07.10.20

Racial Justice: Mind the Mat is All In

Incredible changes are happening in the world and at Mind the Mat we are committed to being an active part of the change. Whether it relates to racial justice and Black Lives Matter, LBGTQ […]
06.05.20

Make Your Mat A Special Space: Design Tips & Signature Items

My friend, Regan Ruiz, owner of Atmosphere | Home, a décor and lifestyle brand, recently said something to me that made me stop. I was asking her for some tips on creating a space to practice yoga […]
05.08.20

A Special Mother’s Day Wellness Workshop + Mother’s Day Deals!

At Mind the Mat we love our mamas: Use promo code MAMAMIA at check-out to receive a 15 percent discount on registration for any of the Mind the Mat workshops mentioned in this article […]
04.30.20

Writing a Memoir in Quarantine

The silver lining of quarantine for me has been that it’s given me more time to read and write. I received my MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University almost twenty years ago with […]
02.12.20

Sick Together In Bed: The Tale of a Not-So-Romantic Getaway

The day after Christmas my boyfriend, Gary, and I went to stay in Miami while my parents came to stay with my son and my two new puppies in Alexandria. We arrived in […]
01.24.20

Real Men Do Yoga

Ha! Now that I got your attention with that title, let me tell you about Kevin, a much-loved yoga instructor at Mind the Mat. Kevin is the kind of guy that just gets […]
12.27.19

We Are Power: Mind the Mat in 2020

At Mind the Mat, our team is stepping into this new decade with the knowledge that WE ARE POWER. As leaders of health in our community, we are instruments of change. We have the capacity to transform our […]
11.12.19

Let Gratitude Flow: Seasonal Yoga & Pilates Workshops

Ancient and modern cultures, from Asia, to Africa, to Europe, and the Americas, celebrated and still celebrate some form of Thanksgiving during the months of September, October, and November. Humans all over the […]
10.24.19

Make Estrogen Your Ally

Do you remember that tampon commercial where a girl (apparently) inserts tampon, puts on her white bathing suit, and runs out to play a vigorous game of volleyball? Two words: false advertising. Recent […]
09.26.19

Yoga Helps With Osteoporosis And More!

Do you know that most yoga teachers aren’t allowed to use the word “therapy” or “therapeutic” to describe what they do?* Guess who is allowed? Marianne Meyers! She is truly a one-of-a-kind, diamond […]
08.14.19
Sara

The World Needs More Yoga Teachers

Last week, Megan and I were sitting outside at a picnic bench in Del Ray chatting about our teacher training programs at Mind the Mat. One of the things we discussed is how […]
06.28.19

My Beloved Gurus: Depression & Anxiety

I was a happy kid. I made friends easily. I was athletic. I liked school. Then I went to college at the University of Michigan. I still made friends easily. I was still […]
05.22.19

The Unique Benefits of Ashtanga, Hatha & Restorative Yoga: Three New Programs at Mind the Mat

Can I just brag for a moment and say that Mind the Mat has some of the very best yoga and Pilates teachers around? I can say that knowing Mind the Mat would […]
05.10.19
Patricia Cortes: a licensed acupuncturist and Laura Hoyos: a yoga instructor in ALexandria, VA

Street Style: Patricia Cortes & Laura Hoyos

This is the perfect Street Style shoot for Mother’s Day, not just because it’s of a mother, daughter, and granddaughter, but because this family captures the essence of what it means to be […]
04.09.19
Sara VanderGoot jumping on the bed with colorful wall behind her.

Why Spring Brings Me Hope for a Healthier World

This spring, more than ever before, I feel hopeful about the future. My own future, but more importantly the future of the world. A big part of that has to do with the […]


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