Post-Election, Here We Are

I’ll be honest: I didn’t expect this. I was worried, sure, and anxious, but I didn’t really go all the way in my mind. I staved off the potential despair and sadness and fear with a strong dose of denial, swallowed down with a quick swig of “too busy.” But, last night, and today, I went there. […]

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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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8 Limbs 20 Years: It’s Party Time!

Over the past 20 years there have been several assumptions and a few metaphors attributed to the name 8 Limbs. Some think it refers to a pregnant person – the 8 limbs of a parent and baby. Others got confused by our proximity to the bar Six Arms, just two block down E Pike St. […]

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Time to Retreat

It’s hard to believe autumn is here after being blessed with such a beautiful sunny summer season. During a recent weekend while Seattle saw some blessed summer rain, I was fortunate to be in Oakland, CA participating in a Yin Yoga workshop with one of my teachers, 8 Limb’s own Melina Meza. I rented an […]

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This Thing Called Adulthood

It was as a grad student in Social Work that I formally started taking into account a person’s stage in life when working with them. I was studying developmental psychology and applying it in the field. As I progressed in my studies and career I began to more actively notice the ways, within a family […]

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20 Years, 20 Highlights

Summer is passing quickly, and so have the last twenty years! I write on the edge of the season of sun–rain and cooler temps already making themselves known while we at the 8 Limbs office are finalizing the fall schedule (October through January), and planning workshops, trainings, and our 20th Anniversary Party! Make sure to check […]

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