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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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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New Orleans Spirit Comes to Seattle

Just like anyone with a strong connection to their hometown, I tend to get swept up when something is going on down home in New Orleans. The song I’ve heard all of my life could not be more true: “OOh I want to be in that number, when the Saints come marching in.” I wish […]

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Haiti Earthquake Relief

As the news of the devastating earthquake in Haiti has spread across our office, a staff member directed us to a web page with a list of charitable organizations working in Haiti to help with the disaster. Click here to go directly to the full list, which is from Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC, or […]

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Early Morning Yoga

Consider for a moment the way your body feels as you sit in meditation just after shivasana. Perhaps there is a quiet, subtle vibration to your muscles and connective tissue having just moved through an asana practice. Perhaps, too, you experience a crisp clarity in different layers of your being; energy channels, your breath, your […]

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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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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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