Why I Finally Started Pilates, and How It Can Help You

I joke with my business partner Megan Brown, a Pilates expert, that “everything we do is yoga.” What I mean is that yoga, especially Vinyasa, which is the kind of yoga I practice, […]

Street Style: Kathleen Hanagan

The first time I met Kathleen 10 years ago, I knew I was in the presence of someone extraordinarily special. She’s one of those rare human beings who is full of wisdom, humor, […]

Stylebook Businesses + Readers Unite for a Cause!

When you’ve lived, shopped, voted, worked, owned businesses, and volunteered for twenty years in one city, your roots grow pretty deep into its soil, and you can’t help but care as deeply about […]

Believe It or Not, This Is the Most Important Yoga Pose

It’s not only the most important pose in yoga, it’s often the most difficult one. It’s called Savasana, which means Corpse Pose in Sanskrit, and it requires you to lie down on the […]

Become an Expert! Yoga & Pilates Advanced Trainings for Teachers

This fall/winter, Mind the Mat is offering advanced trainings for yoga and Pilates teachers with internationally recognized instructors and local experts. What’s the difference between a good teacher and an excellent teacher? Knowledge […]

Elizabeth’s September Reset Plan: “Irrigate” 😂

While recently in a phone conference with Elizabeth Todd and Megan Brown, it became clear to me that coaching Elizabeth is going to be a riot. The first thing she said to me […]

Deep Detox & An Unexpected Way To Use Coffee

I’m back from Spain and ready to take detoxification deeper. Last month I wrote about a four-day Ayurvedic Cleanse I completed before leaving on vacation to Madrid. My initial intention was to cleanse […]

Pilates & Yoga: My Companions Through It All, More Than a Decade and Beyond

I remember riding on the bus from the airport to our retreat center in Costa Rica, sitting next to Sara Dunton. She looked so familiar to me but I couldn’t figure out where […]

Weight Loss + Cleansing: What You Eat Matters, but How and When You Eat Matters Just As Much

I’m off to Madrid in two days and I’m going to enjoy my vacation thoroughly: art, music, people watching, architecture, history, and, of course, food. To prepare for my indulgences I’m currently on […]

Street Style: Sue Henry

I remember meeting Sue almost five years ago at Swing’s coffee shop. She knew I owned Mind the Mat and she strolled over and introduced herself. I remember thinking how easy and natural […]

Fabulous & Free All Around Entertainment at Mind the Mat’s 10 Year Anniversary Party this Friday!

We love you and thank you, Alexandria, for all your love and support over the years. And so… …you are invited to an indoor/outdoor extravaganza on Friday, May 4th, 5-8pm at Mind the […]

Get Certified as a Yoga Teacher this Summer *in 1 Month*

Are you searching for personal transformation? Or to deepen your yoga practice? Do you yearn for friendships within a community of like-minded people? Are you considering changing your career? Are you looking for techniques […]

Inspired By Looking Back Over 10 Years

March begins Mind the Mat’s TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY celebration and Megan and I are looking back over the years with a sense of enormous gratitude and humor. Forming our LLC in March of […]

What Does “Heart Opening” Mean in a Yoga Class? (And Why It Matters to Your Health)

The most magical thing that yoga teaches is the connection between the body and mind. When you hear a yoga instructor cue you to breath into the heart center, here’s why she/he does […]

Street Style: Verveine Palladin

If you’ve never met Verveine, you already know she is special, just from the sound of her name. If you’ve met her, you know the playful sparkle behind her brown eyes, her graceful […]

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