Pause

As a recent graduate of the Mind Body Dancer teacher training program, I feel a bit as though I’ve been running a marathon since last September when the training began. In many ways, the regular class attendance, monthly weekend training sessions, and independent study have created a continuous, knit-together quality to my life. The past … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Change

Mondays tend to signify the beginning of the week and with that, comes the chance to begin again – at work, at school, in our relationships with others, and in our relationships with ourselves. We at Mindbodybrew would like to help you our readers make your way into each week by offering tidbits of inspiration … Continue reading

On the Mat: Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #3

Who doesn’t love a twist? This restorative twist posture is a favorite request with the NYU Tisch Dance students. Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #3: Aside from its cozy “tucked in” quality, this prone twist offers spine decompression. Back body expansion in the shoulders and pelvis are added, welcome benefits. The degree of twisting can be … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Cape Cod Immersion

There’s something about nature that reminds you how small a speck you are amongst the universe. I don’t say that to demean our human species; we are incredibly dexterous creatures, capable of much physically, mentally, and emotionally in our own unique ways. I actually find the disparity between the world’s vastness and our smaller scopes … Continue reading

On the Mat: Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #2

Hip flexor and lower back woes continue for the NYU Tisch Dance Summer Residency students this week. Maybe they do for you too? Yoga to the rescue! Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #2: Always an excellent restorative posture to begin or end a yoga practice, I offer you Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Restorative Bridge Pose) using a … Continue reading

Balancing Your Summer Expectations

Summer, which technically does not begin until June 21, always seems so jam-packed with expectations, doesn’t it? Perhaps it is a culturally-shared memory for all of us when we were younger and Summer was the equivalent of freedom from school schedules to fulfill our playful wishes. In addition to play, Summer also bursts with projects … Continue reading

On the Mat: Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #1

Summer seems to be right around the corner.  Our enthusiasm for physical activity increases with warmer temperatures. Unfortunately, our aches and pains also increase as we get into summer shape. For dancers who are spending long days in summer intensive programs, it is important to implement a restorative yoga practice at the end of the … Continue reading

Beautiful Happiness

When you look at a beautiful sunrise, sunset, lonely light on the water, a marvelously beautiful face, or a flower dancing with the wind – at that moment, you get truly connected with the world. At that moment, true happiness is unfolded in your heart. That happiness is beauty. – Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic doctor … Continue reading

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See you soon, Callicoon! @perriinstitute Yoga Pedagogy students are returning this weekend for Spring study and retreat. I'll be taking them on some adventures in my upstate happy home. Thanks for hosting them last time,@callicoontrading! This time they're camping out with the beautiful weather ahead! @maisonbergogne @neststore @mayerwasner @onegrandbooks @thelaundrette @northbranchinn @adelladoricafe @callicoonwinemerchant @beachlakebakery @callicoonfarmersmarket #sangha #countryliving #doingthesplit #yoga #ayurveda #perriinstitute #sullivancounty Repost @taramarieperri || Table set and ready for upstate Women's Work: Winter Series. Tonight we begin our session with the traditional sadhanas of making ghee and grinding spices. #winter #womenswork #ayurveda #sadhana #earth #practice #ancientwisdom #divinefeminine
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