Love Your Mother
In This Issue
September Director Letter
September Series, Events & Workshops
Tias Little Workshops
Howdy, Neighbor!
Teacher Training Info Session
Upcoming Events
Fall Yoga Retreat
8 Limbs Retreats
Visiting Teacher Schedule
Rules & Etiquette


"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else."


- Fred Rogers



Our Mission at 

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



At the beginning of 2013, our Winter Schedule just begun, I sat in my bi-monthly meeting with Ashley Dahl, the Executive Director of 8 Limbs, complaining about the workload of my position as Education Director. Fully cemented in my position that it was all too much - the programming, plus our Teacher Trainings, my own teaching, and yoga practice, not to mention parenting, partnering, and householding - I wanted to drop it, the work I've done at 8 Limbs for seventeen years (yes, this October is our 17th birthday!), and scale back to just being the owner of 8 Limbs. Someone else could become Education Director, and I could retire (ha).


I'd had it. And Ashley had experienced it many times before, "it" being the wall I hit when I am tired, or overextended, the wall that keeps me, and many of us, from seeing beyond the current situation, and from seeing possible solutions. I want to give up just when I could make a quantum shift that would propel me to the next level of proficiency.


"Why don't you start the schedule in February next year so you don't have to make the changeover during the holidays?"


What? At first I resisted. No way! People like to start new things in the New Year! It's been like this for ages! It's the way we do it!


But quickly I saw the logic, and the brilliance, and by the end of that meeting we had changed the start date for the Fall Schedule as well. Now, to avoid work stacking up (for me and others at 8 Limbs) during the Christmas/New Years holidays and the brilliance of August in Seattle, our schedules will now publish in February, June, and October. We know this will take some getting used to, but I can already attest to the enormous difference it has made in our little offices. Little shifts can make big waves. 


The changes in each schedule are usually small, but they are hard won, and well-researched, and pull in the best teachers we can find in Seattle that match our mission to foster a supportive, inclusive, and non-competitive atmosphere in which yoga practitioners can learn and grow. We've got some great new classes and teachers for you...


So Seattle, enjoy your end-of-summer-September, and keep your eyes out for the "fall" schedule. We'll send out a preview as soon as details are set, but for now, read on to see what's already scheduled and awaiting your interest, curiosity, and commitment, including the September 26 "How Yoga Came to Seattle" Panel Discussion I will moderate at MOHAI as part of their "Objects of Meditation" exhibit in September. More information below!

Smile Often 
Anne Phyfe Palmer 
Owner and Education Director

8 Limbs Yoga Centers



Wednesdays, 9/4-10/9, 6:00 - 8:00pm, 

And Sunday, 10/6, 9:00am - 4:00pm, 

with Brent Morton, Phinney Ridge

Thursdays, 9/5-10/10, 11:15am - 12:30pm
with Sally Carley, Wedgwood 

Sunday, SEptember 8, 6:30 - 8:00pm 
with Marni Yamada, Wedgwood

Saturday, September 14, 1:00 - 4:00pm
with Terilyn Wyre & Megan Costello, West Seattle

Tias Little Workshops (see description below)
September 20-22, The Summit (Capitol Hill) 

Mondays, 10/23-10/28
with Dawn Jansen, Wedgwood

Saturday, September 28, 12:30 - 2:14pm
with Dawn Jansen, Phinney Ridge
September Intro Series at Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge and Wedgwood 

 Family Friendly This class is all about FAMILIES. Bring your kids, grandchildren, nieces and nephews!
Meditation in the Park  - These meditation classes are open to all levels of experience.

How Yoga Came to Seattle: Panel Discussion moderated by Anne Phyfe Palmer
Thursday, September 26, 6:30 - 8:00pm
with Denise Benitez, Theresa Elliott, Robin Rothenberg & Bob Smith
Mondays, 9/23-10/14, 4:15 - 5:15pm, ages 5-9
with Rebecca Young, Phinney Ridge 
Wednesdays, 9/25-10/16, 11:00 - 11:45am, kids ages 0-5 
Tuesdays, 9/24-10/15, 4:00 - 5:00pm, kids ages 3-11 
with Lara Clark, Wedgwood 
Sundays, 9/8-9/29, 3:30 - 4:30pm 
with Dawn Jansen, Wedgwood 



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's teaching has 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.  


Yoga, Introversion and the Power of Aloneness: 

Friday, 9/20, 3:00-5:00pm

Healing the Organic Body: 
Friday, 9/20,  6:00-8:30pm 
Yoga for the Large Intestine
Saturday, 9/21,  9:00am-12:00pm
 Yoga for the Kidneys
Saturday, 9/21,  2:00-5:00pm
 Yoga for the Liver
Sunday, 9/22,  8:30am-12:00
pm Yoga for the Lungs and Brain 




Stop by our Capitol Hill boutique 5-8pm on Thursday the 12th for great deals and a chance to meet interesting local vendors! It's also Capitol Hill Art Walk, and our new neighbor below us, Edie's Shoes, is hosting an open house that night, so we thought this would be a fun way to say "Howdy, Neighbor!"



Learn about the 8 Limbs 200- and 500-hour Teacher Trainings at this free info session.
Monday, September 9, 7:15 - 8:15pm with Anne Phyfe Palmer at Capitol Hill 


Here's what's happening October and beyond!


Sunday, October 13, 12:15 - 2:15pm

with Megan Costello and Melissa LundsgaardWedgwood
Wednesdays, 10/16 - 11/20, 5:45-700pm
with Jenny Hayo, Capitol Hill
Wednesdays, 10/16-11/20, 6:00-7:15pm 

Saturday, October 19, 2:00-4:00pm
with Tracy Hodgeman, West Seattle

November 8 & 9, Capitol Hill

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

January 22-26, 2014, The Summit (Capitol Hill)



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. Space limited. 




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



March 13 - 15, 2015: Gary Kraftsow



"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!