Since I started taking yoga at PAI Yoga & Fitness and found that I really enjoyed it, I wanted to take the next step and get a yoga mat. I won a free one at work a few weeks ago but it was not good so I took the advice from a good friend who has done yoga for years. Because I'm just beginning and didn't want to invest a lot of money into a yoga mat quite yet, she recommended the Aurorae Yoga Mat, which was only $35. Maybe if I take yoga more than once per week, I'll invest in the Manduka Yoga Mat from lululemon, but for right now, I can't justify spending $90 on a yoga mat. I used my new mat this morning in my Power Flow class & loved it! It was definitely money well spent.