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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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Damien de Bastier

Damien de Bastier

Antwerp, Belgium

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Why Manduka?: My Manduka gives me the support to stretch myself into the biggest version of my Self.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: “Yoga sutra II.46 = Sthira Sukham Mandukam” Manduka mat is perfect balance between comfort and stability.

Yoga Style: Ashtanga

Practice with me here: Antwerp Yoga

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Damien fell in love at first stretch, upon meeting the Ashtanga practice in 1998. It reflected his passion for sports, meditation and self-inquiry.
Meeting the practice daily on his Manduka mat opened his heart and healed a broken knee.

Damien studied extensively with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in India, and with senior Ashtanga teachers around the world.

Humbled and still in love, he shares the grace of the practice the world over with insight, compassion and playfulness. As a traveling yoga teacher, Damien believes in supporting social business and is committed to empowering the local communities he visits by raising funds and awareness.