Autumnal Oats

The following post was written by Liz Montgomery Craig, a Brooklyn-based yoga teacher with The Perri Institute for Mind and Body. As a dancer and poet, she draws from a lifelong fascination with movement and words when crafting her classes. She is currently studying Ayurveda through the School at Kripalu and is thrilled to bring the wisdom … Continue reading

Early Riser Rewards

The following post was written by TaraMarie Perri, the Founder/Director of The Perri Institute for Mind and Body. Her professional work is dedicated to yoga education and research, holistic health therapeutics, and the integration of mind/body practices with the arts and sciences. TaraMarie holds an MFA and serves on Faculty at NYU Tisch School of the … Continue reading

Yellow School Bus Days

As a lover of learning, September has always been a favorite month of mine, for connecting to new studies or moving forward with a new mindset. My days of waiting to be picked up by the yellow school bus are long over, but the wirings of the “back-to-school” spirit are hard-coded. The signals to sharpen … 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

Drinking Vinegars: A Recipe & Accompanying Thoughts

Drinking Vinegars are perhaps the trendiest drink of the summer, but not without excellent reason. Sweet, sour, and refreshing, they fit the flavor profile of popular farm-to-table cocktails but without the alcohol. I’ve been drinking apple cider vinegar cut with seltzer for years to aid my digestion, and additional benefits include lower blood pressure and … Continue reading

Beautiful Happiness

When you look at a beautiful sunrise, sunset, lonely light on the water, a marvelously beautiful face, or a flower dancing with the wind – at that moment, you get truly connected with the world. At that moment, true happiness is unfolded in your heart. That happiness is beauty. – Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic doctor … Continue reading

Almost-But-Not-Quite-Spring

Happy almost-but-not-quite Spring! Nothing like an unexpected snow flurry just two days after a bright sunny day when many of us sat at outdoor cafes to remind us that Spring is almost-but-not-quite here. One day I don a lighter jacket and scarf and the next, full sleeping bag jacket coverage. Ayurvedically-speaking, seasonal transitions are a … Continue reading

On the Mat: Accepting Winter’s Invitation for Inner Reflection

This Thursday evening, December 20th begins the celebration of the Winter Solstice. Many cultures for centuries have had their own traditions, rituals, and festivals to honor this event. Even if you have never participated in an event to mark the shortest day and the longest night of the year, I encourage you to recognize the … 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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