Corporate Yogi

The following post was written by Caitlyn Johansen, a dancer, yogi, and administrator. She received her BFA in Dance from NYU, and her 200 hour yoga teacher training from The Perri Institute for Mind and Body. Since completing the 200 hour yoga teacher training program with The Perri Institute for Mind and Body, I have … Continue reading

Sawa Bona, Sikhona

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. I recently sat in the audience of a ballet performance to watch Yury Yanowsky mark the end of his epic twenty-two year career. Yury danced with his wife … Continue reading

Satya and the Art of Conversation

As I tried to gather my thoughts about what I wanted to write about in this post, I came across this segment from a 2012 NY Times article, “The Flight from Conversation”, by Sherry Turkle, that encapsulated what I was thinking: “FACE-TO-FACE conversation unfolds slowly. It teaches patience. When we communicate on our digital devices, … Continue reading

Finding Gaps, Together and Alone

A few weeks ago, TaraMarie posted a Monday Mantra piece that, based on the level of response in the comment section, seemed to really strike a chord in our community. (You can access the post, which might redefine your notion of laziness, here). In thinking about trying to insert some “gaps” into my life, I … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Words

“The words you speak become the house you live in.” – Hafiz   I have been thinking a lot about words lately. Word choice in particular. I am exploring the impact and effectiveness of language used to inspire, as well as the subtlety and sensitivity required in more delicate moments. As a teacher, language is … Continue reading

Cocktail Hour with Columbus

Columbus Day is a big holiday in New York City. Over the years, I have been exposed to various opinions intended to help inform my personal reception of this holiday on the calendar. Suggestions ranged from school craft projects involving three ships to being proud to share an Italian heritage with the famous explorer to … Continue reading

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