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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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KK Ledford

KK Ledford

San Francisco, CA

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Why Manduka?: I have had my Black Mat® PRO for 10 years now... it has outlasted all the other mats, and it is just as awesome as ever. It’s my magic mat.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice focus and devotion.

Yoga Style: Anusara® yoga

Practice with me here: Yoga Tree , Yoga of Sausalito

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KK is a Certified Anusara yoga teacher originally from East Texas, where she began studying intensively with her teacher John Friend in 1998. KK brings to her classes a Master's degree in Women's Spirituality, an integrated knowledge of therapeutics and Tantric philosophy, and an outlook steeped in nature-based spirituality. She has dedicated over 13 years to teaching and has spent 20 years studying the mysteries of consciousness. With a quirky sense of humor and fierce dedication, she combines yoga, astrology, herbalism, and embodied spirituality in her dynamic classes. She is dedicated to her ongoing and extensive studies in Kashmir Shaivism and meditation with her teacher Paul Muller-Ortega, and she has studied Rajanaka for years with Douglas Brooks. In addition to public and private classes, she facilitates ceremonies and officiates weddings. She models for yoga clothing companies and Yoga Journal, where she has also been interviewed for several stories.