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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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Dimitris Papadakis

Dimitris Papadakis

Attica, Greece

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Why Manduka?: Whether it's the feet or the hands, the Manduka gives you the grounding and stability to uplift your daily practice!

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: Manduka is my companion in my yoga journeys around the world and within my soul. My mat has an engraved samskara for daily practice and gives me the motivation in hard times.

Yoga Style: Ashtanga

Practice with me here: Atmanasana Yoga Studio

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Dimitris Papadakis was born in 1979 in Athens, Greece. His first acquaintance with yoga goes back to the end of 2004 with Eirine Ziakou at Atmanasana Yoga Studio.

After four years of everyday practice, the maturity of spirit mind and body gave birth to the desire to share all the knowledge and experience he gained.

His love for Ashtanga Yoga and his trainings with David Svenson, made him embrace the traditional Ashtanga Yoga, believing to the therapeutic power of this extraordinary practice, that he personal experienced, which transforms not only the body but the mind and the soul.

He is partners with Eirine Ziakou in Atmanasana Yoga Studio and official reseller of Manduka products in Greece.

Continuing the journey started in 2004, his everyday practice always reminds him that he is the student.