Manduka was found on a simple idea that a better yoga mat could make a whole new world.
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 honor 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 unmatched in the marketplace. They are 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. Manduka is always evolving, introducing new products, and celebrating the spirit and wisdom of yoga teachers and their students.
Name Manduka derives from Mandukasana or with other words "frog" -asana.