Moving Stillness: My Meditation Journey Part 3

The following post is the third in a four-part series on developing a meditation practice by Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg, a graduate of our Yoga Pedagogy program and, most recently, an Independent Study student with TaraMarie Perri. Kellis currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she is a company member of the Marigny Opera Ballet.  She is also … Continue reading

Moving Stillness: My Meditation Journey Part 2

The following post is the second in a four-part series on developing a meditation practice by Kellis McSparrin Oldenburg, a graduate of our Yoga Pedagogy program and, most recently, an Independent Study student with TaraMarie Perri. Kellis currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she is a company member of the Marigny Opera Ballet.  She is also … Continue reading

Summer Salt

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 weeks each year, the summer sun playfully stretches beyond its regular curfew to deliver an abundance of light that almost makes life feel lasting and permanent. Knowing … 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

The Joy of Destruction: Lessons Learned From My Three-Year-Old Nephew

The following piece was written by Maggie Gavin. Maggie has been teaching yoga for The Perri Institute for Mind and Body for five years. She is currently pursuing her MSW at Fordham University, to learn how to support mental health through yoga. Catch her class at Steps on Broadway: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Willing

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell Famous advice. Are you willing?

Letting Go

“And here is the most challenging part of your practice today: Let it go.” The famous last words of a Mind Body Dancer class I took recently. I had to let out a laugh because until she said those words, I didn’t realize how tense I was. We had just finished working towards a very … 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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