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2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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February 2019

Sweat Your Heart Out: Valentine’s Hot Power Glow Flow

February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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Be ready to sweat and glow flow with Mallory in our Hot studio while listening to your favorite make-up or break-up songs. Bring your Valentine, best friend, family or just show up for YOU to this light-hearted, 75 minute hot power flow. Class will end with a relaxing savasana followed by chocolate and champagne. Wear light colored clothing and glow sticks will be provided. $25/ Members receive 15% off *This is a workshop, no refunds. If canceled within 24 hours…

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Valentine’s Partner Thai Yoga Massage & Essential Oils with Sara

February 16, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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In this workshop you and your partner will learn how to massage and stretch each other using techniques borrowed from Traditional Thai Yoga Massage. The relaxing candlelit ambiance and soft music will allow for deep relaxation. You and your partner will learn about the healing properties of the essential oils used. All techniques can be tried at home. Come in comfortable clothing, bring a bottle of water, and be ready to be massaged. Partners do not have to be couples.…

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April 2019

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

April 5, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - April 7, 2019 @ 6:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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Join Mind the Mat Co-owner Sara VanderGoot, CMT, E-RYT 500 & PRYT for this weekend certification in Restorative Yoga. Sara did the Cyndi Lee Restorative Yoga training and specializes in teaching seasonal Restorative Yoga workshops which integrate yoga, meditation, essential oils, & Ayurveda What topics will you explore in this weekend training? *Restorative Yoga & the Central Nervous System *Principles of Alignment *Intelligent Use of Props *Effective Sequencing *Elements of Guided Relaxation *Restorative Yoga & Ayurveda *Incorporating Essentail Oils *Hands-on…

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May 2019

Mind the Mat 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Q & A

May 19, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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Join Caroline Deitch (Director), Julie Wieland (Director) and Sara VanderGoot (Owner), for a Q & A about our upcoming 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Learn what makes our program unique, including our focus on uncovering your authentic self, functional anatomy, embodied practice, expert teaching tools and techniques and working with special populations. All questions are welcome. This session is free and is not a pre-requisite for signing up for the training. If you come to the Q & A, you…

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June 2019

Q & A Session Mind the Mat 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

June 2, 2019 @ 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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Free

Join Caroline Deitch (Director), Julie Wieland (Director) and Sara VanderGoot (Owner), for a Q & A about our upcoming 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Learn what makes our program unique, including our focus on uncovering your authentic self, functional anatomy, embodied practice, expert teaching tools and techniques and working with special populations. All questions are welcome. This session is free and is not a pre-requisite for signing up for the training. If you come to the Q & A, you…

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Yoga For Women

June 8, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$145.00

Cathy Louise presents a one-day workshop designed to inform and empower women with knowledge that relates to their experience of yoga. This is not your mother's birds and bees lesson, nor is it a clinical discussion with your doctor; it's a frank exploration of a woman's life, from puberty through menopause, and the effects these stages have on your practice, as well as how you live yoga off the mat. The discussion will be wide-ranging, including menstruation, pregnancy, menopause, body…

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Hands-on Yoga Master Class: How to Transform with Touch

June 9, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$145.00

Yoga "assists" or "adjustments" play an important role in the relationship between teacher and student. Transformation happens when teachers have the right sense of touch and students apply the information being passed on. When giving hands-on adjustments you may initially take a student to a more challenging place, but the teacher’s intention is towards helping the student balance ease and effort in the pose, and for the student to literally feel the positive change in that direction. Cathy Louise is…

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Intro to Ashtanga Yoga 4-Week Specialized Series

June 9, 2019 @ 4:30 PM - 6:45 PM
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 4:30pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$4 – $80.00

Ashtanga requires a consistent commitment over time to experience growth. Many of the Mind the Mat teachers you love, including Georgia, Kevin, Dana, Marina, and Julia do Ashtanga daily to elevate and deepen their own practice. Why do Ashtanga? To experience the growth that comes from a committed, structured and consistent yoga practice and build the strength and endurance that will elevate and deepen your practice in any style of yoga. This series is designed for all practitioners and will…

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Break it Down: Deconstructing Yoga Poses Workshop

June 29, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

Do you find some yoga poses intimidating or daunting? Whether you are new to yoga or an experienced yogi, this two hour workshop is for those who are curious about the muscle groups used in each pose and what the ultimate purpose of the pose is. With this knowledge, you will develop a body awareness that can only enhance and cultivate a deeper practice by understanding the fundamental elements of poses that challenge you. The first hour will be a…

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Amplify Your Savasana: Flow Yoga with Acupuncture, Reflexology & Essential Oils

June 29, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$50

In this workshop you will be guided through a 75 minute all levels flow yoga class in preparation for 45 minutes of deep relaxation. In your final pose, Savasana, you will receive a treatment of acupuncture in the major points of the ears, foot reflexology, and aromatherapy based on the season as as called for in the Chinese and Ayurvedic (India) systems of health. This treatment will stimulate your immune system, calm your nervous system, and support the function of…

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July 2019

Yoga Nidra

July 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

ReNew & ReCharge - The BEST way to start the weekend! This guided Meditation & Relaxation will leave you feeling brand New! Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full Consciousness. Through a unique combination or alert awareness and relaxation, Yoga Nidra works by immersing the practitioner in the healing rhythms of the alpha state where one can simultaneously access the power of the logical left-brain and the intuitive right brain to align the…

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Summer Glow Flow

July 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

Be ready to sweat and glow with Mallory during this 75 minute hot flow. Bring a towel, your mat, sense of humor, and love of summer-themed music. Class will end with stretching, relaxing savasana, and a yummy, summer treat. Wear light or neon colors; summer/vacation attire is encouraged. Glow paint and sticks will be provided.

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Summer Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils

July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$40

Join Co-owner Sara VanderGoot for an afternoon of restorative yoga and essential oils. Synchronize with the season and take time in this workshop to experience your full radiance. With the support of specific essential oils for summer and opening, receptive restorative poses this class will increase your "ojas," which in the tradition yoga means your "luster" from the inside out. Through guided relaxation techniques you will be invited to connect fully to the inner glow that comes from your heart…

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Candlelight Yin

July 26, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

Are you are constantly running around and feeling overstimulated? Take the time to slow down during this candlelit workshop. Yin yoga is a deep physical and profound emotional practice seeking stillness in the body and mind. Poses are held mostly on the ground anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes. Holding a pose for time allows for a deep stretch of the connecting tissue. Sitting in stillness creates space for thoughts and emotions to arise. This introspective workshop can help clear…

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Mobility for Athletes

July 27, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

Does your low back ache? Can’t touch your toes? Know that you should be doing some targeted mobility work but don’t know where to start? This Mobility for Athletes workshop combines pilates and yoga to target stabilizing muscle areas typically left out of running, cycling, and crossfit style work-outs as well as long, slow, deep stretches to target those overworked areas. Participants will be guided through postures and exercises that they can easily be done at home to compliment their…

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Chakra Activation; Yin Yoga & Sound Bath Workshop

July 27, 2019 @ 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$45

Clear and activate the energy centers of your body through a guided 2.5 hour Yin Yoga and Sound Bath workshop with Alicia Collier and Dante Baker. Yin Yoga is a slow-paced practice where poses are held for a long period of time in a relaxed manner (seated or laying down) with or without the use of props. Without the distraction of constant movement and muscle engagement, your connective tissues have the opportunity to deeply stretch and release. This practice of…

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August 2019

Happy Back & Hips

August 3, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$30

In this feel-good hips & back workshop focus on releasing stress in two of the most commonly cranky areas of the body. Be guided through a yoga-centered movement practice that centers around mobilizing the pelvis, releasing muscles of the hips/legs, decompressing and stabilizing the lower back. Leave feeling relaxed and equipped with new insight on resolving tension in this area of your body. With continued practice and awareness in these areas you can look forward to better long term mobility…

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All About Mama: Prenatal & Post-Pregnancy Restorative Yoga Workshop

August 10, 2019 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

Fill up your own cup, so you may serve others without draining yourself! As moms and moms-to-be, we spend most of our days focusing our attention on others: caring for our children, or preparing for baby, leaving little time to care for ourselves. This workshop is all about YOU! In this 90-minute special Workshop, flow through a gentle flow to prepare the body and mind for stillness, then move into some delicious restorative poses geared toward mamas to be as…

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Mind the Movement: Animal Flow

August 11, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

Learn how to nourish your body through movement. This workshop is meant for any athletes, non -athletes, or anyone who wants to dive deeper into daily movement for health, injury prevention, mobility, and strength. Students will move through mobility drills, Pilates inspired exercises, and the basics of Animal Flow. *Animal Flow® is an innovative fitness program that combines quadrupedal and ground-based movement with elements from various bodyweight-training disciplines to create a fun, challenging workout emphasizing multi-planar, fluid movement.* -animalflow.com $35/…

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Yoga for Stress & Anxiety Workshop

August 17, 2019 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

Learn to manage your stress and anxiety through yoga and more. This workshop will equip practitioners with conceptual understanding and practical tools to help cultivate greater peace of mind and bodily well-being. Content will be high-level but digestible through three modes of delivery: Lecture/conversation Reflection/journaling Practical application of movement, breath & meditation techniques. A scientific look at the role and effects of stress and anxiety on body, breath and brain will lay the foundation. Students will be introduced to movement…

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Prenatal Partners Massage: Prepare for Labor & Delivery

August 24, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$50

This workshop is for all pregnant women and their partners and is meant to empower you both with practical knowledge about birth. Join Sara VanderGoot, co-founder of Mind the Mat, Prenatal & Post-pregnancy Yoga Instructor, Doula, and Certified Massage Therapist to learn about what to expect during each stage of labor and how to manage discomfort. Partners will practice hands on techniques and you will both leave class feeling well equipped and knowledgable about labor and delivery. During this workshop…

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September 2019

Essential Oil Make & Take Workshop For Pregnancy & Birth

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

Come join us for this great workshop to learn about the amazing healing & therapeutic properties of dōTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils from Ania Gackowska, Holistic Health Coach, natural medicine educator and mom. During pregnancy we want to try to limit or eliminate our exposure to harmful chemicals. Learn the science of essential oils and how they can naturally support women in this precious time. Experience how you can find solutions for health and mood management during pregnancy…

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Yoga Fundamentals 6-Week Series

September 9, 2019 @ 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 7:45pm on Monday, repeating until October 14, 2019

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$108

Have you always wanted to practice yoga but didn't know where to start? Sign up for this series designed to teach you the fundamentals of vinyasa yoga practice. This beginners level series breaks down the basics of a vinyasa flow style yoga - providing both information and knowledge about developing your yoga practice. You will progress to participating in a full yoga class during the last session. Each week covers different topics that will teach you the poses of yoga,…

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Yoga for Osteoporosis with Marianne Meyers

September 22, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$40

Osteoporosis can become a serious issue for us as we age. How does it work and what are our options? A specific practice of yoga for osteoporosis has been scientifically proven to improve bone density through the work and research of Dr. Loren Fishman. In this workshop, we will discuss osteoporosis, various treatments, different approaches, and a basic introduction to a few yoga poses and how to work with them. Some yoga experience is required for this workshop. $40 /…

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Reinvent: 14 Day Whole Food Autumn Cleanse

September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$129

Get a fresh start with healthy eating and feel great in your body! Get ready to feel... LIGHTER on your feet. VITALITY in your body. ENERGIZED from eating healthy food. CONFIDENT that you are taking good care of yourself. REINVENT is a 14-day clean eating program where you will enjoy plenty of delicious, healthy seasonal whole foods and get back on track with healthy eating this Fall. You'll cleanse your body of the processed foods, sugar, and other foods that…

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Inversions 101

September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

No experience necessary! Think you can't fly? This workshop will show you that you can! Practice your inversions while receiving specialized hands on assistance and tips for perfecting headstand, forearm stand and handstand. Get ready to share space, learn and have fun! As an established and well-known yoga instructor in the Washington, DC area Ahmed 'The Yogi Man' has become a loved fixture in the DC yoga community. You might know him by his friendly demeanor that wants yoga to…

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October 2019

Fall Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils

October 6, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$40

Join Sara VanderGoot for an afternoon of restorative yoga and essential oils. Sara is co-founder of Mind the Mat, Certified Massage Therapist, Traditional Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner, and Yoga Instructor. Synchronize with the season and take time this autumn to let go of what is not serving you and make room for what's to come. Naturally, autumn is a time of much activity, celebration, planning and harvest. It is also a time of letting go and all that comes with…

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Fall Well-Being Workshop: Journey Within to Cultivate Gratitude

October 12, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$40

NEW Seasonal Workshop! Fall = Cultivating Gratitude for Abundance Autumn is a time of harvest, gratitude, and storing/ preparing for winter. This 2.5-hour workshop, that will be offered seasonally is designed to facilitate overall health, with a focus on mental wellbeing. It will address the physical-, mental-, emotional-, energetic-, and spiritual body, in an integrative and comprehensive approach to healing! Join Marina and explore the concepts of the Fall, cultivating gratitude for what we already have, and preparing the body,…

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Mindfulness for Anxiety

October 26, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25 – $30

Not sure what to do with that “anxious” feeling? Mindfulness for Anxiety will teach you mindfulness tools specifically for the anxious mind. This workshop will help you to identify when you are felling anxious, and understand where and when to apply Mindfulness strategies. Learn the science and application of Mindfulness, including how it works to decrease stress by rewiring the brain through neuroplasticity, how to calm the nervous system, and how to reorganize the mind to respond to anxiety, rather…

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Halloween Hot Glow Flow

October 27, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$30

Glow, Sweat & Flow with us on a Sunday night! Join Mallory Thornton for a spooky good time. We will glow in the dark & flow through this Halloween hot vinyasa class that includes fun & energetic music plus black lights and glow paint (provided). Make sure you wear light color clothes/costumes & bring glow accessories! Stay for treats after class! All levels welcome. $30 /Members receive 15% off *This is a workshop, no refunds. If canceled within 24 hours…

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November 2019

Like Kale For Feet Foot Workshop

November 2, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

Join Dr. Ariele Foster in this Master Class for the feet and ankles. This therapeutic and challenging practice will include: Bunion correctives Self myofascial release Foot intrinsic strengthening Foot mobility and adaptability Playful balancing New ways of exploring the kinetic chain from the ground up Taking good care of your feet, particularly through strengthening and improved proprioception, can decrease knee and hip pain, improve walking and running efficiency, restore arches, decrease bunions and bunionettes, and encourage cosmetic improvements. Toe, foot…

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Posterior Chain Awakening: Glutes of Glory Workshop

November 2, 2019 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$40

For too long, yogis have “softened” their backsides. “Softening the glutes” overrides natural muscular engagement, has created an epidemic of weak gluteal muscles in yoga practitioners, and contributed to hip pain and impingement. Clinicians describe “posterior chain weakness” as overdominance of the quadriceps muscles and hip flexors, with poor strength in the gluteal muscles and hamstrings and sometimes the back. However, weakened glutes may even lead to back pain since the smaller muscle fibers alongside your spine must work so…

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Yoga Nidra

November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

ReNew & ReCharge - The BEST way to start the weekend! This guided Meditation & Relaxation will leave you feeling brand New! Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full Consciousness. Through a unique combination or alert awareness and relaxation, Yoga Nidra works by immersing the practitioner in the healing rhythms of the alpha state where one can simultaneously access the power of the logical left-brain and the intuitive right brain to align the…

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Prenatal Partners Massage: Prepare for Labor & Delivery

November 24, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$50

This workshop is for all pregnant women and their partners and is meant to empower you both with practical knowledge about birth. Join Sara VanderGoot, co-founder of Mind the Mat, Prenatal & Post-pregnancy Yoga Instructor, Doula, and Certified Massage Therapist to learn about what to expect during each stage of labor and how to manage discomfort. Partners will practice hands on techniques and you will both leave class feeling well equipped and knowledgable about labor and delivery. During this workshop…

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Candlelight Yin

November 24, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

Take the time to slow down this season during this candlelit workshop. Yin yoga is a profound practice for improving clarity of mind, increased flexibility, and emotional calm. Poses are held mostly on the ground from 3 to 5 minutes. Holding a pose for this length of time allows deep stretching of the fascia (connective tissue). It is well known among yoga instructors and massage therapists, that physical, mental and emotional stress and tension are held in the fascia. As…

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The Amplitude Of Your Thanks: Hot Power Vinyasa Flow

November 28, 2019 @ 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$30

Join Julie Thanksgiving Day for this Hot Power Vinyasa workshop. This is an energizing, challenging and powerful class that highlights flow and postures, meditation and movement. Expect to move, sweat, breathe, and leave transformed and ready to take on Thanksgiving. Room temperature is 95 degrees. Please bring your own mat and plenty of water! Hydrate before, during and after class.

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Gratitude Flow & Restore

November 28, 2019 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$30

Begin your Thanksgiving Day with Allie for a special two-part yoga practice: Allie will lead you through a special 45 minute flow to energize the body and mind. During the second half you can expect to slow it down for a relaxing and rewarding deep stretch that will leave you feeling refreshed. All levels welcome.

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December 2019

Intro to Yoga: Sun Salutations

December 2, 2019 @ 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

Learn the what/why/how of the Sun Salutation sequence. Ideal for students that are newer to yoga and/or those who want to gain confidence in moving through this sequence that makes an appearance in classes from slow flow through hot power flow styles. Break down the building blocks of the poses and the breath in order to refine alignment and mechanics of moving from one shape to the next. Students will leave with an understanding of how to move through the…

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Hoop Beats for Core

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

Not just for kids anymore! Taught by the queen of hoop, Deb Jackson, in this workshop you will learn to hoop on and off the body, walk, turn, spin. Hula hooping integrates right and left brain functioning, develops coordination and balance while burning lots of calories and strengthening your deep core musculature! Learn how to Hula Hoop or add new moves to your repertoire. Bring friends and be prepared to sweat & laugh a lot! If you like to workout…

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Pelvic Floor Health & Fitness

December 8, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$40

There are many myths about pelvic floor and core health, we are going to give you the real deal. In this workshop, you will learn what is common but NOT normal when it comes to pelvic floor function. Join Rebecca Meehan, a physiotherapist and yoga therapist for this expert workshop: Learn specific movements and exercises targeting pelvic floor health. Practice tips that assist women of all ages and at all stages of life to have better confidence with exercise and…

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Happy Holiday Hips

December 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

Three Bones. Seventeen Muscles. No wonder its challenging. No wonder its rewarding. Learning how to move from the pelvis and manipulate the spine is the crux of physical yoga practice. It's also at the center (literally) of how we move in our day to day life. In this workshop, use classic yoga asana and a toolkit that includes working with end range of motion strength builders, neurological muscle facilitations, and a lot more to better control and understand our hips…

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Flow & Rejoice: Yoga to Live Harp Music

December 21, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$50

Our birthright is joy, which flows from inner serenity and calm. Find your flow in this seasonal slow flow yoga workshop with the serene sounds of live harp music in the background, twinkling candlelight, and aromatherapy diffusion for an ambiance that will lull you into a place of deep connection within yourself and with the joyful, peaceful energy around you. This workshop will leave you feeling like you've experienced a bit of heaven on earth! $50 /Members receive 15% off…

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Flow Yoga

December 24, 2019 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

Get into the spirit of the season and give yourself the gift of yoga! Join us on Christmas Eve for a special candlelight vinyasa flow practice. An extended savasana and short guided meditation will leave you feeling restored and ready to celebrate with loved ones. Please bring friends/family; all levels welcome. Please Note: Class is not heated but we will warm up the body and room through the first half of the flow practice so it is best to dress…

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January 2020

Strength & Grace in a New Decade: Hot Power Yoga

January 1 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

Our history powers our future. This two hour hot workshop begins with a reflection and gratitude for our lived experiences over the past year, that have brought us wisdom and growth. From there, we will move into a challenging vinyasa (flow yoga) practice with an intention for the new year. All ends and new beginnings deserve an honorary ceremony. As you step into a new decade, take this workshop to mark this time as a special turning point into your…

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New Year’s Day Sweat & Reset

January 1 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

Kick off 2020 with a little sweat and a lot of intention! Challenge both body and mind to move and flow with purpose in the New Year. Begin with a 75-minute warming vinyasa yoga practice to wring out the body post-holiday and to clear the mind. The second half will begin with a guided meditation into a vision setting exercise for the new year. Be guided through distilling your vision into meaningful, measurable goals moving into the new year. Caroline…

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Yoga Fundamentals 6-week Series

January 6 @ 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM
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Our Specialized Series run every 6 weeks.
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$120

THIS IS A 6 WEEK SPECIALIZED SERIES, THIS CLASS MEETS ONCE A WEEK FOR 6 WEEKS. Have you always wanted to practice yoga but didn't know where to start? If you have been intimidated by yoga, are a beginner, or want to take your practice to the next level, this series is for you. Designed to teach you the fundamentals of vinyasa yoga practice this beginners level series breaks down the basics of a vinyasa flow style yoga - providing…

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RENEW:14-Day Whole Food New Year’s Cleanse

January 8 @ 8:00 AM - 8:01 AM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$129

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th. Get ready to feel... LIGHTER on your feet. VITALITY in your body. ENERGIZED from eating healthy food. CONFIDENT that you are taking good care of yourself. *Preparation week begins January 4. RENEW is a 14-day clean eating program where you will enjoy plenty of delicious, healthy seasonal whole foods and get back on track with healthy eating in the New Year. You'll cleanse your body of the processed foods, sugar, and other…

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Therapeutic Yoga for Osteoporosis 6-Week Series

January 8 @ 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
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Our Specialized Series occur every 6 weeks.
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$120

Osteoporosis can become a serious issue for us as we age. How does it work and what are our options? A specific practice of yoga for osteoporosis has been scientifically proven to improve bone density through the work and research of Dr. Loren Fishman. This series will introduce the 12 recommended yoga poses medically proven to build bone density. A few yoga poses will be worked on each class to understand form and function. Once each student has modified the…

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Therapeutic Level I 6 Week Series

January 9 @ 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
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Our Specialized Series occur every 6 weeks
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$120

Due to the holiday we are offering a mini series. Class will not meet on Thursday 11/28. This series is recommended for students who are new to yoga, students working with injuries and health conditions, and for experienced students who want to better understand their own physiology and application in yoga practice. • Understand how the body is structured • Understand how we are designed to move • Learn how to move using the body’s structural integrity through yoga •…

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Therapeutic Yoga for Back Care 6-Week Series

January 9 @ 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
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Our Specialized Series occur every 6 weeks.
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$120

THIS IS A 6 WEEK SPECIALIZED SERIES, THIS CLASS MEETS ONCE A WEEK FOR 6 WEEKS. Yoga is an invaluable aid toward healing and overall health, but chronic back issues require special care in the practice of yoga to prevent further injury. Students dealing with herniated discs, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, stenosis, kyphosis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, as well as other conditions that affect back stability and strength, will find this class beneficial. Marianne was diagnosed and has been dealing with lumbar…

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Happy Back & Hips

January 11 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$30

In this feel-good hips & back workshop focus on releasing stress in two of the most commonly cranky areas of the body. Be guided through a yoga-centered movement practice that centers around mobilizing the pelvis, releasing muscles of the hips/legs, decompressing and stabilizing the lower back. Leave feeling relaxed and equipped with new insight on resolving tension in this area of your body. With continued practice and awareness in these areas you can look forward to better long term mobility…

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Therapeutic Yoga for Anxiety 6-Week Series

January 12 @ 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
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An event every 6 weeks that begins at 3:00pm on Sunday, repeating until February 16, 2020

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$120

Is anxiety keeping you in a spiral of negative self-talk, worry, and ruminative thinking? Anxiety and perceived stressors inhibit our ability to embrace well-being and confidence. This 6-week therapeutic yoga series is specifically designed to transform your relationship to stress and anxiety, improve your health, and strengthen your inner voice. You will learn to: Calm and energize your body/mind with yoga practices tailored to support the management of stress and anxiety Incorporate the practical implications of neuroscience Increase your awareness…

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Yoga for Men – An Intro to Yoga

January 25 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

Men Do Yoga Too! An introductory yoga workshop that will help you feel comfortable going to yoga classes. This workshop is a beginners yoga class for men. You will learn the basic postures of yoga that make up a yoga sequence. Upon completion you will feel comfortable taking most main stream classes. Yoga is great for stretching and strengthening, as well as reducing stress, high blood pressure, and back pain. Contrary to popular belief, yoga can be a vigorous, challenging…

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February 2020

Flow Yoga Basics

February 8 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

For those who are new to flow (Vinyasa) yoga or have been practicing a while but want to re-learn the basics of safe and healthy alignment. Maria will break down sun salutations (the building block of flow yoga) and standing postures. A fun and informative workshop for all levels! Also recommended, is Mind the Mat's Specialized 6-Week Yoga Fundamentals Series on Mondays at 7:45p in Alexandria, however, if you are not able to come for 6 weeks in a row,…

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Introduction to Arm Balances & Inversions

February 15 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

How often have you been in a yoga class where the instructor has said, "if you have crow in your practice (or another arm balance/inversion), you may do that now?" In this workshop Maria will teach you the basics of arm balances and inversions, including safe alignment and healthy core engagement. Expect to leave with an improved sense of balance and strength as well as a stable foundation for your arm balances & inversions to take with you into your…

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Valentine’s Partner Thai Yoga Massage

February 15 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$50

In this workshop you and your partner will learn how to massage and stretch each other using techniques borrowed from Traditional Thai Yoga Massage. The relaxing candlelit ambiance and soft music will allow for deep relaxation. You and your partner will learn about the healing properties of the essential oils you will use on your partner. All techniques can be tried at home and are done fully clothed. Come in comfortable "yoga" clothing, bring a bottle of water, and be…

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Women’s Self Defense Workshop

February 22 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$45

Olivia has been teaching this program for over 20 years! A black belt in Karate, Olivia will teach you Defense Strategies on Staying Safe Vulnerable Target Points on Attackers How to Escape Grabbing Techniques Physical, Hands-on Training: Basic, Effective Strikes How To be EMPOWERED and to FIGHT BACK Suitable for all females (13 and up). $45 per person/ Members receive 15% off *This is a workshop, no refunds. If canceled within 24 hours studio credit may be possible.*

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March 2020

All About Mama: Post-pregnancy Indulgence

March 7 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

Motherhood is beautiful and full of blessings, but you can’t pour from an empty cup. Join Marina in this nurturing two hour Post-Pregnancy workshop designed for moms. Whether you gave birth 6-weeks or 6-years ago, you will find this workshop rejuvenating and informative. Begin with a guided meditation to connect to yourself and feel into what parts of you, physically, mentally and emotionally need your attention. Be guided through breathing exercises to connect to your core and reignite the fire…

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Yoga Nidra

March 13 @ 7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$25

ReNew & ReCharge - The BEST way to start the weekend! This guided Meditation & Relaxation will leave you feeling brand New! Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full Consciousness. Through a unique combination or alert awareness and relaxation, Yoga Nidra works by immersing the practitioner in the healing rhythms of the alpha state where one can simultaneously access the power of the logical left-brain and the intuitive right brain to align the…

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Mind the Mat 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

March 20
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$1550.00

If you are a yoga instructor who is passionate about working in specialized ways with women during their childbearing years, you will fall in love with this 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. This training is also open to aspiring yoga instructors, birth assistants, doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, and mamas who are motivated to learn how yoga empowers women to listen to their bodies, respect their innate wisdom, and make informed decisions during pregnancy, labor, delivery and after birth. Birthing…

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Hip & Shoulder Opening

March 21 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$40

Creator of Positive Energy Yoga, Olivia Sheldon, will help you target the muscles in your hips and shoulders, by exploring essential movements and stretches that will help unlock these tight areas. By releasing the tension in your shoulders and hips, you’ll move, live, work and play with greater ease and comfort. This yoga workshop is perfect for EVERYONE, and, especially ideal for runners, cyclists, fitness enthusiasts and anyone who sits for long periods of time. $40 / Members receive 15%…

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Menopause & Beyond: Approaching the “Change” with Yoga

March 22 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$40

Menopause, and the time leading up to it, is a new phase of life that can bring with it unexpected physical and mental experiences. During peri and post menopause many women feel both a sense of loss and a sense of freedom. If you chose, this can be a time of personal empowerment, both physically and mentally. Join us at Mind the Mat to learn techniques, poses, and breath work to support pelvic and core strength, bone health, as well…

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Spring Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils

March 28 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$40

Join Co-owner Sara VanderGoot for an afternoon of restorative yoga with essential oils. According to Ayurveda, the ancient medicine system of around yoga, the month of March is the perfect time to cleanse your home, body, mind and heart. Spring is the time of year for rebirth, when the energies we have gathered within during the winter are ready to burst forth and be manifested in creative form. Nature supports us in that process as the animals begin become active…

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Chaturanga Check-Up

March 29 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

How many times do you practice Chaturanga in one class? In one week? In one month? Is your approach to Chaturanga fostering a deeper understanding of your practice and yourself, or is it perpetuating your habits? As Chaturanga is one of the foundational postures of the vinyasa practice, this workshop will teach you how to practice this pose with greater clarity and ease. We'll talk about the common pitfalls of the pose and address the bad habits you may or…

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April 2020

LIVE VIA ZOOM: Chair Yoga 6-Week Series

April 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Our Specialized Series occur every 6 weeks.
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$112

THIS IS A 6 WEEK SPECIALIZED SERIES, THIS CLASS MEETS ONCE A WEEK FOR 6 WEEKS VIA ZOOM. Chair yoga is for students with chronic disease/pain, limited mobility, seniors, and anyone who has difficulty getting up and down from the floor. Those with osteoporosis, osteopenia, serious arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, scoliosis, early MS, hip/knee replacements, ankylosing spondylitis, and many other health issues benefit greatly from this yoga practice. The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body…

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Live Stream Weekly Rocket Workshop

April 18 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until August 1, 2020

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$15

1. Register Online 2. Download Zoom if using mobile (If using a computer, downloading is suggested, but not required.) 3. 15 minutes before class you will receive a link to the workshop (E-mail kevincyoga@gmail.com if for some reason you are not receiving it). Join MtM's Certified Rocket teachers for this Weekly Rocket Workshop! This workshop is for students looking to strengthen their practice and gain a deeper understanding of ease and control in their yoga practice. The first 60 minutes…

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May 2020

Live Stream Re-ABilitate after Pregnancy – Physical Therapy for the Core

May 2 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$40

Wonder where your abs went after baby? Been googling diastasis recti a little too much? Come learn what those abs have been up to, where they've been and how to get them working for your again. Join Physical Therapist Dr. Carrie Paglino for this 2 hour workshop to find your demo abdominals. During pregnancy, it is common for the outer layer of the abdominals to separate. Sometimes the gap remains after pregnancy and can be distressing for moms. It’s common…

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Live Stream Infant & Child CPR

May 9 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$65

This 2 hour live interactive Zoom class will include expert Pediatric Intensive Care Registered Nurses instruction and a Q&A session. No CPR dummy needed to receive the skills to save a life. *Zoom instructions will be sent the day before via email to all participants. During this class you will learn Infant and Child CPR, AED, and what to do if your infant or child is choking. These are skills everyone caring for an infant or child should have so…

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Live Stream Myofascial Ball Release Workshop

May 9 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

Join Olivia Sheldon, creator of Positive Energy Yoga®, for a self-maintenance practice that complements your Yoga practice! Think of this 2-hour therapeutic workshop as your “self-care laboratory”. Using tennis balls, we will release tension from hard-to-reach areas, as well as common targets of tightness. You will leave feeling like you had a deep-tissue massage and you will learn game-changing techniques that you can use on your own, anywhere, anytime. Live Via Zoom $35 / Members receive 15% off *This is…

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Live Stream All About Mama! Wisdom & Wellbeing After Baby

May 10 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

Taught by Mind the Mat owner Sara VanderGoot, experienced yoga instructor, massage therapist and doula. A Mother's Day Workshop for new mamas to nurture YOU on this special day that's "All About Mama." Together, we will explore effective tips, remedies and techniques for: 1.) post-pregnancy stress management 2.) hormone balance and regulation of menstrual cycle 3.) post-pregnancy nutrition 4.) the use of post-pregnancy essential oils and self-massage The last 30 minutes of class will include a relaxing guided Post-pregnancy Restorative…

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Live Stream My Birth Class: A Doula’s Guide to Empowered, Supported, Evidence Based Birth Practices 4-Week Series

May 17 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 1:30pm on Sunday, repeating until June 21, 2020

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$399

*CLASS WILL NOT MEET ON SUNDAY, MAY 24th DUE TO THE MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY* If you are looking to take a deep dive into the ins and outs of birthing, this offering is for you. It is distinct from the preparation for labor sessions you will find at a hospital, which tend be more brief and perfunctory. In this comprehensive childbirth education class, you will learn how to approach your birth with calm and confidence. You will gain and learn…

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June 2020

OUTDOOR Mommy & Me Get Fit After Baby

June 12 @ 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:45am on Friday, repeating until September 4, 2020

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$22

Join co-ower of Mind the Mat Sara V. for this fun OUTDOOR class all summer long! Sara is a prenatal doula, licensed massage therapist and experienced yoga instructor with a specialty in prenatal and post-pregnancy wellness. She designed and directs the Mind the Mat 85-Hour Prenatal & Post-Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training. Get out of the house, get fit after baby with functional and safe movements, and meet other new mamas. For 45 minutes Sara will lead mamas around the neighborhood…

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OUTDOOR Slow Flow Yoga

June 13 @ 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Saturday, repeating until September 5, 2020

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$20

CLASS LIMITED TO 9 PARTICIPANTS Join Sara V for this fun, all levels outdoor class! Less vigorous than a Flow Yoga, this class marries movement and stillness, strength and surrender. Start with breath and build to a slow flow, moving from one pose to the next. Instructors emphasize breathing through transitions, alignment and awareness of your body in space, and holding postures to build strength and balance. Don't be fooled by the name, holding poses can be just as challenging…

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OUTDOOR Flow Yoga

June 17 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$20

CLASS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS Join Caroline for her amazing Wednesday night "Hot" Flow Yoga outside! This is a Vinyasa/flow style class, where one yoga pose leads into the next, through strength-building transitions, and movement is synchronized with breath. In Flow Yoga classes you will gain tone, flexibility, concentration, balance, and stress relief. The instructors will encourage you to find your own flow, a perfect balance between ease and effort, where your skill level meets the level challenge offered. All…

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Live Stream : Transformational Coaching for Stress Management

June 24 @ 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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An event every 6 weeks that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 29, 2020

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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Chronic stress is the leading cause for doctors visits. It can contribute to headaches/migraines, high blood pressure, digestive issues, heart conditions and more. Learning how to manage stress is one of the most important things you can do for your health. There is so much information out there, yet people struggle to create lasting change. Coaching will help bridge the gap to transformation. What to expect: Come prepared to take control of your health! Learn simple breathing techniques to reengage…

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Live Stream: Prenatal Yoga 6-Week Series

June 25 @ 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
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An event every 6 weeks that begins at 6:45pm on Sunday, repeating until June 25, 2020

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$120

This series will be offered LIVE via ZOOM. Your instructor will send you a ZOOM invite the day before your series begins. All participants will be able to see each other and the instructor, and interact from the comfort of their own homes. A *Special Add On* for those doing this series via ZOOM is unlimited access to Mind the Mat Prenatal Yoga & Pilates on the Mind the Mat Facebook Page for the duration of the series. No experience…

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July 2020

Live Stream Therapeutic Yoga for Anxiety: A Toolkit for Anxious Times

July 11 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$35

This two hour workshop live via Zoom will give you tools you need during these anxious and stressful times. Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. It is a signal to bring self-regulation in the moment. What do you do if you are stuck in a cycle of anxiety during these stressful and anxiety producing times without a toolkit for self-regulation? Perhaps you are thinking: • How do I ground myself when anxiety begins to take over and my…

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VIRTUAL Hip & Shoulder Opening with Myofascial Release

July 25 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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oin Olivia Sheldon Barnett, Creator of Positive Energy Yoga, live via ZOOM for an incredible two hour workshop that will help you target the muscles in your hips and shoulders, by exploring essential movements and stretches that will help unlock these tight areas. By releasing the tension in your shoulders and hips, you’ll move, live, work and play with greater ease and comfort. Please have one tennis ball available for some myofascial work--think.... massage! This yoga workshop is perfect for…

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ADAPTIVE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING: IF YOU CAN BREATHE, YOU CAN PRACTICE YOGA

July 31 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 1:00pm, repeating until August 2, 2020

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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Ann Richardson Stevens from Studio Bamboo in Virginia Beach is bringing this amazing adaptive yoga course to Mind the Mat. Anyone can benefit from this training including yoga instructors, healthcare providers, support partners & caregivers. 10 hours of continuing education credits will be available both for Yoga Alliance and International Association of Yoga Therapists. Taking an adaptive yoga teacher training opens the door to serving a wide range of students, whether you specialize in certain populations or teach a public…

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August 2020

OUTDOOR Donation Based Mommy & Me Community Workshop

August 30 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$15

Join Sarah Contrada for this awesome Mommy & Me Get Fit After Baby workshop outdoors! As part of our Mind the Mat Teacher Training Mentorship Program, we give new teachers the opportunity to present a class and demonstrate their evolving ability to teach. Each class is a culmination of hard work and investment of time and energy for the new teachers sharing with you. We hope you will participate and enjoy the classes! Get out of the house, get fit…

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September 2020

200 Hour Fall Yoga Teacher Training HYBRID program

September 11
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$3500.00

*Register and pay tuition NOW to receive a FREE unlimited LIVE STREAM membership (in-studio classes included, once we return) immediately until the end of your training! This HYBRID program includes 30 hours of Fall Foundations training LIVE via ZOOM and the Spring Semester to complete the 200 hours in person (see dates and times below). Embark on an adventure deep into the heart of yoga and yourself. Mind the Mat is a Registered Yoga School through internationally recognized Yoga Alliance.…

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VIRTUAL Donation Based Prenatal Restorative Yoga Community Workshop

September 13 @ 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$15

Join Sarah Contrada for a Prenatal Yoga Community workshop for a cause! As part of our Mind the Mat Teacher Training Mentorship Program, we give new teachers the opportunity to present a class and demonstrate their evolving ability to teach. Each class is a culmination of hard work and investment of time and energy for the new teachers sharing with you. We hope you will participate and enjoy the classes! A class to help provide balance to your other fitness…

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VIRTUAL Get Fit After Baby 6-Week Series

September 17 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every 6 weeks that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until September 17, 2020

Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$120

No experience necessary! Get into shape with safe and effective post-pregnancy exercises, developed by Sara VanderGoot, certified yoga instructor, massage therapist, doula and mother who specializes in working with women during and after pregnancy. Doctors often don't inform women that specific exercises are necessary after baby for a safe and effective recovery. Exercises in this series are designed specifically for women, post-baby, to strengthen core, pelvic floor, and tone the body. If you have had a c-section or an episiotomy,…

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85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training HYBRID program

September 18 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$1550

Fall 2020 training will be a HYBRID training, with a combination of LIVE ZOOM and options to meet in person. If you are a yoga instructor who is passionate about working in specialized ways with women during their childbearing years, you will fall in love with this 85 Hour Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training. This training is also open to aspiring yoga instructors, birth assistants, doulas, midwives, nurses, doctors, and mamas who are motivated to learn how yoga empowers women to…

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OUTDOOR Hula Hoop Fun & Fitness

September 19 @ 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$30

Join Deb, Yoga & Hula Hoop Instructor Extraordinaire, for this amazingly fun outdoor workshop. Learn how to hula hoop or improve your skills, get a great workout, have fun! We will work on the basics of Hula Hooping all the way up to lifting the hoop up the torso to the chest, shoulders & off the body to focus on working the core and upper body. Learn new moves, hone your skills, and have fun. Cleaned and sanitized hoops will…

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VIRTUAL Donation Based Prenatal Yoga Community Workshop

September 20 @ 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Mind the Mat (Alexandria), 2214 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301 United States
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$15

Join Sarah Contrada for a Prenatal Yoga Community workshop for a cause! As part of our Mind the Mat Teacher Training Mentorship Program, we give new teachers the opportunity to present a class and demonstrate their evolving ability to teach. Each class is a culmination of hard work and investment of time and energy for the new teachers sharing with you. We hope you will participate and enjoy the classes! Yoga is a perfect way to stay fit and relaxed…

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