The Seed

This blog post is an excerpt from a work-in-progress memoir about starting 8 Limbs twenty years ago.  On a snowy return drive from Jackson Hole, Wyoming the Christmas of 1995, my boyfriend Mike and I got into a conversation about the future. It was New Year’s Day, and there were hours to kill on our way […]

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It’s About Time…

Well it’s about time for 8 Limbs to expand, add another kid to the family. Ever since we opened in 1996 we’ve added another studio every 3-5 years, and at this point we’re long overdue––8 Limbs Phinney Ridgeopened in 2009! A little history: 8 Limbs started on Capitol Hill, a one-room walk-up at 500 E. Pike St. It […]

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Gary Kraftsow

Waaay back in 1997, when 8 Limbs was not yet a year old, I first studied with a teacher named Gary Kraftsow. I had met the workshop host, Yoga Tree founder Kathryn Payne, at a workshop at The Yoga Lodgeon Whidbey Island with Mark Whitwell. Mark had written the Introduction in my very first yoga book, The Heart of Yoga, by TKV […]

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Repost: Keeping It Green

We’re making a #tbt move today, reposting a St. Patrick’s Day post from the very first month of the 8 Limbs Blog, back in March 2009. Enjoy! Back home in New Orleans, March means that you can go to the St. Patrick’s Day parade and catch all the ingredients you need for a stew, including […]

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Practice and Luminosity

Last month I wrote about commitment to and purpose for practice; I talked about committing to practice because it helps me with my anxiety, and about my upcoming trip to India. I was curious about what the trip would teach me about this practice, and I am grateful to report the answer: a lot. It’s […]

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Teacher Profile: Kathleen Dowd

8 Limbs is pleased to publish monthly Teacher Profiles to help you to know and learn from the amazing group of 8 Limbs Yoga Teachers. This month we profile Kathleen Dowd, who teaches the Intro Series at Capitol Hill and will begin a drop-in donation-based Meditation Session Tuesdays 5:15 – 5:45pm at 8 Limbs Capitol […]

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New Year’s, and 20 Years!

New Year’s Day––a day to pause and reflect; a day to remember what has passed and set intention for the future. Twenty years ago on this date I was driving home from a road trip to Wyoming. I was twenty-five and I had just fallen in love with yoga. It was turning me inside out […]

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