On the Mat: The Big Question

Why do you practice yoga? I am always interested to hear why people come to the mat time and time again to practice yoga. There are a variety of responses to this question, so I thought it might be interesting to ask and see what you had to say. The yoga practice is so supportive … Continue reading

Lineage

As a teacher, I am always looking for inspiration. Undoubtedly, there are times of year when I feel tired or burned out. I have not lost my love of teaching, but the inner fire of my teaching spirit is lower than usual, diminished by long periods of time in the classroom. It is part of … Continue reading

NEXT vs. NOW

The following is an edited and revised version of a piece I wrote in May 2011 to inaugurate my very first personal blog entry. The topic of “next vs. now” has been on my mind again so I dug back in to revisit these thoughts. In honor of graduates everywhere, especially our Mind Body Dancer … Continue reading

On the Mat: Alignment 101

What does it mean to be “aligned?” Alignment sounds so desirable, doesn’t it? When we are feeling unwell or out of shape, we describe that experience as being “out of sorts” or “disconnected” or “misaligned.” So what does alignment mean? The concept of aligning body and mind has inspired more than a month’s worth of … Continue reading

On the Mat: See Yourself Dancing with Depth

“We have two physical eyes, but every pore in the body is also an eye.” – BKS Iyengar While this week’s On the Mat tip is meant for everyone, I am especially hoping to catch the attention of our dancer-yogi students. As we dancers trained in our art form, we were taught to measure our … 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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