Love Your Mother
In This Issue
Letter from Anne Phyfe
Summer Special
July Events
Yoga in the Park
Summer Breitenbush Retreat
Teacher Training
Yoga International
Wanderlust Festival



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Monday, July 25, 8:30pm at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill

Thursday, August 18, 8:30pm 
at 8 Limbs Wedgwood

 Register in advance and take preceding 7:15pm Asana Class for free. 

Ah, July is arriving with such clarity and beauty. We get to enter this month of summer with plenty of green grass, strawberries turning red, and sun in the sky! A reporter this morning said on the radio that the clouds had no plans for us today; they were purely decoration. Sweet.


I will be speding time in July considering how the fall will unfold at each of our studios. Please take a moment to send me any feedback you might have regarding yoga teachers (at 8 Limbs and beyond), class times/types/levels, or the schedules at any of our four studios. Concise and constructive feedback is welcome at Please put "Schedule Feedback" in the subject line.


May all of you enjoy a terrific long weekend and appreciate the essence of this holiday dedicated to freedom. As many of the freedoms our forefathers and mothers fought for are assumptions in our daily life we can continue to look deeper into the freedom of body and mind that practices like yoga, meditation and self-study can bring. As my African dance teacher in the 90's used to say: "free your butt and your mind will follow." 


May all beings be happy and free and may our practice contribute in some way to that happiness and that freedom. 


Anne Phyfe Palmer, Education Director

8 Limbs Yoga Centers

Smile Often  


You have 15 more days to garner your three month Summer Special: 

3 months of unlimited yoga at our four neighborhood studios for only $240. Visit or call to purchase now through July 20, 2011. 



Kids YogaKids and Tween Yoga & Art Camps


   8 Limbs Capitol Hill

   July 11 - 15, ages 4-6

   8 Limbs Wedgwood

   July 25 - 29, ages 5-8

   8 Limbs Phinney Ridge - TWEEN

   August 1 - 4, girls ages 9-13
   8 Limbs Phinney Ridge 

   August 8-12, ages 4-6


Birth Preparation Workshop

Sunday, July 17, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill


Teacher Training Info Session

Monday, July 25, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill


Max Strom: Heart-Core Yoga & A Life Worth Breathing

Sunday, July 31, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill


Breitenbush Advanced Training II Yoga Retreat

July 29 - August 5, Breitenbush Hotsprings, Oregon 





Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss with Tracy Hodgman

Saturday, August 13, 8 Limbs West Seattle


Embracing Change, Yoga for 50+ Retreat with Sally Carley

August 26-28, Skalitude Retreat Center


Lifeforce Yoga with Yoga for Depression author Amy Weintraub

September 9 - 11, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill


Conscious Management with Anne Phyfe Palmer, Ashley Dahl, & Flip Brown

September 30, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill


Rod Stryker Workshop

October 7-9, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill


Sleeping Lady Fall Retreat with Anne Phyfe Palmer & Melina Meza

November 4-6, Leavenworth, WA




In addition to the fabulous Outdoor Yoga in the Park series at SAM's Olympic Sculpture Park Saturdays 10-11am July 9 through August 27, 8 Limbs is teaming up with SAM, KEXP, and Flavorpill Seattle to amp up the July 30 class taught by Dawn Jansen with musical direction from KEXP DJ Darek Mazzone, a longtime 8 Limbs student. One-hundred yogis of all levels will move as one, alongside the magnificent sculptures and the waterfront in the park, as the morning sun peeks over the cityscape. RSVP at  



Join longtime 8 Limbs instructors Melina Meza, Jenny Hayo, Chiara Guerrieri and Anne Phyfe Palmer for a Summer Retreat at Breitenbush, the heavenly hot springs retreat center in the Oregon Cascades. Eat healthy vegetarian food, spend time in natural hot springs, sauna hut, and hiking in old growth forest, and enjoy yoga practices and lectures to enrich your inner life and communication skills.

Interested in taking the next step in your yoga practice? The 8 Limbs Teacher Traininghas 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 free Teacher Training Info Session to learn about both the 200 and500-hour RYT Programs: Thursdays, June 23 and August 18, 8:30pm at 8 Limbs Wedgwood and Monday, July 25, 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. We are proud to welcome Jen Yaros to the Teacher Training team to launch the 8 Limbs Yoga Teacher Mentorship Program in the fall. 



8 Limbs also offers an ongoing, flexible, 500-hour Teacher Training Program made up of 20-hour "modules" taught by visiting and local Senior Teachers. For information on this unique training click here. The next 500-hour Teacher Training Info Session is Monday, July 25 at 8:30pm at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill.


Shari Friedrichson Yoga International CoverDue to a new partnership with the Himalayan Institute, 8 Limbs is now offering subscriptions to Yoga International magazine. Yoga International has been a favorite amongst yoga teachers for years for its dedication to quality content. Yoga International (and when it was briefly called Yoga + Joyful Living) was the Christmas gift for 8 Limbs teachers for several years. Subscribe at any of our four studios with a cash or check payment. Subscriptions are $15 for a year subscription to the quarterly publication (the regular newsstand price is $4.99 per issue). In addition to this great deal, students will also receive a free issue of Yoga International with their purchase AND 33% of subscription sales will go back to 8 Limbs.



WanderlustThe time is NOW - to get your tickets to the outdoor Yoga & Music event of the year. Wanderlust Squaw Valley is less than a month away. Yoga. Music. Nature. Visit the Wanderlust website to see how to get your Wander On. And join 8 Limbs teachers Dawn Jansen and Angela Gayle on August 4 at the Seattle Center lawn for a FREE Seattle Wanderlust festival. Dawn and Angela will be assisting in the 8 Limbs Yoga piece of the lawn beneath the Space Needle