Who's On The Mat
From The Heart
With my first Manduka mat, I started to jump in positions and felt so free in each movement. Since then, I know where I stand, and Manduka is my first choice.
Slavonski Brod, Croatia
Why Manduka?: Before I tried a Manduka mat, I never recommended any particular brand--it's my first and only product endorsement, because Manduka is just that much better than anything else out there.
What does your Manduka help you #practice?:
Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Hatha
Practice with me here: The Samarya Center
Norea Hoeft, RYT, IMT Trainee, is an avid yoga practitioner since 1998, Norea began student teaching at the Samarya Center in 2005, and she became a regular staff member one year later. Norea holds a bachelor's degree in ethnomusicology and brings her love for and appreciation of diverse cultures and people to her teaching. She is dedicated to Samarya's mission of making yoga accessible to anyone, regardless of perceived physical ability. A former Montessori teacher and mother of one, Norea also has extensive experience with young children and received Montessori teacher training through the American Montessori Society. She is particularly interested in yoga as a tool for healing through childhood trauma and subsequent depression and post-traumatic stress.