Our Story

The Ahimsa Project is an independent bookstore & design collective.  Our name is inspired by the transcendentalist authors of the 1800s including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Bronson Alcott, and Margaret Fuller.   

American transcendentalism was a philosophical and social movement.  Simply put it was a belief in individualism, idealism, and a deep connection with nature.  Some influence came from eastern religions especially the Upanishads.  Transcendentalists believed that everything is connected and happens for a reason.  They believed in the inherent goodness of man.  That in nature we can see the essence of life.  They stressed the importance of self-reliance, social justice, and encouraged free thought based on personal values.  
Here you will find something for everyone including book inspired yoga mats, art prints and teaware.  Can't find what you're looking for or have a suggestion for a new mat? We'd love to hear from you!

Email us at admin@theahimsaproject.com


Ahimsa~ Compassion.  Reverence for all living creatures.  Avoidance of harm or violence.