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Strong enough to hold my space, supportive and trustworthy. You never complains and do your job with excellence. You allow me to express myself fully. When my life gets crazy, you create the space for me to find peace within. When I am in a stressful situation, you create the space for me to release the tension. When I need to rejuvenate, you create the comfortable supportive space for me to fully rest and relax. Thank you Manduka, you are my best friend and best partner ever!

-Kiyomi Takahashi
Venice, 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.