The World's First UV Mat Sanitizer
Bring safety and confidence back into your yoga studio.
MEET THE LIGHTWORKER
Introducing the yoga industry's first UV sanitizing machine. This revolutionary, easy-to-use machine will change how you clean and sanitize your mats forever.
HOW IT WORKS
Place rolled up mat onto the feed bar
Scan QR code or open the PayRange App and swipe up to pay
Feed mat into machine and roll it up as it exits through the bottom
REVENUE FOR YOUR STUDIO
The LightWorker is a UV vending machine - the world's first as far as we know!
Students utilize a simple-to-use vending app, and pay $1-2 per sanitization. (We'll offer a discounted rate for your studio gear!)
We share a portion of this vending fee with you, so instead of you sending us a check every month... we send you a check.
A WIN-WIN SOLUTION
It's good for your community, as it helps with immunity.
It's good for your business, because individuals that feel safe show up more and practice more.
It's good for the yoga industry, because of our Spread the Light model.
SPREAD THE LIGHT
Borrowing from corporate social responsibility models like Toms Shoes, LightWorker UV will set aside a percentage of every scan to give back to the yoga industry in meaningful ways.
In 2009, John Burnaby invented what he called the Matsana UV Mat Sanitizer, after hearing from his yoga teacher wife, Laurie, about the difficulty and inconvenience of sanitizing and eliminating bacteria from yoga mats.
Ahead of his time, and a full decade before the COVID pandemic shook the world, John became an expert on how bacteria and viruses collect on yoga mats, and the effectiveness of UV-C light in eliminating them.
Laurie Burnaby, John's wife and Matsana co-founder, has been a certified yoga teacher for two decades and has been practicing for over a quarter century. She studied Ashtanga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. Her strong, affinity for design, color, and her warm and playful nature are evident in Matsana's original logo and colors.
Before passing in April 2021, John handed the Matsana torch on to Derek Spurlock who (along with his wife Melissa) shared the vision of placing this UV mat sanitizer machine in every yoga studio worldwide. Derek joined forces with Blake Beltram and Peter Sterios, and LightWorker UV was born.
Regardless of the evolution in name, brand or design, our UV mat sanitizer will forever be imbued with John's inventive spirit (and Laurie remains part-owner of the new company today!)
Thank you John and Laurie, for spreading your light!
John invents the world's first UV Mat Sanitizer, Co-Founds Matsana with his wife Laurie
Derek Spurlock buys a machine for his wife Melissa and the seed for a bigger vision is planted.
Industry pioneers Blake Beltram & Peter Sterios join in and the Lightworker is born.