To our 8 Limbs community in West Seattle,
When I took over the reigns of 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in January 2020 and a lease at W. Seattle set to expire a month later, my goal and hope was that by extending the lease and some investment and TLC, I would be able to revitalize the studio and keep it in the 8 Limbs family for many more years. There was no doubt that the studio held an incredibly special place in the hearts of so many of our students, teachers, and partners.
Unfortunately, Covid 19, the resulting shutdown of the studio two months later, and a continued closure has made any chance of achieving this reality highly improbable.
With a heavy heart, I am writing to let you know that the 8 Limbs studio at 4546½ California Ave SW, Seattle, will permanently close its doors on February 28th, 2021.
I know that for many of our students and teachers, this studio has played an important role in their development and growth as yoga practitioners. It is because of this community that 8 Limbs was able to stay the course for almost 16 years. On behalf of all at 8 Limbs, thank you for this trust and support.
The closure of our studio over the last year has greatly affected our teachers also. In the last year, if I have learned anything about teachers who spend most of their lives honing their skills, it is that they do it not only to earn a living, but more so, for the joy it brings them to help others to live well within their own bodies and ultimately their lives. Some of our teachers continue to teach from their homes, and we ask that you continue to support them and 8 Limbs with regular attendance in our Livestream classes. We were not able to keep all our teachers working throughout the pandemic and some of your favorites are teaching independently online. We humbly ask that you seek them out or contact us so we can guide you to them.
If you would like to take home any of the used props, we will be opening the doors for folks to come by, say goodbye to the space, and pick up a few things for their home studios:
- Friday, February 19 1-4pm
- Monday, February 22, 1-2pm (note: no more props available, sorry, they all found new homes on Friday)
Props will be given away first come, first served, one type per person. If you care to “pay” for the props, please make a donation to Real Rent Duwamish or Solid Ground, or Venmo one of your favorite 8 Limbs teachers.
We are happy to assure you that we WILL be continuing to offer Livestream classes even when we re-open our other studios in Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge, and Wedwgood. Beloved West Seattle teachers Alex Baker, Tracy Hodgeman, and Katie McNamara all have weekly classes.
Thank you for being a part of our family, for your past and continued support of 8 Limbs and our teachers.
Posted by: Amaan Kurji, Owner of 8 Limbs Yoga Centers