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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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