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Originally from Southwest Virginia, Nicholas Grubbs moved to NYC to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He discovered yoga and began training with TaraMarie Perri during his time at Tisch, and has since completed the Mind Body Dancer yoga teaching certification through the Perri Institute for Mind and Body. As a yoga teacher and practitioner, Nicholas is interested in the holistic nature of the practice, the intersections between its spiritual, emotional, and physiological benefits, and how the practice can permeate into all aspects of a yogi's life. His classes aim to investigate alignment, mindfulness, and breath support while promoting creativity and expression.
As a dancer, Nicholas has received additional training at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Springboard Danse Montreal. He has performed with companies including LoudHoundMovement & Bryn Cohn + Artists, and performed the work of choreographers including Bill T. Jones, Merce Cunningham, and Shannon Gillen. His work has been performed at spaces including The Ailey Citigroup Theatre, NYU's Jack Crystal Theatre, NARS Foundation, and the Harlem Repertory Theatre.
All yoga classes taught by TaraMarie Perri and Mind Body Dancer® teachers are rooted in a safe, alignment-based, breath-focused, mindful-flow style and are appropriate for anybody interested in cultivating sustainable pathways of the body and mind. Classes are thoughtful and detailed, educational and expressive, as they flowingly pair energetic imagery and anatomical themes. New practitioners create stable foundations, experienced yogis refine and re-connect, and those in between explore and experiment within the range of your body and mind's remarkable capacity.
Performers, please note:
Yoga with Mind Body Dancer®, as developed by TaraMarie Perri, is a curriculum specifically designed to complement rigorous performance training. Yoga postures sequenced with breathwork invigorate, strengthen and soothe students' bodies and minds. Students' investigation of their individual alignment will cultivate sustainable movement pathways, heal old injuries and prevent new ones. The Mind Body Dancer® yoga curriculum specializes in conditioning and harmonizing a performer's physical instrument with mental awareness. Building on performers' kinetic intelligence and keen presence, Mind Body Dancer's yoga classes facilitate technical advancement, creative expression and fulfilling performance experience.
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