Monday Mantra: Mystery

“Certainty is a relic, an atavism, a husk we ought to have outgrown. Mystery is openness to possibility, even at the scale now implied by physics and cosmology. The primordial human tropism toward mystery may well have provided the impetus for all that we have learned.” —Marilynne Robinson [emphasis added] Photo by Nathan Anderson

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

Serving the World Through Self-Awareness

The following post was written by Liz Beres, a NYC-based dancer, yoga teacher certified by The Perri Institute for Mind and Body, and dance teacher. Liz currently teaches yoga privately and at various gyms throughout the NYC metro area, and holds a regular Tuesday morning class at Steps on Broadway. She is continually intrigued by and appreciative of the … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Maya Angelou

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: Fridays at 12 PM. Dear Reader, … Continue reading

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

Monday Mantra: Desire

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. “We do not succeed in … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Sun

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. “The sun, with all those … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Taller

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” – Paramahansa Yogananda Spring has finally sprung in New York City. The abundant sunshine lifted the collective prana level citywide and there were few frowns around town. As our hearts lift towards … 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

Monday Mantra: Silence

“Silence is not the absence of something but the presence of everything.” -Gordon Hempton The quieter holiday season has provided much needed time to catch up on home projects. One of the things I like to do when cleaning and organizing is listen to podcasts. I had several podcasts to catch up on recently, and … 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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