Student Profile – Patanjali Sacha

In addition to our monthly Teacher Profiles, 8 Limbs is now publishing monthly Student Profiles. This is where you, our community, can share about your practice and experience with yoga and life. Want to be profiled? See this blog post! We want to hear from you! Our November Student Profile is of Patanjali Sacha. Name: Patanjali Sacha Neighborhood: West Seattle 8 Limbs Studio(s) […]

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Gay Pride at 8 Limbs

Benefit Classes! We’re celebrating Gay Pride this year with 2 Benefit Classes: Capitol Hill: June 26 7:15 – 8:45pm All Levels with Jeff To benefit Gay City Wedgwood: 6/25 5:45 – 7:00pm All Levels with Megan To benefit It Gets Better Benefit Passes! Celebrate Gay Pride through your class pass purchases! 10% of all proceeds from class passes […]

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Douglas Ridings at NW Folklife this weekend!

Hello Lovely Souls, For all the students and fellow teachers who have asked about my dance performances: The group I dance with, Urvasi Dance Ensemble, is performing at Folklife this Saturday in the Bagley-Wright Theater in Seattle Center. We are in the program of Indian dance from 11am-3pm. We are on at 11:50am. I hope […]

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8 Limbs of Yoga: Pratyahara

At 8 Limbs we are examining each of the 8 Limbs, one month at a time, through this Blog, in classes, and in the Many Paths Teacher Panels, 1st Sunday of each month at 6:30pm. This month our schedule is a bit disrupted due to the Superbowl (not something we usually schedule around at our […]

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February is for (Yoga) Lovers

I am a Yoga lover, plain and simple. We’ve been together for a long time. We’ve been through thick and thin. We’re meant for each other. And I know I’m not alone – many of you feel a strong appreciation and love for the practice of yoga. It enriches our lives while keeping us healthy […]

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Teacher Profile: Sally Carley

8 Limbs is pleased to reintroduce monthly Teacher Profiles to help you to know and learn from the amazing group of 8 Limbs Yoga Teachers. This month we profile Sally Carley, who teaches at both Capitol Hill and West Seattle. Sally pioneered our Yoga for 50+ program and now offers Teacher Training for this beloved population. […]

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Late Winter Ayurveda Tips from Melina Meza

In Ayurveda, winter is the season associated with Kapha and all the imbalances associated with the earth and water elements. The Kapha qualities outside can make you feel heavy and lethargic and/or pull you towards foods that promote weight gain or the use of recreational drugs or alcohol to cope with depression, stress and the […]

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Pranayama, a story

When I talk to students about Pranayama I often share the story of how I started my own Pranayama practice. I was on retreat with Gary Kraftsow on Maui back in 2003 studying the Koshas, or sheaths of the human being. As we addressed the Pranamaya Kosha, the energetic sheath, or dimension, we turned in […]

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Class Scheduling

One of my main jobs as Education Director at 8 Limbs is the creation/management of the class schedules at each of our four neighborhood yoga studios. Three times a year, in January, June, and September, we print new schedules. I spend about a month taking in change requests and talking with teachers and managers to […]

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