“Hidden” Treasures

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. This past week, trotting through a familiar city path, my eyes parked on a pair of beautifully crafted doors that I had somehow grazed by hundreds of times … Continue reading

Contentment for a New Year

The following post was written by Katherine Moore. Katherine has been teaching for The Perri Institute for Mind and Body since 2013.  You can find her running all over New York City, working as a teacher, choreographer, freelance dancer, and writer.  Relax with her at Steps on Broadway on Friday nights at 6:30pm for restorative yoga. The start of … Continue reading

Presence in Your Palms

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. During a cherished holiday week with my sister’s little ones, tiny hands twirled my hair, traced my face and playfully tugged my arms, pretty much around the clock. … 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

Off the Grid: Into the Dark

I’m writing this now from the comfort of my parents’ home in central Indiana, where I’ve been spending the bulk of my time the past week resting, reading, and spending time with loved ones. What I love about being here, especially this time of year, is the very real sense of light and dark. Nighttime … Continue reading

New Year’s Mantra

Breathe in. Breathe out. Move on. What a perfect mantra. Simple, yet sound. Tapping into the essence of our lives – that breath that constantly rolls forward, just as we carry on in age, experience, and physical locale. This particular mantra surfaced on the backside of a bracelet my best friend from childhood gifted me … Continue reading

Facts (and Snow) on the Ground

Last week I intended take a morning Yoga with Mind Body Dancer® class at Steps on Broadway. I woke up early, packed up for the day, and set out into the snowy morning with a skip in my step.  Unlike a majority of New Yorkers, it seems, the sight of falling snow instantly lifts my … Continue reading

Coming Up Empty

It is at this time of year that I tend to feel especially tired and overwhelmed.  Various projects and work commitments seem to move at lightning speed, and everyone I know (including myself) seems to be in some show  or hosting some event at opposite ends of the city that make it impossible for me … Continue reading

On the Mat: Clear Your Mat, Open Your Mind

Something about the start of a New Year makes me want to eliminate clutter, reorganize files, and start fresh in my home environment. I am a minimalist by nature, but even I have been in a whirlwind space-clearing mood for the last week or so. I look forward to letting go of possessions I no … Continue reading

On the Mat: A Lesson from Fire

As organic creatures born of the elements of water, air, fire, and earth, we also become the proud carriers of these elements throughout our lifetime. A balance of our elements keeps us healthy and allows us to function. The element of fire is connected with passion, warmth, and intensity. Some of us carry more fire … Continue reading

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