Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
|AUGUST EDUCATION DIRECTOR LETTER|
What makes you feel most alive?
I asked this question in my class last night. I was a little nervous but inwardly insistent to myself that it could be done, that I could throw that into a group and see what happened. It felt a little nervy, and exposing, but also exciting. I asked for a volunteer to speak first, to not force anyone into speaking. Three hands shot up. The excited ones.
The answers that came in were varied: music, connection to others, authenticity, trying something new, the exquisite sadness and simultaneous joy friend with terminal cancer who is so completely ALIVE every moment that she is here. Everyone had an answer, everyone shared a piece of themselves, and we all felt a little more alive for it.
This is the time of year many of us feel most alive, but my question was spurred in the interest of identifying WHAT and WHY?. Is it the weather, or is it following your heart? Is it sunshine, or is it meeting a new friend and feeling like you've known them all your life? Is it warmth, or is it how we open up to that warmth and can feel more relaxed, spacious, and able to reach out with ease.
What makes you feel most alive? Let us know.
Anne Phyfe Palmer
Owner and Education Director
8 Limbs Yoga Centers
August 10-11, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Come get some of your favorite yoga gear at deep discounts!
MC Yogi Workshop & Concert
August 17, OmCulture
Intro Series with Maura
August 20 - October 1, 2012 (no class September 3)
8 Limbs West Seattle
Teacher Training Info Session
August 20, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Yoga at the Olympic Sculpture Park
August 4, 11, 18, 24
8 Limbs is excited to co-host musician MC Yogi
for a "Yoga as Pilgrimage" Workshop & Asana Practice and Concert
on Friday, August 17 at OmCulture in Fremont. MC Yogi was the artist who published "Yoga for Hope
," a song featuring the voice of Barack Obama, during the 2008 election campaign.
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!
|Tias Little Workshops|
September 14-16, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
8 Limbs has cultivated relationships with several visiting teachers over the last 12 years to give our students and teachers master practitioners to study with in additional to the wonderful teachers here in Seattle. Tias Little started coming to 8 Limbs almost ten years ago and has had a strong influence on many of the 8 Limbs teachers who have studied with him since then, such as Kate Bradfield, Melina Meza, Jenny Hayo, Jonna Bracken, and Jen Yaros. Join Tias to go deep into the inner body with his September 14-16 Weekend Workshop. Early registration deadline is August 15, sign up soon!
8 Limbs Wedgwood
Exploring the Chakras & Subtle Body
8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
Teacher Panel on Home Practice
October 22, 7:30pm
8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Fall Yoga Retreat
Sleeping Lady Retreat Center, Leavenworth, WA
Yoga of Fulfillment with Rod Stryker
December 14-16, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Also coming in the fall: Yoga Nidra, Building a Sustainable Practice, Energy Integrity, Inversions, Seasonal Vinyasa for Fall, Yoga and Memoir, and more!
|KIDS YOGA - Fall Classes|
Kids classes are being planned right now for the fall. Here's what we are considering, times and days may change slightly. Final series dates will be posted by August 10 on the Kids & Family page on our website.
Phinney Ridge with Rebecca Young, Mondays at 4:30pm
West Seattle with Joanna Bond, Thursdays at 4:30pm
Wedgwood Tuesday class will take fall off, back in Winter!
|8 LIMBS RETREATS|
Registration is filling quickly for the Fall Sleeping Lady Retreat with Melina & Anne Phyfe, November 2-4, 2012. Don't wait too long, this retreat has filled the last two years.
2013 Retreat Schedule (not complete):
January 4 - 6: Winter Yoga Retreat at Aldermarch with Tracy Hodgeman and Terilyn Wyre
April 5 - 12: Advanced Training Retreat at Breitenbush with Melina Meza, Chiara Guerrieri & Anne Phyfe Palmer
July 12 - 14: Summer Yoga Retreat at North Cascades Institute with MJ Daniels and Megan Costello
July 28 - August 2: Advanced Training Retreat II with Melina Meza, Chiara Guerrieri & Jenny Hayo
November (dates TBD): Fall Yoga Retreat at Sleeping Lady with Melina Meza and Anne Phyfe Palmer
Coming soon: Yoga for 50+ Retreat with Sally Carley & Chiara Guerrieri
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|LABOR DAY & FALL SCHEDULES|
Stay tuned to the website for Labor Day Schedule changes, which will be posted by August 20. Our Fall Schedule will begin on Tuesday September 4 and will be posted by August 20 as well.
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2012/13 VISITING TEACHER SCHEDULE
Though not all of these are posted on our website, we have scheduled all of our visiting teacher workshops for fall 2012 and early 2013:
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, 2013 - Shari Friedrichsen
September 27-29 - Nicholai Bachman
November 8-9 - Max Strom