Manduka® has always been an organization that prioritized its consumers and the world since its inception at the turn of the millennium. An architect turned yogi, Peter Sterios, came across a simple but elegantly designed mat that completely changed the way he practiced yoga. This epiphany sparked the development of the entire Manduka yoga line. Without the assistance of his generous yoga instructors, Sterios’ development would not have been possible. He sent a mat to several of the yoga teachers he respected, including Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffmann, Victor Van Kooten, Angela Farmer, Rodney Yee, and Shiva Rea, as a token of his gratitude. As is customary in yoga, these teachers distributed these mats to their students, and word spread from there. Manduka is a tribute to Sterios’ yoga instructor, Shandor Remete, and is derived from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika pose Mandukasana. The joy he felt when he heard the word roll off his tongue bolstered his trust in his new company. The joy has since spread to over 35 countries around the world. Above everything, Manduka’s dedication to quality and sustainability is unrivalled in the yoga industry. Every decision and detail is taken with the goal of long-term sustainability in mind. Manduka wants their customers to be at ease not only with themselves, but also with their surroundings. Manduka’s eKO Lite Yoga mat and the eQua Hot Yoga Towel, for example, highlight their commitment to sustainability. Manduka recognises that yogis of all levels come from a variety of backgrounds, but they all share core values in common. Yoga instructors and students exude a spirit and knowledge that goes beyond being environmentally conscious. Yoga is more than a mat workout; it’s a way of life. Manduka accepts this concept and incorporates it into all of their yoga products.