Monday Mantra: Wake-up Call

“Gehlek Rinpoche has pointed out that there are actually two forms of laziness — one in which we are sluggish and procrastinating, and another in which we keep ourselves so busy that our world becomes completely gap-less. Within that speed we shut down our awareness of ourselves and our environment.” This sentiment was brought to … Continue reading

Study Sessions: Tara Lynch

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 is an excerpt of a piece written by one of our newest, current trainees, Kathy Hartsell, regarding … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Autumn

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” – George Eliot Though I much prefer warmer temperatures, Autumn is my favorite season. Change is visible all around us in our natural surroundings. The Fall also displays its movement … Continue reading

Study Sessions: Kathy Hartsell

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 is an excerpt of a piece written by one of our newest, current trainees, Kathy Hartsell, regarding … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Simplicity

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein Upon hearing this quote at a conference I attended last week, I knew it had to be our Monday Mantra.  I am afraid that simplicity can be misunderstood.  Simplicity is often equated with weakness when weighed against complexity; the former associated … Continue reading

Off the Grid: A Postcard from St. Pete’s

Dear Mindbodybrew readers, Sending you an e-postcard from St. Pete’s Beach in St. Petersburg, Florida. I attended a conference here and decided to stay an extra day on the beach and by the pool, soaking up the sun and ocean flow.  Summer is flowing into Fall and this is my way of riding the wave … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey with the Teacher, Part III

Have you been following the journey so far? Check out Part I, the story of my very first yoga class experience, and Part II, making the connection between yoga and dance. Part III shares why teaching became central to my professional life. I also reflect on how my time “on the mat” continuously sharpens my … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Impermanence

Tsuyu no yo wa tsuyu no yo nagara sari nagara “The world of dew — A world of dew it is indeed, And yet, and yet . . .” – Kobayashi Issa Despite our intentions, it appears that as we grow more attached to technological communication modes, we might be disconnecting from the natural human … Continue reading

Body Image

When you picture your body in your mind, what do you see? The term “body image” typically relates to the image we see in our minds of our own external body and the relationship we have with that image. When talking about body image, we talk about our weight, our muscle tone, our bone structure. … Continue reading

Going in Circles (it’s a good thing)

Nearly six months ago, I began to plan the next chapter in my life: graduate school. The news that I would be a MFA student on the dance performance track at the University of Iowa was new and wonderful! Yet this also meant I would have to leave the grand city of New York that … 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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