Perform and be Present

Pre-performance checklist: Pliés? check  Leg swings? check Head rolls? check Costume? Make-up? Tongue-twisters? Instrument tuning? Hand squeeze circle with your fellow performers? check, check, check, check, check, check, check Balancing breath preparation before you step onstage? . . . . . It’s the end-of-the-school-year performance season for many universities and performing arts programs.   We have spent … Continue reading

Serendipity

When you are battling a conflict, making a tough decision, or simply seeking comfort, it can feel serendipitous when the perfectly expressed sentiment finds you.  You could be grappling with a problem for weeks and someone says exactly what you needed to hear, or you read something that gives you an “a-ha” moment. You might … Continue reading

Asking for Help

It was only two weeks ago that I was standing on the backseat of a bouncing Land Rover headed through the Serenghetti, the Tanzanian national park that has long been documented by the likes of National Geographic and Discovery. I am so grateful that I got to visit Africa right around the one year mark of … Continue reading

Where We Are is Here

I am celebrating my birthday this month.  I usually allow the occasion to slip by fairly quietly. The artist Paul Gauguin has a famous painting Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?.  A birthday can be occasion to reflect on these questions each year.  It makes sense that we spend … Continue reading

Becoming a Part of

I have been living in New York City and Brooklyn for a total of 17 years now.  It is a hard thing to explain, but I don’t really remember what it felt like to live anywhere else.  Something about the vibrancy and sensory texture of this city, driven by pulsing energy and a relentless pace, … Continue reading

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    Our founder @taramarieperri is featured in this month’s Retreat issue of DVEIGHT Magazine!  The perfect read for this snowy Sunday morning. 
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#Ruralist: "We’re made up of space, air, fire, water and earth. In the Northeast we experience the seasons with distinction and have an incredible opportunity to observe how the cycles and rhythms of the seasons change both around us and within us. During the winter, the body, like the natural world, is weak from fall’s death cycle and needs winter’s deep rest to reinforce its strength for spring. Winter holds a special opportunity for introspection. Trees and animals are always showing us how to live. In the winter they retreat and hibernate. The cold also encourages us to stay indoors so we can explore the benefits of quiet and stillness—to make time to develop and engage in self-care." - TaraMarie Perri, founder of @perriinstitute (📷 @pbcrosby | interview @jillianschein) Join @luminousarchitecture tonight at 6:30pm in Union Square for this week’s Fall Seasonal Yoga Series. Register on our website.
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