“Livin’ good in the neighborhood!” All About Well Ray, Next Saturday, June 23

Del Ray is known for many things: Sears bungalows, neighborhood restaurants, dog-friendly shops, and community events. And of course, you already know that Del Ray is a wellness mecca of sorts, with health-related […]

Weight Loss + Cleansing: What You Eat Matters, but How and When You Eat Matters Just As Much

I’m off to Madrid in two days and I’m going to enjoy my vacation thoroughly: art, music, people watching, architecture, history, and, of course, food. To prepare for my indulgences I’m currently on […]

Sweaty Beauty. It Can Be Done.

A post shared by Dr. Megan Brown, PT (@drmeganbrown) on May 30, 2018 at 2:28pm PDT   After seeing this awesomeness on Instagram the other day, it got me thinking about makeup, skincare, […]

Street Style: Sue Henry

I remember meeting Sue almost five years ago at Swing’s coffee shop. She knew I owned Mind the Mat and she strolled over and introduced herself. I remember thinking how easy and natural […]

The Glutes Will Save Your Life

Warning! In reading this post, one may obtain strong, lifesaving glutes, and a toned tush. This post is for ALL AGES. In this business, your phone starts blowing up during different phases of […]

Fabulous & Free All Around Entertainment at Mind the Mat’s 10 Year Anniversary Party this Friday!

We love you and thank you, Alexandria, for all your love and support over the years. And so… …you are invited to an indoor/outdoor extravaganza on Friday, May 4th, 5-8pm at Mind the […]

3 Unexpected Reasons To Consider a Daily Practice

I’m not much of a “do something daily” kind of gal. I love to be spontaneous. I also tend to get bored with too much routine. So when I kept seeing and hearing […]

Get Certified as a Yoga Teacher this Summer *in 1 Month*

Are you searching for personal transformation? Or to deepen your yoga practice? Do you yearn for friendships within a community of like-minded people? Are you considering changing your career? Are you looking for techniques […]

It’s Our 10 Years, 10 Giveaways Celebration!

As we continue to celebrate 10 years of Community in Alexandria we want to start giving back to YOU! Over the past 10 days we had a 10 percent off sale (are you […]

Inspired By Looking Back Over 10 Years

March begins Mind the Mat’s TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY celebration and Megan and I are looking back over the years with a sense of enormous gratitude and humor. Forming our LLC in March of […]

Persevering Through Infertility and Depression: Persephone Maglaya’s Fitness Story

Mind the Mat is in the connection business. People not only train those core-connecting muscular systems that improve strength, but instructors and students alike also form deep connections and friendships at the studios. […]

What Does “Heart Opening” Mean in a Yoga Class? (And Why It Matters to Your Health)

The most magical thing that yoga teaches is the connection between the body and mind. When you hear a yoga instructor cue you to breath into the heart center, here’s why she/he does […]

Street Style: Verveine Palladin

If you’ve never met Verveine, you already know she is special, just from the sound of her name. If you’ve met her, you know the playful sparkle behind her brown eyes, her graceful […]

BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) and Get in Shape

Mommy & Me classes at Mind the Mat are the best thing for new mamas since daytime napping! I teach a 50-minute Mommy & Me Core Yoga class twice every week, Mondays at […]

What’s the Right Kind of Pilates for Me?!

Attending a studio for the first time can be intimidating: “Everyone will be looking at me.” “I don’t know what I am doing!” “I don’t have the latest active wear.” And, “I’m not […]

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