On the Mat: Learning the Language

This week I have been on a creative development retreat. Aside from reading, writing, and adventuring, I also have been reawakening my Spanish language studies from years ago. It has been humbling, yet also empowering to remember vocabulary and verb conjugation rules I once knew well. Learning another language is fun! This got me to … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Coffee with Josef Albers

I just offered myself a challenge on the first day of Spring. Could I take an “Off the Grid” retreat for 10 days while staying here in New York City? I can report that it is going about 65% well with a positive attitude that this percentage will rise as the days go forward. Habits … Continue reading

On the Mat: Where You Are When In Flux

  In the last post, we learned about the instabilities we might experience as inhabitants of the earth when the seasons transition to Spring in our region. Changes and new growth are happening but not without hard work. We might feel a bit unstable as a result of fluctuations in temperatures and weather patterns. As … Continue reading

Almost-But-Not-Quite-Spring

Happy almost-but-not-quite Spring! Nothing like an unexpected snow flurry just two days after a bright sunny day when many of us sat at outdoor cafes to remind us that Spring is almost-but-not-quite here. One day I don a lighter jacket and scarf and the next, full sleeping bag jacket coverage. Ayurvedically-speaking, seasonal transitions are a … Continue reading

Study Sessions: Ida Saki

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 Ida Saki, in response to her Buddhist philosophy and meditation studies with Ethan Nichtern. … Continue reading

Learning One-to-One Using a Two-Way Transmission

Did you know that yoga was classically taught one-to-one? The tradition of teaching was followed because each person required yogic guidance unique to his/her mind, body, and philosophical curiosities. It was an honored arrangement between master teacher and student requiring careful selection for both parties to create a healthy partnership for lifelong learning. “Direct transmission” … 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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