|APRIL DIRECTOR LETTER|
Spring is here, but it seems to be playing the usual Seattle April Fool's joke on us. Sunny and gorgeous one day, unbelievably rainy the next. Back and forth, like two sides of a coin, enough to make ya crazy!
I am personally ready for sunshine. This year did not hold a warm vacation out as a promise to our family. My family decided to stay close to home, spend more time in the snow instead of sand, and save our pennies (and carbon credits!). I won't say that I regret that decision, but I do know that I wouldn't mind being in Guatemala on the 8 Limbs Retreat with Douglas right about now!
But I also know, from years of experience, that changing my situation isn't the answer to a funky mood. The quality of attention I bring to what actually exists in physical reality is the real proof in the pudding. So as March dragged on, I remembered to stop and feel (and shed a few tears, as I noted in the last newsletter). I caught the looping pattern in my brain: "We should have gone away! How can we get away?" and replaced it with this mantra: "I love the home I have created with my family." I ran in the Arboretum's Winter Garden and sniffed its yummy smells. I committed to 21 days straight of 20-minute meditation practice to get my mind back on track. Lastly, I made a decision to stop sipping my husband's delicious but very strong coffee every morning as it was functioning as liquid anxiety in my already very energized system.
Perfect balance? Ha. It's a work in progress, as it is for all of us. I'll also admit that I am planning to lead a retreat somewhere warm again next winter...
If you have been struggling at all with the season, or your emotions, we have some great workshops this month. Check out Jenny's Intro to Meditation and Yoga and Mindfulness for Emotional Balance with Jen Yaros and learn amazing tools for working with the mind. Or if you are up for a trip to Leavenworth, join me for The Koshas, an experiential workshop on the layers of body and mind that can cover or veil the True Self.
Welcome to Spring, welcome to yourself.
Anne Phyfe Palmer, Director
8 Limbs Yoga Centers
KIDS and TWEEN YOGA
Dawn's first Tween Yoga series were well received so we've added two more series at 8 Limbs Wedgwood: April 3 - May 1, 2011 (no class April 24) and May 8 - 29, 2011. The 8 Limbs Summer Camps are now posted online and open for registration at Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge, and Wedgwood. These camps, with child educator, artist and yoga teacher Sonia Stehr, are a great way for kids ages 4-8 to learn yoga in a playful and thoughtful environment. Art projects, field trips, and end-of-week plays keep their creative minds and bodies engaged. If there is enough interest, we'd like to offer a Tween Camp (girls ages 9-12) in August, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be notified.
Intro to Meditation with Jenny Hayo
April 2 & 3, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Kinesthetic Parenting with Caroline Goodell,
April 6, 7:30 - 9pm, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
The Koshas with Anne Phyfe Palmer
April 16, Leavenworth, WA
Partner Prenatal Yoga with Jennifer Giblin
April 30, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
Back Care Series with Kate Bradfield
May 2 - June 6, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
Yoga with Shari Friedrichsen
May 13 - 15, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
Kirtan with the Sat Sangeet Mantra Band
May 21, 7:00 - 9:00pm, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Restorative Immersion with Jenny Hayo
June 3 & 4, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training & Immersion
June 6 - 10, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Hood Canal Summer Retreat with Jen Yaros
June 10 - 12, 2011, Harmony Hill
Way of the Happy Woman Mini-Retreat
June 18, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
Summer Advanced Training Retreat
July 29 - August 5, Breitenbush Hot Springs
Yoga with Max Strom
July 31, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
|8 LIMBS TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM|
|Interested in taking the next step in your yoga practice? The 8 Limbs Teacher Training has been supporting yoga practitioners to deepen their knowledge of yoga and themselves for over almost ten years. Whether you want to teach yoga or not, this two-part program will immerse you in yoga Asana, Pranayama, study of the Yoga Sutras, Sanskrit, Anatomy, Ayurveda, and more. Come to a Teacher Training info session to learn more: Monday May 2 and/or May 23, 8:30pm at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill. Core instructors are Melina Meza, Anne Phyfe Palmer, Jenny Hayo and Chiara Guerrieri. Many of our graduates have gone on to teach locally, including 8 Limbs instructors Adi, Andreas, Angela, Cookie, Hilary, Jay, Jeff, Kate, KT, Jennifer, Sally, and Shana. Next training begins October 2011. |
|CLASS SCHEDULE CHANGES|
|We are in the middle of printing new versions of the Winter 2011 Schedule with the following schedule changes, already in effect. Note the new Restorative
options below! Summer Schedule starts June 1, 2011.
CAPITOL HILL - Paul Millage has officially moved to Bellingham! We will miss his strong heart-centered practices and his gentle spirit. Jessica Steinbomer, who also works at the Capitol Hill front desk, is now teaching his Thursday 5:45pm class. In the Summer we will introduce restoratives the last Thursday of each month. Sally Carley, who has built up the wonderful Yoga for 50+ classes at 8 Limbs, is teaching the Monday 4pm Level I class. Come meet Sally, who has a sunny energy and great sense of humor. She is teaching Restoratives the last Monday of each month. Anne Phyfe's Monday 7:15pm is now Level II Flow, and Adi's 6:30ams Mon and Weds are now All Levels Flow. Lastly, Douglas now teaches the Friday 4:00pm.
PHINNEY RIDGE - Megan Costello has added a Friday 4:45pm All Levels Gentle class with a focus on Restoratives to help you chill out from the week and ease into the weekend.
WEDGWOOD - As soon as Melina makes her way back to Seattle for the summer she will be teaching Wednesdays at 5:45pm, Tues/Thurs 8:00am and Thursday 7:15pm.
WEST SEATTLE - Denise Carrico has also moved, to live at Harmony Hill, the retreat center that will host Jen Yaros' Summer Hood Canal Yoga Retreat. Alex Baker-Campbell has taken over her Monday 2:30 and 4:00pm classes and Shana Hageman is teaching the Tuesday 9:30am.
|MASTER CLASS AT WEDGWOOD|
|The Wedgwood Thursday 7:15pm Level II Flow slot hosts a rotating roster of teachers and topics they have deep understanding, or mastery, of. Jay Holby will teach The Gunas in April, Brent Morton will bring Mindfulness in for May. And Melina Meza will take this class for the Summer Schedule starting in June. $16 drop-in, incl. w/ passes & membership. More info.|
|500-hour TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM|
|8 Limbs now offers an ongoing, flexible, 500-hour Teacher Training Program made up of 20-hour "modules" taught by visiting and local Senior Teachers. Our next module will be taught by Anne Phyfe Palmer and Shari Friedrichsen May 13 - 15 and features will focus on The Chakras, The Subtle Body, and Teacher Self-Care. Practices with Shari will be open to the public. More information on this unique training here. Free info sessions Monday March 21 and May 11, 8:30pm at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill. Email email@example.com to register and receive the preceding 7:15pm Yoga Class free. |
|CAPITOL HILL YOGA ADVISOR POSITION OPEN|
|Become a part of the 8 Limbs Capitol Hill front desk team!
Part time 12-15 hrs/week, evening and weekend availability preferred.
Focus on customer service, great communication and passion for yoga a must.
Click here to apply.
Please direct all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|PRENATAL & POSTNATAL TRAINING/IMMERSION|
The 8 Limbs Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training is not only for teachers! Pregnant or pre-conception women can join Anne Phyfe Palmer to learn about the changes in the pregnant and post-partum body and postures and pranayama that are safe during these times in our lives. Next training is June 6 - 10, 2011 at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill.
|WANDERLUST FESTIVAL TICKET CONTEST|
|Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's best yoga and wellness teachers and top musical acts and DJs, all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty - Lake Tahoe Valley. Wanderlust = Yoga + Music + Nature = A place to root down and rise up, to get centered on your yoga mat and get funky on the dancefloor = lux rooms, fresh healthy food, and good people. Share the love on Wanderlust's Facebook page and help 8 Limbs win a pair of tickets to Wanderlust! Click here and tell Wanderlust's Facebook fans what you love most about 8 Limbs Yoga Centers. If our studio gets the most comments, we win a pair of Sage tickets that we will give away to an 8 Limbs Yoga Teacher! If you comment, you'll have a chance to win tickets too - the person with the most Likes for their comment wins a pair of Sage tickets!|