Who's On The Mat
From The Heart
My Manduka mat is where i practice being who i want to be in my life – it's my playground to try on fearlessness, patience, play, steadfastness, compassion and faith.
-Melanie Lora Meltzer
Santa Monica, California
Why Manduka?: Manduka makes the best yoga gear.. PERIOD!
What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me with confidence!
Yoga Style: Vinyasa
Practice with me here: Ricky Tran Yoga
Ricky Tran's life is a remarkable cross-cultural story of survival, reinvention and the transformational power of yoga. Ricky immigrated to America in 1980, and after earning a business degree, he floated from job to job until he found himself on a downward spiral with addiction. Searching for change, he found a local yoga studio and committed to uninterrupted practice. In a few short years, Ricky transformed his body, mind and ultimately his life. Now, he is fully dedicated to sharing the path of yoga with the world!
Ricky completed a certification in Vinyasa Krama by Srivatsa Ramaswami at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. Ramaswami is the longest standing student of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya outside his immediate family. Krishnamacharya's list of notable students includes TKV Desikachar, K Pattabhi Jois and BKS Iyengar. Other teachers with whom he has studied include David Williams, David Swenson and Sri Dharma Mittra.