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I've gone through so many mats, little bits of them coming off on me, the stick going out of them - until I found Manduka. I can roll my Manduka PROlite mat out anywhere and practice. It works so well, I forget all about it and am just in the poses.

-May Kuckro
Austin, TX

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Suchavadee(Sasha) Chalermwongsavej

Suchavadee(Sasha) Chalermwongsavej

Klongtoey, Bangkok

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Why Manduka?: The best mats ever!

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka mat helps me practice any challenging asanas with confidence, thanks to its perfect grip and thickness!

Yoga Style: Ashtanga

Practice with me here: Ashtanga Yoga Bangkok

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With a Master Degree in Finance, Suchavadee had worked in bank & finance field before she discovered Ashtanga yoga in Vancouver, Canada. Her passion in Ashtanga has taken her to travel to study regularly with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath at KPJAYI in Mysore, India since 2003. In 2006, she received a formal authorization to teach Ashtanga yoga, an honor granted for the first time to a Thai.

Apart from teaching yoga, Suchavadee works at Yoga Journal Thailand magazine as a Consulting Editor, and also co-owns ‘AMARTOS’---a natural skincare products made in accordance with Thai traditional herbal therapy.