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A friend gave me the Manduka Black Mat Pro about 8 years ago, and it has been my favorite mat ever since. My Manduka supports my practice from the ground-up, which gives me the freedom to soar to new heights each time I place my feet at the top of my mat. My Manduka mat holds the energy of my devotion, love, commitment, and every daily discovery from my practice. There is no other mat out there that offers the same kind of support. I love my Manduka!

-Marni Sclaroff
Encinitas, CA

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Shana Meyerson

Shana Meyerson

Los Angeles, CA

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Why Manduka?: Manduka is my magic carpet.

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

Yoga Style: Vinyasa Flow

Practice with me here: YOGAthletica

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I stumbled (literally) into yoga after an unfortunate pinky-toe breaking incident in august 2011. An avowed hard-core athlete, yoga was the last place I ever expected to find myself. But there I found myself…and then I found myself.

The Universe certainly sends us what we need just when we need it. A few weeks after my introduction to—and immediate immersion into—yoga, 9/11 hit. And who didn't need yoga then?

Within months of discovering the practice, I quit both my career and my MBA program to pursue yoga. I didn't know if I would ever earn another dollar, but I knew it was something I just needed to do. It was a huge leap of faith, but the Universal Parachute caught me and ensured my safe landing.

And here I am, founder of YOGAthletica, as well as mini yogis yoga for kids, gifted with the opportunity to share yoga all over the globe. It's been an awesome trip!