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My Manduka Mat traveled around the world with me from Fiji to New Zealand, Bali, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Iceland and the East Coast before following me to my hometown of Seattle. It didn't matter where I went, when I rolled out my mat to practice I felt like I was home.

-Kaitlyn McConnell
Portland, OR

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Marita Gardner-Anapol

Marita Gardner-Anapol

Houston, TX

Why Manduka?: I used to wear out yoga mats like shoes in the city. Since I discovered the Manduka Black Mat PRO, it’s the only one I will use.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice Headstand with pleasure.

Yoga Style: Iyengar

Practice with me here: King Wood Yoga

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Practicing yoga since 1973 and teaching since 1978, Marita established Yoga 4 Kids® in 1995 to bring this ancient art to children. Owner of KINGWOOD YOGA & WELLNESS CENTER, in Houston, TX, she created the Yoga curriculum at Lone Star College, and manages the accredited Yoga teacher training certification program at the 200/500-hour level. In addition, she created “”Yoga in School®” for Continuing Education, the board game “Yoga 4 Kids in the Rainforest®” and the DVD “Yoga 4 Kids®” for ages 8-12.