it doesn't matter how deep into a posture you go -
what does matter is who you are when you get there."
- Max Strom
OCTOBER EDUCATION DIRECTOR LETTER
As some of you know, 8 Limbs, Many Paths, Follow Yours, has become the 8 Limbs slogan. After 17 years (October is our anniversary!) of our mission "to create a supportive, inclusive, and non-competitive atmosphere in which yoga practitioners can learn and grow" we found a more concise way to phrase it and plaster it all over the city (wait til you see our new t-shirts!).
Last year we launched a quarterly "Many Paths Teacher Panel" to develop a forum for conversation and community amongst our practitioners, teachers, and staff. We discussed the topics of practice, habit, and non-attachment. This year we're moving it to a regular monthly offering, 1st Sunday at 6:30pm. Our topics will be each of the 8 Limbs of Yoga, over an eight month period from October through May.
Our first topic is Yama, defined by different sources as self-restraint, control, discipline, and external discipline. There are five Yamas: ahimsa (non-harming), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non-stealing), brahmacharya (moderation), and aparigraha (non-grasping). Read more about the Yamas in the 8 Limbs Blog.
I hope that you will join Ashley Dahl, our Executive Director and moderator, and teachers Jonna Bracken, Chiara Guerrieri, and Jen Yaros for the Many Paths Teacher Panel on this topic this Sunday, October 6th at 8 Limbs Capitol Hill. Mark your calendar for this and the rest of our monthly events, we want you to be part of the conversation!
Of course, in addition to this FREE series, our amazing teachers have put together some fabulous series and workshops for this month. Read on for information and take one!
8 Limbs, Many Paths, Follow Yours.
Anne Phyfe Palmer
Owner and Education Director
8 Limbs Yoga Centers
OCTOBER SERIES & WORKSHOPS
Saturday, 10/19, 2:00-4:00pm, West Seattle
Wednesdays, 10/16 - 11/20, 5:45-700pm, Capitol Hill
with Jenny Hayo
Mindfulness Meditation Series
October 17 - December 5 (no class 10/31 & 11/28), 7:15-9:15pm, Wedgwood
And Saturday, November 23, 9am-4pm at 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
with Brent Morton, Phinney Ridge and Wedgwood
Wednesdays, 10/16-11/20, 7:30-8:30pm
with Kate Bradfield, Phinney Ridge
MAX STROM WORKSHOPS
Teacher, speaker, and author, Max Strom returns to 8 Limbs for four workshops to share his depth and wisdom. Author of A Life Worth Breathing and There's Not App for Happiness, Max's methods address the internal, emotional, and spiritual aspects of our life, as well as physical healing. Join us as we work with the body, emotions, and mind to open and strengthen ourselves with inspiration and joy. All levels welcome.
The workshops are all their own separate events. Each day has a flow so the first class is a stronger practice, following by more gentle/subtle work. You may register for as many of them as you wish!
Saturday, November 9
12:15-2:15pm: Strength, Grace, and Healing
2:45-4:45pm: Yoga for Sleep
Sunday, November 10
12:15-2:15pm: Opening the Chest and Shoulders: a new state of energy
2:45-4:45pm: The Technology of Happiness
View Max's TED Talk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFjdog-ne9A
Nicolai has been teaching Sanskrit, chanting, Yoga philosophy and Ayurveda since 1994. He has a knack for synthesizing and organizing complex topics into simple and understandable presentations. Nicolai has authored several Sanskrit book/CD learning tools including 108 Sanskrit Flash Cards, The Language of Ayurveda, and by Sounds True, The Language of Yoga and The Yoga Sutras: An Essential Guide to the Heart of Yoga Philosophy, and The Path of the Yoga Sutras. His books have been followed by 8 Limbs Teachers and Teacher Training graduates for over a decade. Join us for one or all of these enriching mini workshops at 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge.
Sanskrit Basics with Restorative Yoga Chant Bath
Removing Obstacles with Kriya Yoga
The Gunas in Sankhya and Bhagavad Gita
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Is fall the time for you to make a commitment to your yoga practice? If you come to 8 Limbs twice a week or more, becoming an "Annual Member" may be the best option for you!
Read on for details on Standard Annual Membership Benefits and the special perks you'll get if you sign up before October 18th.
Standard Annual Membership Benefits:
* Free 8 Limbs T-Shirt (8 Limbs Logo Shirts- must be rung into MBO*)
* 1 Guest Pass per month.
* The only membership that can be frozen.
* Valid 365 days at all 8 Limbs studios.
* The most economical option for students who maintain a regular practice most of the year.
Extra Promotional Benefits During Annual Membership Drive:
For students who purchase an annual membership 9/18-10/18 they will also receive:
* A free 8 Limbs Ceramic Coffee Mug
* 15% discount off of ALL 8 Limbs Workshops (this includes National workshops as well, series and retreats are NOT included).
$3.00/class (based on full year).
KIDS, TWEEN & TEEN YOGA
Mondays, 4:15-5:15pm, ages 5-9
October 28 - November 18, 2013
November 25 - December 16, 2013with Rebecca Young, Phinney Ridge
Sundays, 3:30 - 4:30pm
October 6 - 27, 2013
November 3 - 24, 2013
December 1 - 22, 2013with Dawn Jansen, Wedgwood
Sundays, 2:00 - 3:00pm
October 6 - 7, 2013
November 3 - 24, 2013
with Dawn Jansen, Wedgwood
Family Yoga (also known as "Parent Child Yoga")Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm, kids ages 3-11: October 22 - November 12, 2013
Wednesdays, 11:00 - 11:45am, kids ages 0-5: October 23 - November 13, 2013
with Lara Clark, Wedgwood
Here's what's happening November and beyond!
with Megan Costello, Wedgwood
Saturday, 11/2, 2 - 4pm
with Tracy Hodgeman, West Seattle
Sunday, 11/3, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Mondays, 11/4 - 12/9, 7:15 - 8:30pm
with Dawn Jansen, Wedgwood
Uncover your true Sankalpa, a resolve that resonates deeply with your inner wisdom and serves your highest potential.
Tracy and Terilyn welcome you to join them for a magical weekend of nourishing yoga and deep inner exploration. This retreat will revolve around the setting of inspiring and lasting intentions as we cultivate and refine our understanding of Sankalpa through all of our senses.
Winter is the ideal time of year to take pause, turn inward and reflect on what seeds of intention we'd like to germinate in the seasons ahead, while identifying and weeding out whatever blocks new growth. How often do we find ourselves creating New Year's resolutions only to have our best intentions thwarted by old ingrained patterns of behavior? This weekend will be dedicated to uncovering our true Sankalpa -- a resolve that resonates deeply with our inner wisdom and serves our highest potential -- and finding realistic and practical ways to manifest Sankalpa in daily life.
Call 206.325.8221 to register by phone. Space limited.
MANY PATHS PANEL BEGINS!
Join us for the Many Paths Series. This monthly Panel Series, featuring 8 Limbs Teachers, came from our desire to create more opportunities for dialogue between our knowledgeable and experienced teachers and our passionate community of staff and students. Throughout this series we'll delve into yogic philosophy and concepts from a variety of perspectives, exploring the many paths available for taking our yoga practice off the mat.
The 2013-2014 Many Paths Series will take an in-depth look at the eight limbs of yoga, also known as the eightfold path in Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, exploring one "limb" each month. The first hour consists of a moderated panel while the last half-hour will be a chance for participants and Teachers to have more informal conversations (tea and snacks provided!) Our four neighborhood studios will take turns hosting, see the specific schedule of topics and locations listed below.
1st Sundays of each month, October 2013 through May, 2014, 6:30pm - 8:00pm. Free and open to all levels.
10/6 Yamas (Capitol Hill)
11/3 Niyamas (West Seattle)
12/1 Asana (Wedgwood)
1/5 Pranayama (Phinney Ridge)
2/2 Pratyara (Capitol Hill)
3/2 Dharana (West Seattle)
4/6 Dhyana (Wedgwood)
5/4 Samadhi (Phinney Ridge)
8 LIMBS RETREATS
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 &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
TEACHER & STUDENT PROFILES
We are excited to have relaunched our monthly Teacher Profiles on the 8 Limbs Blog.
Rebecca Young (at left), our Kids Yoga Teacher at 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge, kicked it off in September, next one will show up mid-September.
What's missing now is YOUR PROFILE! We want to post Student Profiles as well! After reading Rebecca's (cuz she did a great job), fill out the following and send to firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of yourself.
8 Limbs Studio(s) you attend:
Favorite yoga practice/pose and why:
Movie/book that changed your life:
One secret that helps you to stay healthy is:
Currently inspired by:
Anything you want to share with our community?
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2013/14 VISITING TEACHER SCHEDULE
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
RULES AND ETIQUETTE
"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!