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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Behind the Scenes: Give The Gift Of…

We’re a group of double dippers, those of us working behind the scenes at 8 Limbs, that is. What you all see in terms of 8 Limbs offerings––our marketing campaigns, our general communication––is a direct reflection of the work and conversations we’re having behind the scenes. We’re not reinventing the wheel in what we outwardly […]

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Time to Be a Student

In the last week I was able to attend four yoga classes at 8 Limbs. That’s kind of a record number for me in this phase of my life––my yoga practice usually happens in the wee hours of the morning on the second floor of my home. But I had a distinct feeling heading into […]

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