February 16, 2021

Resiliency After “Failure” – A Birth Story

Upcoming class reminders: Mind the Mat has classes, specialized series, and workshops to empower you in your pregnancy, labor and delivery, and post-pregnancy process. Upcoming Schedule: ZOOM Prenatal Partner’s Massage: Prepare for Labor & […]
January 26, 2021

Five Things You Can Do for Your Spine Right Now

Problems with the spine are a big issue. In fact, in the U.S., back and neck pain is actually a multi-billion dollar issue. These days, I’m hearing more and more complaints about neck […]
December 18, 2020

Gift Guide: Love Local

What’s better than finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list? How about finding those perfect gifts at our local Arlington small businesses! We’re here to take the stress out of your […]
December 9, 2020

Mind the Mat’s Hybrid Flex 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training: Live Stream & In-Person Options Available

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 […]
November 20, 2020

Street Style: Dr. Megan + Sara of Mind the Mat

There are some women who have a certain quality about them that feels ageless – and Dr. Megan and Sara VanderGoot are perfect examples of how positive energy and self-care can transform both […]
November 11, 2020

Private Classes, Duets, and Small Group Classes Now at Mind the Mat

Imagine yourself standing in the middle of a one thousand square foot room, a luscious color on the walls, maybe a sunny yellow, a deep amethyst, a clean white with sky blue on […]
October 14, 2020

Tools of Yoga for Life + Therapeutic Yoga for Anxiety

Right now, any yoga practitioner can join our fantastic group of teachers in training for one or more of the many fascinating topics we’ll explore. Yes, that’s right, we’re offering you a once […]
September 9, 2020

What’s a Woman to Do When Fitness Research Is All About Men?

Have you experienced going Keto or Paleo and feeling great for one week, but feeling terrible the next? Have you lost weight one week and then gained it the next while staying on […]
August 12, 2020

Writing a Memoir in Quarantine

The silver lining of quarantine for me has been that it’s given me more time to read and write. I received my MA in Creative Writing from Johns Hopkins University almost twenty years ago with […]
July 8, 2020

Mind the Mat’s New Outdoor Classes

What is the perfect workout? Well, I’m a bit biased of course, but when equipment access is limited, the method with the least number of barriers but the highest amount of benefits sounds […]
June 10, 2020

Make Your Mat A Special Space: Design Tips & Signature Items

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 […]
May 13, 2020

Surround Yourself with Wellness Experts & Stay Healthy At Home with These Moves

Imagine yourself in the center of this circle of people pictured below – that’s what it’s like to be a member at Mind the Mat, with the knowledge of all these experts at […]
April 8, 2020

Mind the Mat’s How-To for Online Classes

We will get through this together. As we’ve temporarily suspended in-person classes, we are now offering Digital Classes at this time. We urge you to stay healthy and join us from the comfort of your home. We care about you! Please […]
March 11, 2020

I Don’t Have a 6-pack and I Don’t Want One

It’s a common misconception: “Wow. Man, you must have killer 6-pack abs!” It’s what most might expect in a PIlates teacher. But no, I don’t. And I don’t want them. Here’s why:   […]
February 12, 2020

My Beloved Gurus: Depression & Anxiety

I was a happy kid. I made friends easily. I was athletic. I liked school. Then I went to college at the University of Michigan. I still made friends easily. I was still […]