An Investigation of Truth

The following post was written by Liz Beres, a NYC-based dancer, yoga teacher certified by The Perri Institute for Mind and Body, and dance teacher. Liz currently teaches yoga privately and at various gyms throughout the NYC metro area, and holds a regular Tuesday morning class at Steps on Broadway. She is continually intrigued by and appreciative of the … Continue reading

Study Sessions: Megan Doughty

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 Foundation and Yoga Pedagogy students, we can expand their deep investigation into community-wide dialogue. The following is a piece written by one of our newest, current students, Megan Doughty, about … Continue reading

Presence in Your Palms

The following piece was written by Kathy Hartsell, a fellow yoga instructor and mind-body practitioner who studies alongside the Mind Body Dancer® community. She writes from Boston, MA. During a cherished holiday week with my sister’s little ones, tiny hands twirled my hair, traced my face and playfully tugged my arms, pretty much around the clock. … Continue reading

Momentary Cornucopias

I recently had the privilege to dance in Palm Desert, California. Even if for a weekend, the prospect of taking a break from New York’s premature winter was almost more exciting than performing in a large proscenium theatre rather than the usual NYC black-box. I knew how temperature patterns worked in desert regions, but experiencing … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Target

“Body is the bow, asana is the arrow, and the soul is the target.” – BKS Iyengar

Observing Our Losses and Our Gains

Lately I have this desire to get rid of things—it’s not a familiar sensation. I’ve always admired the adventurous types that can pack their lives into compact suitcases; the people who are ready to get up and go at a moment’s notice, who aren’t afraid to leave where they’ve been in order to go where … Continue reading

Study Session: 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, in which she ties … Continue reading

Preserving Practice

Preserving a daily meditation practice is tough. You would think that teaching yoga would instill a staying drive and discipline in you, but I have to say, while teaching has deepened my personal practice on the mat and sharpened my awareness off of it, I have not yet solidified a regular meditation practice for myself. … Continue reading

Yoga on Tour

Being the company’s 10 year anniversary, Cedar Lake took on loads of touring for its 2013-2014 season. Traveling around the UK, Israel, Switzerland, Italy, and all throughout California, Arizona, and the west coast of the US, not only were we experiencing physical challenges each performance, but the travelling between each city had many effects on … Continue reading

Moving Out

When I first began to study yoga, I was instantly drawn to the recurring theme of moving from out to in. The eight-limbed path of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, commonly viewed as a ladder with eight rungs, outlines a framework for yoga practice. Beginning with the yamas, which are ethical restraints and disciplines, and ending with … Continue reading

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