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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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David Kim

David Kim

Los Angeles, CA

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Why Manduka?: No matter where I practice yoga, my Manduka tells me I've arrived. Simply the best.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice acceptance and compassion.

Yoga Style: Vinyasa Flow

Practice with me here: YogaWorks

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DAVID KIM first embraced yoga to counterbalance his work as a writer/editor, and eventually, as a way to navigate all of life’s unpredictable turns. A Brown University graduate, David teaches thoughtful, challenging vinyasa flow classes that employ creative sequencing, innovative music, and dynamic breathwork to focus and calm the mind, while waking up dormant energy. Graced by the mentorship of Annie Carpenter and Lisa Walford, David completed YogaWorks's 500-hour training program, and additional trainings with Ana Forrest and Shiva Rea. He also studied with Ashtanga founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois during Jois’s 2005 American tour, and with the Iyengar family in Pune, India, for one month. A passionate world traveler, David treats every yoga practice as an exploration, culminating with profound gratitude for the family, friends, teachers, and students, who inspire him every day.