Manduka believes that the practice and the planet are intertwined. To honour one, they honour both.
In 1997, Peter Sterios, an architect turned yogi, discovered a simple, elegantly designed black mat whose combination of firm grip and complete support revolutionized his yoga practice. In honour of the yoga masters who inspired him, he sought to share this amazing product with others.
The quality and performance of Manduka mats and yoga accessories are still unmatched in the marketplace. They are still crafted using simple, enduring, natural, and whenever possible, renewable materials and a fine attention to detail. Manduka is a company built by and for yoga teachers and their students.
Since the beginnings of the Black Mat, Manduka has been inspired and guided by a responsibility to reduce global consumption by making better products that last longer. They are constantly searching for innovative partners and updated technologies to further respect the land upon which we place our mats and our intentions.