Beautifully Ordinary

The following post was written by Liz Beres, a NYC-based dancer; dance teacher; and yoga teacher, certified by The Perri Institute for Mind and Body. Liz currently teaches yoga privately and at various gyms, including that of the Federal Reserve Bank of NY through Plus One. She is continually intrigued by and appreciative of the power of mind/body … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Inessential

Last week I taught class themes encouraging students to release what they might recognize as inessential – not necessary – to continue carrying along in body and mind.  Sometimes when deep into the yoga practice, we come face-to-face with something we do not need which we have been holding on to. It can take the form of … Continue reading

Functioning in Autopilot

On Tuesday, two days before Thanksgiving, I attempted to escape the city and go back home like thousands of other travelers, wary of the incoming weather. Everyone at work had already left for the day, and I hurriedly closed up with the anxiety of catching a flight pressing me forward. At 5:58 PM, two minutes … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Need

“I already have everything I need.” Inspired by Brianna Goodman’s Sunday post on the Brew, “Observing Our Losses and Our Gains,” I recalled this mantra. I do not know the exact source but it was a mantra I received years ago from a friend when setting off on my dream to build our creative teaching and research community. I … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Simplicity

“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” – Albert Einstein Upon hearing this quote at a conference I attended last week, I knew it had to be our Monday Mantra.  I am afraid that simplicity can be misunderstood.  Simplicity is often equated with weakness when weighed against complexity; the former associated … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Gratitude

” I already have everything I need.” It is easy in today’s consumer culture to live in a constant state of wanting. You might find yourself wanting a better apartment or wishing to get a new dress for an event. You set your eyes on the newest phone model or the latest gadget for your … Continue reading

The Simplicity of Summer

So many people are preparing for summer vacations.  Whether they be day trips, long weekends, or complete getaways, plans and lists are in the works.  Whenever I pack for a weekend out of town, I am always amazed at how little I need to take with me in order to get by.  Even if you … 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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