Photo by  Melina Meza .

Photo by Melina Meza.


Anne Phyfe Palmer is a writer, entrepreneur, partner, and parent. She founded 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in 1996 to provide an inclusive and welcoming home for yoga practitioners in Seattle. Raised in New Orleans, Anne Phyfe came to Seattle in 1993 via Vermont, where she completed a BA in English and Women’s Studies and developed an interest in Environmental Studies. She has guided 8 Limbs through 22+ years of growth and stability, while raising her two daughters Lily and Coco with husband Bez, a graphic designer and illustrator. In addition to acting as Studio Director of 8 Limbs, Anne Phyfe teaches yoga classes and trains other teachers in the 8 Limbs Yoga 200-Hour, 500-Hour, and Pre/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Trainings.

If not at 8 Limbs, you’ll find Anne Phyfe tending to her home and family, out in nature, or engaged in social justice work. She is a committed bike commuter and enjoys walks near her home, especially in the Arboretum. Anne Phyfe also loves to read and write, and is the author of This Life of Mine – a Legacy Journal, published by Sasquatch Books on March 12, 2019.


Anne Phyfe began her studies in yoga in 1994 with Kathleen Hunt. Currently her main yoga teachers are Shari Friedrichsen and Rod Stryker. They are both students of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, spiritual head of The Himalayan Institute.