A time to rest

The words Sabbath and sabbatical come from the Hebrew word šāḇaṯ, to rest. Codified in many religions and in university settings, taking a rest, or a pause, from the ordinary and obligatory, is something we all need, but not something we all take! I’m not talking about sleep here, I’m talking about an intentional slowing down […]

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Onward!

Summertime is officially here! We are excited to broaden our horizons with new opportunities for you to come together to practice yoga and cultivate well being. Check out these key tips for all things In-Studio & Outdoor classes, and read on for some big new announcements (including openings on our team)! Our small but dedicated […]

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Settling our Systems

This spring has been miraculous. The trees and flowers are literally exploding with fluffy scent-bombs! Many of us have been able to get out more, spreading our wings as the world opens up bit by bit. This change comes with challenges. There is still risk, a great deal of unknown, and the fact that we […]

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West Seattle Closure

To our 8 Limbs community in West Seattle, When I took over the reigns of 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in January 2020 and a lease at W. Seattle set to expire a month later, my goal and hope was that by extending the lease and some investment and TLC, I would be able to revitalize […]

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Get Committed!

Almost ten years ago 8 Limbs started an annual ritual called the 28 Day Commitment. We chose February, a bit removed from the resolution madness of January and the shortest month of the year, and have continued in some form or another ever since! Our aim was to invite rather than challenge, and empower, a […]

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Coming to center

Our minds, they are tough to control. I know mine is! And that’s why I’m a yoga practitioner. When I was introduced to the practice in 1996 it was immediately clear that the combination of postures, with attention to breath, gave me a clearer mind, one more able to focus and concentrate. I was able […]

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8 Limbs is 23!

8 Limbs turns 23 on Sunday, October 13! We are going strong and SO grateful to all of our community members, teachers, and staff for our continued strength and community. We couldn’t do it without you! Come celebrate with us this month. Become involved with the great teachers and teachings at 8 Limbs in a […]

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Ouch, that hurts!

Ouch! We’ve all said it. We’ve all felt it. Hurting is part of being human. But that doesn’t mean any of us like it; in fact, we often do everything we can to avoid pain. It’s hardwired, part of our survival programming. But avoiding pain, or avoiding feeling or examining it, can cause more harm, to […]

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Practice in the Summer

I don’t know about you all, but in the summer I find it a bit tough to practice daily. I love to meditate in the early morning — in the dark, before the world wakes up — and that gets tough when the sun rises before 6am. The birds start earlier, the traffic noises start […]

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