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 developer and operator with multiple upscale locations in the greater Seattle area. In 2018–and with a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic management and operations–he branched out on his own as a management consultant. He took the reins as owner of 8 Limbs in January of 2020. Amaan is new to the business of yoga but has a daily yoga and meditation practice. He is an avid golfer and lives with his three children in Kirkland, Washington. amaan@8limbsyoga.com

 

Cindi Booth, General Manager

Cindi Booth, a MINDBODY Certified Consultant, is passionate about inspiring wellness businesses to succeed and thrive joyfully.  Cindi was a CPA with her own firm for 20 years and having completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Kripalu in 2013, successfully opened and ran large and small yoga studios on the east coast. Cindi brings a deep understanding and experience of the industry, teachers and the student communities that a yoga studio serves. Generalmanager@8limbsyoga.com

 

 

Adi Turner,  Studio Operations

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Morgan Huling, Programing Administration

Morgan is a Rhode Island native who has worked with several yoga studios throughout the state since 2009, as both a teacher and support staff.  Morgan taught her first class in 2010, and in addition to her 200-hour and 300-hour yoga teacher certifications she has participated in various immersion trainings to deepen her own practice and teaching skills. Morgan has worked in customer service, program coordination, team and studio management, and general operations.  She is passionate about supporting spaces that are dedicated to growth, self-care, and community.  With the increasing embrace of remote work, Morgan is delighted to virtually join the 8 Limbs team (and always thrilled for a reason to visit Seattle!). In addition to her work in the yoga business, Morgan is also an experienced massage therapist and maintains a thriving bodywork practice in Rhode Island. admin@8limbsyoga.com

 

Joanna Bond, Bookkeeper

In her 20 years of practicing yoga, Joanna has seen her practice change from power flows to gentle dream states, from learning to teaching, from tough times to good, and back again and again. It is through all the ebbs and flows of modern life that the yoga path wanders. She feels lucky to be working for an organization that holds space for students, teachers, and staff of all ages, sizes, beliefs, and experiences, every one of whom has a story to tell. She sees that wisdom and connection come not just from the teacher, but from the student as well, and loves watching community build around yoga classes. Joanna is a mother, artist/writer, and business owner.  She enjoys creating yoga games, tools, and stories for kids, and finds that adults are just as fascinated by them. They sneak deeper teachings into simple moments, bringing joy to the practice. Joanna is registered through Yoga Alliance as a Yoga Teacher, Children’s Yoga Teacher and Prenatal Yoga Teacher.

 

 

 Lily Myers, Customer Service

Lily Myers has been with 8 Limbs since 2016, when she began as a work-study at the Wedgwood studio. Since then, she has been a Yoga Advisor and a substitute teacher at the Wedgwood and Phinney Ridge studios. She is passionate about mindful movement, embodied awareness, and practicing self-love through the movement of our bodies. Lily has completed two 200-hour RYT trainings, with The Center for Yoga of Seattle, and The Craft of Teaching Yoga. She has taught yoga at 8 Limbs, Ballard Health Club, and elsewhere. She has also organized free yoga classes at spaces across Seattle as part of The Craft Collective, with the goal of making yoga accessible for more folks in the Seattle community. Outside of yoga, Lily is a creative writer and a graduate student in counseling psychology at Bastyr University, working toward becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. support@8limbsyoga.com

Megan Sloan, Marketing

Megan Sloan (she/her) has been working at 8 Limbs Yoga since 2009. She helped open the Phinney Ridge studio as the original manager and still has flashbacks to installing the prop shelves at midnight the night before the studio opened. Since then she has held a myriad of positions at the studio and loves that in her current role she gets to tell the story of 8 Limbs and connect meaningfully with the 8 Limbs community. When she’s not overseeing marketing and social media for 8 Limbs or teaching yoga, you can find her hiking with her wife and two kids or planting and tending in her vegetable garden. marketing@8limbsyoga.com