Monday Mantra: Inessential

Last week I taught class themes encouraging students to release what they might recognize as inessential – not necessary – to continue carrying along in body and mind.  Sometimes when deep into the yoga practice, we come face-to-face with something we do not need which we have been holding on to. It can take the form of … Continue reading

Winter Songbird

The following piece was written by Maggie Gavin. Maggie has been teaching yoga for The Perri Institute for Mind and Body for five years. She is currently pursuing her MSW at Fordham University to learn how to support mental health through yoga. Catch her class at Steps on Broadway: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM … Continue reading

Study Sessions: Marissa Wiley

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 a piece written by one of our newest, current trainees, Marissa Wiley, regarding one of Patanjali’s … Continue reading

Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

The following piece was written by Traci Klein, Assistant Professor of Dance at Texas A&M International University. Traci is a certified yoga instructor with The Perri Institute for Mind and Body, and will begin teaching adult community yoga classes later this month in Laredo, Texas. When I was growing up, I was always very good … Continue reading

A Tale of the Winter Scarf (and Other Layers)

In the Northeast, it appears winter is finally here. New York City had a snowfall that stuck to the ground and accumulated (a rarity), and my friends who live on Lake Champlain report temperatures that will freeze the lake well into March. Perhaps you are a Winter Adventurer excited for cross-country skiing and ice-skating. Perhaps … Continue reading

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