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November 2010 Newsletter
Living Yoga Radio
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Thanksgiving Benefit Classes
500HR Teacher Training
Yoga Retreats
Be Thankful, Be Grateful
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Nov. 8 1:30pm
Dec 6. 8:30pm
8 Limbs Capitol Hill

As our weather transitions from summer to fall (and back and forth a few times!), it is easy to keep the awareness that life is full of change. Seasons change, leaves change, political offices change, (you all voted, right?) and
yoga schedules change. And our moods CAN change, but ideally they are
not ruled by the changes outside of our control. 

Last month I attended a yoga and meditation retreat with Jenny Hayo which offered me great tools in working with changes. Our focus in practice and discussion was our relationship to the conditions, or circumstance of our lives. Our exploration helped us to see that it is how we relate to the conditions,
not the conditions themselves, are what causes suffering. Things happen,
they always will. Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. How we meet challenge, change, or even great news is a where the rubber meets the road, where our practice is tested. If we can meet adverse circumstances with the same presence and strength with which we meet great news, that is "advanced practice."

So, with that, I share with you some news of change at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill. Maygen McGrew, who has taught at 8 Limbs for over five years, will be moving on from her schedule to pursue other things. We wish Maygen all the best and thank her for sharing her sweetness & knowledge at 8 Limbs. Her last class will be Sunday November 22. Paul Millage will be making a move to Bellingham
to taste the small town life while keeping one foot in Seattle. His Friday and Sunday classes will be taken by other teachers, but he will be in town for Thursday nights at 5:45pm. We'll be posting the new teachers very soon.

Happy Fall!

Smile Often

Anne Phyfe Palmer, Director
8 Limbs Yoga Centers

P.S. This month's Yogainquiry question is "How do you commit to a Home Practice?" Check it out at and join Douglas November 16 and 23 to learn tips from a pro in his Home Practice workshop.

Last Friday, October 28, Anne Phyfe and several other Seattle Yoga Instructors were featured on Living Yoga Radio to highlight their offerings in the Virtual Yoga Conference February 8-11, 2011. Visit to read more about the conference and for a link to the radio show.

See a complete list of all 8 Limbs Workshops here.
Every Thanksgiving 8 Limbs hosts Thanksgiving Benefit Classes to raise money for local (and sometimes national) non-profit organizations. Join us on Thanksgiving Morning at one of our neighborhood studios:
Capitol Hill: 10:00 - 11:30am with Jenny Hayo to benefit Yoga Behind Bars
Phinney Ridge: 9:00 - 10:30am with Leisha Davis to benefit Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Wedgwood: 9:30 - 11:00am with Dawn Jansen to benefit Passages Northwest
West Seattle: 9:30 - 11:00am with Jen Yaros to benefit The Hutch School (part of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
8 Limbs will launch our new 500-hour Teacher Training Program in January 2011. This program will provide 300 hours of advanced studies with visiting and local senior instructors to bring 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) to the next level of certification. Find information on this unique training here

Within the trainings for 500-hour participants, the public will have an opportunity to study with the amazing teachers we have on staff. Here are the dates scheduled for 2011/2012:

  • Jan 28 - 30, 2011: Buddhism & Insight Yoga with Sarah Powers
  • Feb 25 - 27, 2011: Business of Yoga & Sequencing for Special Needs with Melina Meza
  • Mar 25 - 27, 2011: Asana, Adjustments & Ethics with JinSung
    & Melina Meza
  • May 13 - 15, 2011: Art of Teaching, Chakras & Subtle Body
    with Shari Friedrichsen & Anne Phyfe Palmer
  • June 3 - 5, 2011: Asana, Pranayama & Yoga Sutras with Jenny Hayo
  • June 6 - 10, 2011: Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
    with Anne Phyfe Palmer*
  • July 29 - August 5, 2011: Breitenbush Adv. Training Retreat II
    with Melina Meza & Chiara Guerrieri**
  • Sep 16 - 18, 2011: Ayurveda with Melina Meza
  • Oct 7 - 9, 2011: Parayoga with Rod Stryker
  • Oct 21 - 23, 2011: Anatomy, Art of Seeing & Meditation
    with Chiara Guerrieri
  • Nov 11 - 13, 2011: Iyengar Yoga, Assisting & Meditation with JinSung
  • Jan 20 - 22, 2012: Prajna Yoga with Tias Little
  • Mar 1 - 4, 2012: Insight Yoga with Sarah Powers

Come On Get HappyIn 2011 we are offering two amazing yoga retreats down south of the border. Melina will take a group to the amazing grounds of Haramara (featured in the current Yoga Journal) for a week-long Seasonal Vinyasa Retreat Jan 22-29, 2011.

Douglas Ridings will host an intimate retreat at
Villa Sumaya on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala March 26-April 2, 2011.
Tell someone just how much with a beautiful Compendium (local company!) greeting card. 2-for-1 card sale, November 15th thru December 15th.
Please call or check with the front desk at your neighborhood 8 Limbs to update your contact information (street address, email and phone number).
It is important that we maintain accurate records and be able to reach you. There will be contact info leaflets to fill out at the studios in the next week. Thanks for your help!
8 Limbs Capitol Hill is looking for a Yoga Advisor (Front Desk Position) for approximately 12 hours per week. Must have evening/weekend availability. Contact Megan for more information:

Every month 8 Limbs partners with other local studios to share the events happening in other corners of Seattle. Here are this month's offerings:

Hearts on Fire: A Led Advanced Practice with Rainey
Saturday, November 6, 2 - 5 pm, Seattle Yoga Arts

Integrative Movement Therapy Basics
Saturday, November 13, Samarya Center

  • Street Yoga Training
    November 19-21, 2010
    Be Kind - Rewind
    In the Street Yoga teacher training, you will receive practical, real world techniques for teaching yoga and mindfulness to youth and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, addiction, abuse and trauma.

    To learn more, fill out an application, and pay, please go to:

    Questions? Please contact Jaime, Street Yoga Program Manager, at 503-232-0362 or