A Confession

I have a confession to make. I skipped a limb. As an ambitious 26-year-old, I named 8 Limbs after the eight aspects, or limbs – anga in Sanskrit – of yoga. I did what some of us do when we find something we love, and want to share it with others, urgently, I bypassed the deep learning […]

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A Letter from the 8 Limbs Social Justice Team

Dear Community, We are writing to address, or perhaps bring your awareness to, an incident that continues to reverberate through many hearts and minds within the Northwest yoga community. On February 22 at the Northwest Yoga Conference (NWYC), a problematic interaction transpired involving an Indian woman and a white woman who also happens to be […]

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Standing Up For Who We Believe In

Something I read last week from Buddhist scholar Stephen Batchelor* has been lingering in my mind – the idea that ethics are rooted in three things: empathy, courage and intelligence. My attention was caught in part no doubt because our current political culture, featuring a dramatic range of beliefs about what is ethical, has brought […]

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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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