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The name “8 Limbs” comes from the Sanskrit term Ashtanga and refers to the eight limbs of yoga: Yama (attitudes toward our environment), Niyama (attitudes toward ourselves), Asana (physical postures), Pranayama (restraint or expansion of the breath), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (complete integration). At 8 Limbs Yoga Centers […]
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 […]
Amaan Kurji, Owner Amaan was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. He moved to Canada in his early 20s where he earned his degree in Hotel Management. After lengthy stints in senior roles in hospitality and retail in Vancouver and Ottawa, Amaan moved to Seattle in 2010 to manage day-to-day operations of a local hotel […]
An 8 Limbs Private Session is a personalized yoga lesson between teacher and student(s). 8 Limbs Yoga Centers is excited to offer one-on-one or small group private sessions with our most experienced teachers as a way to highlight and return to the roots of how yoga practices were originally designed to be shared, from teacher […]
Over the past 23 years, 8 Limbs has received numerous awards and media attention. Here are a few: AWARDS Best Yoga Studio in Seattle 2018 by Seattle Magazine Readers’ Choice 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 […]
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