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

Off the Grid: Into the Dark

I’m writing this now from the comfort of my parents’ home in central Indiana, where I’ve been spending the bulk of my time the past week resting, reading, and spending time with loved ones. What I love about being here, especially this time of year, is the very real sense of light and dark. Nighttime … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Need

“I already have everything I need.” Inspired by Brianna Goodman’s Sunday post on the Brew, “Observing Our Losses and Our Gains,” I recalled this mantra. I do not know the exact source but it was a mantra I received years ago from a friend when setting off on my dream to build our creative teaching and research community. I … Continue reading

Home

This week The Perri Institute for Mind and Body officially opens the doors to our new home at Gibney Dance Center at 280 Broadway. The opportunity to really have a “home,” a place of stability, structure, and support, is a new and exciting step for our student and teaching community, one that will hopefully allow … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Demons

A favorite story of mine to start your Monday (and perfect for Halloween week): “One evening Milarepa returned to his cave after gathering firewood, only to find it filled with demons. They were cooking his food, reading his books, sleeping in his bed. They had taken over the joint. He knew about nonduality of self … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Embracing Life’s Beginnings and Ends

This summer I took about a week off the grid to return home to Memphis, Tennessee. As a recent college graduate, it was a bit strange to return home outside of the scheduled “breaks” I grew so accustomed to as a student. Having to call out of work, reschedule meetings, and contemplate the repercussions of … 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

Monday Mantra: Nature

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein I grew up in a beautiful part of Pennsylvania. I forget all about it sometimes when I get stuck in my New York City terrain for months on end. On Saturday, I took a daytrip “home” to visit my parents. Everything … 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

Becoming a Part of

I have been living in New York City and Brooklyn for a total of 17 years now.  It is a hard thing to explain, but I don’t really remember what it felt like to live anywhere else.  Something about the vibrancy and sensory texture of this city, driven by pulsing energy and a relentless pace, … 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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