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My Manduka Mat traveled around the world with me from Fiji to New Zealand, Bali, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Iceland and the East Coast before following me to my hometown of Seattle. It didn't matter where I went, when I rolled out my mat to practice I felt like I was home.

-Kaitlyn McConnell
Portland, OR

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David Diel

David Diel

Malden, MA

Why Manduka?: The Manduka eKO mat has just the right combination of length, thickness, texture, stickiness, and absorption.

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

Yoga Style: Hatha

Practice with me here: Manduka

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I am a YogaWorks certified instructor and a professional Mechanical Engineer. As someone who works at a computer, I am always mindful of issues like neck stiffness, sore wrists, chronic stress, low energy, and shortness of breath that come from an unbalanced life of inactivity. Thankfully, the physical practice of yoga is designed to prepare the body for long periods of sitting still while meditating. This is what brought me to yoga, and it really paid off in terms of feeling good and enhancing my ability to focus.

Naturally, I want to share these benefits with others. My carefully sequenced classes bring together elements of breath, movement, and alignment that generate intense heat and deep relaxation. Whenever possible, I make use of props, music, incense, lighting, and temperature to create an environment that encourages personal growth experiences. Best wishes on your journey!