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 and Pilates at home. She said, “If you have space for your mat, you have a space.” When she said this, it reminded me that for me my mat is my “me time” space. It is sacred. I get on it, and the rest of the world fades away.
It seems so simple, but it takes some creative knowledge to make a small space special. Regan is masterful at creating beautiful and meaningful spaces and evoking feelings that makes you want to stay there. She offered me some quick and easy tips to share with you for creating a [yoga] space in your home. Insert whatever fitness, meditation, or movement technique you do at home and read on.
To help you make your home space beautiful and functional Mind the Mat is offering you these key items:
1.) Yoga Mats – if you have space for your mat, you have a space just for you! $20 each. We have purple or green.
2.) Yoga Towels – place this over your mat to prevent slippage. $30 each. Color: Purple.
3.) Blocks – blocks enhance your yoga and Pilates practice in amazing ways! We suggest having two at home. $12 each. Color: Black.
4.) Straps – get into yoga postures you didn’t think you could do or use a strap for extra resistance. $12 each. Color: Purple.
5.) Hand Weights – weights can give that extra oomph! $10 per pair. We have two and three pound weights in green or purple.
6.) Ankle Weights – $15 each. Temporarily sold out!
7.) Essential Oils: Wild Orange ($14 for 15 ml bottle), Lavender ($31 for 15 ml bottle), and Breathe ($30 for 15 ml bottle).
Mind the Mat partnered with Bright Black to brand our two favorite scents:
Enlighten Your Life: An earthy, citrus blend. Each 10oz Black, matte vessel contains 7.5 ounces of wax and custom-blended fragrance, along with sleek wooden wicks. 70 – 80 hours of burn time each. $25 each.
Love Your Body: Floral blend of peony and gardenia blossoms with a faint touch of the iconic French crème brûlée. Each 10oz Black, matte vessel contains 7.5 ounces of wax and custom-blended fragrance, along with sleek wooden wicks. 70 – 80 hours of burn time each. $25 each.
Get an item the easy peasy way. Just email Mind the Mat at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a pick up time from the studio, or deliver or mail an item straight to your home.
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.
3300 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201