Pyramids of Gratitude

A recent trip to Egypt and the holidays have helped to remind me to daily practice the act of Gratitude: To enjoy the rainy days in Seattle when water is more expensive than gasoline or requires a two-hour walk in both directions. To be able to practice Yoga in America in the middle of the […]

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Thanksgiving Day Benefit Classes

We have a full lineup of Benefit Classes this Thanksgiving to raise funds for local non-profits, all in need of our support. Come join your local studio community on Thanksgiving Day to get grounded in gratitude and your yoga practice. Capitol Hill: 12:15 – 1:30pm with Paul Millage for Yoga Behind Bars Phinney Ridge: 9:30 […]

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8 Limbs Update

We’ve been sleeping at the blog wheel for a few weeks while driving another car steadily towards the finish line. 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge is ALMOST complete, and will now open on Thanksgiving Day with a Benefit Class for Solid Ground with Chiara Guerrieri. For info on our Benefit Classes at all four 8 Limbs, […]

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8 Limbs Phinney Ridge Opening Date

We are happy to report that we now have an opening date for 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge. On Saturday, November 21 classes will commence in our beautiful new space, designed by 8 Limbs instructor and interior designer Jenny Hayo. Come join us on opening weekend and plan to attend our Open House on Friday, December […]

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13 Years on the 13th

This morning I sat to practice and it occurred to me that I had passed a milestone without noticing it. On October 13th I confronted a construction issue for the new 8 Limbs on Phinney Ridge, worked with our new Phinney manager Megan, had family dinner, went to Book Club (Olive Kitteridge, it was great), […]

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Ayurvedic Advice for Fall

“Air, fire, water are the 3 principles most fundamental to life. They appear in the body as Vata, Pitta, Kapha. They represent the cosmic urges to movement, transformation, and stability.” – Ayurvedic Sutra The fall season in Ayurveda is associated with the dosha – uneven energy pattern – called Vata, which promotes movement. As essential […]

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Niyama, October’s Theme of the Month

The 8 Limbs of Yoga (see previous posts for more information on the 8 Limbs) begin with the Yamas and Niyamas. The yamas begin the process through disciplined actions we take towards the world around us and encourage us to be kind, true, respectful, self-controlled and efficient. Eventually through practice these qualities become our natural […]

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8 Limbs of Yoga with Jen Yaros

The philosophical study of the 8 Limbs system of yoga, as put forth by Patanjali, can be a dizzying undertaking for all its simplicity. The sutras are so skeletal that at first glance they may appear to contain little, if anything at all, of use and then once you delve into their meaning, the depth […]

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International Day of Peace

Did you know that today is International Day of Peace? If you are looking for a way to celebrate through practice, join the Group Meditation today, Monday, September 21, 2009 at The Seattle Center. The event is sponsored by The Seattle Center and The Life Bliss Meditation Center of Seattle, as well as 8 Limbs […]

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Yama, September’s Theme of the Month

I love the name 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, because it reminds me that the path of yoga offers a wealth of direction for spiritual fulfillment on and off the yoga mat. 8 Limbs refers to ashtanga yoga’s eight-fold path, each limb equal and necessary. The first limb offered on that path is yama, a set […]

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