Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
|SEPTEMBER EDUCATION DIRECTOR LETTER
This past year we have put forth the slogan "8 Limbs, Many Paths, Find /Follow Yours" to convey the message and mission at 8 Limbs.
What does it mean?
8 Limbs refers to the 8-limbed path of yoga as outlined in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras.* They are the global and personal guidelines for living (Yama and Nimaya), physical postures (Asana), breath practice (Pranayama), sense withdrawal (Pratyahara), concentration (Dharana), meditation (Dhyana), and contemplation (Samadhi). At 8 Limbs you can find instruction and support for this full spectrum of practice.
There are many paths in life, as well in yoga. 8 Limbs was founded on the idea that there is no one way to practice yoga - no set sequence, no singular teacher, no requisite philosophy. There are many different paths to walk, many ways to practice.
At 8 Limbs our mission is offer a supportive, inclusive, and non-competitive atmosphere in which yoga practitioners can learn and grow. Our teachers hold the space for an exploration of practice for the individual. Though we lead group classes, we offer options, encourage following your inner teacher, and avoid dogma. Let us know how we're doing. And have a wonderful September!
Anne Phyfe Palmer
Owner and Education Director
8 Limbs Yoga Centers
*Learn more about the Yoga Sutras at our new Sangha Gathering class on Thursdays at 7:15pm with Jenny Hayo, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill.
Hoop Yoga Fusion September 22, 8 Limbs West Seattle
Yoga Nidra Yoga Bliss September 29, 8 Limbs West Seattle
|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.
Exploring the Chakras & Subtle Body October 5-7, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
Many Paths Teacher Panel October 22, 7:30pm, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Teacher Training Info Session October 22, 8:30pm, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
Fall Yoga Retreat November 2-4, Sleeping Lady Retreat Center, Leavenworth
Yoga of Fulfillment with Rod Stryker December 14-16, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
|SPECIAL SERIES IN SEPTEMBER|
Our September Events roster starts up with three great series to consider:
Back Care with Kate Bradfield will support those dealing with mild and chronic back pain through yoga and awareness. Have a friend who complains of back pain? Tell them about this 6-week series starting September 19 at 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge.
Restorative Yoga is finally getting its due as the antidote for our busy modern lives. Using yoga props to support our bodies in different relaxation positions (and some active ones), Restorative Yoga is a must for people who demand a lot of their bodies and minds. They help with insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depletion, and depression. Give yourself a treat and sign up for this one-time 6-week series with Dawn Jansen, a teacher with 20 years of yoga experience.
Intro Series are the best way to meet yoga for the first time, but they are also great refresher courses in the basics for those who are coming back to yoga after a summer hiatus, or ready to strengthen their foundation of knowledge. New series are starting at all four studios in September, including Jenny Hayo's return to teaching after maternity leave, now on Thursday nights at Capitol Hill.
|KIDS & TWEEN YOGA - Fall Series|
Tween Yoga, Saturdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
Kids Yoga, Mondays 4:15 - 5:15pm
Tween Yoga, Sundays 3:30 - 4:30pm
Tween Yoga, Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30pm
Kids Yoga, Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30pm
Visit our Kids & Family Yoga page for series dates, some starting in September. Join the Kids & Family Yoga Email List to receive quarterly announcements.
|8 LIMBS RETREATS|
This year's Fall Sleeping Lady Retreat with Melina & Anne Phyfe, November 2-4 is now on wait list for rooms at Sleeping Lady, though participants can find Leavenworth accommodations and join us as off-site students.
January 4 - 6: Winter Yoga Retreat at Aldermarch
Tracy Hodgeman and Terilyn Wyre
Early March (pending): Yoga for 50+ Retreat
Sally Carley and Chiara Guerrieri
April 5 - 12: Advanced Training Retreat at Breitenbush
Melina Meza, Chiara Guerrieri & Anne Phyfe Palmer
July 12 - 14: Summer Yoga Retreat at North Cascades Institute
MJ Daniels and Megan Costello
July 28 - August 2: Advanced Training Retreat II
Melina Meza, Chiara Guerrieri & Jenny Hayo
November (dates TBD): Fall Yoga Retreat at Sleeping Lady
Melina Meza and Anne Phyfe Palmer
We are excited to share the winning design from our first ever t-shirt graphic design contest. The shirts have just arrived and we have local designer Heather Elder to thank for contributing her beautiful and insightful artwork. "This hand-drawn design features over 150 uniquely illustrated petals. These petals represent the unique path that exists for every person if they seek it-the path that the practice of yoga helps to reveal."
Learn more about Heather and her design process later this month on the 8 Limbs Blog. Learn more about future boutique events, products and promotions by signing up for the quarterly boutique newsletter at email@example.com. Much gratitude for the response and thoughtful efforts made by all contributors to support 8 Limbs and the community through this contest.
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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