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

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

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

Sun Salutation

The following is a blog post from early summer 2012.  It felt like a good time to salute the sun again as it re-enters our daily lives with the Spring season. Also, this topic has come up again in recent classes so look for a future post which explores this concept in a different way. … 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

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

Sun Salutation

I recently asked my students: If you were to draw the sun, what would it look like?  Most people answered that they would draw a circle with some indication of sunrays to represent the sun.  We looked at sun representations from various peoples: Japan, Tibetan, Mayan and Native American.  All images had a circle center … 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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