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When I first received Jen Yaros' workshop proposal for this Sunday's event, The Empowered Woman, I was excited to see this concept explicitly drawn from for a class at our studio. It addresses a key dynamic in our society, disempowerment, at the personal level, at a place where we can all take action.


One meaning of the word empowerment is "to invest with power." The World Bank calls it "the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired choices or outcomes.


As a teacher and business owner, to me empowerment is about helping people answer their own questions, stand in their own inner knowing, and claim power rather than transferring it to others that seem more knowledgeable. I want the practitioners of yoga to experience the power of yoga, more than of the pedestal-claiming power of their yoga teacher. I want the emerging teachers in our Teacher Trainings to cultivate a confidence in their own experience of yoga, not become a carbon copy of their instructors. I want the staff at 8 Limbs to feel that they have power and agency in the business decisions at 8 Limbs.


As an individual, empowerment means investigating what I am REALLY here to do during this lifetime, my dharma, and putting my attention and energy, my power, in that direction.  

Today, and this month, really, includes many celebtrations that have a lot to do with empowerment, and power itself, called Shakti in Sanskrit:

May Day (today) is International Worker's Day, a holiday in 66 countries, but only recently being celebrated in our own country, it's place of origination. This year we are witnessing the groundbreaking change of increasing the minimum wage, empowering low-wage workers (but I'll go on the record hoping this important change can come with time for smaller businesses to give them the time to increase wages sustainably).

Mother's Day (May 11) honors the women who brought all of us (all of us) into the world. Talk about power.

Bike Month promotes using your own power to get around town, not just to school or work this year! 


And surely there are many more powers to celebrate this month!


Join Jen this Sunday, or any of our teachers any day of the week, to increase your capacity, your Shakti, and your ability to fulfill your purpose, your dharma.


And while I have your attention...This and next month I will be reading a piece I wrote for the anthology Three Minus One: Stories of Parents' Love and Loss with other local contributors. PWNA hosts us on May 9 at 1pm, Third Place Books Ravenna on May 22 at 7pm and Elliott Bay Book Co on June 15 at 3pm. 


Dharma unfolding. 

Anne Phyfe Palmer
Owner and Education Director
8 Limbs Yoga Centers  

Read this post and additional reflections from  Anne Phyfe and other 8 Limbs teachers on the        8 Limbs Blog.

Sunday, May 4, 12:30-3:00pm 
with Marni Yamada at Wedgwood
Sunday, May 4, 6:30-8:00pm 
with Lara Clark at Wedgwood
Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm, starts May 20
with Dawn Jansen, Sundays 3:30pm Wedgwood or Mondays 4pm Phinney
new series start May 4 and 5
with Karen Gamble at Phinney Ridge
Saturday, May 10, 12:30-3:30pm
with Megan Costello, Melissa & Rob Lundsgaard
Sunday, July 27 - Sunday, August 3



This year 8 Limbs will offer the same type of Summer Special as last year, in fact the same rate: $95/month with the commitment to three months, paid through auto-pay (with a credit card). One per student, bust be purchased between May 20 and July 20, 2014. Ask your friendly desk staffer at 8 Limbs for more info!



In a bit of an ironic twist, we are canceling the final Many Paths Teacher Panel scheduled for this Sunday at 6:30pm on the 8th limb of yoga, Samadhi. After seven successful events, we reached our capacity - we couldn't find a single teacher available to join the panel. We'll leave Samadhi as the unspoken, the un-paneled. We're already planning next year's series, starting up again in October. Thanks for the support for this year's series on the 8 limbs of yoga!



8 Limbs Wedgwood is looking for a Sunday morning front desk person.  

Coverage is from 8:30 AM-11 AM weekly for Megan Costello's 9 AM Level  
II and 10:45 AM All Levels classes. Trade your time for yoga classes!  
Please email Theresa at for details.
Our Boutique Buyer is looking for a work-study, only 1-2 hours a week in the Capitol Hill Boutique in exchange for classes. For more information, please email Melissa at 


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