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My Manduka mat never lets me down every time I practice. It is firm enough to hold me steady;soft enough to allow everything to be felt, and grippy enough to allow me to create magnificent art with the temple which is my body.

-Daniella Cotreau
Los Gatos, California

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David Gellineau

David Gellineau

Toronto, Ontario

Why Manduka?: Manduka mats and towels provide a solid foundation to evolve.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.

Yoga Style: Ashtanga, Vinyasa

Practice with me here: Downward Dog Yoga Centers

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David Gellineau began counseling and teaching adults over 15 years ago while working in the Social Services field. During that time he began practicing different styles of yoga until he discovered Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. After practicing for 5 years he traveled to Mysore, India in 2002 to deepen his understanding of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system and initiate his studies with his teacher Sharath Ragaswamy grandson of Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Director of the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute. Since then he has made regular trips back to Mysore. He has been blessed and Authorized by the K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute to teach Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. David is the Co-owner and Co Director of Downward Dog in the Beach, in Toronto, Canada.