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Manduka is THE ONLY mat I am on. Their commitment to community, sustainability and products that stand up to the energy that challenges props and mats in the effulgence of a practice inspires me. PLUS... The colors make me smile...

-Shannon Paige Schneider
Boulder, CO

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Norea Hoeft

Norea Hoeft

Seattle, WA

Why Manduka?: Before I tried a Manduka mat, I never recommended any particular brand--it's my first and only product endorsement, because Manduka is just that much better than anything else out there.

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Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Hatha

Practice with me here: The Samarya Center

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Norea Hoeft, RYT, IMT Trainee, is an avid yoga practitioner since 1998, Norea began student teaching at the Samarya Center in 2005, and she became a regular staff member one year later. Norea holds a bachelor's degree in ethnomusicology and brings her love for and appreciation of diverse cultures and people to her teaching. She is dedicated to Samarya's mission of making yoga accessible to anyone, regardless of perceived physical ability. A former Montessori teacher and mother of one, Norea also has extensive experience with young children and received Montessori teacher training through the American Montessori Society. She is particularly interested in yoga as a tool for healing through childhood trauma and subsequent depression and post-traumatic stress.