On the Mat: Standing on Your Own Two Feet

Having spent the last couple of days in New York City being pummeled by Superstorm Sandy, I have been thinking a lot about standing on my two feet. When I walk through deep puddles, negotiate slippery leaves, or brave strong gusts of wind, it is interesting how I need to consider the quality of each … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Refreshing the Eyes

It has been said that the purpose of travel is to return with new eyes. What I saw recently in returning to Ukraine, the country of my birth, for the first time in 24 years altered my perceptions of a country I’d somewhat romanticized my entire life. Meeting a reality that completely differed from the … Continue reading

On the Mat: Back-bending and Balancing

I am pleased to announce a new weekly blog category for our readers entitled “On the Mat”. Yoga class can be fun and enlightening, but it also requires patience and a mindful approach to reap the fullest benefits. Letting go of old habits, trying new ideas, and sticking with the challenges that arise on the … Continue reading

Cocktail Hour with Columbus

Columbus Day is a big holiday in New York City. Over the years, I have been exposed to various opinions intended to help inform my personal reception of this holiday on the calendar. Suggestions ranged from school craft projects involving three ships to being proud to share an Italian heritage with the famous explorer to … 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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