60 Days of Yoga!

I blogged a few weeks ago about M(ay) is for Meditation, the idea for which came from a commitment our Managing Director, Ashley Dahl, made to do 30 days of yoga. We challenged everyone to commit to daily meditation for the month for the month of May, as Ashley had experienced such wonderful benefits (see […]

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Parenting as a Practice

My wife and I recently had our first kid, a baby boy named Octavian. While I am brand new to being a parent, one thing that struck me immediately was how similar in some ways being a parent is to meditation. Both require you to stay with the moment, to simply be present with what […]

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Open Studio for Meditation in May

Open Meditation Hours in May Capitol Hill Mondays: 10:45am-11:45am, 1:15pm-1:30pm, 3:30-3:45pm Tuesdays: 9:30am-9:45am, 11:15-:11:45am, 3:30-3:45pm Wednesdays: 10:45am-11:45am, 1:15pm-1:30pm, 3:30-3:45pm Thursdays: 9:30am-9:45am, 11:30-:11:45am, 3:30-3:45pm Fridays: 10:45am-11:45am, 1:15pm-1:30pm, 3:30-3:45pm Sundays: 12:00pm-1:00pm Open Meditation Hours in May Phinney Ridge Mondays: 5:30-7:00pm Tuesdays: 1-2pm, 4:45-5:45pm Wednesdays: 11:15-11:45am Fridays: 10:15-11:15am Saturdays: 8:30-10:30am Sundays: 8:30-10:30am Open Meditation Hours in May Wedgwood […]

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M(ay) is for Meditation!

Though I am a big fan of people coming to things in their own time, being challenged can have a potent effect. Eight years ago I started to practice pranayama because of a dare from a teacher while on retreat. He told our group that there would be no contraindications with pranayama practice (see below […]

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Jen Yaros Art Opening

Ever wonder what 8 Limbs instructors do other than study and teach yoga? Jen Yaros, who teaches at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill, Wedgwood, and West Seattle, is also an artist. First Thursday in April you have an opportunity to see her next show at Shift Collaborative Studios, 306 S. Washington, Ste, 105. Yaros searches for […]

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Spring Seasonal Vinyasa

I know the weather can really be hit or miss these days, but there is enough proof around in nature to confirm that spring is here, and it is time to consider shifting your yoga practice to compliment the season. Over the winter we have been doing yoga classes that emphasize Sun Salutations to promote […]

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The Yoga of Odissi

I recently returned from Bhubaneswar, India where I was studying and performing Odissi dance and teaching yoga to mostly dancers and musicians. Odissi is a classical dance that has its roots in the yogic temple rites of the tantrik priestesses of ancient Orissa or Kalinga. The dance was nearly lost during British rule because the […]

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A Birthday Gift

I received a precious early birthday gift while leading a retreat with Jenny Hayo in Guatemala last week. Per Jenny‚Äôs request, every morning we held silence as a group until after breakfast. At 6am we met in the Tara Temple and practiced meditation for 30 minutes. During meditation, the moonlit darkness of night would shift […]

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