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I am a full time ashtanga and vinyasa flow yoga teacher and I get a lot of students asking me what yoga mat I recommend and for my advice on yoga products and accessories. Without a doubt, I always steer them to Manduka products. I love their commitment to community and support as well, so for me Manduka is the clear answer.

-Heidi Schubert
San Diego, CA

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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.