Thanksgiving Throwback: 10 Minutes

A throwback to our post on Thanksgiving of last year – my, how quickly a year flies by! – with the hope that its simple suggestion offers the chance for a momentary rest from the holiday craze that has already erupted our streets, stores, and gatherings of family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving to all! This … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Self

“It is necessary for a man to go away by himself, to sit on a rock and ask, ‘Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?” – Carl Sandburg Last Thursday we entered into a time called Yama Damstra, a juncture period before Winter when it is said that all beings who … Continue reading

Walking with Wyeth

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”  – Andrew Wyeth I grew up just miles away from the historic Brandywine River Valley in Pennsylvania, one region in the northeast where the … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Patience

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson    

Coming Up Empty

It is at this time of year that I tend to feel especially tired and overwhelmed.  Various projects and work commitments seem to move at lightning speed, and everyone I know (including myself) seems to be in some show  or hosting some event at opposite ends of the city that make it impossible for me … Continue reading

Seeking Presence

If you’ve ever been to Central Park, you’ve probably walked through its renowned Mall. Leading from the Literary Walk towards the Bethesda Terrace – or the other way around, depending on which way you tend to walk – the Mall feels to me like New York City’s Muir Woods, its wide path lined by giant … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Sky

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”  – Pema Chodron Another Pema quote to start your week.  Simple and elegant, this is a wonderful metaphor for our life’s “weather” fluctuations. The sky space is vast and open. It is like a stage on which the weather sets color and texture and … 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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