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Persevering practice is the effort to attain and maintain the state of mental peace.

Yoga Sutra I.13



Persevering practice is the effort to attain and maintain the state of mental peace.

Yoga Sutra I.13



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


There is a word that connects all of you who open this newsletter. One might say YOGA, but that actual PRACTICE of yoga is what I am thinking of. PRACTICE is what keeps us involved in yoga, in this community. 


8 Limbs has been around 16 years (this month!) because we address, as our name says, all of the limbs, or aspects, of yoga. We want you to have healthy bodies, but we also want you to have the tools to fight depression and anxiety, insomnia and self-doubt. We want you to understand why the breath affects the mind, why your habits are connected to your senses, your heart to your dharma.


That's what practice can reveal. And it's a subject we want to draw you into for discussion. I invite you to join several 8 Limbs teachers and I for the first Many Paths, an 8 Limbs Teacher Panel Series on Monday, October 22, with the topic of PRACTICE. Details below.  


Read the full newsletter about practice and 8 Limbs' 16th anniversary on the 8 Limbs Blog . 

Smile Often 
Anne Phyfe Palmer 
Owner and Education Director

8 Limbs Yoga Centers
P.S. One way to support 8 Limbs sticking around another 16 years AND your own practice is an Annual Membership. See below for details on our Membership Drive! 
October 5-7, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
October 7, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

October 8-29, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

October 16-November 20, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill

Fall Seasonal Vinyasa
October 10-20, 8 Limbs Wedgwood   

October 20, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

October 22, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill

October 27-28, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill 
October 29, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill

RodStrykerheadshotYoga of Fulfillment with Rod Stryker
December 14-16, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill
8 Limbs Yoga is pleased to welcome back Rod Stryker, founder of ParaYogaŽ and one of the country's most knowledgeable and inspiring yoga and meditation teachers, as he leads a weekend intensive based on his best selling book, The Four Desires: Creating a Life of Purpose, Prosperity, Happiness, and Freedom.
The Four Desires is nothing less than a roadmap to achieving your most fulfilled life, a process that teaches you how to embody and share with the world your own unique expression of yoga's most essential teachings, namely auspiciousness--a life of happiness and success. In short, this is a weekend that will empower you to fulfill your destiny.

Sustainable Shoulders November 4, 8 Limbs Wedgwood

Mindfulness Meditation Series
November 7 - December 9, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

Thanksgiving Day Benefit Classes 
All four 8 Limbs Studios

Full Spectrum Practice December 2, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

Awakening to 2012 December 21, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge


Are you a regular practitioner? It's time for you to get the best deal at 8 Limbs during our Annual Membership Drive, through October 15. 

$1100/year works out to $3/day, $91/month.



 Call your local studio to get set up today!


Regular Annual Membership Benefits

  • Valid one year at all four 8 Limbs studios
  • Free 8 Limbs logo T-Shirt
  • 1 Guest Pass/month to bring friends/family
  • Ability to freeze your membership in 1 month increments ($10 fee applies)

Added Membership Drive Benefits (through October 15, 2012)

  • Free 8 Limbs Travel Mug
  • 15% off all 8 Limbs (in-house and visiting teacher) workshops for the duration of your Annual Membership
For the month of October 8 Limbs is "adopting" Yoga Behind Bars to support their mission to bring yoga to incarcerated men, women and youth in the Puget Sound area. Yoga Behind Bars is looking for friends - dedicated yogis looking to take their practice off the mat by pledging $15/month to their cause.
We've committed to sign up at least 25 Friends of Yoga Behind Bars from the 8 Limbs community - JOIN US! We'll give a free 8 Limbs drop-in class to anyone who signs up at the studios in the first week (10/1-7)

Join us for the Many Paths Series, a Panel of 8 Limbs Teachers speaking to the  subjects you want to learn about and discuss. This free Series comes from the desire to create more opportunities for dialogue between our knowledgeable and experienced teachers and our passionate community of staff and students.


Our first event, moderated by Anne Phyfe Palmer, will highlight the topic of Practice - what is it, how it can evolve, and how we can start and sustain a practice that nourishes and supports our lives. Featured teachers are Jonna Bracken Duvernoy, Karen Gamble, Tracy Hodgeman.

Come early and enjoy tea and refreshments in our Boutique at 6:30pm.

8 Limbs is looking for a part-time (10-14 hours/week) Communications Manager to direct our marketing efforts. If you have spent over two years in a leadership/supervisory position in marketing and want to learn more, email and put Communications Manager in subject line to receive more information.
Trade your time for free yoga classes and additional discounts, clothing and merchandise. Available shift: Front Desk Support, Saturday 4:15 pm. For details please contact

Sleeping Lady 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 Aldermarsh 

Tracy Hodgeman and Terilyn Wyre


March 1 - 3 (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."  

 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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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:


December 14-16, 2012 - Rod Stryker



March 28-31, 2013 - Sarah Powers

May 3-5, 2013 - Shari Friedrichsen
September 14-16, 2013 - Tias Little 

November 8 & 9 - Max Strom