The Mindfulness of Fiction

The following piece was written by Brianna Goodman, copy and features editor for MindBodyBrew. Brianna teaches yoga with The Perri Institute for Mind and Body in New York City. She recently graduated from Fordham University, where she studied English and creative writing.  The Harry Potter series was my first. Not the first books I read, not … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Le Village des Pruniers

    The following post was written by Ana Romero, graduate of The Perri Institute for Mind and Body. Ana is a yoga teacher, dancer and graphic designer who continually seeks for different adventures traveling and living abroad.    After a ten hour flight from Mexico, I arrived in Paris. I felt excited and scared. … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Playful

The following piece was written by Brianna Goodman, copy and features editor for MindBodyBrew. Brianna teaches yoga with The Perri Institute for Mind and Body in New York City. She currently attends Fordham University, where she is pursuing a degree in English and Creative Writing, with a minor in Communications. “It is requisite for the … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Sun

The following piece was written by Brianna Goodman, copy and features editor for MindBodyBrew. Brianna teaches yoga with The Perri Institute for Mind and Body in New York City. She currently attends Fordham University, where she is pursuing a degree in English and Creative Writing, with a minor in Communications. “The sun, with all those … Continue reading

The Heart Matters

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

Study Sessions: Lorena Delgado

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, Lorena Delgado, regarding a mindfulness meditation … 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

Off the Grid: Slowing Time

The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Listen to the art.  -Junot Diaz Picture this scene: if you could stand in the middle of the sidewalk during lunch hour in Midtown Manhattan without being pummeled by the hoards of people passing by, you would find … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Fear

“Fear is excitement without breath.”  – Robert Heller Our Children’s Program Coordinator, Cara Surico, shared this quote with us in her Sunday Off the Grid post in reference to her summer teaching at the Putney School in Vermont. If you didn’t read the post yesterday, go see what she has to say about this quote and … Continue reading

Off the Grid: A Summer Reflection in Vermont

Summer is alive and well with the elemental effects of fire and water upon us. It is a time to nurture and repair, create and process, sing and dance! I am currently living at the Putney School, which is located on a spectacular hilltop in southern Vermont. Studios, performance spaces, classrooms, and dormitories are centrally … 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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