BIZNOTE: 8 Limbs Yoga closing West Seattle studio

Thanks for the tips. 8 Limbs Yoga has announced via email that its West Seattle Junction yoga studio is closing at month’s end. From the email sent by owner Amaan Kurji:

When I took over the reigns of 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in January 2020 and a lease at W. Seattle set to expire a month later, my goal and hope was that by extending the lease and some investment and TLC, I would be able to revitalize the studio and keep it in the 8 Limbs family for many more years. There was no doubt that the studio held an incredibly special place in the hearts of so many of our students, teachers, and partners.

Unfortunately, Covid 19, the resulting shutdown of the studio two months later, and a continued closure has made any chance of achieving this reality highly improbable. With a heavy heart, I am writing to let you know that the 8 Limbs studio at 4546½ California Ave SW, Seattle, will permanently close its doors on February 28th, 2021.

I know that for many of our students and teachers, this studio has played an important role in their development and growth as yoga practitioners. It is because of this community that 8 Limbs was able to stay the course for almost 16 years. On behalf of all at 8 Limbs, thank you for this trust and support. ….

The full announcement is published on the 8 Limbs website, including information on a plan for “opening the doors for folks to come by, say goodbye to the space, and pick up a few things for their home studios.” The company plans to continue offering online classes as well as in-person classes “when we re-open our other studios in Capitol Hill, Phinney Ridge, and Wedgwood.” 8 Limbs is the second Junction yoga studio to close in six months; Bikram Yoga closed last fall.

4 Replies to "BIZNOTE: 8 Limbs Yoga closing West Seattle studio"

  • HS February 17, 2021 (1:43 pm)

    This pandemic blows. 

  • Eagle February 17, 2021 (6:43 pm)

    What HS said.

    This is sad news. 8 Limbs is an awesome yoga community with quality teaching and offerings, and this is a loss for WS.

    I got my yoga start with 8 Limbs, taking an introductory course at this studio location many years ago, and went on to become a yoga teacher myself.

    Thank you 8 Limbs, and I encourage anyone looking for online yoga classes to check them out! This is a perfect time to begin or return to yoga practice.

  • Jessica February 17, 2021 (8:24 pm)

    I’ve been at this studio since at least 2008 and have had so many wonderful experiences here; the best teachers, kind and patient front desk/management staff, and students who have become life long friends and forever West Seattle community. This yoga studio was more than a landing place, it was a home filled with so many memories for so many of us. Thanks Anne Phyphe for your time and dedication, I’ll look for you all online. 

  • Meg February 18, 2021 (8:49 am)

    This is so sad and such a loss for West Seattle. Thanks for providing great yoga for so long. Best of luck to you, 8 Limbs. 

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