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In This Issue
October Director Letter
Anniversary Celebration
October Events
Trade Opportunity
Workstudy Opportunity
My Stroke of Insight
Membership Drive



Teacher Training


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Sahana Vavatu

Sahana Bhunaktu

Saha Viryam Karavavahai 

Tejas Vinavadhi Tamastu Ma Vidvisavahai 

Om shanti, shanti, shanti


 For most of us, the practice of yoga starts with a teacher. We show up, they teach us, we learn, we continue to practice, we progress.


At 8 Limbs we have always stressed the value of the diversity of teachings of yoga over the idea of one teacher or one way. As the founder of 8 Limbs this originated in my desire to be inclusive of individuals and the many different paths of yoga. There is no one teacher, there is no one way. Thus we have always encouraged and allowed the teachers at 8 Limbs to teach from their own interests and authentic voice.


In addition to providing a home in Seattle for 40 amazing local yoga teachers we endeavor to host a variety of stellar yoga teachers from around the country. This month we welcome one of my yoga teachers Rod Stryker for a Weekend Workshop on Moon, Sun & Fire at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill (in the Halo Dance Studio), October 7-9. 


Read my recent blog post to hear the story of how I came to call Rod one of "My Yoga Teachers."


Rod teaches from the lineage of Tantra Yoga, is a broad and vast umbrella that contains Hatha Yoga, what we think of in the West as yoga with its physical practice. One of the meanings of the word Tantra is "to weave."


I like to think of 8 Limbs as a fabric, or tapestry, that is woven by all of us who interact at 8 Limbs neighborhood studios, on our website and others (check us out on My Yoga Online) and soon our classes on DVD. We are all teaching one another, through our words, our relationships, our smiles (or lack thereof!) as we weave through our diverse and unique lives. This fabric of variety and difference makes up 8 Limbs. You are part of that fabric.


Thank you all for 15 years of yoga in Seattle. Enjoy the 15 Days of 8 Limbs from today through our celebration event (see below).


8 Limbs  I  Many Paths  I  Follow Yours.


Smile Often

Anne Phyfe Palmer, Director
8 Limbs Yoga Centers  


We have 15 days of fun 8 Limbs history and specials to share with you October 1-15, culminating with a Free Celebration Class on October 15th at 5pm with Dawn Jansen, Douglas Ridings and special guests. 

Daily milestones and specials will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. Friend or Tweet us today to get up-to-date information! Each 8 Limbs studio will host a Benefit Class on Thursday, October 13th for a local non-profit organization:

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Capitol Hill: 10:00 - 11:30am 

with Anne Phyfe Palmer

to benefit Capitol Hill Housing

Phinney Ridge: 5:45 - 7:00pm 

with Leisha Davis
to benefit Cancer Lifeline

Wedgwood: 9:30 - 10:45am 

with Jenny Hayo
to benefit Hunter Farm Project

West Seattle: 5:45 - 7:00pm 

with Tracy Hodgeman to benefit Street Yoga


Come take a class and support these great local organizations. Cash or check donations - If paying by check, please make out to the non-profit. 



Parayoga with Rod Stryker

October 7-9, 8 Limbs Capitol HillRodStrykerheadshot

Four Desires Book Signing with Rod Stryker
Saturday, October 9, 5pm, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill

Jump Through with Power and Grace 
with Tracy Hodgeman and Maura Barclay  Saturday, October 15, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

Partner Prenatal Yoga with Rai Lowe
Saturday, October 15, 8 Limbs West Seattle

Arm Balance Workshop with Andreas Fetz
Sunday, October 23, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill 

Art of Daily Practice with Dawn Jansen
Saturday, October 29, 2:00 - 4:15pm and
Sunday, October 30, 12:15 - 3:15pm  
8 Limbs Wedgwood 

GuatemalaRetreatJoin 8 Limbs teachers for our seasonal retreats away from the city, the noise, the chores, and the decisions. The Fall Sleeping Lady Retreat, November 4 - 6 with Anne Phyfe Palmer and Melina Meza has only a few spots left. Tracy Hodgman and Terilyn Wyre are leading a cozy weekend Winter Retreat at Aldermarsh (Whidbey Island) January 20 - 22, 2012. Join Douglas Ridings and Dawn Jansen for a week-long Spring Retreat on stunning Lake Atitlan in Guatemala March 10 - 17, 2012. 


Thanks to all you 8 Limbs families for voting for us in the ParentMap's Golden Teddy AwardsWe were excited to receive the Golden Teddy for Best Mom's Fitness Program for our wonderful Postnatal Yoga classes at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill, Wedgwood, and West Seattle.


Please take a moment to vote for us in Red Tricycle's Totally Awesome Awards through October 14. If you think "I already voted for that!" they have a two part process for nominating and voting, and this is the last step! Look under Mom's Fitness Programs and make sure to pick Seattle.GoldenTeddy  

Are you or your partner a carpenter? We would like to offer a trade of carpentry skills for a Yoga Membership, to help us remodel the 8 Limbs Wedgwood reception desk. Terms to be negotiated upon bid. Please contact if interested.

Trade your time for free yoga classes and additional discounts on workshops and retail products. Available shift: Front Desk Support Thursdays 5:00 - 6:00 pm. Please contact

Neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. experienced a stroke at age 33 and wrote My Stroke of Insight about her experience. Join her Wednesday, November 2, 7pm at Benaroya Hall as Dr. Jill shares profound insights from her stroke recovery to educate and inspire.   

Sponsored by: Swedish Neuroscience Institute and The Institute for Functional MedicineFor tickets, visit


Through October 15, you have an opportunity for some great added benefits when you purchase an Annual Membership. Benefits include: Free 8 Limbs T-Shirt, 1 Guest Pass/month, Ability to freeze membership, free Yoga for the Seasons DVD with Melina Meza, Free 8 Limbs Tote Bag, AND a one-time 30% discount off of any 2 - 3 hour 8 Limbs Workshop. Don't miss this chance to practice yoga yearlong with us!