Sara VanderGoot and Megan Brown are co-owners of Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga, a successful business with thriving locations in Arlington and Alexandria, VA. Mind the Mat has been open for over a decade and continues to flourish.

Meet Sara

Sara VanderGoot is an experienced yoga instructor, doula, massage therapist, and entrepreneur. She has owned several wellness centers and yoga studios that have thrived over the last 15 years. Before that, she earned an undergraduate degree in English literature from University of Michigan, a master's degree in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University, and a law degree from William and Mary School of Law.  

Meet Megan

Megan Brown is a doctor of physical therapy and a Pilates instructor. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in sports medicine, Megan went on to receive her masters of physical therapy and eventually a doctorate. She practiced physical therapy for several years and then pursued her certification in Polestar Pilates. Megan is a successful business woman, a wiz at creating community connections, and inspiring healthy connections within!

How We Can Help

Together Sara and Megan developed a successful 20-hour yoga teacher training which is recognized by Yoga Alliance. This program continues to be one of the best, most well-rounded, and respected programs in the Washington D.C.-area. It incorporates an in-depth study of yoga, key principles of Pilates, anatomy, and physiology.

Both Sara and Megan provide coaching and consulting for wellness entrepreneurs seeking guidance in:

  • programming and developing teacher training
  • business development'
  • changing careers
  • community and team building
  • business culture
  • and more. 
  • vision building
  • business start-up
  • hiring
  • financial management
  • marketing, social media, and branding
  • staff and business management

While Sara and Megan may not provide all of these services personally, both of them have an extensive network of reliable resources who are fully equipped to assist you in making your wellness business a booming success!


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