I had the Manduka Pro, but honestly I never really used it because it was just too heavy for my taste to carry around to class. I got this Pro Lite version now and I'm super happy I did. Easy to carry everyday I have class, and it has the same quality as the Pro. It is thinner, so the only difference I've notice so far in my practice is that for headstands I need to put a small towel between my head and the mat for more support. With the Pro version I didn't need to do this as it was thick enough, but I don't mind this at all since I always carry a towel for knee support anyways. I got the Curiosity color, which has an aqua background with golden lines. I can't get enough of this mat, it's so beautiful, I get compliments all the time.