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In This Issue
May Director Letter
May Events
Summer Special
Kids & Tween Yoga
Upcoming Events
8 Limbs Teacher Training Program
Class Schedule Changes
Wedgwood Master Class
500-hour Teacher Training
Opening at 8 Limbs
Prenatal Immersion
Wanderlust Festival
Samara Skincare



Teacher Training


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Get Involved


Be Here Now

Ram Dass


Last fall Jenny Hayo introduced me to the  Insights at the Edge podcasts posted by Sounds True founder Tami Simon that interview visionary poets, teachers, artists, speakers, business owners (et al!) on their current edge and contribution to the world. I have tuned in as often as possible, often during runs in the Arboretum or walking up the hill to work. I have found this solitary physical activity while listening on earbuds to amazing information quite transformational. The podcasts are free and I want everyone to know about them!


My favorites have been Tara Brach's Radical Acceptance, Ken Wilber's Integral Transformation, David Whyte's Being at the Frontier of Your Identity, and Peter Levine's Healing Trauma. But I have honestly barely scratched the surface myself. Most all that I have even tried have been amazing. You can get them through the Sounds True website or iTunes.Tune in, let me know what YOU enjoy hearing about at


Sounds True's slogan, "many voices, one journey" is by divine accident very similar to our new slogan at 8 Limbs: "many paths, follow yours." We are both committed to sharing their diverse wealth of information that is available to assist practitioners in their practice. And we are both businesses that strive to succeed at what Sounds True contributor Patricia Aburdene calls Conscious Capitalism. We believe that putting those words together is not only possible, but essential for the sustainability of our economy, our planet, and our own lifeforce.


Thank you for being part of this Conscious Capitalism experiment. We will continue to do our best to be a wonderful place for you to practice yoga, and a wonderful place to work for our staff. We value your support and your presence at 8 Limbs. Namaste. 


Smile Often

Anne Phyfe Palmer, Director
8 Limbs Yoga Centers  



This month we welcome Anne Phyfe's teacher Shari Friedrichsen 
for three practices at 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge Pelvic Floor/Abdominals,
The Chakras, and Pranayama & Meditation. Shari's depth and sense of humor will help you to connect to the subtle aspects of practice. To receive discountregister by May 5. The Sat Sangeet Mantra Band will bring Kirtan (devotional singing) to 8 Limbs Capitol Hill on Saturday,
May 21


You want it, we've got it! The Summer 3-Month Membership Special is back for another year of summertime yoga. $240 for three months unlimited, must be purchased between May 20 and July 20, 2011. Visit your neighborhood 8 Limbs to start your pass.   


Dawn Jansen is continuing her popular Tween Yoga series May 8 - 29, 2011 and will offer a Tween Yoga Camp August 1-4. The Kids Yoga and Arts 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. Want to always hear about our Kids and Family offerings? Register for the 8 Limbs Newsletter and select Kids and Family Yoga and we'll keep you in the loop!



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

Prenatal Partner Yoga with Mara Benedict

June 12, 8 Limbs Capitol 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

Advanced Training Retreat

July 29 - August 5, Breitenbush, OR


Interested in taking the next step in your yoga practice? The 8 Limbs Teacher Training has been helping yoga practitioners 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 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. 


Summer Schedules will be printed next week, to cover June-August. Stay tuned! Our Memorial Day Schedule will be posted by May 15. 



The Wedgwood Thursday 7:15pm Level II Flow slot hosts a rotating roster of teachers and topics they have deep understanding, or mastery, of. Brent Morton will teach Mindfulness in May. $16 drop-in, incl. w/ passes & membership.



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. For information on this unique training click here. The next 500-hour Teacher Training Info Session is Thursday, June 23 at 8:30pm, 8 Limbs Wedgwood.


Are you the next 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge Yoga Advisor? We are looking to fill a 16 hour/week position that includes weekends and evenings, with training to begin in late May. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to with "Phinney YA" in the subject line.


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 is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing
together the world's bestWanderlust 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. 

Samara Skincare has just moved across the street from 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge into the Prajna Day Spa. As a special for 8 Limbs students, owner Laura Bailey is offering $10 off two pedicures. Just mention that you heard it through the 8 Limbs Newsletter to get the deal. Come in with a friend!