05.05.21

When Your Mother’s Book On Motherhood Gets Published! + Special Mother’s Day Offers 

Mother’s Day is May 9, and this month we acknowledge not only our mothers but also what it means to be a mother. The first image that comes to mind for me is […]
04.30.21

Street Style: Laura Andors

I first got to know Laura well when she came to ‘Mommy and Me’ classes at Mind the Mat with her newborn. One of the things that struck me about her right away […]
04.22.21

Yoga Teacher Training Explodes (In A Good Way!) During the Pandemic

When COVID hit in March 2020, one of the first things the Mind the Mat team addressed was, “What in the world are we going to do about the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program?” […]
04.16.21

Street Style: Alyia Gaskins

Alyia is one of those people who exudes radiance. Being in her presence just feels good because she is kind, curious, open, enthusiastic, and fun. She truly cares, and knows how to ask […]
02.19.21

Why Wellness Businesses (And All Businesses) Should Care About Racial Equity + An Invite for You!

I’ve been working in the wellness industry as a yoga teacher, massage therapist, and doula for over twenty years, and lately I’ve been questioning what “wellness” really means. Being on my own wellness […]
12.17.20

“Together let’s make this not rare…”  

This is Afeni. She is on the front lines in D.C. as a human rights activist and puts her life on the line daily to dismantle white supremacy culture and its devastating effects on African […]
12.11.20

Journey From Rat Race to Motherhood to Health Coach

By Laura Andors My desire for health was with me even as a kid. I chose Kashi cereal and did every sport I could fit in after school. I would have argued that I […]
11.06.20

In-Person Pilates and Yoga Private Classes & Duets and Small Group Classes

Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a one thousand square foot room, a luscious color on the walls, maybe a sunny yellow, a deep amethyst, a clean white with sky blue on the ceiling, […]
09.24.20

Desire to Deepen Your Yoga Practice? Don’t Miss This Rare Opportunity!

Right now, any yoga practitioner can join our fantastic group of teachers in training for one or more of the many fascinating topics we’ll explore. Yes, that’s right, we’re offering you a once […]
08.07.20

What’s a Woman to Do When Fitness Research Is All About Men?

Have you experienced going Keto or Paleo and feeling great for one week, but feeling terrible the next? Have you lost weight one week and then gained it the next while staying on […]
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 […]


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