I had been taking yoga for about six months. After my first class with Perri Institute teacher Callie Ritter, I figured out I was lacking in my foundations. Her yoga class builds you from the ground up and she makes sure that students understand and develop strong background knowledge of yoga principles. Her classes are the perfect combination of physical and mental challenge, as well as relaxation. This allows me to do a sort of mental retooling, enabling me to focus better, while at the same time being relaxed - something that six months ago, I never thought could be possible.Read More
Before I started taking TaraMarie's class in 2007, I had practiced yoga for 8 years. I have been studying exclusively with TaraMarie because I find her teaching exceptional. Her classes are consistently motivational. And while each class must accommodate a variety of levels, she always manages to incorporate new challenges for advanced students, while providing basic instruction to new practitioners.Read More
TaraMarie’s yoga instruction is at once relaxing and invigorating, mindful and creative, empowering and inspiring. I had no idea what to expect from her Reiki work, but should have known it would be all that and more. Her approachable way gave me an introduction into a new and fascinating practice that I hope to return to time and time again.Read More
TaraMarie gave me the tools to bring my yoga practice to all facets of my life. Whether I'm navigating sun salutations, work induced stress or health crises, her guidance as a yoga teacher has been invaluable.
I walked into TaraMarie's class at a local gym as a near novice and knew right away that I'd met my teacher. I hired her for a series of one-on-one sessions to help me get started on the right foot with my yoga practice. The experience was invaluable and worth every penny. I recommend her to all my friends who want to bring real depth and understanding to their practice.Read More
Each practice session is a journey. We move with unrushed awareness in each asana. I like the focus on breathing and on remaining calm and present. I am refreshed and energized after I practice and that is what keeps me coming back.Read More
Perri Institute yoga classes work well for me because they are calm and pleasant, but always challenging. I like the way the teachers give options for the postures, accommodating my level of experience or just the way my body might feel on any particular day. I appreciate being encouraged to experiment, for example to try using a yoga block in a posture just to see how it changes my body’s alignment, or to attempt a difficult posture and see how far I can get.Read More
I had stopped taking yoga because the classes were too challenging for me with my injuries. TaraMarie Perri and Alice Chapman invited me into their classes with this in mind. They were able to help me modify poses to benefit my specific needs. I have been able to continue enjoying yoga while injured, thanks to them.Read More