Sara VanderGoot and Megan Brown are co-owners of Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga, a successful business in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, with several thriving locations.  Mind the Mat has been open for 9 years and continues to grow and flourish.  Both women are also moms of young children, which as you know is a full time job!

In addition, both women are experts in a wide variety of wellness related practices.  Sara is a experienced yoga instructor, doula, massage therapist and entrepreneur. She has owned various 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.  

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 her doctorate.  She practiced PT for several years and then pursued her certification in Polestar Pilates. Megan is a successful business woman and a wiz at community building and having a great time doing what she loves!

Together Sara and Megan developed a successful 200 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 not only an in depth study of yoga, but also key principles of Pilates and Anatomy and Physiology.  Both Sara and Megan provide coaching and consulting for wellness entrepreneurs who need guidance in the areas of visioning, business start up, hiring, financial management, marketing, social media, branding, staff and business management, programming, developing teacher training, business development, changing careers, community building, team building, business culture and more.  While Sara and Megan do not provide any of these services specifically, both women have years of experience in finding reliable people who do and are fully equipped to assist you in envisioning, organizing, developing, prioritizing and putting together all the pieces that will make your wellness business a booming success!

To make an appointment with Sara or Megan email or  We look forward to working with you!