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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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Jules Schmidt

Jules Schmidt

Ormond Beach, Florida

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Why Manduka?: My favorite Manduka product is my Black Mat PRO. It has been my faithful practice companion during military moves, deployments and finding balance in my life.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice... Joy and an ever changing heart!

Yoga Style: Vinyasa

Practice with me here: Yoga Power Dance , Renew Yoga

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Through yoga, fitness and dance we share creativity, passion and joy with others. Jules' passion for well-body living began at an early age. Her father, in the mid 70's, incorporated yoga postures as a component for his high school football team's conditioning program while Jules and her mother attended yoga classes. From a student to instructor to trainer, Jules quickly developed her career in mind-body fitness and wellness. Throughout the years, as a mother of four and military wife, Jules found peace, connection and power through her personal daily practice and her deep connection and relationship with her students. In 2004, Jules decided it was time to share her energy, knowledge and gifts with others and developed Yoga Power Teacher Training and Enrichment Study, 200 RYS. The program is now taught in Florida and Okinawa, Japan. Her classes bridge the gap between the disciplines of yoga, dance, fitness and aerial arts. She believes yoga makes you GLOW from the inside out!