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 […]
02.22.19

FREE Prenatal & Post-pregnancy Health Expert Forum This Weekend!

If you read Megan’s post We Can Do Better last week, you know that we need to change the way we take care of women during pregnancy and post-pregnancy. For that reason, Mind […]
01.29.19

You’re Golden! Behind the Design of (and a Party To Celebrate!) Our New Studios

By now you’ve heard we have a big party coming up this Saturday night to celebrate the renovation and addition of a hot yoga studio at Mind the Mat’s Clarendon location. When you […]
12.06.18

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, […]
11.09.18

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, […]
10.16.18

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 […]
10.04.18

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 […]
09.21.18

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 […]
09.06.18

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 […]
07.26.18

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 […]


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