Who's On The Mat
From The Heart
I've had my Manduka mat ever since I started practicing yoga as work-study in LA. Now I have her with me in Bali. She's evolved with me from beginner practitioner to become a teacher and practitioner. Wherever I go, my Manduka comes with me! Or is it the other way around?
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 = Sthira 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. 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.