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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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Erika Burkhalter

Erika Burkhalter

Santa Ana, CA

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Why Manduka?: My Manduka Black MatR PRO has been with me and my practice six days a week for the last ten years and my purple Manduka PROlite has traveled to India with me three times now. They are simply the best mats.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka mat helps me practice "being grounded".

Yoga Style: Vinyasa Flow

Practice with me here: Yoga Works

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2010/09/25 - Introduction to Vinyasa Flow. When: September 25, 2010, 1-4pm. Where: YogaWorks Costa Mesa Read More


Erika Burkhalter, RYT 500, teaches vinyasa flow classes filled with pranic integration and alignment. Deeply influenced by her travels within India, she weaves philosophy, chanting and meditation into a fluid practice guided by the breath. Her primary teachers have been Tim Miller, Edward Clark of Tripsichore Yoga, David Swenson, Srivatsa Ramaswami, and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Erika teaches at Yoga Works in Costa Mesa and is on the Yoga Works 500 hr teacher training faculty. Erika holds a Masters of Science in Neuropsychology and continues to study links between ancient wisdom and modern science. Erika leads Yoga Trek Adventure Retreats worldwide in places like India, Mexico and Costa Rica. For more information, go to