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January 10 8:30pm
8 Limbs Capitol Hill


At this time of year we are all hearing of all that has been in 2010, and all that is to come in 2011, as one year turns into the next. The "best" and "worst" and highs and lows are all recounted to help us navigate this transition from one calendar year to the next.

These weigh-ins from cultural temperature-takers offer us fodder for conversation, attempt to reflect the past, present, and future of our culture, and sometimes give us something to ponder. We might learn about the "best" scientific discovery that we had not heard about, or be reminded of a celebrity from our childhood who has passed on, alerting us to our own mortality.

This reflective presence in the media can also lend itself to deepen our self-reflection. What is really helpful for YOU to navigate from one season to the next, from one year, one decade to the next? What type of inventory will help you to see your life as it truly is, and set an intention for 2011 that raises your own bar of excellence and awareness?

For me, the past year has been an utter shift in changing life-long patterns that, despite all I have "achieved," were holding me back from feeling satisfied. Practicing yoga for 16 years prepared me to be willing to make these changes, but the process essential to this transformation has been clarifying the standards of integrity that are most important to me and the life intentions that I wish to guide my choices in life.

I encourage you to take some time this weekend to remind yourself of what is truly important and interesting to you. And have a very Happy New Year.

Anne Phyfe Palmer, Director

8 Limbs Yoga Centers

P.S. For some tips on creating these lists, visit the 8 Limbs Blog.

Smile Often

Anne Phyfe Palmer, Director
8 Limbs Yoga Centers
Join your 8 Limbs community to ring in the New Year with a practice designed for this special day.

 New Year Yin/Yang Practice                        

Intention, Breath & Sound for the New Year

Balance in the New Year


Great Pose  Back Care Series w/ Kate Bradfield starts January 3

  Intro Series begin in January at all of our studios

 Yoga Conditioning w/ Douglas Ridings Tuesdays Jan. 4-25

 Yoga Sutra Discussion Group w/ Jenny, January 9

 Yin and Yoga Sutra Series w/ Jen, January 15

 Immune Support Workshop w/ Jen, January 22

 Partner Prenatal Yoga Workshop w/ Mara, January 23

 Insight Parenting Workshop w/ Sarah & Ty 

Powers, January 27

The Wedgwood Thursday 7:15pm Level II Flow slot will host a rotating roster of teachers and topics they have deep understanding, or mastery, of. Join Anne Phyfe Palmer (8 Limbs Director), Brent Morton, Jay Holby, and Marni Yamada to deepen your understanding of:
Ayurveda (January)
The Bandhas (February)
The Koshas (March)
The Gunas (April)
Mindfulness (May)
$16 drop-in, incl. w/ passes & membership. 


As we study and practice yoga, we are learning to inhabit our bodies, hearts and minds in an authentic way.  Naturally, our daily yoga practice becomes the environment where we restore and enhance our energy, but it can also serve as the vehicle for acknowledging and opening to patterns of resistance that we habitually struggle with or have split off from in ourselves. These emotional afflictions obscure our compassionate awareness and are the source of our suffering. It is essential that we bring them onto the yogic path and work with them skillfully.Sarah Powers Book

In this workshop we will join with Sarah to engage in both a meditation session as well as a balanced asana practice of Yin (long floor poses which balance the meridian system) and Yang (a slow alignment-based flow), encouraging an inner atmosphere of embodied ease and alertness. After our asana session we will engage in compassion practices and visualizations that can help us forge a conscious relationship with our deeper values and the patterns that block their expression. When focused on regularly, these practices can help us to relax into a natural state of openness and clarity. 

Friday 6:00 - 8:00pm; Saturday 1:00 - 4:30pm; Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm
8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

$195. To register call 206.325.8221 or visit 8 Limbs Capitol Hill.

Thursday, January 27  7:00 - 9:00pm
8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
Join Ty and Sarah Powers to hear how they have brought their long-time yoga and meditation practices to the practice of parenting. Their lovely daughter is proof in the pudding. They raised and homeschooled 18-year-old Imani Jade while teaching yoga and meditation all over the world.
Suggested donation $15/person, $25/couple.

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 Gary Kraftsow, 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.

8 Limbs will launch our new 500-hour Teacher Training Program this month with Insight Yoga & Buddhism, taught by Sarah Powers and Jenny Hayo. This is the first of 15 modules that provide 300 hours of advanced studies to bring 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers (RYTs) to the next level of certification. More information on this unique training here. Join us for an Info Session on Monday, January 10 at 8:30pm, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill. Register by emailing and come to the preceding 7:15pm Level II-III practice for free. 

Melina will take a group to the amazing grounds of Haramara (featured in the current Yoga Journal) for a week-long Seasonal Vinyasa Retreat January 22-29, 2011.

Douglas Ridings will host an intimate retreat at Villa Sumaya on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala March 26-April 2. More info.

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MarileeReiki Training in Usui Method
Reiki is a powerful and pleasing way to re-energize mind, body and spirit. This method of using CHI energy helps one to relax and find one's center of balance. Join Reiki Master Marilee Eaves (mother of 8 Limbs Director Anne Phyfe Palmer) for a 1st Degree Reiki Class January 14 - 16, 2011. Marilee has been practicing Reiki since 1999 and was initiated in 2009 in the lineage of Mikao Usui, Chijuro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata and Phyllis Lei Furumoto. Much of the weekend will consist of practicing Reiki.  You will finish the weekend equipped for a daily practice of self-treating and for treating your family members and friends.
For more information or to register contact Marilee at (206) 450-9433 or via email: