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 […]

Learn More

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 […]

Learn More

Waking Up

On November 9th America “woke up” to a new President-elect, and what, to some, felt like a new country. Some were surprised, some were not. Many felt disoriented, depressed or in shock, many did not. For some, the election news raised deep concerns about liberty, freedom of speech, and personal safety. For others, those concerns […]

Learn More

A Letter from Jamie Hall

8 Limbs community, the following is a letter from Jamie Hall, teacher of the Sunday 10:30am Devotional Flow class at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill for the last 6 years. We at 8 Limbs are so sad to see her go but wish Jamie, her husband Zachary, and their twin boys the most amazing journey and […]

Learn More

8 Limbs 20 Years: It’s Party Time!

Over the past 20 years there have been several assumptions and a few metaphors attributed to the name 8 Limbs. Some think it refers to a pregnant person – the 8 limbs of a parent and baby. Others got confused by our proximity to the bar Six Arms, just two block down E Pike St. […]

Learn More

20 Years, 20 Highlights

Summer is passing quickly, and so have the last twenty years! I write on the edge of the season of sun–rain and cooler temps already making themselves known while we at the 8 Limbs office are finalizing the fall schedule (October through January), and planning workshops, trainings, and our 20th Anniversary Party! Make sure to check […]

Learn More

Mission: Inclusion

This week I dipped into The Yoga Sutra as part of the Deep Dive 8 Limbs is doing this summer to rework our mission. We are about to hit our 20 Year Anniversary but at the same time have realized that our original mission of inclusion has fallen short. The first step in our examination is my current assignment from our […]

Learn More

Deep Dives

Towards the end of 2015 the 8 Limbs admin staff dedicated 2016 to be a year to internally and externally hold space for difficult conversations. The foundation upon which we rested this commitment was a particular awareness––recognition of our consistent willingness over the years to move beyond our comfort zones and dive deep into what we’ve […]

Learn More

Anti-Racist Resources

This post is to offer resources to those interested in receiving and sharing information that can serve to help the people of our country heal from centuries of racism. This is by no means a complete list, it’s just a beginning. It is our hope that the groundswell of outrage will lead to change, but it […]

Learn More

Summer Practice

July is one of the months we live for in Seattle. The days are long, the sun is out, the lake is warm(ish). Many of us grab the season by the tail in a full sprint–I know I do! But I also know what I’ll be doing more of thissummer: PRACTICE. This past February I had a talk […]

Learn More