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I have owned many types of yoga mats. I was never completely satisfied with any of them because they were either too short, too thin or not grippy enough. A few years ago I was gifted a 85" Manduka PRO mat by my wife. Honestly, I can't think of a better gift! The Manduka PRO fills all my needs and is the best mat I've ever had the pleasure of calling my own.

-Steve Gold
Solana Beach, CA

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Marita Gardner-Anapol

Marita Gardner-Anapol

Houston, TX

Why Manduka?: I used to wear out yoga mats like shoes in the city. Since I discovered the Manduka Black Mat PRO, it’s the only one I will use.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice Headstand with pleasure.

Yoga Style: Iyengar

Practice with me here: King Wood Yoga

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Practicing yoga since 1973 and teaching since 1978, Marita established Yoga 4 Kids® in 1995 to bring this ancient art to children. Owner of KINGWOOD YOGA & WELLNESS CENTER, in Houston, TX, she created the Yoga curriculum at Lone Star College, and manages the accredited Yoga teacher training certification program at the 200/500-hour level. In addition, she created “”Yoga in School®” for Continuing Education, the board game “Yoga 4 Kids in the Rainforest®” and the DVD “Yoga 4 Kids®” for ages 8-12.