Melina’s Yoga for the Seasons DVD in Yoga Journal

Since Melina began her sabbatical a few months ago, I have spoken with many students who have begun to explore and enjoy other 8 Limbs teachers, but who all very much miss Melina’s classes. I myself, miss her deep, grounding classes, and the powerful poses we explored. As someone who resonates with the natural cycles, […]

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Back Care with Kate

This month, Tias Little came into town and spent a weekend at 8 Limbs, dropping some serious knowledge on all of us who attended. I think I am still buzzing from that concentrated time of sitting and listening to someone so wise. I have studied with Tias for the past 6 years and it’s been […]

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Sthira Sukham Asanam

Fall approaches, sweeping in with winds of change that we’ve felt these last few days. It beckons us inward for warmth and reflection, it brings back-to-school memories (or actual back-to-school preparations) and can be a great time to deepen our practice of yoga. At 8 Limbs we enter into a season of wonderful workshops and […]

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Summertime! Footloose and Fancy Free

It never seems to fail. No matter how much older and further away I get from the carefree summers of my youth, no matter how wet, cold, dreary or short that season Seattle calls “summer” actually is, I just can’t help but feel like summer is the time for loosening up boundaries and plunging feet […]

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Melina Career Break/Sabbatical

Happy belated summer solstice to you all! I hope you all have some amazing adventures, retreats, or garden projects to look forward to over the next few months! So far, this Seattle version of summer has been full of creativity, career insights, and change. As far as career insights go, it’s time for me to […]

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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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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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