04.16.21

Street Style: Alyia Gaskins

Alyia is one of those people who exudes radiance. Being in her presence just feels good because she is kind, curious, open, enthusiastic, and fun. She truly cares, and knows how to ask […]
04.09.21

Empowering You!

One of our biggest and most important values in our culture here at Mind the Mat is empowerment. Our goal is to empower ourselves to heal with movement, empower ourselves to solve problems, […]
04.02.21

New Season, New Trends

Times are changing, and so is the weather! We have come out of the COVID winter and into cherry blossoms and sunny afternoons. After hitting the end of our Netflix queue and going […]
03.26.21

Mind the Mask: A Studio Update

Giving up would have been easier. Closing our doors forever would have been a relief. In fact, saying goodbye to MtM could have opened up other opportunities. Just the other day, an old […]
03.18.21

Watch Us Live!

Our community is made of strong women, so what better way to share them and their businesses with you than going live! Alexandria Stylebook (@alxstylebook) will be going live on Instagram every day […]
03.11.21

Don’t Crack Your Neck

Do you crack your neck? It feels good, doesn’t it? I know, I know. I used to as well. The power to “give yourself an adjustment” and self-treat your own neck combined with that […]
02.19.21

Why Wellness Businesses (And All Businesses) Should Care About Racial Equity + An Invite for You!

I’ve been working in the wellness industry as a yoga teacher, massage therapist, and doula for over twenty years, and lately I’ve been questioning what “wellness” really means. Being on my own wellness […]
01.29.21

Resiliency After “Failure” – A Birth Story

Meryl, our featured author, is the one who actually told me about this horrific fact in the U.S.: Black women are astonishingly more likely to die from pregnancy related complications… solely because of the […]
12.30.20

Get Busy Living

Okay folks, it’s time to get busy living. We all had a tough year. Normally around this time, as we proclaim our resolutions, many gyms and fitness studios, Mind the Mat alike, launch […]
12.18.20

Gift Guide No. 05: Last Minute & Stocking Stuffers

The countdown is on! It’s the final weekend before Christmas, so it is officially time to get all of your shopping done. But, don’t worry, it’s not too late to find really amazing […]
12.17.20

“Together let’s make this not rare…”  

This is Afeni. She is on the front lines in D.C. as a human rights activist and puts her life on the line daily to dismantle white supremacy culture and its devastating effects on African […]
12.11.20

Journey From Rat Race to Motherhood to Health Coach

By Laura Andors My desire for health was with me even as a kid. I chose Kashi cereal and did every sport I could fit in after school. I would have argued that I […]
12.11.20

Gift Guide No. 04: Splurge

We all need some serious holiday cheer… and sometimes that means going totally overboard. If you feel like you want to splurge for that special someone with the perfect gift, we’ve got you […]
12.10.20

Gift Guide No. 03: For Him

He’s always the hardest to shop for, and he’s had quite the year too. We’ve made it easy to find the perfect gift for the man in your life with our For Him […]
12.09.20

Gift Guide No. 02: For Her

Whether it’s a BFF, sister-in-law, mom, or wife, we all have special women in our lives. Here are some gifts that they (or you!) will be thrilled to open this year. (Let’s be […]


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