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I love Manduka's Mats! I use both the black mats that I keep at home for my Husband and I and the purple travel Mats that I keep in the car to go travel to the studios with. I have let my students borrow my purple mat sometimes when i see them struggling, slipping and sliding with their own. They buy one immediately after that. Thank you Manduka!!

-Debora Cohen
Campbell, California

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Esther Retish

Esther Retish

Iowa City, IA

Why Manduka?: I feel at ease and secure on Manduka mats. They support my feet, body and joints in a way that frees me to concentrate on my yoga practice.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice yoga and feel secure.

Yoga Style: Hatha, Iyengar

Practice with me here: Tree House Yoga

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Esther has been practicing yoga for over 10 years. She began learning about yoga as a way to continue running. She feels that yoga and running compliment each other – yoga opens up muscles and joints while running practices breathing and meditation.. Esther was a teacher in the public schools for over 30 years. At 68, she is retired from the academic classroom and now concentrates on yoga instruction and being a massage therapist. She finds these work well together when individualizing for her students.