Projects: Alex Abarca

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

On the Mat: Journey With the Teacher, Part II

In Part I, I told the story of my very first yoga class experience. In Part II, I wanted to share how yoga began to enter my life as a professional dancer. This post discusses some of the connections between yoga and dance that are at the heart of why I began to dive deeper … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey With the Teacher, Part I

Over the next few weeks, we at mindbodybrew will be sharing a previously published series called “Journey with the Teacher”, sharing my journey from beginning student to teacher of the honored and ancient practice of yoga. Through this series, I also will offer advice and considerations for how to approach your practice and for selecting the … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey with the Teacher, Part II

In Part I, I told the story of my very first yoga class experience. In Part II, I wanted to share how yoga began to enter my life as a professional dancer. This post discusses some of the connections between yoga and dance that are at the heart of why I began to dive deeper … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey with the Teacher, Part I

Over the next few weeks in August, I will be writing a series called “Journey with the Teacher”, sharing my journey from beginning student to teacher of the honored and ancient practice of yoga. Through this series, I also will offer advice and considerations for how to approach your practice and for selecting the right … Continue reading

On the Mat: Summer Intensive Restorative Pose #1

Summer seems to be right around the corner.  Our enthusiasm for physical activity increases with warmer temperatures. Unfortunately, our aches and pains also increase as we get into summer shape. For dancers who are spending long days in summer intensive programs, it is important to implement a restorative yoga practice at the end of the … Continue reading

On the Mat: Locating Your “Core”

As dancers, we have heard teachers tell us for years to “move from your core” or “engage your core.” Your muscles may have memorized a series of actions that make you move more strongly or with greater movement potential, convincing your teachers that you are following their instructions. Perhaps you can even indicate where you … Continue reading

On the Mat: Revolutionize Your Warm-Up

Dancers: how do you warm up before technique class? Do you walk into the studio and automatically pop your leg up on the barre flying into a stretch? What about leg swings? Full splits? If you answered yes to any of these, you are not alone. Dancer warm-up habits are passed down and inherited. But … Continue reading

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See you soon, Callicoon! @perriinstitute Yoga Pedagogy students are returning this weekend for Spring study and retreat. I'll be taking them on some adventures in my upstate happy home. Thanks for hosting them last time,@callicoontrading! This time they're camping out with the beautiful weather ahead! @maisonbergogne @neststore @mayerwasner @onegrandbooks @thelaundrette @northbranchinn @adelladoricafe @callicoonwinemerchant @beachlakebakery @callicoonfarmersmarket #sangha #countryliving #doingthesplit #yoga #ayurveda #perriinstitute #sullivancounty Repost @taramarieperri || Table set and ready for upstate Women's Work: Winter Series. Tonight we begin our session with the traditional sadhanas of making ghee and grinding spices. #winter #womenswork #ayurveda #sadhana #earth #practice #ancientwisdom #divinefeminine
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