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 […]

What is the Perfect Workout?

Well, I’m a bit biased of course, but when equipment access is limited, the method with the least number of barriers but the highest amount of benefits sounds pretty perfect to me. Enter […]

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 […]

There is Only One Word

There is one word. One word that describes the feeling I get teaching so many amazing people at Mind the Mat. This word was the thing I longed for as a child. Even […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mother’s Day Boutique Box

I have said it many times, but one of the many great rewards of having a store is the friendships I have formed with other store owners. There is a common bond with most small […]

Yoga Tools You Can Use Right Now!

As I sat on my front porch steps last Monday after a torrential downpour, I reflected on my horrible day. On top of everything going on, the Hot Studio in Del Ray had […]

Keep the Ship in the Channel

On March 14th, 2020, before the social distancing orders, we went out to dinner with friends for the last time. That night I couldn’t sleep. I had a gut feeling that gnawed at […]

Mind the Mat’s How-To for Online Classes

We will get through this together. As we’ve temporarily suspended in-person classes, we are now offering Digital Classes at this time. We urge you to stay healthy and join us from the comfort of your home. We care about you! Please […]

The Ab Trick Everyone Should Know

This is the abdominal secret trick that everyone should know. I tell people in my classes, when you walk down the street recruiting your abdominals this way, feel bad for the people walking […]

We Are Not Broken

“Needs stability.” I admit I used to write this in patients’ charts as part of my assessment of “what was wrong” with them. Over the years and especially most recently, I finally figured […]

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 […]

Oscars 2020: Our Best Dressed

It was glamour glamour glamour on the Oscars red carpet last night – just as it should be. There was, as always, a sense of refinement to the looks of the evening and […]

Real Men Do Yoga

Ha! Now that I got your attention with that title, let me tell you about Kevin, a much-loved yoga instructor at Mind the Mat. Kevin is the kind of guy that just gets […]

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