May Is for Mom

Dr. Megan Brown bridal picture with her mother

Here’s the thing about moms: We all have one, we were all born. Just like our anatomy, it’s one of the consistencies in our biology of being human. But, in contrast, we all have different relationships with our moms. Some are good and some, not so much. I want to acknowledge that. Maybe you recently lost your mom and you are in mourning — the thought of Mother’s Day approaching further breaks your heart. We want to honor you and that relationship.

The simple fact is, whether you are still close with her, whether she has passed, or maybe you never met her, there is no denying this fact: she made you. Maybe her influence truly shaped who you are today, or maybe because of her absence someone else positively impacted you. But the fact remains, you were made by mama. To celebrate Mom this entire month, we are honoring one of her biggest accomplishments…YOU.

We celebrate you and Mom with 20 percent off specials each week in the month of May! Use code: MAYFORMOM at checkout. Note that this code only works online, it will not work not the MindBody app.


Week 1

Workshops + Online Gift Cards
See what’s coming HERE. Use code MAYFORMOM at checkout.


Week 2

Specialized Series + Online Gift Cards
See what our experts are teaching HERE. Use code MAYFORMOM at checkout for
Fundamentals, Prenatal, Post-Pregnancy &
Therapeutic 6-Week courses taught by experts.


Week 3

Class Packages + Online Gift Cards
Use MAYFORMOM at checkout. If our membership isn’t for you (but it’s only $99!),
these class packages are perfect to drop in at your leisure.


Week 4

In-Studio Apparel + Online Gift Cards
Use MAYFORMOM at checkout. Come in for a class and snag a hat or
some of our new summer gear to stay cool but HAWT.


This month we also launch our new client deal in Arlington

Infrared Hot Studio Opening Special!
30 days for $30 in Clarendon Click here if you’re new!


We’ve got a lot going on at Mind the Mat. We do it all, from newborns to seniors and everyone in between. Here’s a quick reference:

May Workshops

Candlelight Yin, 5/3
Rocket Yoga Master Class, 5/4
Yoga Nidra, 5/10
Essential Oils for Stress & Sleep, 5/11, 5/18
Infant & Child CPR, 5/11
Prenatal Partners Massage, 5/11
Yoga for the Post-Baby Blur, 5/18
Happy Back & Hips, 5/18
Break it Down! Deconstructing Poses, 5/19
Childbirth Intensive Preparing for Labor & Delivery, 5/26
Yoga for Women, 6/8

Click on any workshop above to register,
or click HERE for more information


  • The latest from Megan
Megan Brown, physical therapist, Pilates instructor, mother and co-founder of Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga in Alexandria, VA, likes to goof around. Yet her commitment to her students and her skill set in the field is no joke. After graduating from University of Virginia with a degree in Sports Medicine, Megan went on to receive her Masters in Physical Therapy and eventually her Doctorate in the profession. Although Pilates was never part of the plan, the method changed the way she treated patients, positively re-directed her career path and enhanced her own active lifestyle. Customized Pilates instruction is her specialty–she designs classes based on clients needs: athletes, new moms, rehabilitation or just for fun (why be serious all the time?). Pilates + Yoga is the best of both worlds, hence the creation of Mind the Mat studios providing classes for all—in every walk of life.

Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga was founded in 2008 by Megan Brown, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Polestar Certified Practitioner of Pilates for Rehabilitation and Sara VanderGoot, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher (e-RYT 200, RYT 500). In their private practices as physical therapist and massage therapist respectively Megan and Sara observed that many of their clients were coming in with similar needs: relief for neck and shoulder tension and low back pain as well as a desire for more flexibility in hips and legs, stability in joints, and core strength.

Together Megan and Sara carefully crafted a curriculum of Pilates and yoga classes to address needs for clients who are pregnant, postpartum, have injuries or limitations, who are new to Pilates and yoga, and for those who are advanced students and are looking for an extra challenge.     

2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301


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