Off the Grid: Le Village des Pruniers

    The following post was written by Ana Romero, graduate of The Perri Institute for Mind and Body. Ana is a yoga teacher, dancer and graphic designer who continually seeks for different adventures traveling and living abroad.    After a ten hour flight from Mexico, I arrived in Paris. I felt excited and scared. … Continue reading

The Power of Loving-Kindness

TO BE HOPEFUL in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys … Continue reading

Monday Mantra: Impermanence

Tsuyu no yo wa tsuyu no yo nagara sari nagara “The world of dew — A world of dew it is indeed, And yet, and yet . . .” – Kobayashi Issa Despite our intentions, it appears that as we grow more attached to technological communication modes, we might be disconnecting from the natural human … Continue reading

Effecting Change, In Ourselves & the World Around Us

Violence and suffering saturate our world on a daily basis, yet certain tragedies like those in Boston, Texas, and Newtown tend to draw this reality into a harsher light. Hearing about conflict that exists far away from us can become just another piece of news, glossed over, even when we recognize the horror of the … Continue reading

On the Mat: A Difficult Practice

This week I offer you a difficult, but powerful practice you might add to your time on the mat. Violence is a complicated result of conflicts in human nature; it exists in every culture and circumstance. For some regions of the world, it is a daily occurrence. Intellectually, we know beings around the world are … Continue reading

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