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My Manduka creates an oasis for me to become all of me. When I step on my Manduka mat it is like I am stepping onto a mirror. My Manduka sees me in ways that no one else does, and provides with me with a safe and comfortable place to be who I am. No judgment, no criticism, just self- reflection. This mat is like no other mat. It is awesome! There is no place I would rather be than on my mat! My Manduka is my crystal ball- it knows where I am going, even before I do.

-Gayl Walder
Deerfield, IL

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Joey Soto

Joey Soto

Santa Monica, CA

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Why Manduka?: My Manduka is my teacher, it softens the blow when I fall, it reminds me to be gentle with myself, and it humbly tells me that I am one yogi who can change the world.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice and practice and practice!

Yoga Style: Vinyasa Flow

Practice with me here: YogaCo

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Ms. Joey Soto is an experienced yoga instructor who has practiced throughout the world for over 10 years. Joey regularly teaches soulful Vinyasa flow classes in Southern California. Ms. Soto currently teaches at YogaCo, conducts Private Classes throughout Los Angeles, and has previously taught at HomeSimplyYoga, and volunteered at Crossroads High School. In addition to teaching yoga, Joey has been a leader in environmental issues over the last decade through her work as a water resources consultant and community philanthropist. Joey leads workshops on Letting Go, fundraisers for nonprofits such as The ThirstProject, and firmly believes in creating a global community through sharing yoga with other cultures.

Ms. Soto holds a M.S. in Environmental Policy and Planning from California State University, Fullerton and B.A. in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Barbara. Joey is a National Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor.