Eight Books for a Kinder Year

A number of years ago I discovered that not only was I not good at being kind to myself, I was acutely afraid to be nice to myself. Somewhere along the way I had gotten it in my head that being extra tough on myself was the way to ensure I’d be an accountable, productive […]

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What Holds You?

What holds you? What, and who, really hold(s) you? These are questions I’ve asked myself many times in the past year. What holds my presence? What holds my inspiration? And who holds me? With all that I do and with all that is going on in the world, I’ve found it essential to hone in, moment-to-moment, on […]

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Job Opening: Education & Programming Coordinator

Calling all passionate event programmers! 8 Limbs is looking for an new Education & Programming Coordinator to join our Leadership team. Here is the Job Description, those interested and qualified may email Studio Director to inquire about Compensation & Benefits. 8 Limbs Education & Programming Coordinator About 8 Limbs Our mission at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers is to create […]

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Teacher Profile: Megan Sloan

8 Limbs is pleased to publish Teacher Profiles to help you to know and learn from the amazing group of 8 Limbs Yoga Teachers. This month we profile Megan Sloan who teaches at 8 Limbs Wedgwood. Megan will offer her the workshop Cycles and Rhythms this Saturday at 8 Limbs Wedgwood. Practicing Yoga Since: 2001 Tell us about the first […]

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Goodbye to Matt Nadler!

8 Limbs has had the privilege of being home studio to Matt Nadler, yoga teacher, former Mr. Yuk, and supremely goodnatured person since 2010. He started and grew the Yoga for 50+ classes in our North Seattle locations (Sally Carley’s got us 8 Limbs Capitol Hill and West Seattle!) and after learning Yoga Tune-Up® from […]

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Setting a Commitment Intention

The word intention means something one plans to do or achieve. Making a commitment to practice for 28 consecutive days falls well within this definition. The word intention though, can also mean to have a particular aim or purpose. It is this latter definition that we are going to focus on here. Below are 8 […]

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Pre-Commitment Tips

Several years back Executive Director Ashley Dahl made a commitment to practice for a month. Through this experience she learned, mostly the hard way, a few essentials for a sustained practice. Below are 8 such tips adapted from her blog “Commitment” to help you in your Commitment.  (To read Ashley’s full Commitment story click here.) Map […]

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Practicing Commitment

A handful of years ago we began an annual tradition at 8 Limbs: coming together for the month of February in a community-wide commitment to practice. At a time when New Year resolutions often begin to lose their luster while the actual new year gains traction, we devote ourselves to several core yoga questions. Why really do we practice […]

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New Class, New Year

January – it’s the time many of us look at our habits and patterns and consider what’s working and what’s not. Some make resolutions, some do a cleanse, others resolve to have no resolutions! Over the years I have worked with many different models of discipline, and in 2017 the big change I’ll be committed to is […]

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#8limbsnewclass

Starting January 1, 2017, 8 Limbs will launch #8limbsnewclass, what we hope will be a way to incentivize our community to try something new – a new class or teacher – and share what you find with the rest of us. Here’s how it works (see Anne Phyfe’s Instagram post on 12/31 for an example!): Choose […]

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