Terra Breeden and her fiancé Dillon Candelaria are Tahoe locals, but they were so inspired by the culture, art and community of Indonesia during a trip to the country that they decided to bring a bit of Bali back to the lake.
Breeden and Candelaria run Dia Yoga Clothing, a Lake Tahoe clothing company that features handmade yoga clothing with unique, organic designs.
Each clothing item is handmade and dyed by an artist in Indonesia, and Dia Yoga gives back one percent of their sales towards school expenses and art supplies for Indonesian children.
Dia Yoga in Lake Tahoe sells affordable, handmade yoga clothes — Photo courtesy of Dia Yoga
Dia Yoga Clothing works with a textile manufacturer and small family business owner in Ubud, Bali. The money from the business pays for him to finish building his home and put his three daughters through school.
In addition, on their annual trips to Indonesia, Breeden and Candelaria bring school supplies, art supplies and toys to schools and orphanages.
Each spring, Dia Yoga plans on having new designs from the Bali artist and his business.
Dia Yoga clothing can be purchased at Gaia-Licious in South Lake Tahoe — Photo courtesy of Dia Yoga
The clothing line features many different designs, including strappy and backless bra designs, long yoga tunics, yoga shorts, long leggings with fold-over waistbands and various tanks and tops that don't restrict movement and can be worn off the mat.
The clothing is available in small through extra-large sizes for women and medium through extra-large for menswear.
Dia Yoga clothing can be purchased at various locations around the lake, including Gaia-Licious Global Gifts in South Lake Tahoe and High Altitude Fitness in Incline Village.
These clothes can also be found at various art fairs and farmer’s markets, including Truckee Thursdays and the Ski Run Farmer’s Market.
Dia Yoga clothes come in various colors — Photo courtesy of Dia Yoga
Dia Yoga tries to keep their retail prices as affordable as possible because they want their clothing to be available to everyone. Prices start at $30 for bras, $35 for tank tops and $45 to $55 for leggings and gaucho pants.
The clothing is available in a variety of earth tones, including maroon, azure, lavender, black, burnt orange, sea foam green and almond. Each item of clothing is 100% lycra, which is a super soft, stretchy material.
“Our clothing has been really well received in Lake Tahoe,” Breeden says. “Both Dillon and I have lived here for a long time and, frankly, would not have been successful without the help of our friends and community. We are incredibly grateful to have the support from everyone. Being involved in the Lake Tahoe community has been one of the keys to our success in business.”
Dia Yoga's clothing can be worn on and off the mat — Photo courtesy of Dia Yoga