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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Cultural Competency: A Conversation – RECAP

On June 15th 8 Limbs Yoga Centers hosted “Cultural Competency: A Conversation.” This was the second in a series of conversations that began in April. The following is my account of the teachings of the session. What We Did The conversation started by framing its purpose being to find a middle ground where growth happens: outside of […]

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Summer at SAM

My name is Leah Oren. I work at the Seattle Art Museum designing and implementing programs for art and the environment. Many of my programs are sited at the Olympic Sculpture Park, and I’m currently beginning to plan our robust Summer at SAM season in July and August. During Summer at SAM, every Saturday morning […]

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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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Savasana and the Manomaya Kosha

I remember my first official yoga class with a certified teacher, in 1993. It was an Iyengar style class with Gayna Uransky, at a healing arts school called Heartwood Institute, tucked away on a remote mountainside in Humboldt County, CA. After one class with Gayna I was hooked on yoga, which, up to that point, […]

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