Monday Mantra: Interconnectivity

Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu— May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all. Liz Beres shared this mantra with us yesterday in her piece on the intersection of self-awareness and service to … Continue reading

Study Sessions: Megan Doughty

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 Foundation and Yoga Pedagogy students, we can expand their deep investigation into community-wide dialogue. The following is a piece written by one of our newest, current students, Megan Doughty, about … Continue reading

Breaking Free

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

Summer Play

Summer. When I think of this season, words like freedom, play, and adventure emerge in my mind. Vivid memories crop up too – of long afternoons at the beach, enveloped by a sound score of crashing waves, giggles, and screams; of countless scoops of ice cream melting in my mouth, so satisfying especially on the … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Aristotle

“Through discipline comes freedom.” – Aristotle How might you employ precision, direction, details, and discipline as you connect to your work, your relationships, your body and/or your mind? What freedoms can arise from such efforts? Do the words “discipline” and “freedom”, often viewed as opposites, take on different meanings for you when viewed as potential … Continue reading

Beautiful Happiness

When you look at a beautiful sunrise, sunset, lonely light on the water, a marvelously beautiful face, or a flower dancing with the wind – at that moment, you get truly connected with the world. At that moment, true happiness is unfolded in your heart. That happiness is beauty. – Dr. Vasant Lad, Ayurvedic doctor … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Refreshing the Eyes

It has been said that the purpose of travel is to return with new eyes. What I saw recently in returning to Ukraine, the country of my birth, for the first time in 24 years altered my perceptions of a country I’d somewhat romanticized my entire life. Meeting a reality that completely differed from the … 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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