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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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Dan Archambault

Dan Archambault

Edmonton, Alberta

Why Manduka?: When you sweat as much as I do you don't want a slip-n-slide you want a yoga mat, Manduka is the only one that does the trick!

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Yoga Style: Ashtanga

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It was a meandering path that finally brought Dan to yoga. After dabbling in Hatha, Dan was taken by a friend to try "yoga that you'll like a lot more," and he was introduced to Ashtanga. It was love at first asana, well a love-hate relationship to begin with, but as he learned to let go only love remained. The fusion of mind and body, and the sweat and strength that comes with it led Dan to the teacher’s path.

Learning and taking his teacher training with Rameen Peyrow, student of the late Sri K. Patthabi Jois, Dan has since begun his new life of helping others, starting Shakti Yoga in Edmonton, AB, Canada. "Shakti" has many meanings, among the most relevant to Dan and why he chose it as the name of his school are that it embodies "power, ability, capacity and strength." Dan feels that each of us holds the potential to develop these aspects of ourselves, as his goal is to help his students on their path to enlightenment.