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After tearing through numerous other yoga mats a year I decided that if I was going to take my practice more seriously, that I had to take my mat more seriously. I upgraded to a Black Mat PRO and have never looked back. I can always come to practice on it and feel like I am being nurtured and protected.

-Andrew Rosenstock
Paro, Bhutan

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Chris Lucas

Chris Lucas

Northampton, MA

Why Manduka?: On Manduka mats, my practice goes from "me" to "We"

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me #practice my inner YES.

Yoga Style: Baptiste

Practice with me here: Shiva Shakti Power Vinyasa , Baptiste Yoga

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In 2006, Chris walked into Baron Baptiste’s Cambridge, MA studio and essentially never left. In a short time, he went from enjoying the physical benefits of occasional practice to developing a dedicated daily practice incorporating all eight limbs of yoga. For two years, he served as an assistant in the Baptiste studios in Boston, providing hands-on assists to encourage students’ physical and mental exploration and transformation. An active student of Baron Baptiste, he is not only a part of the Baptiste community as a 500hr Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, but also as Baptiste Yoga's Director of Community Empowerment and Digital Strategy.

In addition to his Baptiste Training, Chris spent months training with the incomparable Natasha Rizopoulos of YogaWorks. With these dual influences, his intention is to create a powerful experience for all that is invigorating and opening, inviting every student to drop perceived limitations and enjoy new possibilities in their practice and life both on and off the mat.