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My Manduka helps me #practice patience, presence and personal progress.

-Andrea Marcum
Los Angeles, CA

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Marita Gardner-Anapol

Marita Gardner-Anapol

Houston, TX

Why Manduka?: I used to wear out yoga mats like shoes in the city. Since I discovered the Manduka Black Mat PRO, it’s the only one I will use.

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka helps me practice Headstand with pleasure.

Yoga Style: Iyengar

Practice with me here: King Wood Yoga

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Practicing yoga since 1973 and teaching since 1978, Marita established Yoga 4 Kids® in 1995 to bring this ancient art to children. Owner of KINGWOOD YOGA & WELLNESS CENTER, in Houston, TX, she created the Yoga curriculum at Lone Star College, and manages the accredited Yoga teacher training certification program at the 200/500-hour level. In addition, she created “”Yoga in School®” for Continuing Education, the board game “Yoga 4 Kids in the Rainforest®” and the DVD “Yoga 4 Kids®” for ages 8-12.