Lineage

As a teacher, I am always looking for inspiration. Undoubtedly, there are times of year when I feel tired or burned out. I have not lost my love of teaching, but the inner fire of my teaching spirit is lower than usual, diminished by long periods of time in the classroom. It is part of … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey With the Teacher, Part III

Have you been following the journey so far? Check out Part I, the story of my very first yoga class experience, and Part II, making the connection between yoga and dance. Part III shares why teaching became central to my professional life. I also reflect on how my time “on the mat” continuously sharpens my teaching skills … Continue reading

On the Mat: Journey with the Teacher, Part III

Have you been following the journey so far? Check out Part I, the story of my very first yoga class experience, and Part II, making the connection between yoga and dance. Part III shares why teaching became central to my professional life. I also reflect on how my time “on the mat” continuously sharpens my … Continue reading

Off the Grid: A Summer Reflection in Vermont

Summer is alive and well with the elemental effects of fire and water upon us. It is a time to nurture and repair, create and process, sing and dance! I am currently living at the Putney School, which is located on a spectacular hilltop in southern Vermont. Studios, performance spaces, classrooms, and dormitories are centrally … Continue reading

Lineage

As a teacher, I am always looking for inspiration. Undoubtedly, there are times of year when I feel tired or burned out. I have not lost my love of teaching, but the inner fire of my teaching spirit is lower than usual, diminished by long periods of time in the classroom. It is part of … Continue reading

Off the Grid: Coffee with Josef Albers

I just offered myself a challenge on the first day of Spring. Could I take an “Off the Grid” retreat for 10 days while staying here in New York City? I can report that it is going about 65% well with a positive attitude that this percentage will rise as the days go forward. Habits … Continue reading

Teaching Inspiration from Unexpected Sources

For me, Labor Day weekend has always felt like the last hurrah of summer. It’s the book-buying, school-shoe-shopping time of year and even though I am no longer a student in the traditional sense, September always kicks my brain into learning mode.  This past year, I’ve read some interesting non-fiction works that have influenced the … Continue reading

On Letting Go

“The bad news is, you’re falling through the air, nothing to hold onto, no parachute. The good news is, there’s no ground.” –Trungpa Rinpoche I have less than a week left in New York. After 8 years of growing, changing, and learning here, I feel like my parachute strings are being cut, one by one. Memories … Continue reading

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    Our Yoga Pedagogy students are headed upstate for a weekend retreat in Callicoon, NY! Repost @taramarieperri
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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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