Hey Hey YoGays! Cultivating a home practice is one of the most rewarding parts of learning yoga. Below are some links to yoga mats I recommend. Ping me with questions.
1) Manduka ProLite: This is the most durable and thick light weight mat. Purchase online or at Breathe Yoga located throughout Rochester.
2) Manduka Eko Lite: I love the lightness and grip of this mat. It's fairly thin so if padding is of concern I wouldn't recommend it. Or if you are practicing on a carpet at home.
3) Hugger Mugger Tapas: This is more affordable mat. It will wear with time. You can purchase it at Wegmans in Stency's yoga section.