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Our History

Clever Yoga was founded in Tampa, Florida in 2014 by passionate yogi Ellie Teng. Ellie discovered yoga and all its profound benefits for the mind and body after training as a marathon runner began to take its toll on her joints. She instantly fell in love, and yoga has become her passion in life and has healed her body. She founded Clever Yoga around the principles of loving kindness, supreme customer care, and her strong belief in the vast benefits of yoga.

Our Mission

The Clever Yoga team aims to bring you the very best yoga products on the market so that you can get the most out of your own personal yoga journey. We are all passionate yogis who are completely committed to the yoga lifestyle. We understand what yogis look for in their products and accessories. Our mission is to provide products, service and benefits to our community with honesty and integrity, and from the moment you purchase a product you’ll sense our warmth and collective passion.

What We Offer 

Over the past several years, Clever Yoga has introduced a variety of products to meet every yogi’s needs whether they are young or old, experienced or beginner. We have everything you need to start or continue your yoga journey. From yoga mats and towels to balance pads, blocks and wheels, we offer it all in high quality and eco-friendly form. All of our products go through rigorous testing and are manufactured from the highest quality materials.

 

When you purchase any of our products, you are purchasing far more than a piece of merchandise. We want you to walk away with the complete Clever Yoga experience. We want you to become part of our family and enjoy all of the benefits yoga has to offer. We will bend over backwards to ensure you are happy with your purchase. That is why we offer our “Namaste warranty” where we will gladly refund your money or replace your products if you are not completely head over heels in love.

 

We cannot wait to be a part of your yoga journey.

We welcome you to our store. We welcome you to our family. We welcome you to yoga.

Namaste,

The Clever Yoga Team

 

 

Meet The Clever Yoga Team

Ellie Teng

I started practicing yoga after seeing a flyer in a monthly community magazine about a new studio opening – Studio 108.  I had been a marathon runner for over 10 years with knee and ankle issues. Reading about the benefits yoga brings to the body and mind, I decided to give it a try.  I went to their Signature Funky Flow class with Missy White and fell in love with it.  I loved the challenge, the energy and the friendliness of all of the people involved.  From that class on, I have been practicing daily and enjoy every minute of the practice. My favorite yoga pose is tripod headstand pose because it works on your shoulder strength, your core muscles, and your balance while you can view the world upside down.  It took me 6 months to lift myself up.   For fun, I love to practice yoga with friends in the studios, do outdoor activities with natural beauty, especially swimming in the ocean, snorkeling, skydiving and biking.  I also enjoy listening to music, books and experimenting with a new healthy recipe. I don’t really have one favorite vacation spot, I just love traveling to see nature, beauty and different culture and sceneries.  I really love warm tropical weather. Favorite food?  Sushi, salad and fruits What makes you happy?  When I bring happiness to the others. I worked as a college teacher, database administrator and real estate investor.   Now I work with a group of passionate yogis to provide great quality products and educational services to the community, all of whom want to be healthy, fit and calm.


 

 

Suzanne 

I started practicing yoga after reading how therapeutic yoga was for massage therapists.  After taking one hot yoga class, I fell in love and have been hooked ever since!   I credit yoga for helping me stay strong as a full-time massage therapist since 1992!

My favorite yoga poses are pigeon for the hip focus and balancing half-moon because I love being upside down and feeling a sense of spaciousness in my body at the same time.

For fun, I love hanging out with friends who make me laugh and going to yoga class.

My favorite vacation spot is Hawaii.  I moved to Florida in 2013 and I feel like I live in a vacation spot.  The hotter and sunnier, the more I feel like I’m on vacation.

Favorite Food?  Mangos!!

What makes you happy?  Cuddling/playing with animals and laughing every single day!

Suzanne is also a licensed massage therapist and registered yoga instructor, RYT 200

 


 Danielle

I started practicing yoga after hearing about a couple of studios opening in my area when I was in High School. I was interested in trying something new,  instead of the same old gym routines. My first class was a hot flow and I’ve been in love ever since!

My favorite yoga pose is anything working with hips and backbends! Any variations in Hanumanasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana.

For fun, I like to spend time relaxing at the beach, taking yoga classes, and swimmng---anything that includes time on, or near, the water!

I love to travel, either a tropical oasis or a European destination.

Favorite food?  My favorite foods are mangos and pineapples---sweet and juicy fruits!

What makes you happy?  Surrounding myself with my pets (any animals really), and people who like to have a good time and enjoy each and every moment!

I am a college graduate with a bachelor's in Sustainability Management. Currently I am  a full-time instructor with 200 RYT.  I am living life by taking it day by day, waiting to see what the future has in store for me next.

 


 

Tannia

I started practicing yoga because I was sick.  I started working with healing and yoga.

My favorite yoga pose is tripod headstand.

For fun, I love skydiving, snorkeling and scuba diving.

My favorite vacation spot is Costa Rica.

Favorite food?  Mediterranean

What makes you happy? I just am happy!

I am a professional photographer as well as a yoga instructor.

 


 

Sinke

I started practicing yoga after feeling physical pain from my profession.  Working as graphic designer means sitting a lot in one position, often more than 12 hours a day.   The unfortunate result is back,  shoulder and hand joints pain. I was as amateur volleyball player but that was not enough. I needed to stretch my muscles and an exercise at home. Yoga was perfect for this. I’ve learned basic poses from video tutorials.  After three to four days I felt the first benefits from yoga. My neck,  shoulder,  hands and back were more relaxed and working in one position for many hours became a little easier.

My favorite yoga poses are bow pose and revolved side angle pose. Both really stretch me nicely!

For fun, I love spending time with great friends!  For weekends,  we love to climb mountains and always search for different places, without GPS, maps,  only great spirit, water and food. Real fun adventure!

One of my favorite vacation spots  was Thasos Island in Greece.  It was a great place!  I love a lot of different beaches, crystal clear water, great sea food!

Favorite food?  My favorite food is one meal that is prepared with boiled broccoli and cauliflower, later backed with scrambled eggs without any oils, just little salt. Delicious!

What makes you happy?  Positive people make me happy, my family makes me happy and my friends that I know from being 4 years old makes me happy! Sun in the morning makes me happy!