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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Mission: Inclusion

This week I dipped into The Yoga Sutra as part of the Deep Dive 8 Limbs is doing this summer to rework our mission. We are about to hit our 20 Year Anniversary but at the same time have realized that our original mission of inclusion has fallen short. The first step in our examination is my current assignment from our […]

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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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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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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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