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In This Issue
August Director Letter
August Series & Events
Kids Summer Camp
Labor Day & Fall/Winter Schedules
Upcoming Events
Fall Yoga Retreat
8 Limbs Retreats
Visiting Teachers
Rules & Etiquette


"The world is an endless ocean of ambrosia, my body is but an island."

Adi Shankra



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yoga practitioners can learn and grow.



This summer, as we've all experienced, has been epic. It started early, it's delivered consistent sunshine and warmth, and it's only August 1st. Wow!

Questions I have been asking myself are "just how good can it get?" and "how much awesomeness can I take?" After living in Seattle for twenty years now (since August 1993!), I have learned to minimize expectations for certain things. I can make do with just two months of sunshine. I have pulled back my extroverted personality and become more of a hybrid. I only occasionally start up a conversation with a stranger, and don't say hi to everyone I pass when jogging in the Arboretum.


Some of this change can be seen as beneficial. I now understand and honor introversion* and spend more time alone. I may not get as many wrinkles or skin damage due to the clouds. But I also became more restrained. For a few years in my early parenting, I don't think I had much fun at all. I may have even been judgmental (jealous, maybe?) of others "on a high" or full of exuberance.


Slowly, but surely, the tides have turned. I (and many yogis) have switched from a more ascetic understanding of yoga to a Tantric (expansive) perspective. Through this I have come back to the childlike understanding that life is beauty and bliss, and every being deserves to tap into this river of sweetness. I have become less wary of hugs, and smiles, and conversations with strangers. I see energy as a resource I can cultivate and learn to use wisely through practice.


This summer has been a benign explosion, and I have decided to ride with it, to take it in, like a squirrel stores up nuts for winter. I wish you a powerful and nourishing August. Now if we could just get a little rain while we sleep...

Smile Often 
Anne Phyfe Palmer 
Owner and Education Director

8 Limbs Yoga Centers
* don't miss Tias Little's Workshop on Introversion & the Power of Aloneness

Yoga, Arts, Activism - August 2-4
8 Limbs is proud to co-sponsor Yoga, Arts, Activism, a weekend of inspiration through yoga, poetry, film, and music celebrating "The Poetry of Yoga" and benefiting the non-profit One Common Unity. 
with Tracy Hodgeman, West Seattle
Yoga at the Olympic Sculpture Park
We are thrilled to partner with the Seattle Art Museum once again to offer free classes to the public at the spectacular Olympic Sculpture Park (see photo). These All Levels classes are part of SAM's "GET OUT! Summer at SAM" series and run every Saturday from July 13 through August 24, 2013.
Sonia Stehr returns to teach her 6th annual 8 Limbs Summer Camp, August 26-30, Monday-Thursday 12-3:30pm at Capitol Hill.

August Intro Series at Phinney Ridge and West Seattle




This year there is one Kids Yoga & Art Summer Camp, August 24-28 at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill. 

New discount: parents registering two siblings receive 20% off both registrations. 


Spread the news to those with kiddos! 




Make sure to check the website or printed schedules at the studios for the reduced schedule August 30th-September 2nd for Labor Day Weekend. Also, our regular schedule, which usually changes in January, June, and September, will now change in February, June and October. Send those Fall/Winter schedule and workshop requests to 


Here's what's happening September and beyond!


Wednesdays, 9/4-10/9, 6-8pm, 

And Sunday, 10/6, 9am-4pm, 

with Brent MortonPhinney Ridge
Sunday, 9/8, 6:30 - 8pm 
with Marni Yamada, Wedgwood

Saturday, September 14
with Terilyn Wyre & Megan Costello, W. Seattle

September 20-22, The Summit (Capitol Hill) 
Early registration deadline August 20

November 8 & 9, Capitol Hill

Sutras & Sanskrit with Nicolai Bachman
November 15-17, Phinney Ridge



Our next visiting teacher, Tias Little, has been teaching at 8 Limbs for ten years. Tias, who lives in Santa Fe, will teach a short workshop on "Yoga, Introversion and the Power of Aloneness" and a weekend workshop on "Healing the Organic Body" in which we will deepen our understanding of the major organs with yoga asana, pranayama, and lecture. 

Tias' teaching have influenced many teachers who have taught at 8 Limbs, such as Jenny Hayo, Jonna Bracken, Kate Bradfield, and Greg Owen.
Come learn from a brilliant mind who connects intellect and body with poetry and amazing postures.  Early registration discounts through August 20, 2013.




Recharge your physical, emotional, and spiritual batteries before the holiday season!


Anne Phyfe and Melina invite you to join them for their annual fall collaboration and enjoy a nurturing weekend practicing yoga, meditation, and creative exercises to awaken your muse and celebrate the colors of the autumn season. We hope you take this opportunity to join us in the beautiful Cascade Mountains where you get to experience a reaffirmation of your own sense of wellness, creativity and happiness in your life.

Sleeping Lady is a beautiful, secluded retreat center situation on 70 acres of meadow and forest along Icicle Creek Canyon in the Cascade Mountains. Comfortable (amazing, really) rooms, gorgeous and well-heated practice space, gourmet food and spa/hot pool make Sleeping Lady our favorite Washington retreat center. The rooms feature mountain views, porches, down comforters, private bathrooms, heated towel racks, and privacy, even when sharing.


Call 206.325.8221 to register by phone. 




November 1 - 3, 2013: Fall Yoga Retreat 

Sleeping Lady Retreat Center

Melina Meza and Anne Phyfe Palmer


January 10-12, 2014: Winter Yoga Retreat 

Aldermarsh Retreat Center, Whidbey Isl.

Tracy Hodgeman a&Terilyn Wyre


April 4 - 11, 2014: Advanced Training Retreat

Breitenbush Hot Springs

Melina Meza, Chiara Guerrieri & 

Anne Phyfe Palmer


April, 2014: Spring Yoga Retreat

Haramara Retreat Center, Sayulita, Mexico

MJ Daniels & Leisha Davis 


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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!


September 20-22 - Tias Little

November 8 & 9 - Max Strom

November 15-17 - Nicolai Bachman



January 22 - 26: Rod Stryker

June 13 - 15: Sarah Powers

October 3-5: Tias Little


"Namaste" literally means: the divine in me bows to the divine in you. Every moment we are together--from the street outside, to class, to back outside again--we have the opportunity to respect and appreciate one another. If you need them, please visit our Rules & Etiquette page for some wise and gracious yogi and yogini etiquette guidelines!