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I had the original Black Mat® PRO, then the PROlite™ and now the eKO Lite™. Manduka has taken me on a “yogagical” journey.

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Suchavadee(Sasha) Chalermwongsavej

Suchavadee(Sasha) Chalermwongsavej

Klongtoey, Bangkok

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Why Manduka?: The best mats ever!

What does your Manduka help you #practice?: My Manduka mat helps me practice any challenging asanas with confidence, thanks to its perfect grip and thickness!

Yoga Style: Ashtanga

Practice with me here: Ashtanga Yoga Bangkok

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With a Master Degree in Finance, Suchavadee had worked in bank & finance field before she discovered Ashtanga yoga in Vancouver, Canada. Her passion in Ashtanga has taken her to travel to study regularly with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath at KPJAYI in Mysore, India since 2003. In 2006, she received a formal authorization to teach Ashtanga yoga, an honor granted for the first time to a Thai.

Apart from teaching yoga, Suchavadee works at Yoga Journal Thailand magazine as a Consulting Editor, and also co-owns ‘AMARTOS’---a natural skincare products made in accordance with Thai traditional herbal therapy.