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 Yoga Pedagogy students are headed upstate for a weekend retreat in Callicoon, NY! Repost @taramarieperri
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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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