Our Story

Origin | Mission | Team | Testimonials

JOGA-KI was developed by Dr. Andrew Myers, a naturopathic physician, with a deep understanding of the biochemistry and physiology of yoga.  Yoga is known to increase oxygenation with breathing and movement. Our intent was to create a whole foods elixir that would enhance the health promoting benefits that come with regular practice.

JOGA-KI is formulated with five whole food ingredients that work synergistically to enhance blood flow. We selected the ingredients in JOGA-KI based on their natural nutritional profiles. Each ingredient enhances and supports the function of the endothelium, a single layer of cells that lines all of the blood vessels in the body.

JOGA-KI is formulated with five whole food ingredients that work synergistically to enhance blood flow. We selected the ingredients in JOGA-KI based on their natural nutritional profiles. Each ingredient enhances and supports the function of the endothelium, a single layer of cells that lines all of the blood vessels in the body.

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These highly specialized cells release natural compounds that regulate, control, and maintain the health of blood vessels. Probably the most important compound produced by the endothelium is Nitric Oxide (NO). NO is a short-lived gas that causes blood vessels to relax, increasing blood flow—this is called vasodilation.

During yoga, increased blood flow stimulates NO production by the endothelium to support the delivery of oxygen, fuel, and nutrients to the cells. JOGA-KI’s exclusive blend of whole food concentrates provides targeted nutrition to support endothelial function and NO production.

Taken just prior to practice, JOGA-KI is formulated to enhance your body’s response to yoga and take advantage of the increased levels of oxygen that come with pranayama breathing.

NOURISH YOUR PRACTICE
JOGA-KI’s mission is to be the leader in yogic nutrition

THE ELEMENTS OF JOGA-KI

HARMONY

Our company is founded on the harmony of science, ecology, and gratitude. Working together, each element contributes to the balance of body, mind, and spirit.

SCIENCE

We use science rooted in tradition to create a product that replenishes the body’s nutritional needs while deepening a yoga practice.

ECOLOGY

Our product is made using carefully selected ingredients and fully recyclable packaging.

GRATITUDE

Our business philosophy is grounded in social goodwill, and we continually look for opportunities to give back through community partnerships that support the greater good.

JOGA-KI TEAM

Dr. Andrew Myers

Product Formulator and Co-Founder

Dr. Andrew Myers’s vision for JOGA-KI originated during a yoga retreat he attended in Costa Rica. Dr. Myers is a naturopathic physician with more than 25 years of experience in the field of natural medicine including patient care, clinical research, product development, and professional speaking. A graduate of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington, he endeavors to combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of research science. He firmly believes in vis medicatrix naturae—the healing power of nature—and recognizes an inherent self-healing process that is based on a holistic, healthy lifestyle. Dr. Myers is the author or coauthor of four books, including “Simple Health Value” and “The New Heart Health”.

Gary Amato

Business Manager and Co-Founder

Gary Amato

Business Manager and Co-Founder
Gary is an essential partner in bringing JOGA-KI to life. He brings decades of experience in creation, development, and operation of businesses. Gary is a graduate in finance from Ohio University. He’s best at problem solving and building relationships, skills that make him critical to the team.

Erica Sparlin Dryden

Product Advocacy
Erica is a creative communicator who is committed to establishing and deepening authentic connections. She has a genuine desire to inspire positivity and enthusiasm. Erica has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island and has worked with non-profits, yoga studios, event centers, and corporations to bring out their best. Her motto is: Create, Smile, Give, Live, Repeat. 

Ken Winkleman

Sourcing and Sustainability

Ken Winkleman

Sourcing and Sustainability

Ken is a seasoned professional whose job it is to take JOGA-KI from concept to consumer. He has a well-developed understanding of raw materials and is an expert when it comes to developing partners to supply the natural, eco-conscious ingredients and packaging for JOGA-KI.

Amy Meyer

Administration & Customer Service
Amy is the team center, keeping all the moving pieces in harmony. Our team relies on her for guidance, support, and creative solutions. Amy has a bachelor’s in social science and public affairs from Boise State University and worked with at risk youth and their families for twelve years prior to moving into the health and nutrition fields. Her motto is always be kind.

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TESTIMONIALS

It takes me deeper quicker. I get more out of my practice faster.
– Eric

I had more stamina and a faster recovery time.
– Lauren

I had more energy and focus.
-Angela

Delicious.
-Holly

It’s awesome. I had more energy and felt like I was able to take in the experience more.
– Grace

I love it. It tastes fantastic. I felt I had more focus and clarity.
-Jodeen

Really delicious. I felt nourished.
-Chelsea