SmartMat About Us

Futuristic technology that learns and grows

About Us

SmartMat is a portable Yoga Mat which helps to track, improve & perfect yoga practice by learning a user's position and suggesting
incremental improvements through their progression toward a Perfect Pose ™, lThe product allows for users to practice and learn in home,, without having to attend public classes or hiring a private instructor.SmartMat communicates with the user through smartphones & tablets and offers an In-Class Assist & In-Home Private mode to fit & improve the user's lifestyle.

Founding Vision

In today's fast pace, workaholic culture, its hard to make time to do the things you truly want to do. There never seems to be enough time in the day to explore all those personal initiatives
that you put on your "to do" list each new Year. Yoga is a perfect example of a practice that falls into that category for many, including us. We wanted a way to individualize attention of personal yoga instructions without having to commit multiple hours after work to attend an outside class, or hire a costly private teacher. Frankly we were a bit intimidated to join these classes where we would be the most novice and inexperienced ones in the group! To solve this pain point, we developed SmartMat, the World's first responsive Yoga Mat.

SmartMat Team

Neyma Jahan

Neyma Jahan
( Chief Yogi )

With 20 years of industry experience, Neyma is providing company vision, leadership, and the secret sauce of a marriage between electronics and exercise science in order to establish a new baseline for technology and Yoga.

Sam Marks

Sam Marks
( Operations )

With an extensive, 12 years experience as a tech and consumer product entrepreneur, Sam is providing excellence in hardware development, manufacturing protocols, and logistics to create a comprehensive SmartMat experience.

Maziar Sadri

Maziar Sadri
( Product )

Combining an MBA with years of Executive level experience at Yahoo!, Mazi is responsible for scaling and development of the software brains that will make up the feedback loop between SmartMat and the user.

Amy Lombardo

Amy Lombardo
(Alignment and Balance )

Is a Certified Yoga Teacher E-RYT 200 since 2003 with over 8000 teaching hours in the last fifteen years. She has been trained in the Hatha, Anusara, Vinyasa, Restorative, and Yin Yoga traditions. Amy is working closely with the software team calibrating alignment and balance aspects to individual body types

Max Bodhisuwan

Max Bodhisuwan
(Sensors & Wireless Tech)

After a decade of personally constructing new hardware creations for startups and multinationals, Max has rededicated his professional efforts to innovations that allow people to lead a healthier lifestyle. Max is in charge of developing the fine sensor technologies in SmartMat to accurately track users movements and a protocol to transmit these readings to the app on the users Smart Device


Paul Hodgson
( Apps and Analysis )

Formally a Data Warehouse and Multidimensional Analysis Consultant for the UK's Royal Mail, Paul also has over 15 years of experience in developing software applications. He is creating a large analysis framework for SmartMat, which dynamically adjusts to determine the Perfect Pose for an individual's abilities and body type.


Chris Gormley
( Hardware & Manufacturing )

With over 10 years experience in product development and manufacturing, Chris has developed products for companies ranging from the Fortune 50 to newly funded startups. Chris is tapping into his specialities in multi-material integration, connected products and product manufacturing to oversee SmartMat’s development and scalable production.