Who's On The Mat
From The Heart
I have owned many types of yoga mats. I was never completely satisfied with any of them because they were either too short, too thin or not grippy enough. A few years ago I was gifted a 85" Manduka PRO mat by my wife. Honestly, I can't think of a better gift! The Manduka PRO fills all my needs and is the best mat I've ever had the pleasure of calling my own.
Solana Beach, CA
Why Manduka?: Manduka gives me the freedom to play, experiment and explore. Every practice is truly an adventure because I can trust that I am supported, stable and won't slip. I love rolling out Manduka mats forprivate clients, corporate groups and hotel guests, they last forever and look brand new (eventhough I have had them for 6 years plus). They are uber impressive, great quality and envrionmentally friendly. I love my Manduka.
What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice freely!
Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Power, Vinyasa
Without your health, you have nothing. Alana learned that lesson first hand when she suffered a bad concussion a few years ago. The Celebrity TV producer and Yoga Teacher was closing the blinds in her downtown condo when she was suddenly hit in the face with a window covering. It crashed down on her, broke her nose, left her unable to work in network TV for nearly a year. She suffered from migraines, exhaustion, weight gain and anxiety. Her life as a stress hungry, type "A" journalist would never be the same again.
After 15 years as a TV producer, Alana decided to hang up her microphone and lay out the mat to pursue her other passion – Yoga.
With the goal of bringing health into hotels and the corporate world, she launched her own mobile company Hotel Yoga and Fitness Inc. It’s now teamed up with: The Shangri-La, The Sheraton, Vintage Hotels, Ontario College of Teachers etc. She also produced “Yoga for Men" with a World Series Winner and a fitness icon. This is only the beginning!