WANTED: West Seattle Studio Manager

8 Limbs is seeking a West Seattle Studio Manager to join our FUN, supportive, and collaborative admin team! Some Perks: • Paid Time Off (after 6 months) • Unlimited Yoga Membership! • Discounts on Workshops, Clothing, and more! • PLUS you get to be a part of our vibrant community! Some Specifics: • 16-18 hours […]

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An Ongoing Conversation

I sit at my computer humbled, but also excited, for I’ve been given yet another opportunity for growth. On Sunday I was featured in a column by Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur. I was honored to be profiled by Nicole about the 8 Limbs 20th anniversary, and the intentional quality we bring to the business of yoga. In […]

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May Day, May Day

As some of you know, I am writing a memoir about being a young woman entrepreneur who is ambitious and expansive but shifts to more sustainable and collaborative business practices after a spate of personal and business challenges. Yes, this is the story of 8 Limbs, 20 years old this year, and you can read […]

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The Seed

This blog post is an excerpt from a work-in-progress memoir about starting 8 Limbs twenty years ago.  On a snowy return drive from Jackson Hole, Wyoming the Christmas of 1995, my boyfriend Mike and I got into a conversation about the future. It was New Year’s Day, and there were hours to kill on our way […]

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It’s About Time…

Well it’s about time for 8 Limbs to expand, add another kid to the family. Ever since we opened in 1996 we’ve added another studio every 3-5 years, and at this point we’re long overdue––8 Limbs Phinney Ridgeopened in 2009! A little history: 8 Limbs started on Capitol Hill, a one-room walk-up at 500 E. Pike St. It […]

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Gary Kraftsow

Waaay back in 1997, when 8 Limbs was not yet a year old, I first studied with a teacher named Gary Kraftsow. I had met the workshop host, Yoga Tree founder Kathryn Payne, at a workshop at The Yoga Lodgeon Whidbey Island with Mark Whitwell. Mark had written the Introduction in my very first yoga book, The Heart of Yoga, by TKV […]

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Repost: Keeping It Green

We’re making a #tbt move today, reposting a St. Patrick’s Day post from the very first month of the 8 Limbs Blog, back in March 2009. Enjoy! Back home in New Orleans, March means that you can go to the St. Patrick’s Day parade and catch all the ingredients you need for a stew, including […]

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Conditions of Trust

Every year, towards the end of winter, we hold an all-day 8 Limbs admin staff retreat. Studio Managers and those of us working in the back offices gather at Owner/Studio Director Anne Phyfe Palmer’s house for a day of reflection and a home-cooked meal. We talk about what we did well in the past year, […]

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Practice and Luminosity

Last month I wrote about commitment to and purpose for practice; I talked about committing to practice because it helps me with my anxiety, and about my upcoming trip to India. I was curious about what the trip would teach me about this practice, and I am grateful to report the answer: a lot. It’s […]

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