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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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Brookelin Gottlieb

Brookelin Gottlieb

Los Angeles, CA

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Why Manduka?: My heavy, amazing Black Mat and I have been partners for several years now. I love how it supports me with just enough padding and just enough grip to gracefully allow me to move from pose to pose with ease and fluidity. My mats grounded energy elevates me in every way!

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice the ability to ground down and extend up all at the same time.

Yoga Style: Anusara® yoga, Barre Technique, Vinyasa Flow

Practice with me here: HOT 8 YOGA BEVERLY HILLS , Yoga Barre

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Brookelin’s passion for movement has carved her every step. Through her training in dance, yoga , Budokon, Pilates and Pure barre, Brookelin teaching style is eclectic. Her keen knowledge of alignment brings playfulness and grace to each class she guides. She has been lucky enough to train with the creators of each technique she has studied, Anusara, Budokon and Pure Barre. She is grateful to all of her teachers, Suzi Hurley, Jenny Otto, Joe Brown, Moses Brown, John Friend, Cameron Shayne, Carrie Rezabek and many more for sharing their gifts. Each one of these people have encouraged her to be on her mat and cultivate discipline, movement and stillness.

Currently, Brookelin lives in Los Angeles and teaches private and group yoga around the city. She also co-owns Pure Barre Hollywood on Sunset Blvd. She grew up in Maryland but loves living amongst the sunshine and all the blessings Los Angeles has to offer. Her goal is to help guide people into their own fire so that they can achieve their desires and find more balance and ease in their everydays.