What Holds You?

What holds you? What, and who, really hold(s) you? These are questions I’ve asked myself many times in the past year. What holds my presence? What holds my inspiration? And who holds me? With all that I do and with all that is going on in the world, I’ve found it essential to hone in, moment-to-moment, on […]

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New Class, New Year

January – it’s the time many of us look at our habits and patterns and consider what’s working and what’s not. Some make resolutions, some do a cleanse, others resolve to have no resolutions! Over the years I have worked with many different models of discipline, and in 2017 the big change I’ll be committed to is […]

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#8limbsnewclass

Starting January 1, 2017, 8 Limbs will launch #8limbsnewclass, what we hope will be a way to incentivize our community to try something new – a new class or teacher – and share what you find with the rest of us. Here’s how it works (see Anne Phyfe’s Instagram post on 12/31 for an example!): Choose […]

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Waking Up

On November 9th America “woke up” to a new President-elect, and what, to some, felt like a new country. Some were surprised, some were not. Many felt disoriented, depressed or in shock, many did not. For some, the election news raised deep concerns about liberty, freedom of speech, and personal safety. For others, those concerns […]

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A Letter from Jamie Hall

8 Limbs community, the following is a letter from Jamie Hall, teacher of the Sunday 10:30am Devotional Flow class at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill for the last 6 years. We at 8 Limbs are so sad to see her go but wish Jamie, her husband Zachary, and their twin boys the most amazing journey and […]

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8 Limbs 20 Years – Anne Phyfe Speech

Did you miss our 20th Anniversary Party but want to get a sense of what it was like? To find links to photos and speeches from MC Alice Pedersen and longtime 8 Limbs instructor Melina Meza, click here. And here is the speech from Anne Phyfe Palmer, 8 Limbs Founder. “I’d actually like to start by asking […]

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POC Yoga – After the Death Threats

As I prepare for the upcoming 8 Limbs workshop Compassion in Hard Times, I am reflecting on the events of the last twelve months. Exactly one year ago, I taught a people of color (POC) yoga class that changed my life. The first official POC event I attended was a couple years ago, with Sister […]

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Teacher Profile: Biola Akanni

8 Limbs is pleased to publish Teacher Profiles to help you to know and learn from the amazing group of 8 Limbs Yoga Teachers. This month we profile Biola (pronounced Bee-ah-la), who teaches at 8 Limbs West Seattle Wednesdays at 4:00pm, and Thursdays at 6:30am. Teacher Name: Biola Akanni Practicing Yoga Since: 2008 Tell us about the […]

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Mission: Inclusion

This week I dipped into The Yoga Sutra as part of the Deep Dive 8 Limbs is doing this summer to rework our mission. We are about to hit our 20 Year Anniversary but at the same time have realized that our original mission of inclusion has fallen short. The first step in our examination is my current assignment from our […]

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