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This mat will last, saving our planet and your pocketbook!

-Krista Cahill
Venice, California

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.

February 15th, 2012

A Thousand Joys

A Thousand Joys (ATJ) was founded in 2006, with the mission to help individuals and organizations reach their highest potential. They specialize in working with organizations that serve high-risk children and families. Their approach is holistic, blending business, psychology and complementary healing modalities to produce enduring results that far surpass the benefits derived from any single approach.

ATJ has a successful history of providing innovative, comprehensive programs that focus on stress management, emotional regulation and healing related to trauma with the goal of improving physical and mental health, and quality of life. Most recently, ATJ developed a domestic violence curriculum in collaboration with Children’s Institute Inc. and Good Shepherd Shelter. While the curriculum has shown to effectively accelerate traditional trauma treatment, we received such positive feedback on the sections pertaining to coping and life skills we adapted the curriculum for the school setting. ATJ's Transform Program is an empowerment program that helps kids develop resiliency and coping skills to better manage their stress; thereby, increasing their overall well-being and ability to do well in school so they can achieve future success. Parents and teachers are actively involved in the program to reinforce learned skills and manage their own challenges.

ATJ's Operational Effectiveness Services help community agencies maximize productivity while ensuring quality care to clients, comply with funding and service-delivery requirements, structure and streamline processes and procedures, and retain top performers.

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.