Sun Salutation

I recently asked my students: If you were to draw the sun, what would it look like?  Most people answered that they would draw a circle with some indication of sunrays to represent the sun.  We looked at sun representations from various peoples: Japan, Tibetan, Mayan and Native American.  All images had a circle center … Continue reading

Bodhi

Following the cow post a few weeks ago, I began to write this piece with my mind on a special dog.  He had incredible black and white cow-like markings, and he was an important animal teacher of mine.  Bodhi was a gift.  He was named after Bodhisattva, which essentially means enlightened being.  Bodhi-the-dog was just … Continue reading

The Cow, Revealed!

Spoiler Alert: below is the visual puzzle solution from three weeks ago. Did you see the cow in the image above? I have enjoyed many conversations with those of you who have seen it and those who are fluctuating between curiosity and frustration in your search.  Leah, our marketing intern, finally said to me last … Continue reading

Serendipity, Take II

As I left the last in a series of “first” yoga classes taught by my fellow Mind Body Dancer trainees and took my seat on the subway home, I found myself falling right into a subtly profound moment. Seeing that a seat had opened up as I stepped onto the train, I set down my … Continue reading

Seeing the Cow

This is a picture of a cow.  Really!  Can you see it? I have had this visual puzzle, photocopied on a scrap of paper and entitled Mysterious Figure, in my files for years now. While I cannot remember how I came upon it, I vividly remember my struggle to see the cow. I would return … 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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