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My Manduka is my grounding. No matter where I travel to or what mindset I am in, when I roll out my mat I am in my body, in my practice, and most of all in my heart.
Damien de Bastier
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 = Stirha sukham mandukam” Manduka mat is perfect balance between comfort and stability.
Yoga Style: Ashtanga
Practice with me here: Antwerp Yoga
Damien fell in love at first stretch upon meeting the ashtanga practice in 1998 as it reflected his passions for sports, meditation and self-inquiry. Meeting the practice daily on his Manduka mat for over 14 years opened his heart and healed a broken knee. Damien studied extensively with Sri K Pattabhi Jois in India and with senior teachers across 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 social business and is committed to empowering the local communities he visits by raising funds, awareness and voice.