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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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Ricky Tran

Ricky Tran

Carrollton, TX

Why Manduka?: Manduka makes the best yoga gear.. PERIOD!

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me with confidence!

Yoga Style: Vinyasa

Practice with me here: Ricky Tran Yoga

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Ricky Tran's life is a remarkable cross-cultural story of survival, reinvention and the transformational power of yoga. Ricky immigrated to America in 1980, and after earning a business degree, he floated from job to job until he found himself on a downward spiral with addiction. Searching for change, he found a local yoga studio and committed to uninterrupted practice. In a few short years, Ricky transformed his body, mind and ultimately his life. Now, he is fully dedicated to sharing the path of yoga with the world!

Ricky completed a certification in Vinyasa Krama by Srivatsa Ramaswami at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Ramaswami is the longest standing student of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya outside his immediate family. Krishnamacharya's list of notable students includes TKV Desikachar, K Pattabhi Jois and BKS Iyengar. Other teachers with whom he has studied include David Williams, David Swenson and Sri Dharma Mittra.