Who's On The Mat
From The Heart
My Manduka gives me the support to stretch myself into the biggest version of my Self.
-Damien de Bastier
New York, New York
Why Manduka?: When I step onto my Manduka mat I know I’m starting with a solid foundation.
What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice
Yoga Style: Therapeutic, Vinyasa
Practice with me here: Manduka
Gil’s life has always been closely focused on sports, health and nutrition. Introduced to yoga to rehabilitate a shoulder injury, he quickly developed a great respect for the many benefits of yoga. Immersed in yoga for over a decade, his nutritional and therapeutics background spans 3 decades. Gil practices daily and teaches in the Vinyasa tradition, emphasizing breath awareness and alignment. In addition, he teaches therapeutic yoga & developed his yoga for cancer program under the guidance of Medical Professionals at NYU Medical Center.
A student of Iyengar, Ashtanga and ISHTA Yoga Traditions. He's received certifications from Alan Finger; David Williams, Ashtanga Yoga; Yoga Works & Om Yoga. Gil also studied in India and continues to practice and study with some of the most recognized teachers in the world. His classes and private sessions are invigorating and inspirational with a strong focus on breath and proper alignment. His supportive style of teaching and sense of humor sends his students home with a smile on their face and softness in their heart.