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Letter from Anne Phyfe
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Thursday August 18, 8:30pm 
8 Limbs Wedgwood

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

Last night I returned from a weekend of teaching at Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon. 8 Limbs leads retreats at "B-bush" in April and July and I get to enjoy the sacred land and geothermal waters while teaching yoga classes and workshops to a diverse group of participants. Some are learning about yoga and how to share it with others, others join us as a personal yoga retreat. All are interested in learning more about yoga and most end up learning more about themselves.


When I first met with our group I asked them to think of a teacher that had influenced them. I got goose bumps hearing the stories: a seventh grade teacher who, with two pointed questions, helped a small town girl to think beyond "finish high school, get married, have three kids"; a yoga teacher who helped an overweight woman find the strength and confidence to moved beyond the layers she carried on her body; a strict music teacher who set firm boundaries and expectations that invited the students to stretch beyond their limitations. Their lives had been affected by these teachers, to the point of a complete turnaround.


In my eyes, these teachers had all put out an invitation. They had all seen their role as teacher as several steps beyond simply passing on information. They had asked for participation, they had seen beyond their students and had guided them towards their potential. As David Whyte says, "An invitation invites the self beyond one's self/oneself." You can invite someone, as the 7th grade teacher did, out of their inheritance, beyond what they might expect of themselves.


To me a retreat is an invitation. It is a container outside of our ordinary lives. We can shed our roles, chores, jobs, phones, and use the practice of yoga to help us to see and work with what comes forth when we let go of these habits and demands. At 8 Limbs we enjoy offering a range of retreats to invite you outside of the ordinary. We are working right now on the 2012 retreat schedule and welcome your suggestions for times of year, teachers, areas of and locations. You can send them to


I am heading, tonight, on another retreat, this one my family vacation. I'll be on a lake in the Adirondacks, unplugged, for a whole week. Enjoy some Seattle sunshine, and consider what invitation you have for own students, children, friends, co-workers, and for your Self.


Anne Phyfe Palmer, Owner & Education Director

8 Limbs Yoga Centers


 P.S. Your opportunities to retreat for 2011 are posted on our Retreats page. Embracing Change (Yoga for 50+ Retreat) with Sally Carley August 26-28 (early registration extended through August 8) and  Fall Sleeping Lady with Ane Phyfe Palmer and Melina Meza November 4-6.


Smile Often   



MeditationClassYoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss

w/ Tracy Hodgeman, 

August 13, 8 Limbs West Seattle

Partner Prenatal Yoga 
w/ KT, 
August 14, 8 Limbs Wedgwood

Yoga for 50+ Retreat: Embracing Change

August 26 - 28, Mazama, Washington




AmyWeintraubAssistingAmy Weintraub, the author of Yoga for Depression, returns to Seattle September 9 - 11 with a LifeForce Yoga Weekend to help us prepare for the winter to come with her toolbox of practices that support healthy minds and bodies to ward off depression and seasonal affective disorder. Sign up by September 1st for a discounted rate, you won't regret it!! 




RodStrykerheadshotAnother seasoned and knowledgeable teacher visits
8 Limbs to share the timeless wisdom and amazing power of yoga. Join Rod Stryker, one of the country's leading yoga and meditation teachers and 8 Limbs Founder Anne Phyfe Palmer's main yoga teacher, to work with the concepts of Moon, Sun & Fire to enrich your yoga practice. Early registration date is
September 1st.



Lifeforce Yoga with Amy Weintraub  

September 9 - 11, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill

Conscious Management 

September 30, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill 

Moon, Sun & Fire with Rod Stryker
October 7 - 9, 2011, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill



Save 30% in the boutiques August 5th - 12th!

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8 Limbs is now looking for great people for the following positions:

Capitol Hill Tuesday AM Childcare, 9:45 - 11:45am 

To find out more or to apply, please contact Lauren at


Capitol Hill Social Media Assistant, 2hrs. every other week, time TBD

To find out more or to apply, please contact Kirsti at



Join 8 Limbs instructors Dawn Jansen and Angela Gayle as they hold the 8 Limbs space within Wanderlust Seattle on Thursday, August 4 at 5pm (class starts at 6pm) at the Seattle Center. This FREE event will be taught by two Shakti Vinyasa instructors with Dawn and Angela (and other Seattle yoga teachers) assisting in the 8 Limbs area of the lawn. Wear your 8 Limbs tshirt and practice with the 8 Limbs community under a sunny (hopefully!) sky and The Space Needle. Register here.