Dawn Jansen, at 8 Limbs from the start

Those of us who were around at the start of 8 Limbs sometimes joke about the names that were on the schedule in the early years. We had a Pine, a River, a Robin, and a Dawn. Yes, Dawn Jansen, who now teaches at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge and Wedgwood, was at 8 […]

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Thanksgiving Benefit Class Update

Thanks to all who braved the cold and gathered at 8 Limbs to practice together on Thanksgiving morning and support the amazing work of four local non-profits. We set our first Benefit Class goal at $2,500, and we just about made it! Here’s the tally: Capitol Hill: $663 for Yoga Behind Bars Phinney Ridge $669 […]

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Pranayama

When I talk to students about Pranayama I often share the story of how I started my own Pranayama practice. I was on retreat with Gary Kraftsow on Maui back in 2003 studying the Koshas, or sheaths of the human being. As we addressed the Pranamaya Kosha, the energetic sheath, or dimension, we turned in […]

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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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