Maggie teaches yoga in New York City and serves as the Teachers and Trainings Coordinator for the Perri Institute for Mind and Body. She is pursuing her Master’s of Social Work from Fordham University's Graduate School of Social Service to deepen her mind/body studies with an expected graduation in May 2017. Her thesis explores the impact of social factors, such as race, gender, and educational level, on health outcomes. A native of Connecticut, Maggie moved to New York City to pursue a degree in dance at New York University. She graduated a University Honors Scholar with her BFA in dance and a minor in Business Administration. During her time at NYU, Maggie studied yoga under TaraMarie Perri. She became licensed as a yoga teacher and Mind Body Dancer® yoga teacher through the Perri Institute. Maggie regularly teaches at the Perri Institute, Steps on Broadway, and privately throughout New York. She guest teaches at NYU. She has also taught jazz and ballet at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance in Connecticut, and Movement Speaks® classes with Dances for a Variable Population.
Maggie has performed with Naomi Goldberg Haas/Dances for a Variable Population and Alex Schell/A Motion Scape Project in New York City. She has performed in public spaces such as the High Line, Washington Square Park, Times Square, and West Harlem Piers Park and private theaters such as Joyce Soho and Green Space Studio.
co-teacher, foundation course
co-teacher, pedagogy course
PERRI INSTITUTE LICENSES
mind body dancer, 2010
BFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
MSW, Fordham University (pending)
CONTINUING ED + PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
frontiers of trauma treatment with bessel van der kolk
pilates teacher training
Our community encourages continued education and learning. This pursuit of knowledge in many realms of health and mental health propelled me back to school and into social work. My study of yoga and mindfulness opens a unique perspective into the world of mental health practice, particularly the need for empirical research to promote the use of movement for healing from trauma.
how has your study of yoga and connection to our community related to a pathway in your life?
why did you choose teaching as one of your pathways?
I don't know if I chose teaching or if it chose me. I love the sharing of knowledge that happens in a studio or classroom (in both directions) and the way teaching challenges my logician brain to get creative. I believe that whatever future pathways open up, I will always retain my identity as a teacher.