We Are Family

In the twenty + years since 8 Limbs opened I’ve come to see the community that works and practices at 8 Limbs as a kind of family. We breathe together, move together, laugh and sweat together and even cry together. We are connected through subtle practices, through sound, or without a sound. We love yoga, […]

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What Wakes You Up?

In this year of questions, April asks “What Wakes You Up?” As the earth wakes up from its winter slumber, can we inquire into this ourselves? Waking up is a term often used to speak about spiritual transformation. We are asleep, and then we wake up to the divine within us, or to the true […]

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Setting a Commitment Intention

The word intention means something one plans to do or achieve. Making a commitment to practice for 28 consecutive days falls well within this definition. The word intention though, can also mean to have a particular aim or purpose. It is this latter definition that we are going to focus on here. Below are 8 […]

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Pre-Commitment Tips

Several years back Executive Director Ashley Dahl made a commitment to practice for a month. Through this experience she learned, mostly the hard way, a few essentials for a sustained practice. Below are 8 such tips adapted from her blog “Commitment” to help you in your Commitment.  (To read Ashley’s full Commitment story click here.) Map […]

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Practicing Commitment

A handful of years ago we began an annual tradition at 8 Limbs: coming together for the month of February in a community-wide commitment to practice. At a time when New Year resolutions often begin to lose their luster while the actual new year gains traction, we devote ourselves to several core yoga questions. Why really do we practice […]

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#8limbsnewclass

Starting January 1, 2017, 8 Limbs will launch #8limbsnewclass, what we hope will be a way to incentivize our community to try something new – a new class or teacher – and share what you find with the rest of us. Here’s how it works (see Anne Phyfe’s Instagram post on 12/31 for an example!): Choose […]

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8 Limbs 20 Years – Anne Phyfe Speech

Did you miss our 20th Anniversary Party but want to get a sense of what it was like? To find links to photos and speeches from MC Alice Pedersen and longtime 8 Limbs instructor Melina Meza, click here. And here is the speech from Anne Phyfe Palmer, 8 Limbs Founder. “I’d actually like to start by asking […]

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20th Anniversary Party Speeches & Photos

The 8 Limbs 20th Anniversary Party took place on Saturday, October 15, the night of Big Storm 2016! We were grateful that the storm spared us, and a lovely group of revelers came up to 8 Limbs Capitol Hill for a night of community and celebration.  Big thanks to Sam Fisher for being party planner extraordinaire. To Natasha […]

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POC Yoga – After the Death Threats

As I prepare for the upcoming 8 Limbs workshop Compassion in Hard Times, I am reflecting on the events of the last twelve months. Exactly one year ago, I taught a people of color (POC) yoga class that changed my life. The first official POC event I attended was a couple years ago, with Sister […]

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