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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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Larissa Ortiz

Larissa Ortiz

Boulder, CO

Why Manduka?: My Manduka mat is by far one of my most favorite possessions. I adore practicing on this mat. The past years that I have spent practicing on crappy mats has made me appreciate my Manduka and how much it enhances my practice.

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Yoga Style: Vinyasa

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Larissa has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, beginning with 3 valuable years of self-instruction. Larissa has studied various styles of yoga but has most recently been influenced and inspired by Baron Baptiste. Over the years, yoga has brought profound strength and stability to Larissa’s life both on and off her mat, and has seen her through two healthy pregnancies. Larissa compassionately creates a space in her classes for her students to slow down and re-discover themselves. Although Larissa’s classes are both physically and mentally challenging, they maintain a lightness and humor that almost allow you to forget you are working so hard. When not practicing, Larissa is usually surrounded by her two beloved children, Jaden and Alec.