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


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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    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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