At Mind the Mat, our team is stepping into this new decade with the knowledge that WE ARE POWER. As leaders of health in our community, we are instruments of change. We have the capacity to transform our own lives, communities, and the world for the better. That is what I mean when I write, WE ARE POWER. I don’t mean control, manipulation, or dominance, I mean true power, which requires the constant cultivation of strength and resilience as well as flexibility and oh so much grace.
In the wellness world phrases like “I am love” or “I am light” are popular and effective daily affirmations, but what about “I AM POWER?” Try it out. Wake up in the morning and say it to yourself in the mirror every day for the whole month of January. See how it feels. Ask yourself throughout your day, “Am I being power right now?”
Being power frees us to reframe our values. Sitting in silence is being power. Breathing consciously is being power. Witnessing your vulnerability and practicing compassion towards yourself is being power.
Being power demands no hierarchy and requires us to know our own value and to empower others to know theirs. We are our clients, co-workers, and neighbors’ constant advocates because we know that positive transformation begins with radical self-care. From there, strength and grace flow.
2020 Workshops: A Great Way to Start!
January 1: Strength & Grace in a New Decade: Hot Power Yoga with Julie Weiland
January 1: New Year’s Day Sweat & Reset with Caroline Deitch
January 4: Pilates Fundamentals with Amanda Cataldo (in Arlington)
January 11: Happy Back & Hips with Caroline Deitch
January 18: HAWT101 with Nora Green (in Arlington)
January 25: Yoga for Men with Kevin Castillo
January 25: Myofascial Release with Olivia Sheldon
Still in 2019: Never Too Late!
December 28: Infant & Child CPR with Laura Punaro (in Arlington)
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.