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I've gone through so many mats, little bits of them coming off on me, the stick going out of them - until I found Manduka. I can roll my Manduka PROlite mat out anywhere and practice. It works so well, I forget all about it and am just in the poses.

-May Kuckro
Austin, TX

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Margaret Richards

Margaret Richards

Cary, NC

Why Manduka?: Margaret has 'lived' on her Manudka mat for almost a decade - ordered back when there was only the Black Mat PRO and the (purple) Travel Mat(PRO-lite) options! The Black Mat PRO is a staple at Yoga Garden.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?:

Yoga Style: Vinyasa

Practice with me here: Yoga Garden of Apex

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Margaret Richards, ERYT500, yogic journey began over a decade ago when she enrolled in her first teacher training program, with no intentions on teaching... but dharma stepped in. She, along with her husband, David, have just realized their dream in opening their own yoga studio, Yoga Garden of Apex, and have built an amazingly wonderful community of yogis, yoginis, teachers and friends in a quaint, historic town in North Carolina.

Margaret continues her studies under her beloved teacher Chandra Om, senior disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra, and incorporates a Classical Hatha-Raja style of teaching which encourages organic movement and an open heart as she routinely leads students through nurturing practices of pranayama/breathwork, asana/physical postures, and dhyana/meditation. Her certifications also include Prenatal, Children’s, Yin and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga as well as a certified Reiki practitioner.