Those of us who were around at the start of 8 Limbs sometimes joke about the names that were on the schedule in the early years. We had a Pine, a River, a Robin, and a Dawn. Yes, Dawn Jansen, who now teaches at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge and Wedgwood, was at 8 Limbs on the very first schedule. She had moved back home to Seattle in 1996 after studying yoga in New York and California. She had a spark and a creativity that I knew would be well-received and I brought her on to teach Vinyasa and eventually Intro Series.

For several years, Dawn was the “pack-em-in” teacher at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill. Her classes were often 30+ sweaty enthusiasts who knew that she would take them through the wringer. Her Intro Series students knew that they would get the individual attention (and famous savasana adjustments) they needed at the start of their yoga journey. Local writer Michael Stusser was (and still is) a devoted fan and his account of her 8 Limbs Intro Series made it into a Yoga International article.

Dawn opened Jai Ma, a studio on Queen Anne in the early 2000s, had a successful run with that, and worked in Marketing for a few years. We at 8 Limbs were pleased to welcome Dawn back to teaching yoga full time in 2008. She is a knowledgeable teacher with a heart of gold and those are qualities we cherish at 8 Limbs.

This weekend Dawn will teach a Chandra Namaskar and Restoratives Workshop at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill. This is a favorite December workshop to support us with more rejuvenative and cooling practices during the holiday season.
Join Dawn on Saturday, December 11th, 2:30 – 4:30pm. Your whole being will thank you. More info.

Posted by: Anne Phyfe Palmer

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