Ever wonder what 8 Limbs instructors do other than study and teach yoga? Jen Yaros, who teaches at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill, Wedgwood, and West Seattle, is also an artist. First Thursday in April you have an opportunity to see her next show at Shift Collaborative Studios, 306 S. Washington, Ste, 105.
Yaros searches for meaning by exploring the existence of the self according to Buddhist, Yogic and Taoist philosophies in this large-scale print installation. Inspired by her work as a yoga instructor and her study of classical eastern texts such as The Yoga Sutras, The Dhammapada and The Bhagavad Gita, Jen questions how letting go of the notion of the self and accepting all forms in life as fleeting and impermanent could lead to greater awareness, less conflict and potentially reduce suffering.
In addition to teaching yoga and creating art, Jen is a teaching assistant in the Print and Letterpress Departments at Pratt Fine Arts Center. She has a degree in Economics from the University of Washington and has worked in commercial photography and theatre lighting design. Jennifer works with a variety of media ranging from printmaking and book arts to fibers and most recently, sculpture.
Shift is a collaborative artist’s studio that opened in the fall of 2004 in the renovated Tashiro Kaplan Arts Complex. Shift was established as an artist-run space with the primary goal of supporting emergent, practicing, Northwest artists. For more information, visit www.shiftstudio.org.