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My Manduka knows me better than anyone. It has seen tears, sweat, and sometimes even blood, not to mention been witness to moments of extreme joy, bliss and peace. It doesn't judge me and loves me unconditionally. My Manduka is where I go to reclaim myself.

-Jennifer Galardi
New York, New York

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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.