Love Your Mother
In This Issue
May Director Letter
May Events
Upcoming Events
Summer Special
Tween Yoga
Kids Camps
Wanderlust Whistler
Visiting Teachers


A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. 

Lao Tzu 

And a bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke. 

 Scott Stoll  


Our Mission at 

supportive, inclusive, and non-competitive atmosphere in which
yoga practitioners can learn and grow.


Happy Bike to Work/School Month!

Yes, this is a call to action, an invitation to get your butt on a bike. May is the month that the Cascade Bicycle Club challenges our region to step up our bicycle commuting, be it once a week or every day.


Just like any habit, bicycling (or walking!) is one that takes cultivation. Over the next few weeks, I challenge all of you to become more of an Undriver, to walk or bike whenever you can, and let your cars (if you have them) get a little dustier. Whether your motivation is escalating costs (hello parking on Capitol Hill!!!), pollution, physical health, or freedom from the almighty car, increasing your bicycle commuting will help. 


I myself put my bike down for almost eight years. After a lifetime of bicycle commuting, I got pregnant, moved to Madison Valley, and let my once beloved mountain bike lie dormant in our dark and moldy basement, in the shadow of a seemingly insurmountable hill. Now we are a one-car family with 4+ human-powered bikes, 2 electric bikes, a Burly and a Tag-Along in our bike locker. Learn more about my bicycling story and how I overcame several of the common obstacles to bicycle commuting in the May 2011 Blog and Undriver documentary short.


I am here to say that becoming a regular bicycle commuter has been the most impactful choice I have made in the last few years. I get to work quickly. I get exercise on my way to work (so much for the "I don't have time" excuse I used for years!). I get to wear a crazy polka dot helmet. I don't have to pay for parking. And my yoga practice has become more focused on pranayama and meditation as I no longer use it as my primary source of exercise. 


We would love to have you join Team "8 Limbs, 2 Wheels" in the Group Health Commute Challenge. To join please email me, the Team Captain, at and I'll invite you to the team. Or start your own!


Lastly, Happy Mother's Day! Join Terilyn on May 12 for a Chandra Practice in celebration of Mother's Day and the the qualities of the moon (men and women welcome). 



Smile Often

Anne Phyfe Palmer
Owner and Education Director

8 Limbs Yoga Centers       
The Messy Path to EnlightenmentShari Friedrichson  with Anne Phyfe Palmer, Claire Dederer, & Suzanne Morrison
May 3, 7pm at the Richard Hugo House

Shari Friedrichsen Workshops
May 4 - 6 at 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

Chandra (Moon) Practice with Terilyn Wyre
May 12 at 8 Limbs West Seattle

Meditation with Shivabalananada
May 19, 20 and 24 at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill

Partner Prenatal Yoga with Mara Benedict
May 20 at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Intro Series New Series starting: 
May 8 with Jen Yaros at 8 Limbs Wedgwood
May 10 with Leisha Davis at 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
May 12 & May 15 with Kate Bradfield at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
May 21 with Maura Barclay at 8 Limbs West Seattle

Kids Yoga Series 
May 17 with Joanna Bond at 8 Limbs West Seattle
May 22 with Fawnia Chavaux at 8 Limbs Wedgwood

Parent & Preschooler Yoga
May 18 with Shana Hageman at 8 Limbs West Seattle

Tween Yoga Series
May 5 with Dawn Jansen at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
May 19 with Shana Hageman at 8 Limbs West Seattle

Restorative Yoga Immersion  with Jenny Hayo
June 9 at 8 Limbs Capitol HIll

Awakening to 2012 with Megan Costello
June 16 at 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

Surya (Sun) Practice with Terilyn Wyre
June 16 at 8 Limbs West Seattle

Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss with Tracy Hodgeman
June 23 at 8 Limbs West Seattle



You've been asking for it, we've been listening, and we're happy to announce the all-new 8 Limbs Summer Special 2012! The scoop this summer: unlimited yoga (drop-in classes only) at all four of our studios for just $95 per month (3 month commitment). That's more than 25% off the one-month rate. Summer Specials must be purchased between May 15 and July 15, 2012. Visit our website to purchase or stop by any of our neighborhood studios during this time.


The Tween Yoga Series at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill for girls ages 10-13 has been moved to May 5 - June 2 (no class May 26). To register call 206.325.8221. Space is limited so please register in advance.



8 Limbs has offered meaningful and entertaining Yoga & Art Camps for kids aged 4-9 for the last 6 years. This summer there are four camps to choose from at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge, and Wedgwood. For dates and times visit the Kids & Family page on our website.  


Jen Yaros invites you to the perfect getaway to recharge and expand your vision of summer. Spaces still available on her Summer Retreat at Hood Canal, June 1 - 3. 

8 Limbs hosts two Advanced Training Retreats at Breitenbush Hotsprings in Oregon. Both are part of our Teacher Training program but can be taken as a personal retreat as well. 

Registration is now open for the Fall Sleeping Lady Retreat with Melina & Anne Phyfe, November 2 - 4, 2012.


GiveBIG on May 2nd
Wednesday, May 2nd is The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG campaign to encourage individual giving for local non-profits. Thanks to gifts from generous sponsors, your gift will grow bigger! Find your favorite non-profit on the SF list and GiveBIG!



8 Limbs instructors Douglas Ridings and Terilyn Wyre will be teaching at Wanderlust Whistler, August 23 - 26, 2012. Enjoy these fabulous teachers, plus Baron Baptiste, Seane Corne, Michael Franti, Thievery Corporation, MC Yogi, Krishna Das, and more. Get your passes now!  



Though not all of these are posted on our website, we have scheduled all of our visiting teacher workshops for 2012 and early 2013:


May 4-6, 2012 - Shari Friedrichsen

September 14-16, 2012 - Tias Little

December 14-16, 2012 - Rod Stryker



January 4-6, 2013 - Scott Blossom

March 28-31, 2013 - Sarah Powers

May 3-5, 2012 - Shari Friedrichsen