuck in the straps and it didn’t bother me one bit.

What bothers me most about the yoga shorts I’ve tried is that they are just too short. So, I went with Mika’s Lorena Short ($38). They have a 3.5-inch inseam and don’t ride up when I practice. Love! I wore them to a Bikram class and they performed so, so well. I’ve never been so sweaty and hot in my life but my shorts rocked it.

Mika’s Aerial Capri ($52) fit like a glove but bend and stretch easily. They’re really flattering, too. I wore them a couple of times to hot yoga and found that they didn’t breathe as well as my other yoga capris but they had no problems keeping up with the moves. Definitely a good choice for those warm or non-hot classes.

I’ve worn the Kina Capri ($44) on my various short distance runs and love them. They fit and move well and cut off just under the knee for ultimate comfort.

I followed the Mika sizing chart when I selected the sizes and had no issues with anything.

Not only was it awesome that Mika Yoga Wear sent me these great items, but they’re offering a $100 gift card to one lucky reader. Greatest part – they ship internationally so this giveaway is open to absolutely everyone!

Good luck :)

Enter the giveaway by clicking this link

This post was sponsored by Mika Yoga Wear. All opinions expressed herein are those of Healthful Pursuit Inc. and are not indicative of the positions or opinions of Mike Yoga Wear. Thank you for supporting the brands that I believe in and choose to feature here.

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Michelle@Peachy Palate

The gear looks amazing, so unique! Love that they ship worldwide!!!

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Christy

These yoga clothes look amazing! I love the longer shorts.

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Sophie

I really like that second picture, Leanne!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks

This is a new-to-me company and I just fell in love – wow!!!! And you are rockin’!!!! their stuff!

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Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

so gorgeous!! Love love!!

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Lia

I’m always looking for a great functional yoga clothes.

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Anna W.

yes, i love that 2nd photo! you look great….so strong and focused!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks Anna! Good luck in the giveaway!

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R. E. Maley

Your tattoos look so artful in these photos! They inspire me to finally save up for the one(s) I’ve been wanting to get.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks! It does take quite a bit of money, doesn’t it? Eak! So worth it though :)

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Anita

Love that floral Linda top

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Hi Anita – that’s actually my tattoo… no flowers on the top, but cool that you thought it was a clothing!

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Michelle

I love the look of these clothes!! My stupid spell check changed the spelling of the ones I would purchase. I would get the floral Linda top and the aerial capris! Love the look of them. How are the sizing compared to lululemon (I have a weakness for lulu)?

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

The sizing charts on their website were great. I took all of my measurements and followed their tables. The quality is a tad lower than lululemon – different fabrics, not as complicated design, but really, I didn’t notice too much of a difference when I was practicing. And hey, it’s half the price so there’s that, too!

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Stepha

I’ve been drooling over Mika’s wear for a little bit now, so I’m very excited about this giveaway! Thanks for holding it :)

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

It’s great, isn’t it? Good luck with the giveaway!

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Kristi

Love the clothes and the different styles! I just started getting back into yoga. Oh, how I missed it. It’s like coming home.

You look fabulous in the clothing. Granted, you would look cute Ina burlap sack! And ow I want more tattoos….thanks! :)

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

There are so many cute tops, aren’t there? And I didn’t think it was possible to have that many different short styles. You’re right, it is like coming home, isn’t it? I felt the very same way. What form of yoga do you practice?

Thanks for all of your kind words, Kristi :)

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Kristi

I need to practice typing correctly on an iPad with a 3 year old bouncing on me….

I have been doing Yoga Burn on DVD with Rodney Yee. Starting in January I will be taking a regular yoga class at the local Y. There is a Bikram Yoga studio about 10 minutes from me, but I am FREAKED about going there. I had my thyroid removed (cancer) and my body temperature is difficult to regulate. I overheat very easily. I am afraid I will get sick there. How embarrassing would that be!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Wow, that is one talent you’re practicing on mastering! I went to my first Bikram yoga class this past week. I was scared too but found it to be relatively enjoyable. I was fine just laying down in the room, all the movement made me really hot but when I felt I was getting overheated, I just took a breather and cooled right down. There was a lady beside me that just up and left, too… so I’m sure that’s always an option!

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Ina

Had to come out of being a reader and comment….I love the styles and the price point is actually affordable! I simply have to stop recycling the same two yoga outfits I have!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

The recycling of yoga outfits… I know that all too well! Thanks for coming out and commenting, Ina. So great to “meet” you :)

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jcangirl

U are a really good model for the outfits. What does the tat on your belly say- I could only make out ‘disaster’ + thought it odd lol Also this may not have been intent, but have u had weightloss from the months of yoga?

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

The tattoo on my stomach says, “Beautiful Disaster”. It’s a song by 311, a big hit in the late 90′s. I don’t weigh myself, but I’ve definitely noticed a change in muscle tone with all of the yoga I’ve been doing!

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Kristi

I wondered if that’s what your tatt said when I saw Disaster. I love the font. Beautiful!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Thanks Kristi!

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Lisa

I have been wearing Mika for years for pole dancing and I love it! Great service, amazing super flattering clothes. I wear the pants for everything so I had to buy another pair. Glad that such a company exists that also ships worldwide with out charging huge fees!

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

That’s awesome, Lisa! So great of you to come by and share the Mika love!

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Jo (livingmintgreen)

I’m always looking to support yoga brands that aren’t ‘the usual big brand’, but so far everything else gives me wedgies. Did the crops stay in place for you?! Am I the only one with this problem?! haha. My gear HAS to stay in place.

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

Wedgies… interesting. I used a pair of Joe Fresh (Superstore brand) yoga pants once and they did the same thing to me. The Mika Yoga ones haven’t though! They’re pretty tight so there isn’t much moving at all. Should say though, that they aren’t uncomfortable tight like those pair of jeans you owned as a teenager that took 3 people to zip up the fly. Heh.

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Brianne

Super cute! Always looking for good yoga pants/shirts!

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Catlyn L

This yoga wear is amazing! :)

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Kelly

Great blog at the perfect time for me! I’m in need of some new yoga gear. I love the way the Linda top looks on you and does up at the back, and you have a great idea of just tying it over at the side for yoga.

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Camillia

I got all excited about this giveaway until I checked out the size chart… I am pretty disappointed that their largest size is an 8-10. That doesn’t even come close to the national average in clothes sizes! Lulu is the same… :(

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Leanne Vogel (Healthful Pursuit)

I didn’t even notice that, Camillia. Thanks for your feedback on this, and I’m sorry you’re not able to enter.

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Mika Yoga Wear

Hi Camillia! I’m so sorry you thought we only had 8-10 as our largest size! We actually have a L/XL (10-12/14) size in most of our styles- maybe you checked a style that is currently sold out of that size? Just wanted to let you know this:)

Thank you Leanne for featuring us! You have such wonderful posts & creative ideas so we feel so lucky to have been a part of one of them! Happy Holidays everyone!<3, Laura w/ Mika

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