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September 2nd, 2010

Featured Retailer: Yo Yo Yogi

Manduka is proud to announce Yo Yo Yogi in Portland, Oregon as this month’s featured retailer!

Imagine visiting 100 studios in just 100 days. Say what?! That’s the adventure Alex and Terri from
Yo Yo Yogi did Summer 2009. Starting in Seattle, they ventured south to San Diego with their Manduka mats in tow and coined the journey "have yoga mat will travel..." Now a bit more settled, Alex and Terri have recently opened the doors to their dream studio with a “come one come all”, playful and happy spirit.

“Slingin’ our ‘never leave home without it’, Black Mat PRO, and armed with the schoolin’ that yoga was a hell of a lot more than just a good sweat... we returned to our chosen land of Portland, Oregon to open our flagship studio. Here, our ‘most excellent adventure’ comes to LIFE!” says Alex.

Yo Yo Yogi...mind-bendin’, body stretchin’, peace-providin’ YOGA!

August 2nd, 2010

Featured Retailer: Smiling Dog Yoga

Manduka is proud to introduce Smiling Dog Yoga in San Luis Obispo (Manduka's hometown) as a featured retailer!

When Lisa Terranova-Pittelli and her husband considered opening Smiling Dog Yoga in San Luis Obispo, CA a few years back, they were excited at the prospect of a yoga studio in a beautiful rental property, which includes two studios, ample retail space, a treatment room and large courtyard. However, they knew that to see it work financially in these slower economic times, they would need to make the most of their space. Today, Smiling Dog consists of a yoga studio, vegetarian cafe, massage and acupuncture and eco-boutique. In fact, their yoga program, while it's the heart of the business, makes up half of the total revenue. The other limbs of Smiling Dog are an integral part, not only of its success, but of the overall client experience. Its set them apart in the community. Lisa says, "One of the unexpected pleasures of my job is managing our retail boutique and working with like-minded companies such as Manduka who are putting eco-responsible business practice to work."