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I am a full time ashtanga and vinyasa flow yoga teacher and I get a lot of students asking me what yoga mat I recommend and for my advice on yoga products and accessories. Without a doubt, I always steer them to Manduka products. I love their commitment to community and support as well, so for me Manduka is the clear answer.

-Heidi Schubert
San Diego, CA

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Laura Defreitas

Laura Defreitas

Seattle, WA

Why Manduka?: The first time I ever stepped onto a Manduka mat I truly felt supported in my practice. Like someone was there with me guiding me through each and every pose. This is true for both their products and the company. I never get off of the phone with the company wondering if my needs were met. I feel supported as a wholesale buyer, a customer, and as a person. Thank you Manduka!

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Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Hatha, Vinyasa

Practice with me here: Laura Nidra Yoga

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Laura came to yoga after 15 years of disciplined gymnastic training. Yoga was the path into the body that revealed the relationship she had always sought through movement: the inseparable connection of mind, body and spirit. Since completing the Pacific Yoga Teacher Training in 2003 she has been heavily influenced by the Ashtanga and Universal Styles of Yoga. She specializes in Yoga Nidra, a systematic method of complete relaxation that works at the root of stress and allows the release of subconscious tensions and tendencies that prevent us from living to our full potential. Laura’s classes are best described as moving meditations.

Laura's is an independent yoga professional. Her practice, LauraNidra Yoga, is housed at Taj Yoga in Seattle where she teaches ongoing yoga classes of all levels, bi-monthly Yoga Nidra mediation and specialty workshops. Laura also leads international retreats and is available for private in-home or studio instruction.