On the Mat: Revolutionize Your Warm-Up

Dancers: how do you warm up before technique class? Do you walk into the studio and automatically pop your leg up on the barre flying into a stretch? What about leg swings? Full splits? If you answered yes to any of these, you are not alone. Dancer warm-up habits are passed down and inherited. But … Continue reading

Embracing Change

“Are things back to normal yet?” The post-Hurricane Sandy question I have been asked so often in the last month. My honest answer is always “no.” I have not personally experienced any hardship from the storm, as my Brooklyn neighborhood was spared, but in my role as an observer of energy and human experience, it … Continue reading

On the Mat: Your Ten Minutes

This week’s tip is a little different. You may expect me to share a posture for detox after big Thanksgiving meals or even offer a mantra for gratitude. Instead, this week I encourage you to take 10 minutes somewhere in your busy schedule, whether you are spending time with family and friends or not, and … Continue reading

On the Mat: Creatures of Habit

We are all, as they say, creatures of habit. Do you always set up your yoga mat in the same space in the room? Do you always auto-tip your hand to your front foot in Trikonasana (triangle pose)? Do you always put your feet at the same distance away from your hands in Adho Mukha … Continue reading

Study Sessions: Joy Kellman

Mindbodybrew is ultimately about providing a space for written reflection at every step along the yoga path. We hope that by sharing assignments from our Teacher Trainees, we can expand their deep investigation into community-wide dialogue. The following was written by Joy Kellman in response to her studies in class theme and development. This assignment … Continue reading

On the Mat: Happy Feet, Warm Heart

As the temperatures drop in many regions of the US, many chilly toes and feet can be found walking into studios and stepping onto yoga mats. If you’re like me, there is a real conflict between bearing my feet for traction in yoga practice and keeping my feet warm for comfort. Here’s a trick I … Continue reading

Study Sessions: Ashleigh C. Miller

Mindbodybrew is ultimately about providing a space for written reflection at every step along the yoga path. We hope that by sharing assignments from our Teacher Trainees, we can expand their deep investigation into community-wide dialogue. The following was written by Ashleigh C. Miller in response to her studies in class theme and development. As … 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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