Love Your Mother
In This Issue
Letter from Education Director
Clearance Sale
New Year's Classes
Get Committed
January Workshops & Series
Workstudy Openings
February & Beyond




A few weeks ago I held a casual Q&A session for participants in our current Teacher Training. Just before arriving my day was nonstop. It started at 6am and read like an impossible to do list. And it was day like many others, for many others.


There I sat, at 7:15pm, cross-legged in street clothing with several yogis midway through their 6-month Teacher Training journey. They had me for an hour, could ask anything about yoga, and the second question posed was one I have received countless times over the years.


"How do you do it all?"


It may seem like this student had quickly veered off topic, from yoga to my personal life, but I knew immediately that this was most certainly a yoga question, or one with a yoga answer.


At times my response to this statement/question/incredulity has been "I don't!" and at others a furtive swell of pride. But this time, I was able to clearly state: my practice. When I say "my practice" I mean that every day, with few exceptions, I hit the proverbial mat. 


Now, making any advisory suggestion here could taint your own commitment to practice with a "should," so I'll just offer a few tips: figure out what it is that practice does in or for your life, and get really interested in that. Take some deep breaths and notice how you feel. Hold a posture then pause when you are done and feel the effects. Also notice what happens when you don't practice, and consider that life is too short and you are too precious for lots of that. Really. Fall in love with practice because of its inexhaustible well of presence, energy, and discernment, when you do it. 


And have a Happy New Year!


Read this posting in its entirety on the 8 Limbs Blog.
Smile Often

Anne Phyfe Palmer
Owner and Education Director

8 Limbs Yoga Centers  

Stop by any 8 Limbs boutique, January 3rd - 10th and find 25%-50% off clearance discounts and 15% off regularly priced items for an inspiring way to help kick off your 2014 yoga practice! 

A taste of your favorite brands includes: Prana, Lole, OmGirl, Manduka, Hugger Mugger and more!  



New Year's Renewal with Dawn Jansen

Wednesday, January 1, 10am-12pm, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL. Please try another one below. 


New Year's Yoga, Sound, & Kirtan with Megan Costello, Rob & Melissa Lundsgaard

Wednesday, January 1, 10:30am-12:30pm, 8 Limbs Wedgwood



Gentle Energetic Cleanse with Sally Carley

Wednesday, January 1, 1-5pm, 8 Limbs Capitol HIll

Learn how to dispel feelings of stagnation and lethargy with this series of exercises to clear the energy channels in the body. Developed by yoga master Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama, the slow, gentle movement of each joint awakens the subtle energy in the body to bring balance. 


GET COMMITTED - the 28-Day Commitment Returns!

After our wildly successful 28-Day Commitment in 2013, we're doing it again!  This February, join your fellow 8 Limbs practitioners in a 28-day Commitment to practice.  Participation in the 28-Day Commitment program includes: 

  • daily inspirational emails
  • Commitment wristband
  • special discounts
  • dedicated Facebook group
  • community celebration in March  

Practicing at 8 Limbs each day is not required, but for those who do, you'll also be entered to win a Restoratives Package raffle prize (valued at over $300!) 

If you are a current Annual or Autopay member, there is no charge for this

program but you still need to register. For all others the cost is $128 and includes unlimited drop-in classes at 8 Limbs for the month of February (if you  have a class pass it will be frozen for the month.) Consider sharing this with a friend to make the commitment even easier! To register please visit your home studio. 


Many Paths Teacher Panel with Chiara Guerrieri, Leisha Davis & Karen Gamble
Sunday, January 6, 6:30-8:00pm, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge


Wednesdays 5:45pm, January 15-February 19, 8 Limbs Cap Hill
Deeper Cravings with Peggy Farah
Saturday, January 25, 1-3pm, 8 Limbs Wedgwood

Yoga & Memoir with Claire Dederer & Anne Phyfe Palmer
Thursday, January 30, 9:30am-2:30pm, 8 Limbs Phinney Ridge
January 22-26, 9am-12pm and 2-6pm
at The Summit, 420 E. Pike St, one block west of 8 Limbs Cap Hill
Weds-Fri AM practices open for registration January 2. Email to be added to list. 
January 6-February 24, 8 Limbs Wedgwood
Intro Series at all four studios!
Yoga for 50+ with Sally Carley & Matt Nadler 


Wedgwood needs several positions filled, trade for yoga: 

Front desk: Tuesdays 7:30-9:45am

Deep cleaner: Wednesday or Friday, time negotiable. 

Email with interest.



28 Day Commitment! The month of February! 
Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss with Tracy Hodgeman

Yin Yoga with Karen Gamble
Origins of Yoga with Amy Reed

Spring Yoga Retreat with MJ Daniels & Leisha Davis