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 Yoga Pedagogy students are headed upstate for a weekend retreat in Callicoon, NY! Repost @taramarieperri
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See you soon, Callicoon! @perriinstitute Yoga Pedagogy students are returning this weekend for Spring study and retreat. I'll be taking them on some adventures in my upstate happy home. Thanks for hosting them last time,@callicoontrading! This time they're camping out with the beautiful weather ahead! @maisonbergogne @neststore @mayerwasner @onegrandbooks @thelaundrette @northbranchinn @adelladoricafe @callicoonwinemerchant @beachlakebakery @callicoonfarmersmarket #sangha #countryliving #doingthesplit #yoga #ayurveda #perriinstitute #sullivancounty Repost @taramarieperri || Table set and ready for upstate Women's Work: Winter Series. Tonight we begin our session with the traditional sadhanas of making ghee and grinding spices. #winter #womenswork #ayurveda #sadhana #earth #practice #ancientwisdom #divinefeminine
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