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  1. Shiva Rea, M.A. is a yogini firekeeper, sacred activist, and leading innovator in the evolution of vinyasa flow yoga integrating the tantric bhakti roots of yoga, Krishnamacharya’s teachings and a universal, quantum approach to the body since she began teaching twenty years ago. She leads retreats and pilgrimages worldwide and has served as a creative catalyst to bring community together including Yoga Trance Dance for Life, Moving Activism for 1,008,000 Trees, Yogini Conferences and the worldwide Global Mala Project.

    For more info visit Shiva’s website ShivaRea.com
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    Editing by: Akira Chan and Rich Van Every

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  2. Toni Lamprecht started climbing when he was 4 or 5 with his father on little boulders and when they hiked in the mountains. At age 12, he started to think more seriously about Alpine stuff and by the time Toni was 14 he finally discovered climbing and he turned into a self proclaimed climbing-junkie. It was all he dreamed about. Toni submersed himself in any kind of climbing he could every day (bouldering, sport or alpine). He really wanted to collect hard sport routes from all over Europe, make first ascents and tick off some of the important limestone alpine routes on the northern rim of the Alps.

    In 1992, a trip around the world changed his focus on climbing from numbers, ratings and competitions to adventure. Toni began to concentrate more on the climbing experience, the personal limits and the forces of nature. He felt fortunate that his climbing trips allowed him to visit many climbing areas in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia. He feels it is important to immerse himself into the different cultures and take advantage of his opportunities.

    About that same time, Toni began to work with handicapped children and found that learning from this very special group of people gave his life a completely new source of motivation. So while still addicted to climbing, he began to focus more on his studies & teaching children. Toni finished his studies in 1999 and passed the Staatsexamen, a German government licensing examination. That was a busy year as he also released his first book, Climbing with Mentally Retarded People and began to work as a teacher for troubled kids in Munich.

    Toni has played in 3 bands, still loves adventure climbing, bouldering and finding beautiful spots for deep water soloing. He feels lucky to have been on the road for so many years always climbing with nice people. He also continues to be inspired by untouched rock in a fascinating landscape and climbing with good friends. Besides climbing, Toni likes surfing, skiing, playing music and of course spending time with his lovely wife Margit.

    Quote to live by Stay healthy and think of every climbing day as a gift.

    ~Toni Lamprecht

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  3. Chris Sharma's meteoric climbing career started when he won the Bouldering Nationals at age 14 and opened the hardest climb in America (at the time, 5.14c) a year later. In the decade that followed, Chris has continued to take climbing to a new level. Not only has he consistently shattered previous conceptions of difficulty, he was recently voted 8a Climber of the Decade. He has sent multiple 5.15 routes, bouldered V15, onsighted 5.14b, and established deep water solo routes at the highest grades. Chris holds claim to the current hardest route in America, and perhaps the world, with his ascent of Jumbo Love at Clark Mountain in California. Chris has a lot on his plate this year with a new house in Spain, establishing a string of 5.15 routes and climbing almost daily with his girlfriend Daila Ojeda. The area around their home is considered one of the hotspots for the sport globally with more than 70 crags featuring steep limestone caves and seemingly endless possibilities. It looks like Chris will have plenty of time to perfect his Spanish accent...

    For More On Chris Visit: bit.ly/ChrisSharma

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  4. Paul Robinson started climbing at the age of 10. In the last decade, he has bouldered V15, and sent literally hundreds of problems in the V14 to V11 range. Not surprisingly, he has won or placed in nearly all of the international bouldering competitions he has entered. Paul is also an accomplished artist and painter majoring in Fine Arts at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He writes a lively blog about his accomplishments, art and his global travels promoting the climbing lifestyle.

    For more on Paul visit p-d-robinson.tumblr.com

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  5. Swiss climber Fred Nicole has been bouldering at the leading edge of pure difficulty for over 25 years, continuing to redefine human possibility. His prolific tick list spans decades and the world, ranging from V13 to the almost supernatural grade of V16.

    Fred was the first to boulder V13 and also V14, although he does not assign grades to his own problems, relying on consensus from other climbers. Fred sees climbing as an art form, where a person can express ones self through movement.

    For More Visit prana.com/ambassadors/fred-nicole

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prAna

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prAna, an ancient Sanskrit word for breath, life and vitality of the spirit, has helped guide our actions and lift our aspirations since day one.

We started out two decades ago making clothing that worked well for climbing and yoga. It turned out that


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prAna, an ancient Sanskrit word for breath, life and vitality of the spirit, has helped guide our actions and lift our aspirations since day one.

We started out two decades ago making clothing that worked well for climbing and yoga. It turned out that the clothing worked well for lots of other passions too, so we added new products with "purpose" in mind and scoured the world for design inspiration.

What's changed since then?

Not much - and a lot. We've grown a bunch, but most of our original employees are still here. We participate with like-minded folks who want to promote conservation and create positive change, which reflects the same intention as the old days, just taken up a few notches. Organic cotton, fair trade and wind power initiatives are on the short list of what we support.

We are inspired by athletes like climber Chris Sharma - who's been with us from the beginning - and yoginis like Shiva Rea.

Looking back, we think that the name prAna fits us pretty well. Looking ahead (because we love change), we're excited to see what the future holds.

That's our story & we welcome your feedback...

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