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

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

Your Sustainable New Year Resolution: One Day at a Time

This time of year is tricky. Expectations that often are not met abound. We are attracted to the “shiny and new” as gifts pass hands, and tend to make plans for massive changes to the way we live. The thing is nothing stays shiny and new for long – we can forget why we were … Continue reading

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