Projects: Nicholas Grubbs

The Perri Institute for Mind and Body is proud to share new projects from our Projects and Pathways Initiative via MindBodyBrew. All students and graduates enrolled in our annual courses and independent study tracks are encouraged to make an inquiry and identify a project of performance, object, writing, film, social experiment, analysis, and more that … Continue reading

Making Meaning

The following post was written by Liz Beres, a NYC-based dancer; dance teacher; and yoga teacher, certified by The Perri Institute for Mind and Body. Liz currently teaches yoga privately and at various gyms, including that of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY through Plus One. She is continually intrigued by and appreciative of the power of mind/body … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Desire

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. “We do not succeed in … Continue reading

The Joy of Destruction: Lessons Learned From My Three-Year-Old Nephew

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

Monday Mantra: Transformation

  “Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice.” – B.K.S. Iyengar The season of Fall is a perfect season to observe changes in nature, in light, and in our energetic bodies. We all share these experiences. But what do you think of the definition … Continue reading

Home

This week The Perri Institute for Mind and Body officially opens the doors to our new home at Gibney Dance Center at 280 Broadway. The opportunity to really have a “home,” a place of stability, structure, and support, is a new and exciting step for our student and teaching community, one that will hopefully allow … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Louisiana

It’s always amazing to me how markedly our surrounding environments affect our bodies, minds, and spirits. Whether visiting another city or escaping to the wilderness, I find that my city grip is loosened, maybe not completely but certainly significantly, when I get out of town. My mind can become cavernous (space to truly focus and … Continue reading

Mystery and Secret

When I was attending acting conservatory, we were encouraged to read a book called Audition, by Michael Shurtleff. The book offers instructions to actors as they prepare for auditions, by way of twelve guideposts. One of these guideposts is titled Mystery and Secret. In this guidepost, Shurtleff advises the actor that once he has completed … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Change

Mondays tend to signify the beginning of the week and with that, comes the chance to begin again – at work, at school, in our relationships with others, and in our relationships with ourselves. We at Mindbodybrew would like to help you our readers make your way into each week by offering tidbits of inspiration … Continue reading

NEXT vs. NOW

The following is an edited and revised version of a piece I wrote in May 2011 to inaugurate my very first personal blog entry. The topic of “next vs. now” has been on my mind again so I dug back in to revisit these thoughts. In honor of graduates everywhere, especially our Mind Body Dancer … 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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