Black Friday & Small Business Saturday At-a-Glance

We hope you have a wonderful holiday with family and friends…rest, relax, and get ready for tomorrow. We’ll be ready for you! Here’s a round up of all the Black Friday and Small […]

Behind the Pose: How the Sun Salutation Is a Foundation for All Movement

The Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar in Sanskrit, is the basic building block of Vinyasa, otherwise known as Flow Yoga, the style of yoga that we practice at Mind the Mat and that is practiced by millions […]

Giving Thanks on Your Mat: Flow Together Before You Eat Together

Before greeting each other at the diner table, give thanks at Mind the Mat on your mat. Bring your out-of-town guests for these two invigorating yoga workshops, each designed to strengthen and stretch the entire […]

Lighten Your Life with Mind the Mat’s New Seasonal Offerings!

Joining the fun at the Halloween parade in Del Ray this past weekend reminded me of how important it is, during this season, when the days grow shorter and the nights longer, to […]

It’s HAWT Pilates Week! FREE Classes Galore!

This weekend, we start our second HAWT Pilates Teacher Training here at Mind the Mat Studios! As a new crop of bright-minded and curious Pilates enthusiasts journeys through biomechanics, skilled cueing, and creative […]

What the {bleep} Is Happening at Mind the Mat?

Recently Mind the Mat renamed their yoga classes and it sent a shock wave through the city of Alexandria. From yoga teachers to long time studio members, from new mommies to Pilates practitioners, […]

This Is Why Your Wrist Hurts

Do your wrists hurt during a plank? When planking, you’ve either done this in your exercise class or you’ve seen people doing it: grabbing at their wrists in pain and/or modifying the move […]
Natural Beauty Secrets

My 5 Natural Beauty Secrets

Beautification is a daily ritual for me. Religiously, I set aside time every day to take care of my hair, skin, teeth, and body. It’s the way I relax, center, and practice self-care. […]
The Missing Link in Fitness

The Missing Link in Fitness

People are pretty picky about their workouts. Whether it’s the location, the music, the studio vibe, or the teacher (it’s always about the teacher), we want to make sure we’re getting results and […]
Why Your Shoulder Hurts

This Is Why Your Shoulder Hurts

This past weekend I went on an annual girls’ trip with amazing women.  We all look forward to this trip in the gorgeous Eastern Shore of Maryland where we eat, drink, laugh, and […]
Street Style Sara VanderGoot

Street Style: Sara VanderGoot

Mind the Mat would not exist if it were not for Sara. It’s true. The whole thing was her idea. She already had an established and successful business on The Avenue in Del […]
Can't Stop the Feelin

You Can’t Stop the Feelin’ on Saturday Mornings at Mind the Mat

On my way to teach Saturday 8:30am Prenatal Yoga at Mind the Mat… Me, passing out Mind the Mat onesies to the pregnant mamas after class …the words of Justin Timberlake’s song “Can’t Stop The […]
Fall Fitness 2017: "Good-bye, summer. Hello, fall fitness".

“Good-bye, summer. Hello, fall fitness”

Last year for Lent I gave up drinking. I must admit it made me feel great. I slept better, I exercised more, and was just an overall more productive person. And I am […]
Transform Lives...Starting with Your Own

Transform Lives…Starting with Your Own

The practice and study of yoga are rooted in the knowledge that we are multi-dimensional and holistic beings. We can’t separate out our mind from our body or our body from our spirit.  […]
Lets Do This September

Let’s Do This, September!

With kids out of school, family bonds are strengthened…but not our muscles!  Fitting in a workout during travel can be a challenge. Welcome back, everyone. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for […]


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