Study Sessions: Nicholas Jon

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, Nicholas Jon, about recent yoga classes … Continue reading

The Puzzle of Home

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. For me, the notion of home takes the form of a puzzle. This puzzle teeters on a rickety shelf in my heart, cozied up next to a variety … 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

Off-Kilter

In yoga we learn to accept that the body is not always symmetrical. The way in which we inhabit our bodies creates all sorts of imbalances and differences from side to side, from hip to hip, from arm to arm. This is an essential lesson in teaching and in practicing, because it encourages both loving-kindness … Continue reading

Warming Winter Lentils

Lentils and rice are a fantastic combination for this time of the year when, as the air gets drier, our bodies need foods that contain moisture. This is my go-to lunch for late fall. It’s vegetarian: a good balance for those meat-heavy holiday meals. The spices are warming and stimulate good digestion. You can eat … 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

Study Sessions: Nick Dill

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, Nick Dill, in which she he draws … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Walk

This Monday’s Mantra is for all of you who walked yesterday for the People’s Climate March. This mantra is also for all of us as we take each step into Autumn. “Your smile proves that you are not a colony, that you have your sovereignty over yourself, that you are doing your best. Events carry us away, we … Continue reading

Need

As we move into the tail end of summer, I can’t help but sense a little bit of unrest. Aside from the unseasonably mild, cool temperatures, this summer season has been a tumultuous one. Injustice and discord in Ferguson ,MO, fighting in Ukraine and Israel, an Ebola outbreak, and some shocking celebrity deaths come to … Continue reading

Take a Summer Pause and Pose

What is it about the days of August that make us feel like summer is ending? Everyone starts small-talking about how quickly it all went by. Every year right around August 15th, we feel a shift in the light and air. I often wonder if this has something to do with our many years of … 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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