By Maggie McCauley | Photographs by Michael Fornataro | Styling by Alyssa Otto | Model: Annie Federoff with Docherty Agency | Photographed at Point State Park | Special thanks to Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown

The best accessory for any yogi is a pretty and practical tote that holds all of the essentials needed to add to any kind of practice. From equipment to clothing, and even recovery snacks, there are plenty of items we’re tossing in there. And the best part? All of these stores and companies will be a part of the Vendor Village at the One WHIRL Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo on July 22!

Start with a brightly colored patterned bag to make a statement! With plenty of room and a trendy tribal vibe, what’s not to love? Aerie Woven Fringe Tote Bag, $20.97, Aerie.

Rich with antioxidants, matcha tea is a great, natural source of energy that can calm your mind, enrich your body, and uplift your spirit. Ultra Matcha Quick Start Matcha Box, $35, ultramatcha.com.

All-natural and safe products will keep you moisturized and cool muscle aches after class. Detox Lotion, $36, Arbonne arbonne.com. Detox Gelée, $58, Arbonne arbonne.com.

The Silversport® Yoga Towel is made of super soft bamboo and charged with Silverclean® Nano Scale Technology, which keeps the towel odor free and antimicrobial for the life of the towel. Silversport® Yoga Towel, $35, Silversport®

Hydration is key, especially for performance and recovery. Add in this blend of six electrolytes and Vitamin C for an extra boost. Phytosport Complete Hydration, 20 pack, $38, Arbonne. For a natural boost, add a delicious fizz stick to water for a bubbly rush and quick pick-me-up in citrus or pomegranate flavors. Fizz Sticks, 30 pack, $54, Arbonne.

ONE WHIRL Soul Yoga Leggings, $59, ONE WHIRL Healthy Lifestyle Studio. 5314 Butler St., Lawrenceville. onewhirl.com. onewhirlstudio.com.

The gentle reminder on this stainless steel bottle helps you keep up on your water intake. Hydrate Water Bottle, $22, urbanfitco.

Fuel your day with this juice, blending spinach, kale, lemon, apple, and cucumber. Yum! Smilin’ Irish, $7.45, Salúd Juicery.

With almost 20 grams of protein, these vegan bars make for a delicious and easy meal on the go! IsaLean Bar, $32.95 for a 10-pack, Isagenix.

Alleviate deep aches or muscle pains with sensations of both cooling and soothing for sensitive areas. dōTERRA Deep Blue, $39, dōTERRA.

Enhance feelings of calm and relaxation with a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil on your mat and towel before beginning your practice. dōTERRA Lavender Essential Oil, $28, dōTERRA.


Annie Federoff

Yoga instructor Annie Federoff served as a member of WHIRL Magazine’s 13 Under 30 class of 2016 and is still making a positive impact on the City of Pittsburgh! Always having an interest in health and fitness, the Pittsburgh native set out on a wellness journey. In 2010, she created a personal training company to help women through boot camp-style classes. “I absolutely loved the high-intensity workouts and the results that they were providing, but I seemed to be missing a few other benefits,” says Federoff. Shortly after she discovered the mental and physical benefits of yoga, Federoff completed her Level 1 training with Baron Baptiste. In 2014, Federoff opened her studio: Pure Power Yoga in Robinson Township. This year, she also started working as a financial representative with Luttner Financial Group in Pittsburgh. They’re developing a program called “Mind, Money, and Muscles” to help individuals achieve total life balance.

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  1. July 18, 2017 at 11:00 am — Reply

    Thank the you so much for this article! I love the Arbonne gelée (my husband uses it daily), lotion (it’s always in my purse), hydration (great for hot days), and fizz (my happy juice that wakes me up gently and makes me alert). For those who are interested in buying, go to: http://www.dianeborja.arbonne.com and click shop Arbonne. Choose to be a “Preferred Client” do 20-40% off products (yearly membership fee of $20), and then if you purchase all four products–you’ll qualify for one of our amazing free gifts! Let me know if you have questions! Dianesborja@gmail.com Great article!!

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