Monday Mantra: Listen

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. Catch her class Sunday and … Continue reading

Study Sessions: Julia Galanski

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, Julia Galanski, about … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Knowledge

“To say you don’t know is the beginning of knowing.” -Chinese proverb, from Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Heart of Understanding   While I was in teacher training at the Perri Institute, this was one of the first lessons that TaraMarie taught us—in order to acquire knowledge, we must recognize that there is knowledge to be acquired. When … Continue reading

Bodhi

Following the cow post a few weeks ago, I began to write this piece with my mind on a special dog.  He had incredible black and white cow-like markings, and he was an important animal teacher of mine.  Bodhi was a gift.  He was named after Bodhisattva, which essentially means enlightened being.  Bodhi-the-dog was just … Continue reading

Empty Cup Living

When I graduated from my yoga teacher training years ago, I was given a small, round, green tea cup. This little cup was in reference to a Zen parable we read on the first day of training. The parable tells of an eager student seeking knowledge from a Zen master. The student is unwilling to … Continue reading

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