Weekly at ILLIO:

Weekly at ILLIO:


Most Sundays, 6-7:00pm
Sacred Shimmy - Advanced Tribal Belly Dance

This class is designed for the dancer with some mastery of Levels One & Two who feels ready to develop her dance into something greater. Teacher permission is required to attend.  Please contact 
angienever@gmail.com with any inquiries.

Ongoing, most Sundays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. $15 drop in, $60 three class pass.

Weekdays, 6:00am - 7:00am OR 9:30 - 10:30am
Living Well - MOVE 


Small group training is ongoing, in a convenient drop-in setting.  Each day has a varied focus and approach to fitness. You choose your own adventure and decide how many and which days you join the group! Group size could vary from 2-8 participants, giving you a semi-private training experience with greater attention to your technique and abilities, and an individualized and goal-centered training program.

Check out the weekly schedule below:

Inline image 1Try your first session for free! Session Passes are available. Passes are valid for two months from the date of purchase, and are for individual use only.
           
                            1-Hour    45-Minute
8 Sessions (~1x/week)    $80          $60 
16 Sessions (~2x/week)  $128        $96 
24 Sessions (~3x/week)  $168        $126
Drop-In                            $12          $9

www.facebook.com/livingwellcolumbuswww.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com  Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Buddha Teaches Buddha - Morning Meditation 


Bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, a short sutra service, and a Dharma-sharing check in. Hosted by Seth Josephson and friends. A poem may be read. Most sit on floor cushions, chairs also available. Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com.   
New! Mondays, 10-11am
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

Like the Thursday class, this class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com

Tuesdays, 7:30pm
Queer Yoga's Tuesday Tadasana


Queer Yoga is Columbus's first queer-focused yoga class that offers professional yoga instruction in a designated Safe(r) Space. We endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and community in all we do, from sun salutations to post-yoga snack time. Whether you are new to yoga, or you can complete a headstand without assistance, you will find something to challenge and deepen your practice.


Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat if you have one. Classes are currently taught by Kelly Klein or Lauren Strawn. 



New! Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30am
Yoga: 7-Week Chakra Series

Angela (graduate from the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute)
will be teaching yoga flow with a focus on each chakra in sequence for seven weeks, all through March. No cost. Donations, warmly encouraged, will go towards props for the studio.


Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Self Defense Workshop with Jose Reyes



March is the last month of a three month self defense workshop, using an easy to learn and retain self defense system. We give you the the tools to defend yourself if ever put in a situation where need be. We will also give you the confidence to properly use these tools in an unfortunate situation where self-defense applications would be needed. This class will work with de-escalation and basic self defense for the most common sort of attacks. We will be combining fitness and self-awareness, in a fun and safe environment. You will learn how to present yourself as neither a victim or a threat, you will learn positioning and displacement techniques (you don't have to be big and "strong" to defend yourself), you'll even get to learn some cool techniques from the German special forces. While hopefully we'll never be in need of drastic self-defense, we can at least have the proper tools to deal with some situations.



Drop ins $20.00

One month $75.00 (saves up to $25)

Complete three month program $200.00 (Saves up to $60)

See you Wednesday!


Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

This class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Catherine Bagent

Every week. Same time. Same place. Beginner to intermediate level vinyasa flow. Find stillness in movement in your yoga practice, and your daily life.

Class is pay what you can. No experience required.

Catherine is finishing up her teacher training at Balanced Yoga.

https://www.facebook.com/events/958015960941928/

Special events for March 2016

Friday, March 4th, 8:00-11:30pm 
Frequency Fridays: Carol Genetti/Dissilient/John Osburn+Megan Y

Our March 2016 Frequency Fridays show features vocalist, composer and installation artist Carol Genetti (CHI), Dash Lewis' solo project Gardener (CHI), experimental electronic duo Dissilient (OH), percussionist/composer Aaron MIchael Butler (OH), and sound artist/dancer duo John Osburn and Megan Yankee (OH). Date: Friday, March 4 2016. Location: It Looks Like It's Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2015-2016 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About the artists:

Carol Genetti is a vocalist, composer and installation artist. Her work is focused on the interplay between the voice as an expressive musical instrument and its extension into the sound-making realm. She has studied a variety of techniques including Western singing, Hindustani classical voice and Bulgarian folk music. Through these studies and her own explorations, she has developed a personal yet universal palette that is an abstraction of "extended" voice sounds — breaths, overtones, and disconnected textual bits, squeaks, growls, non-verbal tones — sounds that evoke unconscious emotions and human physicality. Genetti has toured throughout the US, Canada, France and Germany and has performed numerous live concerts as an improvisational vocalist.

Dissilient is a duo consisting of Paul Markus (of Shrive) and Chris Bilecki (of Chiaro Scuro). Dissilient works with analog and digital electronics and the use of objects to create sets that combine noise, ambience and electroacoustic aesthetics that focus on texture.

Aaron Michael Butler is a percussionist/composer currently based in Athens, OH. He regularly presents concerts of contemporary solo and chamber music, and has been active in the creation of new works through commissioning composers of his generation. Recent performance highlights include the 2013 Athens International Film Festival, 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, the 2014 Ohio University World Music and Dance Festival with marimbist Pei-Ching Wu, and a performance with Luciano Chessa's Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners in 2015. In 2010 Aaron founded the NOBROW.collective; in conjunction with the Athens International Film Festival NOBROW has commissioned Deep Earth - a large-scale, multimedia work - from composer Matthew Burtner which was premiered in April 2014.

Columbus-based sound artist John Osburn hears sound like a painter sees color, paying particular attention to the textures and shading of each element within his work. He not only listens to how his sounds thread in and out of each other, but also focuses on how they are affected by the space in which they resonate. Rather than creating music, Osburn focuses on creating a sound environment in which to immerse his audience. Sourcing from his eclectic background in Western music, African drumming, and Sonic Arts studies, Osburn creates a unique musical blend which floods out of his speakers in an evocative array of frequencies.

Megan Yankee is a Columbus-based indie dancer and choreographer who seeks opportunities to make and present choreography in alternative spaces in order to expand the reach of concert dance. Megan has performed and presented work nationally and internationally at the Nomad Express Multi Arts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the Sonic Arts Research Center in Belfast, Northern Ireland, American Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, Movement Intensive in Composition and Improvisation, Emerge and Exchange Dance Festivals, {254} Festival, Out of Loop Festival, and the Rogue Festival. I have had the honor of performing in works by Amie LeGendre, Larry Keigwin, Michael Foley, Christie Nelson, Jordan Fuchs, Sandy Mathern-Smith and Sarah Gamblin.


Saturday, March 5th, 3:pm
Young artists presents! OpenheartART show ages 1-5

Join us for a gallery sharing of art work created by our young artists during our winter art/play shops! Experience music, treats, & hands on community art project during the opening. Prepare your walls at home for an awesome collection of your child's work to take home.


Sunday, March 6th, 11:am-1:pm
Queer Behavior Community Meeting & Potluck
Interested in learning more about Queer Behavior, possibly getting involved, or providing a community voice? Queer Behavior is a network dedicated to uniting Columbus’ queer community through interacting with and organizing within the queer community; promoting queer community events, issues, and news; and organizing events, education and outreach for the community and Central Ohio. While all inclusive, Queer Behavior is, at its core, a network for self-identified queer peoples. All events created or sponsored by Queer Behavior are dedicated Safe(r) Spaces.

Come hang out with us on Sunday, March 6th! Bring breakfast/brunch food and drink and mingle with Queer Behavior members for the first hour. Stay for the second hour to sit in on our monthly meeting and learn more about the great work we are trying to do for the queer community of Columbus!

Studio-Mate News


ILLIO Artists to be found this Thursday at the opening reception for Landmark, a Creative Arts of Women (CAW) show. ---> The artists of CAW tackle the theme of place and history in a new exhibit titled “Landmark.” The exhibit was conceived as a way to commemorate Fort Hayes’ 33-year history of supporting national and local artists and arts organizations. The exhibit will feature work from over 50 CAW member artists that will represent a wide range of disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, ceramics, and performance. The opening reception will be on March 3 beginning at 6 PM.  The show will run February 29-April 15, 2016. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The Shot Tower Gallery, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Artists featured are: Alicia Jean Vanderelli, Allison Sponhaltz, Allison Buenger, Amber Mcintosh, Amy Leibrand, Andrea Hanson, April Sunami, Betsy DeFusco, Caroline Kraus, Catherine Bell Smith, Christine Guillot Ryan, Claire Smith, Danielle Forbes, Debbie Loffing, Donna Estep, Elizabeth Haworth-Wagner, Evelyn Rivera, Gaynelle Sloman, Gretchen Cochran, Guinivere Gallaway, Heidi Madsen, J Clark, Janet George, Janette Jones, Jenn Brewster, Joan Tallan, Joyce Kwasnik, Judy Beckman, Kate Menke, Kate Morgan, Katerina Harris, Kim Rohrs, Kristin Morris, Linda Leviton, Lisa Horkin, Lisa McLymont, Mabi Ponce de Leon, Megan Ferry, Megan Evans, Meghan Ralston, Melinda Staley, Melinda Eliza Sabo, Mollie Hannon, Molly Uline-Olmstead, Natalia Arbelaez, Paula Nees, Pilgrim Heidi Kambitsch, Rachel November, Roxanne Smith-Mansell, Stephanie Rond, Terri Maloney-Houston, Valerie Lamb-Steece, Vicki Oster https://www.facebook.com/events/502798626574384/


Queer Behavior's successful Queer Storytelling Tea Time was so well attended when it was at ILLIO that it's moved to a bigger space on CCAD's campus. --->
Friday, March 25th, 8-10:pm, Tea Time: A Queer Storytelling Event. Canzani Center, 60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Time to spill the tea. Let's get together and share our truth! Bring your 3-10 minute story and a willingness to be front and center. We'll provide an audience, a theme, and some snacks! Make them funny, sad, frightening, charming, or a mix...just enjoy yourself and we'll enjoy your story. The theme this time will be "LEGACIES: AGELESS STORIES OF OUR QUEER ELDERS". We are seeking stories about and from our elders! Special emcees Erin Upchurch and Zack Baird will lead a combination of featured speakers and same-day submissions to create two hours of realness. Listeners and tellers are equally welcome. Sharing stories is a powerful way to deconstruct and reclaim narratives while making meaning that is one’s own. Too often we take details that are thrust upon us by the social hegemony or even by each other. Ask yourself: is this my story or someone else’s? Telling your story, in your way, acts to shuck that which is obstructive. Doing this together in a safer space creates an environment primed to actually being heard. We also will have an opportunity to consider our collective narrative as a queer community. Donations are welcome!https://www.facebook.com/events/1012561425470201/

Current ILLIO Weekly Schedule

Most Sundays, 6-7:00pm
Sacred Shimmy - Advanced Tribal Belly Dance
This class is designed for the dancer with some mastery of Levels One & Two who feels ready to develop her dance into something greater. Teacher permission is required to attend. Please contact angienever@gmail.com with any inquiries.
Ongoing, most Sundays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. $15 drop in, $60 three class pass.

Weekdays, 6:00am - 7:00am OR 9:30 - 10:30am
Living Well - MOVE
Small group training is ongoing, in a convenient drop-in setting. Each day has a varied focus and approach to fitness. You choose your own adventure and decide how many and which days you join the group! Group size could vary from 2-8 participants, giving you a semi-private training experience with greater attention to your technique and abilities, and an individualized and goal-centered training program.
Try your first session for free! Session Passes are available. Passes are valid for two months from the date of purchase, and are for individual use only.
1-Hour 45-Minute
8 Sessions (~1x/week) $80 $60
16 Sessions (~2x/week) $128 $96
24 Sessions (~3x/week) $168 $126
Drop-In $12 $9
www.facebook.com/livingwellcolumbus,www.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Buddha Teaches Buddha - Morning Meditation
Bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, a short sutra service, and a Dharma-sharing check in. Hosted by Seth Josephson and friends. A poem may be read. Most sit on floor cushions, chairs also available. Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com.

Tuesdays, 7:30pm
Queer Yoga's Tuesday Tadasana
Queer Yoga is Columbus's first queer-focused yoga class that offers professional yoga instruction in a designated Safe(r) Space. We endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and community in all we do, from sun salutations to post-yoga snack time. Whether you are new to yoga, or you can complete a headstand without assistance, you will find something to challenge and deepen your practice.
Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat if you have one. Classes are currently taught by Kelly Klein or Lauren Strawn.

Tuesdays, 9:15-10:15 pm
After Hours Yoga with Kelly Klein
After the Queer Yoga party, there's the After Hours Yoga party!
In this class, we'll keep the lights low and the energy slow and steady. Combining breathwork (pranayama), self-massage, yoga Nidra, and restorative postures, the focus will be on tuning in and feeling good. Simple.
All levels welcome. Bring a mat if you have one!
$6 per class
OR
$10 for two classes (After Hours Yoga AND Queer Behavior's Queer Yoga Tuesday Tadasana, 7:30-8:30 every Tuesday)

New! Wednesdays, 11:30
Yoga with Angela: 7 Week Chakra Series
(February 24th to March 13th) 
$7 suggested donation warmly encouraged. 

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Self Defense Workshop with Jose Reyes
It's not to late to get yourself (or a loved one) a gift that will truly keep on giving and start your new years resolution at the same time! This January will will begin a three month self defense workshop. Using an easy to learn and retain self defense system. Over the next few month we will not only give you the the tools to defend yourself if ever put in a situation where need be. We will also give you the confidence to properly use these tools in an unfortunate situation where self-defense applications would be needed. This class will work with de-escalation and basic self defense for the most common sort of attacks. We will be combining fitness and self-awareness, in a fun and safe environment. You will learn how to present yourself as neither a victim or a threat, you will learn positioning and displacement techniques (you don't have to be big and "strong" to defend yourself), you'll even get to learn some cool techniques from the German special forces. While hopefully we'll never be in need of drastic self-defense, we can at least have the proper tools to deal with some situations.
Drop ins $20.00
One month $75.00 (saves up to $25)
Complete three month program $200.00 (Saves up to $60)
See you Wednesday!
paypal.me/EternalSpring/200

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff
This class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Catherine Bagent
Come as you are. Beginner to intermediate level vinyasa flow class. Catherine is finishing up her teacher training at Balanced Yoga. Please donate what you can to help cover the cost of the space.
ILLIO

Special events for January

Sunday, January 10th1:00-3:00pm
Wake Up Sangha - Everything we need is already here

Dear friends,

Join us for our January Sangha meeting. There will be sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading, and sharing from the heart.

"We all have the tendency to struggle in our bodies and in our minds. We believe that happiness is possible only in the future. The realization that we have already arrived, that we don't have to travel any further, that we are already here, can give us peace and joy. The conditions for our happiness are already sufficient. We only need to allow ourselves to be in the present moment, and we will be able to touch them. What are we looking for to be happy? Everything is already here. We do not need to put an object in front of us to run after, believing that until we get it, we cannot be happy. That object is always in the future, and we can never catch up to it. We are already in the Pure Land, the Kingdom of God. We are already a Buddha. We only need to wake up and realize we are already here." (Thich Nhat Hanh, from "Cultivating the Mind of Love")

Wake Up is an active global community of led by young mindfulness practitioners, aged 18-35, and inspired by the teachings of Zen teacher and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. We come together to practice awareness in order to take care of ourselves, nourish happiness, and contribute to building a healthier and a more compassionate society. All ages are welcome at our gatherings.


Saturday, January 16th , 6:00-10:00pm
Anomaly, Castles Burning, [MIIIIM], GATELESS, and o(f)verandas

Local Music Exposition! 
Presented by Northwood & 4 Communal Music Production Studio

Featuring:
Anomaly (underground hip-hop)
Castles Burning (blues/soul-tinged indie rock)
[MIIIIM] (sample-laced electronic psychedelia)
GATELESS (dark/minimal house; noise electro)
o(f)verandas (deep space/drone ambient) 

$ FREE $

BYOB

Saturday January 23rd7:00-10:00pm
Full Moon Dance Party with Sacred Shimmy Bellydance

January's Full Moon is known at the Wolf Moon in honor of the hungry beasts who howled outside the villages at this deep point of Winter. Join us for a dancing and drumming celebration to shake off the stiffness of the season and reconnect with your inner fire.
Dancers, musicians, and movement artists are invited to perform, and audience members and onlookers are invited to applaud, ooh, and aah to your hearts' content.
Our live musicians will be available to make spontaneous magic for those who would like accompaniment, and recorded music is also welcome if that's what moves you best. This supportive halfa-style environment is suitable for dancers of all levels from beginner to experienced. Please contact me if you would like a spot in the show.

Open dancing will also be offered for those who might not like to perform but still want to make an offering to the moon.

Doors at 7:30 PM. Show beings promptly at 8:00 PM.
Admission: $5. All attendees are required to pay admission, regardless of participation in the evening's performance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1524719861182235/

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Weekly at ILLIO:
          

Most Sundays, 6-7:00pm
Sacred Shimmy - Advanced Tribal Belly Dance

This class is designed for the dancer with some mastery of Levels One & Two who feels ready to develop her dance into something greater. Teacher permission is required to attend.  Please contact 
angienever@gmail.com with any inquiries.

Ongoing, most Sundays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. $15 drop in, $60 three class pass.

Weekdays, 6:00am - 7:00am OR 9:30 - 10:30am
Living Well - MOVE 


Small group training is ongoing, in a convenient drop-in setting.  Each day has a varied focus and approach to fitness. You choose your own adventure and decide how many and which days you join the group! Group size could vary from 2-8 participants, giving you a semi-private training experience with greater attention to your technique and abilities, and an individualized and goal-centered training program.

Check out the weekly schedule below:

Inline image 1Try your first session for free! Session Passes are available. Passes are valid for two months from the date of purchase, and are for individual use only.
           
                            1-Hour    45-Minute
8 Sessions (~1x/week)    $80          $60 
16 Sessions (~2x/week)  $128        $96 
24 Sessions (~3x/week)  $168        $126
Drop-In                            $12          $9


www.facebook.com/livingwellcolumbuswww.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com  Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Buddha Teaches Buddha - Morning Meditation 


Bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, a short sutra service, and a Dharma-sharing check in. Hosted by Seth Josephson and friends. A poem may be read. Most sit on floor cushions, chairs also available. Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com.   


Tuesdays, 7:30pm
Queer Yoga's Tuesday Tadasana


Queer Yoga is Columbus's first queer-focused yoga class that offers professional yoga instruction in a designated Safe(r) Space. We endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and community in all we do, from sun salutations to post-yoga snack time. Whether you are new to yoga, or you can complete a headstand without assistance, you will find something to challenge and deepen your practice.


Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat if you have one. Classes are currently taught by Kelly Klein or Lauren Strawn. 



Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Self Defense Workshop with Jose Reyes



It's not to late to get yourself (or a loved one) a gift that will truly keep on giving and start your new years resolution at the same time! This January will will begin a three month self defense workshop. Using an easy to learn and retain self defense system. Over the next few month we will not only give you the the tools to defend yourself if ever put in a situation where need be. We will also give you the confidence to properly use these tools in an unfortunate situation where self-defense applications would be needed. This class will work with de-escalation and basic self defense for the most common sort of attacks. We will be combining fitness and self-awareness, in a fun and safe environment. You will learn how to present yourself as neither a victim or a threat, you will learn positioning and displacement techniques (you don't have to be big and "strong" to defend yourself), you'll even get to learn some cool techniques from the German special forces. While hopefully we'll never be in need of drastic self-defense, we can at least have the proper tools to deal with some situations.



Drop ins $20.00

One month $75.00 (saves up to $25)

Complete three month program $200.00 (Saves up to $60)

See you Wednesday!


Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

This class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Catherine Bagent

Come as you are. Beginner to intermediate level vinyasa flow class. Catherine is finishing up my teacher training at Balanced Yoga. Please donate what you can to help cover the cost of the space. 

December Updates!

Studiomate News:

The Fuse Factory: Help us meet our funding goal! To donate, please visit: https://www.power2give.org/campaigns/204  /  Frequency Fridays is the Fuse Factory's annual performance series featuring sound artists and sound poets, experimental electronic musicians, instrument makers, and avant-garde composers. For the past five years, we have brought emerging and established musicians and artists from around the US and Europe to expose central Ohio audiences to sound's many creative dimensions in the form of pioneering works. For documentation of Frequency Fridays performances from 2010-2015, please visit our website: thefusefactory.org. / Our goal is to raise $5000 to match a project grant awarded to us by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (thanks, guys!). As an extra bonus, every dollar we raise via Power2give will be matched with $.50 by the GCAC Fall Match fund, courtesy of the City of Columbus.  / Because of your generosity, Frequency Fridays will continue to grow, thrive, and shape Central Ohio's cultural landscape - thank you!

Seth Josephson will be contributing as a Buddhist to the 2015 CCH Interfaith Memorial Service on Tuesday, December 22; at 7:00pm - 8:00pm; at Trinity Episcopal Church on Capitol Square, 125 E Broad St, Columbus, Ohio 43215 / Please join the Columbus Coalition for the Homeless at Trinity Episcopal Church as we honor those homeless individuals who have passed away over the previous calendar year. This annual interreligious service brings together representatives from the Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Humanist, Buddhist, Sikh, and Universalist traditions in order to memorialize an often forgotten and marginalized community. We hope to see you there on the evening of the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year.

Rentals: If you're looking to rent space for work or events contact Seth at seth.josephson@gmail.com, or talk to any studio-mate you'd like to work with. On the ILLIO side, we ask for $15 (weekdays) or $20 (weekends) per hour. We also negotiate trades in improving the space. 


Weekly at ILLIO:

Sundays, 2-3:pm (except Dec. 6th, and Jan. 10th)
Sunday Yoga Flow with Angela

Enjoy a yoga flow with 
Angela who is a recent graduate from the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute. No cost. Donations, warmly encouraged, will go towards props for the studio.

Most Sundays, 6-7:00pm
Sacred Shimmy - Advanced Tribal Belly Dance

This class is designed for the dancer with some mastery of Levels One & Two who feels ready to develop her dance into something greater. Teacher permission is required to attend.  Please contact 
angienever@gmail.com with any inquiries.


Ongoing, most Sundays from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. $15 drop in, $60 three class pass.

Weekdays, 6:00am - 7:00am OR 9:30 - 10:30am
Living Well - MOVE 


Small group training is ongoing, in a convenient drop-in setting.  Each day has a varied focus and approach to fitness. You choose your own adventure and decide how many and which days you join the group! Group size could vary from 2-8 participants, giving you a semi-private training experience with greater attention to your technique and abilities, and an individualized and goal-centered training program.

Check out the weekly schedule below:


Try your first session for free! Session Passes are available. Passes are valid for two months from the date of purchase, and are for individual use only.
           
                            1-Hour    45-Minute
8 Sessions (~1x/week)    $80          $60 
16 Sessions (~2x/week)  $128        $96 
24 Sessions (~3x/week)  $168        $126
Drop-In                            $12          $9


www.facebook.com/livingwellcolumbuswww.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com  Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Buddha Teaches Buddha - Morning Meditation 


Bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, a short sutra service, and a Dharma-sharing check in. Hosted by Seth Josephson and friends. A poem may be read. Most sit on floor cushions, chairs also available. Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com.   

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45am
Open Yoga Practice hosted by Angela

 A time to share yoga practice together as a community. Stick around for meditation (see above). No cost. Donations warmly encouraged. Angela is a recent graduate from the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute.

Tuesdays, 7:30pm
Queer Yoga's Tuesday Tadasana


Queer Yoga is Columbus's first queer-focused yoga class that offers professional yoga instruction in a designated Safe(r) Space. We endeavor to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance and community in all we do, from sun salutations to post-yoga snack time. Whether you are new to yoga, or you can complete a headstand without assistance, you will find something to challenge and deepen your practice.


Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat if you have one. Classes are currently taught by Kelly Klein or Lauren Strawn. 



Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

This class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Catherine Bagent

Come as you are. Beginner to intermediate level vinyasa flow class. Catherine is finishing up my teacher training at Balanced Yoga. Please donate what you can to help cover the cost of the space. 

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ILLIO special events for December



Wednesday, December 2nd, 7:30 pm
Reading for Bookspace 

This event is a reading to raise money for Bookspace, a bookstore/community event space coming to Columbus! After the reading, we will have lots of incredible books and zines for sale if you want to stick around, as well as snacks and drinks. This is a community event--I would love to hear from people what they would like to see from an independent bookstore in their neighborhood. We will be taking donations to help get a brick-and-mortar location, hopefully within a year. Please come to help support independent bookstores! For more info on Bookspace, go to bookspacecolumbus.com

Readers:

Rachel Lee
Lainie Rini
Madison Gibbs
Charlie Pugsley

$5 suggested donation
(also if you have books you'd like to donate, that would be wonderful!)



Friday, December 4th,  8:00-11:00pm
Fuse Factory Frequency Friday:
Bhob Rainey (PHIL) + Ryan Jewell (CMH) + Tone Elevator (CMH) + KBD(uo) (OH)
Our December 2015 Frequency Fridays show features experimental/improv musician Bhob Rainey (MI), experimental percussionist Ryan Jewell (CMH), experimental space rock trio Tone Elevator (CMH), and experimental electronic music duo Gabriel Beam + Michael Kimaid (OH). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2015-2016 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About the performers:

Bhob Rainey is an award-winning composer / performer, saxophonist, and sound designer. In 1998, with trumpeter Greg Kelley, he founded the duo Nmperign, which quickly became a model for a new phase of non-idiomatic improvisation often referred to as “lowercase” or “EAI” (Electroacoustic Improvisation). In 2000 he founded The BSC, an improvising large ensemble, in which he developed techniques for an improvisational discipline that were eventually outlined in his 2011 publication, Manual. Throughout the late 1990′s and early 2000′s he performed globally and collaborated with numerous improvisers of both the (then) current and previous generations, including Axel Dörner, Andrea Neumann, Günter Müller, Michel Doneda, Lê Quan Ninh, and many others. More about Bhob Rainey

Ryan Jewell is a musician, improviser and sound artist currently living in Columbus, Ohio. 

tone eLevator is a semi-regular, free-form, cathartic noise event improvised and captured live using an ever changing arsenal of instruments, machines, and gadgets. 

KBD is a trio of experimental musicians who have been playing together since 2006. 


Saturday, December 5th, 9:00am
Living Well - MOVE - 8 Nights of Hanukkah

If you’ve done these before, you know that these are challenging and rewarding workouts and a great way to have a little fun with friends. If you’re new to group exercise or I haven’t seen you in a while, I promise to be kind! The temps will be cold, and if we’re lucky the snowflakes will fly – it adds to the drama, spirit, and bragging rights! This is the 10th Annual 8 Nights Of Hanukkah, so many of you are familiar with these workouts, and I can’t wait to do them again! If you’re not sure what it’s all about… let’s just say that you’ll burn off some cookies and your sore legs will remind you to back off the latkes and wine! We will be both inside the studio and outside. Weather is always a factor in outdoor classes, but please know that I will ALWAYS have safety in mind and plan exercises and classes accordingly.

Please RSVP to the Facebook event, https://www.facebook.com/events/459214554269639/ or email or text me to let me know you’re coming. Camaraderie, teamwork, and motivation from friends are key to group exercise, so tell your friends – all are welcome!

$10

Can’t wait to see you!

Live Well,
Erin


Saturday, December 5th, 
Fuse Factory Workshops
11:00am-12:45pm
How the Squid Sings (It Screams)

Workshop instructor: Bhob Rainey
Workshop fee: $17.50
This workshop will focus on sonification. In particular, we’ll look at translating the electrical behavior of squid neurons into sound waves. We’ll see how this particular translation carries its own, idiomatic timbres and phrasing, and we’ll make a musical piece focusing on these qualities. For context, we’ll examine some historical sonification techniques and talk about what goals one might be pursuing when employing sonification.

No previous experience in electronics, computer programming, or playing an instrument is required. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own headphones and laptop.

Note: To preregister for the workshop, please visit http://thefusefactory.org/events/squid_sings_workshop/

1:00-4:00pm
Introduction to SuperCollider
Instructor: Bhob Rainey
Workshop fee: $37.50
SuperCollider is a powerful environment for sound synthesis and algorithmic composition, but many newcomers encounter a steep learning curve. This hands-on workshop will get you up and running with SuperCollider, exploring classic synthesis techniques and, tying into the previous lecture, implementing some sonification strategies. Attendees will get a sense of what particular strengths SuperCollider has in comparison to Max/MSP, PD, etc.

No previous experience with electronics, computer programming, or playing an instrument is required, although some experience with sound editing is helpful. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a pair of headphones and a laptop with SuperCollider installed.

Note: To preregister for the workshop, please visit http://thefusefactory.org/events/intro-to-supercollider/

Sunday, December 6th, 1:00-3:00pm
Wake Up Sangha - Finding peace within the burning house

Join us for our December Sangha meeting. There will be sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading, and sharing from the heart.

"You must find peace within the burning house." - Kodo Sawaki

Wake Up is an active global community of led by young mindfulness practitioners, aged 18-35, and inspired by the teachings of Zen teacher and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. We come together to practice awareness in order to take care of ourselves, nourish happiness, and contribute to building a healthier and a more compassionate society. All ages are welcome at our gatherings.

Also, I (Seth) will be aging out of Wake Up's core community at the end of January, so I will be hosting just two more monthly Sangha meetings. If you are 18-35 and are interested in helping organize Wake Up Columbus, let me know, I'm happy to support from outside. We will also check in about organizational thing at this and the January meeting. 

Updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/177086849308587/

Saturday December 19th
Living Well - MOVE - 12 Days of Christmas

If you’ve done these before, you know that these are challenging and rewarding workouts and a great way to have a little fun with friends. If you’re new to group exercise or I haven’t seen you in a while, I promise to be kind! The temps will be cold, and if we’re lucky the snowflakes will fly – it adds to the drama, spirit, and bragging rights! This is the 12th Annual 12 Days Of Christmas, so many of you are familiar with these workouts, and I can’t wait to do them again! If you’re not sure what it’s all about… let’s just say that you’ll burn off some Christmas cookies and your sore legs will remind you to back off the egg nog and wine! We will be both inside the studio and outside. Weather is always a factor in outdoor classes, but please know that I will ALWAYS have safety in mind and plan exercises and classes accordingly.

Please RSVP to the Facebook event, or email or text me to let me know you’re coming. Camaraderie, teamwork, and motivation from friends are key to group exercise, so tell your friends – all are welcome!

$10

Can’t wait to see you!

Live Well,
Erin

ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com
614.306.9634
www.livingwell.blogspot.com


Sunday, January 10th1:00-3:00pm
Wake Up Sangha - Everything we need is already here

Dear friends,

Join us for our January Sangha meeting. There will be sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading, and sharing from the heart.

"We all have the tendency to struggle in our bodies and in our minds. We believe that happiness is possible only in the future. The realization that we have already arrived, that we don't have to travel any further, that we are already here, can give us peace and joy. The conditions for our happiness are already sufficient. We only need to allow ourselves to be in the present moment, and we will be able to touch them. What are we looking for to be happy? Everything is already here. We do not need to put an object in front of us to run after, believing that until we get it, we cannot be happy. That object is always in the future, and we can never catch up to it. We are already in the Pure Land, the Kingdom of God. We are already a Buddha. We only need to wake up and realize we are already here." (Thich Nhat Hanh, from "Cultivating the Mind of Love")

Wake Up is an active global community of led by young mindfulness practitioners, aged 18-35, and inspired by the teachings of Zen teacher and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. We come together to practice awareness in order to take care of ourselves, nourish happiness, and contribute to building a healthier and a more compassionate society. All ages are welcome at our gatherings.


Saturday, January 16th 
 [MIIIIM], OHIOAN, and Castles Burning

Stay tuned! 

Saturday January 23rd7:00-10:00pm
Full Moon Dance Party with Sacred Shimmy Bellydance

January's Full Moon is known at the Wolf Moon in honor of the hungry beasts who howled outside the villages at this deep point of Winter. Join us for a dancing and drumming celebration to shake off the stiffness of the season and reconnect with your inner fire.
Dancers, musicians, and movement artists are invited to perform, and audience members and onlookers are invited to applaud, ooh, and aah to your hearts' content.
Our live musicians will be available to make spontaneous magic for those who would like accompaniment, and recorded music is also welcome if that's what moves you best. This supportive halfa-style environment is suitable for dancers of all levels from beginner to experienced. Please contact me if you would like a spot in the show.

Open dancing will also be offered for those who might not like to perform but still want to make an offering to the moon.

Doors at 7:30 PM. Show beings promptly at 8:00 PM.
Admission: $5. All attendees are required to pay admission, regardless of participation in the evening's performance.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1524719861182235/
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