We made it.

The door of 2017 has closed, and here we are in 2018, its window wide open. There is possibility in a New Year, a fresh start.


So how are we, each one of us precious, powerful people, going to carry ourselves responsibly into the dawn of this nascent year?

What inner work are we going to do?

What intentions shall we set?
What clearing out will we do?

What commitments will we make? What actions will we take?

Our minds are wired for survival, and thus to a negative bias. To make conscious decisions beyond those designed to protect us takes real energy and attention. Intentions and commitments help us to set positive patterns in place, as long as they come with self-compassion.

On the level of personal practice, it’s the time of year for theĀ 8 Limbs 28 Day Commitment, February 1-28. Get yourself excited for this month-long focus on setting the positive pattern of a daily practice, be it in the studio, at home, or on the road. You’ll receive daily tips via Instagram and Facebook, mark your daily practice on our new in-studio charts, log it in your own 28 Day Commitment journal, and spot fellow Committed folks wearing red wrist-bands to class. More info here.

In December, 170 of us studied the patterns of systemic and internalized white supremacy and systemic and internalized racism and how to replace them with liberation with Rev. angel Kyodo williams. My notes from the weekend can be found on the 8 Limbs Blog.

On an organizational level, 8 Limbs has just put great attention into a mission renewal and a new social justice mission.

Our new mission (short form) is:


8 Limbs is committed to being a supportive and welcoming place to learn and grow through the mind-body practices of yoga.

To read the full mission, and our social justice mission, click here.

Let me now what you think at annephyfe@8limbsyoga.com.

Happy Re-Newal, Happy New Year!

Posted by: Anne Phyfe Palmer, Founder & Studio Director, 8 Limbs Yoga

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