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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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Erika Burkhalter

Erika Burkhalter

Santa Ana, CA

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Why Manduka?: My Manduka Black MatR PRO has been with me and my practice six days a week for the last ten years and my purple Manduka PROlite has traveled to India with me three times now. They are simply the best mats.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka mat helps me practice "being grounded".

Yoga Style: Vinyasa Flow

Practice with me here: Yoga Works

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2010/09/25 - Introduction to Vinyasa Flow. When: September 25, 2010, 1-4pm. Where: YogaWorks Costa Mesa Read More


Erika Burkhalter, RYT 500, teaches vinyasa flow classes filled with pranic integration and alignment. Deeply influenced by her travels within India, she weaves philosophy, chanting and meditation into a fluid practice guided by the breath. Her primary teachers have been Tim Miller, Edward Clark of Tripsichore Yoga, David Swenson, Srivatsa Ramaswami, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Erika teaches at Yoga Works in Costa Mesa and is on the Yoga Works 500 hr teacher training faculty. Erika holds a Masters of Science in Neuropsychology and continues to study links between ancient wisdom and modern science. Erika leads Yoga Trek Adventure Retreats worldwide in places like India, Mexico and Costa Rica. For more information, go to