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From The Heart

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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Joan Stevens

Joan Stevens

Los Angeles, CA

Why Manduka?: On Manduka, I am transported to the present moment. It is a magic carpet that takes away all the cares of the day and gives me the present. Now.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice ________ (please fill in the blank): possibility

Yoga Style: Anusara® yoga, Yoga TuneUp®

Practice with me here: Mission Street Yoga

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Joan Stevens is humbled and awed by the power of yoga! Since her first class in college she continues to explore new possibilities in mind-body awareness with her practice. She brings an insatiable curiousity about anatomy and how our consciousness and habitual patterns affect our well being to her teaching. Joan has completed YogaWorks, Anusara, and Yoga Tune up teacher training programs. She brings all that plus a wide variety of other influences (pilates, belly dancing, barefoot running) to her classes. Through her job teaching high school science, she has a rich palette of human experiences to draw from to create a meaningful context for each class. Another of her passions is permaculture and sustainable design. She is continually delighted at how green living and yoga overlap!