Who We Are

Minds on Mats is a West Michigan based IRS 501(c)(3)  non-profit organization dedicated to improving school culture & student-teacher relationships through our collaborative yoga, mindfulness, and Social Emotional Learning programs.

Our News

Yoga Ed. x Candis Ogilvie

Stretching Their Minds

3 Ways Legs Up the Wall Can Benefit Teens ( & Everyone) 

Kids Take Up Yoga in Classrooms: Fox 17

Strong Mountains, Peaceful Minds : KPS

Our Core Values

We operate based on four core values: 

Culture of Leadership: Students taking leadership roles in their schools creates equity and accountability that break through barriers of race, gender, and culture. 

Self-Care Strategies : Teacher and student self-care is an integral aspect of fostering a positive school culture.  When we have strategies to care for ourselves, our hearts are full and we can easily fill others'. 

Cultural Responsiveness: A unified approach to building and sustaining positive student-teacher relationships through culturally responsive teaching results in higher achievement and engagement. 

Trauma-Informed Practices:  Meeting our student's needs with trauma-informed practices supports healthy classrooms and school environments that are safe, effective, and caring.