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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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Ariele Foster

Ariele Foster

Washington, DC

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Why Manduka?: My Manduka Mat helps me practice rootedness.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka Mat helps me practice rootedness.

Yoga Style: Kripalu, Vinyasa Flow

Practice with me here: Yoga District , Embrace Yoga , Epic Yoga

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Ariele is DC's only Registered Yoga Teacher / Doctor of Physical Therapy and is also an earth-loving, bike riding, veggie-chowing redheaded sunbeam. She has been teaching Kripalu-based vinyasa flow and restorative/therapeutic yoga since 2001. Her grandmother, Lilo, is an amazing yoga teacher in Virginia. Ariele grew up practicing yoga with her grandma and recently stepped down as a full-time eco-justice warrior to be a steward of the wild, mysterious ecosystem of the human body. She lives in Washington, DC and teaches at Yoga District, Embrace Yoga, and Epic Yoga.