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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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Christine Hoar

Christine Hoar

Bristol, VT

Why Manduka?: Been on this mat for 10 years now....it just keeps ticking.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka mat helps me practice....quite happily!

Yoga Style: Ashtanga

Practice with me here: Bristol Yoga

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Yoga teacher and Yogi, Christine has been a practitioner of the Ashtanga Yoga System for nearly 15 years and has been teaching Ashtanga yoga for over 12 years. She is the director and founder of Vermont’s only dedicated Ashtanga yoga studio, Bristol Yoga. Specializing in the integration of the Ashtanga system of asana with the principles of Ayurveda and the depth of Yogic philosophy, Christine offers students unique insights into discovering greater joy, freedom, and self-transformation. Christine has made many trips to Mysore, South India to study with Sri K Pattabhi Jois of the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, and she is honored to have received his blessing and authorization to teach.

When not teaching, you will find Christine in her organic garden, hiking, kayaking, snow-shoeing or walking the Vermont country lanes with her long-time, collie-companion, Gracie.