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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Thanksgiving 2015 Benefit Classes

Since our inception, 8 Limbs has proudly hosted benefit and free yoga classes to support local non-profits, including Thanksgiving Benefit Classes at each studio. As we grew to four studios, we asked each location to chose the recipient for their annual Thanksgiving Benefit Class. With these classes we’ve gathered substantial donations for organizations like Yoga Behind […]

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