In Varanasi, India 1983, Halfmoon founder Beth McTavish was captivated by yogis practicing at the edge of the Ganges River. She was mesmerized by their intent, their focus, and the stillness of yoga in the midst of noise, chaos, and colour. When she returned home her own Iyengar practice began.
In 1989, Beth united her love for yoga with her experience in making and manufacturing. A red seat belt became a yoga strap and rolls of cotton batting became sturdy handcrafted bolsters.
Halfmoon Yoga Products had begun.
Since the start, Halfmoon has been inspired by the values of yoga: non-violence, truthfulness, abstention from wrongdoing, compassion and kindness. The same values continue to inspire us almost 30 years later.