This very space is rebellious -- not because we come here to fight against anybody or anything, but because here, we can radically honor our own healing and live in alignment with love and joy.



The Comprehensive Curriculum That Creates Sustainable Joy


Who On.Da.Mat Serves


Those Who Need

guidance, encouragement, and support in beginning or continuing their wellness journey


Those Who Want

to be advanced to a new level of their training or practice, individually or within community

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Those Who Are Curious

to learn how to heal, unlearn, and develop new skills that will increase the joy in their lives


Who The Founder Is

Dara grew up in North Carolina, attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut, then lived for a bit in Northern Virginia. Inspired to "save lives," she pursued a career in medicine and is now studying to become a nurse at an HBCU in North Carolina. Dara received her 200-hr level Yoga Teacher Certificate from the Om Center in Connecticut in 2017. She started teaching at PIES Fitness Studio, a black-woman owned studio in Virginia, until quarantine started. After losing 30 pounds independently, Dara became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer in 2020. She founded On.Da.Mat late in 2020 to began offering her comprehensive healing curriculum, especially to Black folx.


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