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 Advertisements

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

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: 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

Monday Mantra: L_ve

“We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.” – Friedrich Nietzsche  

Monday Mantra: Both

“Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant and start to look down on others, and there is a sense of making ourselves … 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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