Love Your Mother
In This Issue
November Director Letter
November Events
Upcoming Events
Many Paths Panel
8 Limbs Retreats
Daylight Savings
Work Study
Visiting Teachers


Vrtti sarupyam itaratra. 

At other times the seer identifies with the fluctuating consciousness.

Yoga Sutra I.3



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A few days ago one of my daughters was making a wish list. As I moved around our kitchen in dinner preparations I overheard her say "to be rich." Her words caught me in my tracks. Here we sat, in our warm, comfortable home, with about to eat a healthy and plentiful meal with my father visiting from 2000+ miles away. I'd call that rich.


But clearly this daughter of mine had received a message that made her feel otherwise. That was a familiar feeling for me, even though I grew up with all that I needed. There were always other kids with more, lots more, and it stung. The more I focused on it, of course, the more I felt a lack rather than abundance. And here my daughter was, carrying on the family legacy. She'd heard me say enough times that "we can't afford that" or "that's too much."  


Time for mother and daughter to notice our thinking. I stopped my cooking and asked Coco what rich looked like.

"We'd spend lots of time at home." CHECK (loved hearing that one!)

"We'd get presents." CHECK

"We'd get candy." CHECK CHECK (especially this week!)

"OK" I said, "it sounds like we already have those things. Can we make a list of things we do have, a gratitude list rather than a wish list?"

Coco's eyebrows went up in delight.
"Sure," she said, nodding, and started to write the word GRADITOOD on a new piece of paper.


Needless to say, it was pretty easy to come up with plenty to be grateful for. Pop Pop (my father) was on the list, and Halloween, and her stuffies. We talked about contentment and what is "enough."


Coco taped our gratitude list on the fridge and we decided to add something to it every day for a week. Since then we've come up with "love", "red leaves in the Arboretum" and "friends."


At 8 Limbs we've also got gratitude on the mind. Later this month we'll be introducing Gratitude Trees into all four 8 Limbs studios. This will be an opportunity for us to explore gratitude together as a community. You'll be able to share what gratitude means to you and read what your fellow practitioners have to say.


And as always, our Thanksgiving Benefit Classes are a great way to give thanks to local non-profits for all that they do while you celebrate Thanksgiving Day with yoga at your neighborhood 8 Limbs.


Happy November, Happy Thanksgiving!

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! 
Fall Yoga Retreat November 2-4
Sleeping Lady Retreat Center, Leavenworth, WA THIS RETREAT IS FULL
Sustainable Shoulders November 4
8 Limbs Wedgwood

Mindfulness Meditation Series November 7-December 9
8 Limbs Phinney Ridge THIS SERIES IS FULL, 2013 dates to be posted soon!

Kids Yoga Series November 5-26
8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

Tween Yoga Series November 10-December 8
8 Limbs Capitol Hill

Back Care Series November 5-December 10
8 Limbs Wedgwood

Thanksgiving Day Benefit Classes November 22
All four 8 Limbs studios, to benefit local non-profits

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 ParaYoga® 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.

Yoga Nidra December 1, 8 Limbs West Seattle

Full Spectrum Practice with MJ, December 2, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

Awakening to 2012 with Megan, December 21, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge   

New Year's Eve Practice with Karen, December 31

Even withthe rain and presidential debate we had a great turnout on Monday, October 22 for the first Limbs Many Paths Teacher Panel on PRACTICE. Practice tips from the panel and participants included:


* read a passage from an inspirational book or yogic text to start your practice

* go on retreat to jumpstart your daily practice

* practice at the same time of day for regularly and routine



Stay tuned for our next Many Paths Panel in January 2013!


Join Tracy and Terilyn for a 3-day weekend of yoga at Aldermarsh Retreat Center on Whidbey Island January 4-6.  We anticipate this retreat filling so register soon!  November 15 is early registration deadline.  


January 4 - 6: Winter Yoga Retreat at Aldermarsh 

Tracy Hodgeman and Terilyn Wyre


March 1 - 3: Yoga for 50+ Retreat at Aldermarsh

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


Don't forget, this weekend is daylight savings. We FALL BACK an hour on Sunday morning, so change your clocks or you'll be an hour early to class!


Support small businesses all over the country on Small Business Saturday, November 24. 


Join the 8 Limbs team! Trade your time for free yoga classes and additional discounts on clothing and merchandise.  


Phinney Ridge is looking to fill the Fridays 4:15-5:30pm front desk position. Contact  


Wedgwood has an opening for Front Desk Support, Saturdays at 4:15 pm. Contact

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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 22-24, 2013 - Sarah Powers

May 3-5, 2013 - Shari Friedrichsen
September 20-22, 2013 - Tias Little 

November 8 & 9 - Max Strom