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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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Desirae Pierce

Desirae Pierce

Austin, TX

Why Manduka?: My life is about tapping into strength and power. The Black Mat PRO allows me to take my practice to the next level. I would not use anything but the “best.” I am so grateful.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice “powerfully”

Yoga Style: Power Yoga, Vinyasa

Practice with me here: Breath and Body Yoga

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Desirae Pierce is the owner and director of Breath & Body Yoga, an Affiliate Baptiste studio in Austin, TX. She is an avid yoga practitioner that believes in the technique and alignment of the Iyengar tradition combined with the power of Baptiste Vinyasa. Her classes are marked by beautiful sequencing that is equal parts muscle, equal parts grace, incorporating important lessons of alignment and form into traditional vinyasa flow. It is here that she encourages students to grow, to experience life to its fullest, and connect to themselves.

She is a Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and works directly with Baron Baptiste on teacher training programs. Currently she teaches group classes, privates and the athletic teams from the University of Texas. She is also studying Anusara and working towards an Anusara certification.