The 8 Limbs Blog, launched in March 2010, explores yoga, ayurveda, parenting, community, and many other subjects. Use the Category search to find part postings on the subjects you care about.

Participate in the 8 Limbs 28 Day Commitment, February 1-28, with daily tips on the 8 Limbs 28 Day Blog.

The first of each month we publish Anne Phyfe Palmer‘s Founder Letter that also appears in the monthly newsletter.

Teacher Profiles let you into the world of our amazing teachers.

Let us know what you want to hear more about at annephyfe@8limbsyoga.com.

WOW. We are SO GRATEFUL. When we threw ourselves into launching a Livestream platform in order to keep 8 Limbs classes “alive” and keep yoga in your lives, we had no idea what to expect. We built it and you came! You love your teachers, and yoga, and you are dedicating time in your week (some of you each day!) for your yoga practice. We hope that it is bringing you some steadiness and calm in the midst of such a challenging time in our lives. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your understanding as we work with an entirely new online…

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8 Limbs studio spaces have closed temporarily, but 8 Limbs Yoga Centers Livestream has launched! Click here for the 8 Limbs Yoga Centers Livestream schedule or on the MindBody app. You can also register directly in MindBody here.  Classes will continue to be added/adjusted so keep checking the schedule.  YOGA + FITNESS Livestreaming has given us an opportunity to offer modalities we’ve considered adding for years – Conditioning & Movement! To complement our core yoga offerings, we are trying out the following this coming week: Yoga + Barre ballet-inspired combination of Pilates, strengthening, and movement are incorporated into an all levels flow class…

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PLEASE NOTE: This information is now out of date, please see our newest Blog for an update. We have closed our physical spaces and have begun Livestreaming. Today (and possibly tomorrow) it is all FREE TO ALL, as soon as we are able to work out the kinks we will be offering live-streaming at no charge for members and at accessible rates to be determined to all others. We’ll miss you and can’t wait to see you onscreen! With love, 8 Limbs   What a week it has been! As you all know, we are in uncertain times right now.…

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As flu season continues, and concerns around the spread of Covid-19 increase, 8 Limbs is taking several precautions, and ask that students join us in our effort to practice Saucha in our studios: Wash hands thoroughly before and after practice. Limit touching your face (yes, we know it’s hard!) Bring/use your own mat and props and/or towels or pillow cases to cover our bolsters. To make this easier on the wallet we are offering a 20% discount on all full-priced mats, straps, bolsters, blocks, and towels. Please clean both sides of all mats used in the studios before and after classes. Please…

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It’s easy to get sloppy. I do it all the time. I mean to stay off my phone at night, or in the morning, but then I pick it up, and in a snap I’ve fallen into a time machine.  So from time to time I clean up ­­- I get firm with my boundaries, leave the phone in the kitchen when I go to bed, and leave it there til after I’ve practiced yoga and eaten. Those days start with more spirit, and more space. After moving through the Yamas from September through January (click here for our monthly blog…

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It’s easy to get sloppy. I do it all the time. I mean to stay off my phone at night, or in the morning, but then I pick it up, and in a snap I’ve fallen into a time machine.  So from time to time I clean up ­­- I get firm with my boundaries, leave the phone in the kitchen when I go to bed, and leave it there til after I’ve practiced yoga and eaten. Those days start with more spirit, and more space. After moving through the Yamas from September through January (click here for our monthly blog…

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Every February 8 Limbs hosts our 28 Day Commitment. The goal is to inspire as many people as possible to commit to a daily practice of some kind, be it asana, pranayama, meditation, restorative yoga, chanting, yoga nidra, etc., either done in the studios, at home, or on the road. We know how helpful it can be to have a goal, and to know you are in good company. Learn more here and share with friends and commit to compassion and practice together! I remember one year my goal was to practice for fifteen minutes a day. I had a tiny red Moleskin notebook…

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To my extended family at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, It is with truly mixed emotions that I am announcing a change to the ownership of 8 Limbs Yoga Centers. On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 I pass the ownership of 8 Limbs Yoga Centers to Amaan Kurji, a local entrepreneur who is excited to take the helm I’ve steered for over 23 years. I am overjoyed to have found a new owner with such potential to take 8 Limbs well into the next 23! I really like this guy; he has heart and really gets what 8 Limbs is – much…

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Each February we invite 8 Limbs students, teachers, and staff to go deeper with 28 straight days of daily practice. Our 2020 theme speaks for itself: Compassion. With a 28 Day Commitment, we make space in our lives to experience what a stronger commitment to yoga in one’s life can bring and discover how practice creates conditions for finding and honoring our own wisdom. You can also set your own commitment intention. Doing asana all 28 days is not required, nor is practicing all 28 days at 8 Limbs. Practice can include any of the 8 limbs of yoga; you can practice at…

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Imagine a close friend who comes to you in some distress, and tells you they’re struggling and feeling bad about themself. How do you respond to your friend? What kind of words do you use, what body language, what tone of voice? Now, imagine yourself in similar distress, when you are struggling and feeling bad about yourself. How do you respond to yourself in that situation? What kinds of words, body language, and tone of voice do you use? Did you notice any differences? Research shows that most of us treat our friends with warmth and kindness, while we’re much…

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