Astrud, My Guru

I call Astrud Castillo my Guru. In this modern age I’m sure that word scares and confuses a lot of people. Astrud has been my mentor for many years, guiding me through life. She has made herself available to all my questions on Yoga, relationships, and yes God. My first time seeing her had such […]

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Teacher Profile: Shuja De’Peace

8 Limbs is pleased to publish Teacher Profiles to help you to know and learn from the amazing group of 8 Limbs Yoga Teachers. This month we profile Shuja De’Peace. Shuja has been the friendly face behind the 8 Limbs Capitol Hill front desk on Thursday mornings, has been a sub for several months, and will now teach […]

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Seasonal Vinyasa – Summer!

Pitta Elements = Fire + Water •Fire qualities: heating, intense, bright, rhythmic •Water qualities: fluid, cooling, calming, graceful Depending on where you live, you may think summer is never long enough (like in the Pacific Northwest), or that it’s always too long (like in the South). Regardless of your geographical location, I believe summer is […]

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Sun and Moon in Yoga

I am a vinyasa girl. I adore the fluid movement combined with pranayama (breath control). With this style of yoga, I feel I am in a divine dance with the sacred as I practice; my mind stills and I experience the grace of moving meditation. Most vinyasa sequences are Ashtanga based and built around Sun […]

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