Love Your Mother
In This Issue
March Director Letter
Kids & Tween Yoga
March Workshops
March Series & Events
Upcoming Events
Shari Friedrichsen
Teacher Training Summer Intensive
Many Paths Panel
8 Limbs Retreats
Visiting Teachers
Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth your ancient gladness!
 - Thomas Blackburn


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First of all, to those of you who took the first 8 Limbs 28 Day Commitment during the month of February, CONGRATULATIONS! It has been so lovely to see the wonderful community that has been established in the studios and on the 28-Day Facebook page. Building community is one of the core values of 8 Limbs. We want to bring people together to build a stronger sense of support within this vibrant and growing city. A special thanks to 8 Limbs Executive Director Ashley Dahl and Operations Manager Megan Costello for the amazing thought and work they put into this new program, not to mention everything else that they do running the business and the studios! Namaste to these powerful women. 


And what a great preparation for March, the month that pushes us out of Winter into the smells, sounds (have you heard the birds lately?), and warmer air of Spring. Named for Mars, originally a fertility and agricultural deity, March ushers in new life, new shoots and buds, and, in our case, a new yoga studio.


No, we aren't opening #5, but we are moving our Capitol Hill studio down the hall. Construction on the new space starts in a few weeks and should take a few weeks more. March is the month to come and practice in the original Surya studio and get ready to say goodbye. We'll have news soon about our leaving and opening ceremonies when we get a firmer sense of the changeover date.

We'll continue to post Facebook updates and the have just starting posting information on the construction at This post will be added to throughout the next month. 


It's been an amazing 16 1/2 years in that room, but we look forward to many more in this same building. 

Smile Often 
Anne Phyfe Palmer 
Owner and Education Director

8 Limbs Yoga Centers


Don't forget to SPRING AHEAD on Sunday, March 10. That means you could be late to class should you forget to set your clock, if you have one anymore!

Individually Tailored Asana with Dawn Jansen, March 2, 12:30 - 3:30pm, Phinney Ridge
Partner Prenatal Yoga with Anne Phyfe, March 4, 5:30-7pm, Capitol Hill
Intro to Pranayama with Jenny Hayo, March 9 and 10, 9am-12pm, Capitol Hill
4 Elements Practice with Megan Costello, March 16, 12:30-3pm, Wedgwood
Sarah Powers Workshop is FULL, no wait list, sorry. 
Stellar Wellness with Stephanie Gailing and Terilyn Wyre, March 30, 2-4pm, West Seattle
Teacher Training Info Session with Anne Phyfe PalmerMarch 11, 8:30-9:30pm, Capitol Hill - come learn about the Summer Intensive!
Intro Series with Jen Yaros, Tuesdays, March 12-April 16, 7:15pm, Wedgwood  

Kids Yoga Series with Rebecca Young, Mondays, March 25-April 2, 4:15-5:15pm, Phinney Ridge

Tween Yoga Series with Caitlin Moore, Saturdays, March 9-30, 3:30-4:30pm, Capitol Hill   
Tween Yoga Series with Dawn Jansen, Sundays, March 10-31, 3:30-4:30pm, Wedgwood 

Plus ongoing Yoga for 50+ Series!


Here's what's happening April and beyond


Advanced Asana with Jonna & Kate, April 14, Capitol Hill


Full Spectrum Practice with MJ, April 21, Phinney Ridge


Chakra Flow Unfolding with Megan and Terilyn, April 27, West Seattle


Intro Series with Jenny, Thursdays, April 18-May 23, Capitol Hill

Intro Series with Leisha, Thursdays, April 11-May 16, Phinney Ridge

Intro Series with MauraMondaysApril 8-May 13West Seattle  

Intro Series with Jen, Tuesdays, April 23-May 28, Wedgwood 


Back Care Series with Kate, Wednesdays, April 10-May 15, Phinney Ridge


Kids Yoga with Sonia, Thursdays, April 25-May 16, Capitol Hill 


Tween Yoga with Dawn, Sundays, April 7-May 5, Wedgwood  


Restorative Series with Dawn, MondaysApril 8-May 13, Wedgwood 


May 3 - 5

Shari Friedrichsen returns to 8 Limbs to share her timeless wisdom and depth of practice. One of 8 Limbs founder Anne Phyfe Palmer's main teachers, Shari is part of the senior faculty staff at The Himalayan Institute, publisher of Yoga International. Join us to dive deep into the subtle body through experiential exploration of Yoga as a Healing Practice, the Chakra System, and honoring of the Divine Mother. Click on the individual classes to read their descriptions. All levels welcome.  

Early registration rate through April 5.   



We've schedule fun and engaging Kids Yoga classes at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill and Phinney Ridge, and supportive and relaxing Tween Yoga at Capitol Hill and Wedgwood. Visit the Kids & Tween Yoga page for more info. Once there, be sure to sign up for our Kids & Family Newsletter which is sent out about 4 times per year. 

July 12 - August 6, 2013

8 Limbs is proud to add a new Teacher Training option to our 10+ year-old Program. This Summer we will offer a one-month Summer Intensive for teachers, students, and others with a schedule that allows them to dive in for this intensive study. 

We welcome the following 8 Limbs teachers to the Teacher Training staff for this training: 

  • Douglas Ridings, E-RYT 200
  • Jonna Bracken, E-RYT 500
  • Kate Bradfield, RYT 200
  • Tracy Hodgeman, E-RYT 200
  • Tami Hafzalla, E-RYT 500
  • Maura Barclay, E-RYT 200
The 8 Limbs Co-Directors will also teach in this training: 
  • Anne Phyfe Palmer, E-RYT 500
  • Melina Meza, E-RYT 500
Join Anne Phyfe Palmer for a free Teacher Training Info Session for all of our Teacher Training Programs on Monday, March 11 at 8:30pm. 
Gratitude Tree
Congratulations to the 28-Day Committers for completing a month of daily practice. We'll celebrate you all on Monday, March 4 at 7:15pm, 8 Limbs Capitol Hill.  
Don't miss next year's 28-Day Commitment! 


Our January 13 Many Paths Teacher Panel on HABIT with Maura Barclay, Sally Carley and Jenny Hayo was a great success!

Thanks to those of you who attended!

Keep watching this space to learn about our Spring Panel. Send topic and teacher suggestions to




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

Sally Carley and Chiara Guerrieri

Sally and Chiara are thrilled to host a 3-day retreat for practitioners 50 and older.  The theme of their retreat is "Embracing Change."   


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


November 1 - 3: Fall Yoga Retreat at Sleeping Lady 

Melina Meza and Anne Phyfe Palmer

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Though not all of these are posted on our website, we have scheduled all of our visiting teacher workshops for 2013 and a couple already for 2014!


March 22-24, 2013 - Sarah Powers

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

November 8 & 9 - Max Strom 

November 15-17, 2013 - Nicolai Bachman



January TBD: Rod Stryker

May TBD: Shari Friedrichsen

Also coming in 2014: Sarah Powers and more...