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


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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    A snapshot from today’s apothecary session with TaraMarie Perri as part of Madewell’s Wellness Weekend! Stop by Madewell tomorrow at noon for round two. More info below. #Repost @taramarieperri
All set up! Winter blues remedy...come visit me and my @ldbabrooklyn friends at  @madewell today and tomorrow for the (Made)Wellness Weekend (Fifth Ave and 19th). Come to learn, come to smell, come to paint, come for a reading, come for a hug! .
Teaching today at 2 and Sunday at Noon. My seasonal small batch and hand-crafted Apothecary line of hibernal oil brews are for sale here and online. Link in bio.
#apothecary #ayurveda #alchemy #senses #sensoryawakening #hibernal #winter #essentialoils #spices #madewelll #everydaymadewell Our Winter Seasonal Yoga Series begins tonight! Maggie Gavin kicks off the series—and a new year of Yoga—tonight at 6:30pm. Register on our website. @mmrgavin
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