Our mission at 8 Limbs Yoga Centers is to create a supportive, inclusive, and non-competitive atmosphere in which yoga practitioners can learn and grow.
SOCIAL JUSTICE MISSION: 8 Limbs is committed to being a supportive and welcoming place to learn and grow through the mind-body practices of yoga. To be both supportive and welcoming, we will examine, and work to dismantle, the systems of oppression that shape our world. We aim to relate to yoga as a diverse set […]
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The name “8 Limbs” comes from the Sanskrit term Ashtanga and refers to the eight limbs of yoga: Yama (ethical disciplines), Niyama (rules of conduct), Asana (postures), Pranayama (restraint or expansion of the breath), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (absorption). At 8 Limbs Yoga Centers our drop-in classes focus […]
The 8 limbs of Yoga refer to the 8 limbs, or aspects of yoga practice and are: yama (attitudes toward our environment) niyama (attitudes toward ourselves) asana (physical postures) pranayama (breathing practices) pratyahara (sense restraint) dharana (concentration) dhyana (meditation) samadhi (complete integration) At 8 Limbs we aim to offer teachings in all of the 8 […]
Anne Phyfe Palmer, Owner/Studio Director Anne Phyfe Palmer founded 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in 1996 to provide an inclusive and welcoming home for yoga practitioners in Seattle. Raised in New Orleans, Anne Phyfe came to Seattle in 1993 via Vermont, where she completed her BA in English and Women’s Studies and developed an interest in […]
Before or after your next class, we hope you will take some extra time to enjoy a complimentary cup of tea, visit with our 8 Limbs staff and other students, and take a stroll through the boutique. Our boutiques are designed to be fun to shop and also support your practice at 8 Limbs – […]
Over the past 20 years, 8 Limbs has received numerous awards and media attention. Here are a few: AWARDS Best Yoga Studio in Seattle 2017 by Seattle Magazine Readers’ Choice Heart of Seattle Finalist 2017 by Chinook Book Reader’s Choice Best Yoga Studio 2016 by Seattle Magazine Best Yoga Studio on Capitol Hill 2015 by Yoga Panda and Seattle […]
Coming to 8 Limbs for the first time? Please find our New Student Release Waiver here for you to download, fill out and return to your home studio with your first visit! Release and Student Record Form 500 Hour Application 500 Hour Enrollment If you are interested in subbing or teaching at 8 Limbs […]