Founded at the turn of the millennium, Manduka® has always been a company that put its customers and the environment above all else. Peter Sterios, an architect turned yogi, stumbled upon a simple, yet elegantly created mat that completely revolutionized the way he practiced yoga. This revelation was the inspiration for the whole Manduka yoga line.
Sterios' creation would not have been possible without the help of his generous yoga teachers. As a form of appreciation he sent a mat to many of the yoga teachers he admired including Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffmann, Victor Van Kooten, Angela Farmer, Rodney Yee, and Shiva Rea. As a traditional practice in yoga, these teachers shared these mats with their students and from there the word spread.
Manduka, derived from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika pose, Mandukasana, is named as a tribute to Sterios' yoga mentor, Shandor Remete. The delight he took in hearing the word roll of his tongue helped him solidify the faith he had in his new company. From there the joy has spread to over 35 countries worldwide.
More than anything though, Manduka's commitment to quality and sustainability is unmatched in the yoga industry. Every detail and every decision is made with sustainability in mind. Manduka wants their customers to not only find peace with themselves, but their environment as well. Products like the Manduka eKO Lite Yoga mat, the eQua Hot Yoga Towel, demonstrate just how committed they are to sustainability.
Manduka understands that yogis of all levels come from diverse backgrounds, but they all share similar core values. Beyond just being eco-friendly, is the spirit and wisdom that yoga teachers and their students emanate. Yoga is more than just exercise on a mat, it's a way of life. Manduka embraces this idea and lets it shine through all their yoga products.
Reviews and Questions
- Jill K.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars2 years agoReviewingManduka PROlite Long Yoga Mat 79" 4.5mm IndulgeLove the color and the extra length!!
Great purchase!!Preferred Type of Yoga Practice VinyasaLevel of Yoga Expertise IntermediateFrequency (a week) 5-7Perspiration Level LightDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Jenny G.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars2 years agoReviewingManduka PROlite Long Yoga Mat 79" 4.5mm ThunderThe Perfect Yoga Mat!
I purchased there because my old yoga mat started pilling. Since having my first yoga mat I now understand the importance of investing on a good one. This is perfect! It is durable, easy to clean, and made with solid material.Preferred Type of Yoga Practice OtherLevel of Yoga Expertise IntermediateFrequency (a week) 5-7Perspiration Level HeavyDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Christine A.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars2 years agoReviewingManduka PROlite Long Yoga Mat 79" 4.5mm IndulgeBest purchase I've made this year
Love it, truly worth the costPreferred Type of Yoga Practice VinyasaLevel of Yoga Expertise AdvancedFrequency (a week) 5-7Perspiration Level ModerateDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
- Brittany K.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars2 years agoReviewingManduka PROlite Long Yoga Mat 79" 4.5mm IndulgeMy Favorite Mat!
I’ve tried several different mats and this one is by far my favorite. I’m 6’0 so the length is perfect! Great amount of cushion without being too heavy. Beautiful color. Smells like a new mat when you get it, but not offensively so, and it faded after a couple of uses! I love it!!Preferred Type of Yoga Practice Vinyasa, Yin (Restorative), Bikram (Hot)Level of Yoga Expertise IntermediateFrequency (a week) 2-4Perspiration Level HeavyDurability Star RatingRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5