TaraMarie meets with private clients in person or via remote connection for distance learning and holistic treatments/guidance. Click below for more information or to inquire about working one-to-one with TaraMarie.
TaraMarie is available to lead seminars, private retreats, speaking engagements, and curriculum implementation.
Educator/Holistic Health Practitioner; Founder/Director, The Perri Institute for Mind and Body and Mind Body Dancer®. M.F.A. Dance, New York University; B.A., Visual Arts History, College of the Holy Cross, MA. Faculty, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Steps on Broadway, and Namaste New York in New York City. Guest teaching engagements at Harvard University, University of Iowa, DeSales University, Vassar College, College of the Holy Cross, Goldsmiths and Queen Mary Universities in London, among others. Past faculty positions include Joffrey Ballet School, Dance New Amsterdam, and American Dance Festival.
Perri is founder and director of The Perri Institute for Mind and Body, an international community of educators, researchers, and holistic health practitioners based in New York City and Upstate NY. The Institute supports its communities with a unique educational environment combining pedagogy, research, holistic medicine, and collaborations with the arts and sciences. Since the Institute's founding in 2009, Perri has trained and mentored a team of teachers, wellness professionals, and researchers working across the US and abroad. She has implemented and customized Yoga, yoga therapy, and mind/body wellness curriculum/programs in commercial studios, gyms, performing arts schools, and higher education environments. Graduates of the Institute’s nationally recognized courses have established a trusted presence in yoga, therapeutic, and performing arts environments. Several graduates have pursued their studies at the Institute to complement or initiate new careers in medicine, social work, physical therapy, acupuncture, early childhood education, higher education, and psychotherapy. Perri has been consulted for her expertise and her writing has been published in periodicals such as Dance Teacher Magazine, Elle, Women’s Health, Dance Informa, Dance and Pointe Magazines. She writes regularly for MindBodyBrew.
Perri enjoys the balance of city and country living with homes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Callicoon, NY. She maintains private practices in NYC, Brooklyn, and Upstate NY.
Perri’s private practice honors the ancient tradition of one-to-one study and integrates Yoga, yoga therapy, movement therapy, meditation, Ayurveda, holistic medicine, Reiki, Alchemy Energetics, and healing arts. She designs treatments/sessions for each client/student to accommodate a variety of wellness needs: physical re-education, injury rehabilitation, illness support, seasonal self-care, stress management, work/life balance, creative development, performance optimization, mentoring, and guidance.
Concurrent with teaching dance and movement, Perri embarked on Yoga and related mind/body studies in 1997 and began teaching Yoga in 2004. Perri continues to deepen two decades of study under the one-to-one tutelage of her own beloved circle of teachers and colleagues in a variety of disciplines thus exploring an ongoing integration of Eastern and Western healing arts and sciences.
Perri performed professionally with ballet, contemporary, and dance theater companies in NY, PA, and MA. Her choreography and costume designs have been critically acclaimed in The New Yorker and The Village Voice, among other publications. Concurrent with her work in the arts, education, and research, Perri was Senior Account Manager at Siemens Healthcare Services where she developed her passion for healthcare (1998 – 2006).
BA, College of the Holy Cross
MFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
CONTINUING ED + PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
new york city
research topics and continuing education
Dance and Movement Education (Higher Ed), 1992 – present
BA, College of the Holy Cross (MA)
MFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts (NY)
Functional Anatomy, Kinesiology, Ideokinesis, and Movement Therapy, 1996 - present
SCHOOLS / LINEAGES
NYU Tisch School of the Arts (NY)
Mabel Todd and Lulu Sweigard
Yoga, Meditation, and Pranayama, 1997 – present
SCHOOLS / LINEAGES
Yoga Certification, 2004 – 2005
OM Yoga (NY)
Meditation Training (Level III) and Buddhist Studies, 2005 – present
SCHOOLS / LINEAGES
OM Yoga (NY)
The Interdependence Project (NY)
Tibet House (NY)
Shastri Ethan Nichtern
Yoga Anatomy Advanced Studies, 2006 - 2007
The Breathing Project (NY)
Applied Physical Therapy and Medical Imaging Literacy, 2006 – present
NYU Sports Medicine
Siemens Medical Solutions
Principles of Breathing Coordination, 2006 – present
Carl Stough Institute
Ayurvedic Science and Holistic Medicine, 2007 – present
Wise Earth School of Ayurvedic Medicine (Bri Maya Tiwari)
Applied Psychotherapy and Philosophy, 2011 – present
Physiology and Medical Study Literacy, 2010 – present
Dr. Alexandre West, OB/Gyn Resident/Researcher, University of Connecticut
Reiki Level III, 2013 – present (Reiki Master, pending 2017)
Usui Reiki Ryoho (William Lee Rand)
Psychic Studies and Alchemy Energetics Level II, 2015 – present (Level III pending 2017)
Traditional Thai Massage and Integrative Therapy and Stretch, 2015 – present
Nuad Bo-Rarn Traditional Thai Massage
Al Turner II, Two Souls Thai Massage