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Thanksgiving 2010 Newsletter
Benefit Classes
Thanksgiving Schedules
Be Thankful, Be Grateful
Schedule Changes
Yoga Hub
Boutique Buyer Needed
Capitol Hill Job Opening



Teacher Training


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Dec 6. 8:30pm
8 Limbs Capitol Hill


I just spent a day with the poet David Whyte on Whidbey Island to learn about "Conversational Leadership" and see what that meant for me and for 8 Limbs. It was inspiring and affirming to spend time with leaders from all around the world talking about having the courageous conversations that can enliven and expand us as human beings in the workplace.

I encountered David through his poetry and prose over the years, but his Insights at the Edge podcast with Sounds True founder Tami Simon was what drew me in. I recommend it to everyone interested in being "At the Frontier of Your Identity", the podcast title.

On the drive up, Ashley (8 Limbs Managing Director) and I listened to Whole Foods founder John Mackay talk about Conscious Capitalism on his Sounds True recording of the same name. His focus on business as a vehicle for change and deeper purpose resonates with me and dovetailed well with David Whyte's support of the workplace as an extension of our core beliefs as human beings.

Why I mention all of this is because I think that it is important that you know what is behind the scenes at 8 Limbs. We have always been a Business about Consciousness, but we also continue to evolve as a Conscious Business. Our deeper purpose is to "create sustainable lifestyle in community through yoga and conscious business practices." This means we want everyone involved with 8 Limbs - staff, teachers, vendors, owner, landlords, and of course customers, to live sustainable lives. We want your health to thrive, your families to thrive, your businesses to thrive, your communities to thrive, and the planet to thrive. And we believe that this is possible.

One of the longstanding business practices that 8 Limbs holds dear is that of the Thanksgiving Benefit class. For over 10 years our Thanksgiving Day practices support non-profits chosen by the volunteer teachers. This year we are working with four local non-profits at our four locations. Look below for the schedule of Benefit Class, plus a few more mid-month announcements. Help us support communities in need while connecting to your practice and your 8 Limbs community. This year our aim is to raise $2,500. Help us to reach that goal!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Smile Often

Anne Phyfe Palmer, Director
8 Limbs Yoga Centers
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
Payment by cash or check to the non-profit of your choice. No credit cards. Sliding scale, suggested minimum donation $16.
Please note the reduced schedule during the Thanksgiving Holidays, from Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 28. You can find this schedule posted at the studios and online.
Tell someone just how much with a beautiful Compendium
(local company!) greeting card. 2-for-1 card sale, November 15th thru December 15th, available at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill.
We have had some shifts in our teaching staff at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill. Maygen McGrew's last class will be on Sunday, November 21 and Paul Millage is now teaching only the Thursday 5:45pm class, which will lengthen to 1 hours in January. To accommodate these changes, the following schedule shifts will occur: 

Starting in December:
Adi (Gregg Turner) will teach Sundays at 9:00am, Level I
Jamie Hall will teach Sundays at 10:30am, Level II Flow and 5:00pm, Level III Flow (2-hour first Sunday of each month)
Megan Costello teach Tuesdays at 5:45pm (Chandra), Level I
Andreas Fetz will teach Thursdays at 7:00pm (moving to 7:15pm in January), Level II-III Flow
Dawn Jansen will teach Fridays at 12:00pm, Level III Flow

Starting in January:
Douglas Ridings will teach Wednesdays 5:45pm Level II-III Flow and 7:15pm Level I
Beth Award's Wednesday 5:45pm will change from Level II Flow to All Levels
8 Limbs Director Anne Phyfe Palmer was invited to present at the 2nd Annual Yoga Hub Virtual Conference. She will present the following classes: "The Koshas: Unveiling Your Potential" and "Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga: Embracing the Positive." Other presenters include one of Anne Phyfe and Melina's teachers, Gary Kraftsow, Yoga for Depression author Amy Weintraub, Nischala Devi, and local yoga teachers Molly Lannon-Kenny and Robin Rothernberg. Learn more about the February 8-11, 2011 Conference, which you can take from your own living room. Save $100 by registering by November 30th.
8 Limbs is looking for a part-time Buyer to join the 8 Limbs community. Applicants should have a strong retail background that includes purchasing and merchandising and a passion for sustainable products. If you would like more information please contact Ashley at
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: