Choosing a mat
How do the various POSA series differ from one another?
The mats differ in the materials used for the surface and the base, and in thickness, weight, and intended use. To make it easier to understand the different series, we have put together this detailed guide on choosing a mat.
Why choose a NonSlip Ultima mat?
NonSlip Ultima mats have a polyurethane surface. It provides a strong grip for your palms, and is very durable and long-lasting. POSA NonSlip Ultima 3.5 mm mats offer the perfect balance of weight, thickness, and shock absorption, a blend that is highly valued by professionals.
Is the NonSlip Ultima mat a good choice for beginners/professionals?
NonSlip mats are appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.
Will the NonSlip Ultima mat work for ashtanga/Bikram/hot yoga?
Mats from the NonSlip Ultima line are great for intense practice like ashtanga and vinyasa flow. The NonSlip Ultima mat’s coating contains millions of microscopic pores that immediately absorb moisture as you make contact with the surface. Even if you sweat heavily, you can be confident that your hands and feet will stay fixed to the mat. For hot and sweaty practice we suggest you take a look at the NonSlip Travel and Asana Travel lines, as they require less care and cleaning.
Will the NonSlip Ultima mat work for gymnastics, fitness, or stretching?
NonSlip mats are perfect for yoga as well as gymnastics, stretching, and bodyweight exercises.
How strong is NonSlip's grip with moist or dry hands?
NonSlip mats are designed to have the perfect grip for any hands! Whether it's dry, moist, or extra sweaty practice, the polyurethane surface won't let your hands and feet slip under any circumstances.
My hands slip on any mat I try. Are you sure the NonSlip Ultima will be different?
Our NonSlip mats have been tested by a massive number of users, from beginners to professional yogis. Our customers' experience tells us that the super-grippy polyurethane surface will hold anybody :) It's essential to follow the guidelines for use and care: wash your hands and feet before practice, don't apply lotion a full day before using your mat, and wipe the mat down after each session.
Does the NonSlip Ultima mat slide around the floor?
The NonSlip Ultima mat securely attaches to the floor thanks to it's optimal еhickness and weight, while the base's tacky material (rubber) keeps the mat from moving around during practice.
In what situations is the NonSlip Ultima mat not appropriate?
Despite its universality, the excess grip may inhibit some types of movement during gymnastics or dance practice. The Align series may be a better choice for dancing. Ashtanga practitioners also sometimes prefer mats with a fabric surface like the Asana Travel for more comfortable asana execution.
Features and specifications
What are the dimensions of NonSlip Ultima mats?
NonSlip mats are 183x61 cm; these dimensions are optimal for comfortable practice based on the average size of an adult of European descent (177 cm for men and 169 cm for women). This size helps keep the mat's weight to a minimum. The NonSlip Ultima version is 3.5 mm thick. The assortment also includes the NonSlip Pro 6 mm thick and NonSlip Travel 2 mm thick.
Do you offer NonSlip Ultima mats with larger dimensions?
All POSA mats come in our standard 183x61 cm size.
How comfortable is the NonSlip Ultima mat's thickness? Is it hard on the knees/elbows?
NonSlip Ultima mats are 3.5 mm thick. This thickness allows you to securely feel the ground beneat you and provides enough shock absorption for the majority of practitioners. However, if you've never practiced on a 3.5 mm mat before, you will need some time to get used to it. The NonSlip Pro 6 mm thick mat is perfect for users with sensitive joints. Its thicker stack allows you to complete any stands or asanas that focus on the knees/elbows with maximum comfort. It also works great for lengthy meditation sessions. For those who would like to practice on a super-grippy POSA mat while traveling, we developed a NonSlip Travel version that is 2 mm thick. Due to the technical production process, the thickness of your mat may vary slightly: +/-0.2mm.
Can I use the NonSlip mat for balancing poses?
On the NonSlip Ultima mats you'll be able to feel the floor more securely, which will surely appeal to many professionals. This mat will provide a stable platform for balancing poses, including those on one hand or foot.
How much does the NonSlip Ultima mat weigh?
NonSlip Ultima mats weigh 2.25 kg. For those who carry their mat around, we've developed lighter options: NonSlip Pro weighs just 1.25 kg with a thickness of 6mm, and NonSlip Travel weighs 1.2 kg. Due to the technical production process, the weight of your mat may vary slightly: +/-150g.
What material is the NonSlip Ultima mat's upper surface made of?
Polyurethane is an ecological, hypoallergenic material. It quickly absorbs moisture, which provides a reliable grip even with sweaty hands. The material is not susceptible to being destroyed by microorganisms or mold, and boasts a higher durability. This mat will serve you for many years even when used for frequent, intense practice.
What does the NonSlip Ultima mat's surface feel like?
The polyurethane surface has a similar feel to dophin skin; it's frequently referred to as "polyurethane leather" (PU leather).
What is the NonSlip Ultima mat's base made of?
The base of the NonSlip Travel consists of natural rubber.
What's the difference between the NonSlip versions with bases made of rubber and thermoplastic rubbers?
Besides thickness, the most important tangible differences are the weight and shock absorption. Mats with elastoplastic bases are lighter than rubber bases and provide a higher level of shock absorption.
How durable are NonSlip Ultima mats?
For NonSlip Ultima mats we use tough, resilient materials that work well for frequent, intense types of practice. However, the mat's surface is not resistant to damage from animal claws, and is also not intended for use with a balance board.
Do NonSlip Ultima mats get stretched out?
In every POSA mat, there's a special protective layer between the base and the surface that prevents stretching. In fact, the absence of stretching is what distinguishes a high quality yoga mat from a fitness mat or other cheap alternatives.
Do the corners of NonSlip Ultima curl up?
Mats from the NonSlip Ultima 3,5 мм series have no problem with upturned corners due to their small thickness and base material.
Do NonSlip Ultima mats have an odor?
A new mat may give off a mild rubber odor straight out of the box. It's not toxic or hazardous to your health. In general, the smell will dissipate between a couple hours to 1-3 days later. The intensity will depend on your individual sensitivity. To ensure the odor fades quickly, we recommend you unroll your mat in a well-ventilated area. Any further cleaning or processing of the mat is not necessary.
Do the NonSlip Ultima mat's colors bleed?
Surface printing occurs during the manufacturing process of the material. The mat does not fade or leave dye residue. We use a hot engraving method to produce the design. After production the mats undergo a cleaning process, but in rare cases a small amount of engraved dust may remain inside the grooves. That's why you should wipe your mat with a moist cloth before your first session if you find small pieces of material.
Are the NonSlip Ultima mat's materials safe for my skin?
The mats consist of natural, ecological materials and stable polymers. All materials are hypoallergenic and completely safe for humans and animals, as long as they're not consumed as food. The mats that are made entirely from synthetic materials are antimicrobial, so mold, fungus, and other microorganisms will not survive and multiply. Still, we recommend you regularly wipe down your mat with a moist cloth so you won't leave these microorganisms to just die right there on the surface ;)
What does the Eco-friendly label on your products mean?
The Eco-Friendly tag means that our products either do not cause harm to the environment, or they bring a minimal amount of harm with normal use. The mats are composed of stable polymers which are recyclable.
Use and care
Which side of the NonSlip Ultima mat should I practice on?
The smooth polyurethane surface with the engraved print is the side that should be facing up.
How do I properly roll the NonSlip Ultima mat up?
Always roll up your mat up with the upper layer facing out. Proper mat storage will greatly extend its useful life.
Can I fold the NonSlip Ultima mat instead of rolling it up?
Unfortunately, this is not available for the NonSlip Ultima. This unique option is only available with the NonSlip Travel version. You can fold it up like a towel. Having said that, folding should only be done while in transit: you should always store your mat long-term in the rolled up state. NonSlip Pro mats should only be rolled up. Folding up your mat from this series may cause damage to the surface.
How should I care for my NonSlip Ultima mat?
A brand new mat may retain traces of rubber dust on the surface. Wipe it down with a soft towel that has been dipped in warm water, and let the mat dry out. To ensure your mat stays in good shape for as long as possible, wash your hands and feet before each practice. Wipe your mat with a moist cloth to remove accumulated dust and sweat after practicing. Do not use soap or other products intended for your skin to clean your mat.
How do I clean my NonSlip Ultima mat if it becomes heavily soiled?
Mix one drop of dish detergent or a couple dashes of laundry detergent powder into 500 ml of water, moisten a soft cloth with this solution, and wipe your mat down. Do not use soap or other products intended for your skin as they contain natural or synthetic oils and softening agents. They are difficult to wash off and may leave your surface slippery. Don't leave your mat to soak in water as this may cause the layers to separate. Only use a soft cloth or sponge. Using harsh sponges or brushes may damage the surface.
What's the best way to dry my NonSlip Ultima mat out?
Leave your mat spread out for 10-15 minutes after using a moist cloth, or for a few hours after spraying it down. Don't dry your mat under direct sunlight, on a radiator, or near a heating element. Do not roll your mat up if it's still moist. Storing a mat that's not fully dry may significantly shorten its useful life.
Can I practice in shoes on the NonSlip Ultima mat?
Careful use of sneakers with soft soles is permitted. Scuff marks on the sleek surface will be more noticeable than if shoes were not worn during practice.
Can I practice outdoors with the NonSlip Ultima mat?
Yes you can. Do not lay your mat on sharp rocks, gravel, or other rough surfaces that may damage the mat's base.
What is the proper temperature range for using and storing the NonSlip Ultima mat?
Don't store your mat near heating elements, under direct sunlight, or in below-freezing temperatures. Don't leave your mat for long periods in your car, especially on hot or freezing days.
Which situations might cause my hands to slip on the NonSlip Ultima mat?
Your hands might slip on a NonSlip Ultima mat if:
- You use hand lotion with silicon additives. In that case your skin may stay slippery for up to 72 hours;
- You wash your mat with soap or other products intended for skin;
- You don't take care of your mat on a regular basis—over time, it might become saturated with sweat and oil from your hands;
- You frequently practice in places with lots of dust, such as the outdoors;
- Your palms are too dry.
Where can I find instructions for taking care of my mat?
Instructions for storing and cleaning are included in the box for each mat. If it has been lost, download the digital instruction for NonSlip Ultima 3.5mm mats.
Shipping and payment
Which regions do you ship to?
We ship throughout %Название_страны%, as well as anywhere in the world that postal services and shipping companies operate. There may be limitations in some situations. An associate will confirm availability of delivery during checkout. Delivery is not available to PO boxes, military bases, and closed cities.
Do you ship worldwide?
POSA is an international brand. Our mission is to bring attention to the aesthetics of yoga and create the conditions for the most comfortable and inspiring practice, accessible in any part of the world. We ship our products to many other countries, right to your front door or to your nearest post office. Options for delivery to your region will be confirmed by an associate during the checkout process and they may vary depending on the country.
How much does shipping cost?
The exact amount for shipping will be shown during the checkout process after you choose your region and shipping method. You can also check out our base shipping rates.
What shipping methods and times are available?
We offer shipping via standard and express postal services, as well as international shipping to your front door if that option is available in your region at checkout time. You can select a shipping method in your Shopping Cart. A customer service associate will confirm shipping availability upon checkout. Orders will be shipped within 3 days from the moment they are confirmed. Shipping times for international orders vary from 14-55 days, depending on the region. Shipping times may be longer during national holidays.
How can I track my order?
You'll receive a message with a tracking number and a link to track your shipment via email, SMS, or messenger apps.
How long will the pickup point hold my order for?
Holding times depend on the transport company and the terms of service of each specific pickup point. On average it ranges from 7-10 days. At post offices packages may be held for up to 20 days. If you do not pick up your package in time, it will be returned to us and you'll receive a refund minus the cost of shipping and return shipping.
Can I designate somebody else as a recipient?
If you know beforehand that someone else will be receiving your order, please indicate the recipient's details in the comments of your order, or send a message to an associate during checkout. After your order is shipped, we are not able to change the delivery address or the recipient's name. Most shipping companies will only deliver prepaid packages to the customer indicated on the shipping label. If you'd like to know whether it's possible for another person to receive your package for you, please confirm that option with the postal service or shipping company in your region.
Which payment methods are available?
You can pay for your purchase online after an associate confirms your order. Depending on your region and shipping method, some payment methods may not be available. You will be shown all the available payment methods while completing your order.
Can I pay for my order via bank transfer?
Bank transfer is not available at this time.
Discounts and bonus points
Why are there different prices for mats within the same series?
All mats within a single series are identical in regards to specifications and only differ in the color of the surface and the print. If we happen to have a larger stock of a certain print, the price may be slightly lower. Difference in price does not mean difference in quality.
Are there any special terms for instructors?
For instructors of yoga, fitness, stretching, and dance we offer a 25% discount off the product total of your order. While processing your order we will ask you to provide legitimate proof of your instructor status, for example a certificate of completion of an instructor course.
I teach without a certificate. Can I also receive instructor discount?
The discount is only offered to certified instructors. If you teach without a diploma or certificate that can prove your status, this discount will not be available.
I am still in the process of certification. Can I also receive the instructor discount?
The discount is only offered to certified instructors. You can receive this discount after completing your certification.
I would like to gift a mat to my instructor. Can I also receive the instructor discount?
The discount is not available based on another person's certification. The instructor would need to independently complete an order and confirm their status.
Can I combine a promo code discount with an instructor discount?
Promo codes cannot be combined with instructor discounts. You can only apply one discount to your order.
Can I combine discounts with accrued POSA bonus points?
Discounts and bonus points cannot be combined. You may only receive one discount for your order: either by promo code or by bonus points.
Do you offer birthday discounts?
No, our shop does not offer discounts for birthdays or other personal celebrations.
Do you offer gift cards?
We do not offer gift cards at this time.
How do I apply a promo code?
When completing your order, in the shopping cart type your code into the "Promo code" field and click the "Apply" button. If your "Instructor" practice level has been confirmed, then you will not be able to apply a promo code.
Stock and availability
How can I find out if the mat I want is in stock?
Information about a particular model's inventory is shown in the catalog within the product's card. The status may show availability for purchase or preorder, or it may show out of stock. If you've seen a certain item in the past but it's no longer displayed on our site, that means the item has been discontinued. You can always get stock information for any item by asking one of our online consultants.
Are all the available color schemes displayed on the site?
Our catalog reflects all the currently available models of mats. If you've seen a certain item in the past but it's no longer displayed on our site, that means the item has been discontinued. You can always get stock information for any item by asking one of our online consultants.
I saw a mat previously on your site. Will it show up again?
If you've seen a certain item in the past but it's no longer displayed on our site, that means the item has been discontinued. With few exceptions, discontinued items will not be offered for sale again. You can always get stock information for any item by asking one of our online consultants.
Do you plan on releasing new color schemes/prints?
POSA is constantly working to improve and expand our collection. All our new releases are immediately displayed on our site. Stay updated so that you'll never miss the release of a new product or model.