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I've gone through so many mats, little bits of them coming off on me, the stick going out of them - until I found Manduka. I can roll my Manduka PROlite mat out anywhere and practice. It works so well, I forget all about it and am just in the poses.

-May Kuckro
Austin, TX

Giving Back

Manduka recognizes an organization or individual each month for sharing the gift of yoga with those in need by donating yoga gear to support their cause.

January 16th, 2012

Semper Fidelis Health & Wellness

Semper Fidelis Health & Wellness is dedicated to providing free Health & Wellness services to Wounded Warriors. Since the organization's start in 2009, they have been able to offer over $500,000 worth of free services.

Manduka was happy to support the initiative by sending some yoga mats for an event called "Wellness Day" that took place in the DC Metro area on December 22nd. MSgt Chris Eder, USAF helps run the program, and is a Certified Vinyasa and Hatha Interdisciplinary Yoga Instructor and will be offering free yoga for vets once a month starting in February.

Chris was kind enough to share some photos of the event, where 60 people were present to take his yoga class! We LOVE these photos!

December 12th, 2011

Headstand

Headstand is part of an up and coming yoga-in-schools movement, designed to give yoga instruction for school-based youth. This remarkable program, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, provides yoga for students because kids who do yoga “Experience less stress, have higher academic performance and it is better for physical and emotional fitness.”

Here at Manduka, we were honored to donate 15 PROlites for their program and their fundraiser gala. Headstand was featured on CBS last month:

November 15th, 2011

Yoga Gives Back: Thank You Mother India

Yoga Gives Back is a global team of grassroots supporters who raise donations for microcredits and direct funding programs across India. Their first global fundraiser "Thank You Mother India" had over 750 people joining in from 10 countries in September. Manduka provided raffle items for the main LA events.

September 15th, 2011

City Yoga

City Yoga hosted a Yogathon that was a huge success raising over $75,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 60 participants spent 12 hours practicing together for this charity. Manduka donated product to support City Yoga's consistent commitment to raising money. Our products were donated to support the fundraising efforts through silent auction and door prizes.

To stay up to date on all of City Yoga's events, go here: cityyoga.com/events.

July 15th, 2011

Bent on Learning

Bent on Learning teaches yoga and mediation in K-12 public schools in NYC as a means of reducing stress and improving concentration and self-esteem. Manduka supported the initiative by donating yoga mats to support the growing number of students that Bent on Learning reaches out to.

Bent on Learning's mission is to work with students in New York City public schools by improving their physical fitness and emotional skill sets. This is accomplished through consistently bringing yoga and meditation practices to students in schools and youth centers throughout New York City; including Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Special classes are also offered to those with learning disabilities as well as for pregnant teens. Bent on Learning also offers classes for teachers to help show them ways that they can use techniques from yoga and meditation in their teaching.

Learn more about Bent on Learning.