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 in this crazy time, while I’m in an empty studio teaching 100 people virtually who I can’t physically see, I feel this word more than ever. This one word describes the feeling at Mind the Mat and the success of our model. I use this word, this one word only, to explain why people are drawn to our community.
This one word has had the most meaning for me in my lifetime. As you recall from my last post, I grew up a Navy brat. Since we moved often, I longed for this word. I missed this word as it is the glue of humanity. And now, more than ever, it has a profound meaning for us all. We all long for it now too.
Before I reveal this one word, here are three ways this word impacts Mind the Mat’s mission:
Ok. Now that I am crying, can you guess what this word is? You probably already feel it…it is connection. We are connected to you, your body and mind are connected, you are connected to each other. The irony is, we at Mind the Mat have never felt more connected to you than we do right now. We thank you for your continued support and we thank you for lifting us up. We strive to inspire you, but what you’ll never know is how much you truly inspire us.
Let’s connect even more! Check out our website for info on our live streaming programs, pre-recorded classes, workshops, and teacher trainings. www.mindthemat.com
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.