Moving Stillness: My Meditation Journey Part 4

The following post is the final installment of 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 … Continue reading

Sawa Bona, Sikhona

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. I recently sat in the audience of a ballet performance to watch Yury Yanowsky mark the end of his epic twenty-two year career. Yury danced with his wife … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Balance

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”   – Rumi

Monday Mantra: Autumn

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” – George Eliot Though I much prefer warmer temperatures, Autumn is my favorite season. Change is visible all around us in our natural surroundings. The Fall also displays its movement … Continue reading

Study Sessions: Kathy Hartsell

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 Teacher Trainees, we can expand their deep investigation into community-wide dialogue. The following is an excerpt of a piece written by one of our newest, current trainees, Kathy Hartsell, regarding … Continue reading

On the Mat: Locating Your “Core”

As dancers, we have heard teachers tell us for years to “move from your core” or “engage your core.” Your muscles may have memorized a series of actions that make you move more strongly or with greater movement potential, convincing your teachers that you are following their instructions. Perhaps you can even indicate where you … Continue reading

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    Join @frankiefernandes on the mat tonight at 6:30pm in Union Square for this week's Fall Seasonal Yoga Series! Register on our website.
#yoga #yogaclass #nycyoga #yogainspiration #yogaeverydamnday A preview of the intentional, nature-inspired environment that will accompany @fishandbicycleny's Fall Mushroom Foraging Walk + Feast. More information on our website. 
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Always a pleasure to sit for tea and conversation in this magical world, especially in the company of @maisonbergogne and a warm fire. The inspiring heart and mind of Juliette Hermant who creates this intentional space Is curating @fishandbicycleny Fall Mushroom Forage Walk + Feast on Sept 30. No doubt her care in merging curiosity and natural wonder will grace the entire event. Make sure to get your spot on the walk/at the table for some Fall magic. Join us! Link in bio.
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Nathanial Whitmore
@day.into.night @furbelow_and_bibelot 
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Joyous to design @fishandbicycleny's  next event -  Fall Mushroom Foraging + Feast 09/30 with talented collaborators such as @taramarieperri founder of @perriinstitute for Mind and Body. #35mm #leicaM3 #gatheringslikethese #womanpower #shewolf #makersmovement #maisonbergogne #fishandbicycle #narrowsburg
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