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A friend gave me the Manduka Black Mat Pro about 8 years ago, and it has been my favorite mat ever since. My Manduka supports my practice from the ground-up, which gives me the freedom to soar to new heights each time I place my feet at the top of my mat. My Manduka mat holds the energy of my devotion, love, commitment, and every daily discovery from my practice. There is no other mat out there that offers the same kind of support. I love my Manduka!

-Marni Sclaroff
Encinitas, CA

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David Gellineau

David Gellineau

Toronto, Ontario

Why Manduka?: Manduka mats and towels provide a solid foundation to evolve.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Vinyasa

Practice with me here: Downward Dog Yoga Centers

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David Gellineau began counseling and teaching adults over 15 years ago while working in the Social Services field. During that time he began practicing different styles of yoga until he discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. After practicing for 5 years he traveled to Mysore, India in 2002 to deepen his understanding of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system and initiate his studies with his teacher Sharath Ragaswamy grandson of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Director of the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Since then he has made regular trips back to Mysore. He has been blessed and Authorized by the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. David is the Co-owner and Co Director of Downward Dog in the Beach, in Toronto, Canada.