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From The Heart
My Manduka mat is where i practice being who i want to be in my life – it's my playground to try on fearlessness, patience, play, steadfastness, compassion and faith.
-Melanie Lora Meltzer
Santa Monica, California
Why Manduka?: Manduka provides me a safe and stable foundation. I feel supported, and am able to maintain focus. Simply put, Manduka provides me the luxury of not having to think about my yoga mat.
What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice exploration, connection, awareness and possibility.
Yoga Style: Hatha, Kundalini, Vinyasa
Joe Kara started his journey to Yoga in 2003, driven by an instinctive feeling that it was something special that he needed to try – and he has never looked back. It was the natural choice to further deepen his practice and begin teaching Yoga. Joe has spent the last several years studying and cultivating the art of teaching this practice. He received his 500-hour certification from YogaWorks, his 200-hour Kundalini Yoga certification from Yoga West, and his Yoga Therapy certification from Loyola Marymount University. Joe strives to help his students unearth their greater potential via a stimulating practice environment, awareness of the breath, attention to alignment, and a deep internal focus. He's continually honored to be able to share this practice with others.