In 1997, Peter Sterios – a Californian architect turned yogi – created a simple, elegantly designed black mat whose combination of firm grip and complete support revolutionized his yoga practice. He began sharing the product with other yoga teachers who then shared them with their students. The brand – named after the Mandukasana or frog pose – quickly became the international reference for yoga mats. What started as one mat soon evolved into a whole collection of equipment designed to meet you at any point in your yoga journey, from clothing, to bags, towels and accessories. The quality and performance of Manduka’s products is what sets them apart, all their equipment is still crafted using simple, enduring, natural, and whenever possible, renewable materials with a fine attention to detail. Discover the Manduka experience, now available on Smallable.