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About Esprit de l
                 

At Esprit de l'Himalaya, we spend a great amount of time in the enchanted Himalayas. This has given us the rare privilege of selecting an exceptional collection of meditation shawls and yoga blankets for you. For more than ten years, we have continued offering the finest collections to our customers worldwide.

THE STORY OF OUR SHAWLS
Our shawls and blankets are woven in many types of wool by the most talented local Himalayan artisans. Fine wools such as pashmina/cashmere, angora, merino, Mongolian wool, as well as more rustic fibres such as yak, are all used in the creation of our collections.

The patterns and motifs used in our creations originate from the ancient heritage of the artisans of Persia, Tibet, and India, as well as the local Himalayan cultures.
Among our patterns are the well-known OM, as well as the lotus, paisley, traditional geometric designs, and some archetypal floral motifs.

OUR MEDITATION SHAWLS
Let the Spirit of the Himalayas come to you in the form of our magnificent shawls! They can accompany you through your times of meditation. As a meditator, you will love wrapping yourself up in our shawls, which will create an ambiance that is conducive to your practice . They will connect you to the space of the Eternal that is the Spirit of the Himalayas.

FOR YOGA: OUR SHAVASANA BLANKETS
We now offer you the possibility of adding your own personal blanket to your yoga gear. There is no longer any need to cover yourself with a blanket that has been used by so many others. You can build the energy of your personal vibration in your SHAVASANA-BLISS BLANKET and always find yourself at home.

When your yoga session is over, your blanket can double as a shawl. Shawls have become, in this day and age, a mark of refinement in any ensemble.

AN ETHICAL VISION
While our shawls and blankets are exceptionally beautiful and refined, they also generate employment for a large number of artisans and workers who are involved in the different steps of production. Consequently, the local economies of these communities are enriched by our creations.

The manufacturers with whom we collaborate have demonstrated that they care greatly for their workers and treat them fairly. They do not support child labour and they do their utmost to minimize the impact of their production on the environment.

THE QUALITY
In recent years, the local artisans have gained the respect of the international market by offering an exemplary quality of production, paying particular attention to the meticulous finishing of each shawl. Before delivering your order, each shawl is carefully checked to ensure that you will receive flawless merchandise.

OUR FOUNDER
Andréa Jutras is of French Canadian origin. Thirty years ago, a visit to the north of India led her to find a second home in the heart of the Himalayan Mountains. Since then, she spends her time between India and North America.

Her appreciation for the rich spiritual and cultural heritage, as well as the beauty of the people who live in this region, has inspired her to create a meditation shawl and yoga blanket collection of exceptional quality.

Andréa is a long-time meditator who lives most of her time the company of a great sage in the Himalayas. She offers regularly seminars and individual mentoring both in America and Europe, where she shares the essence of her meditation practice and the vision of non-duality. Click here to read more about what she offers.