MARCH 2015

It Looks Like It's Open (ILLIO) - 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, Ohio

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Studiomate News:

The studio at 13 E Tulane continues to grow and evolve! We've been joined by two more artists on the Open Heart Art side (15 E Tulane) and we're currently figuring out how to integrate our practice throughout our building. 

Ryan Agnew's Worm Man gets some recognition! Documentation of Worm Man will be on view in Vermiculture Makers Club at Kentucky School of Art in Louisville March 6 - April 17. Worm Man was also recently featured on the WormCulture website/blog, http://wormculture.orgwhich sets out to highlight the community of worm art makers and hopefully increase the production of culture around worms.

Check out Angie Hay's new project: YOGA ENLARGED:ENCOURAGEMENT. EMPOWERMENT. EMBODIMENT. Yoga Enlarged is a unique class created for big bodies by big bodies.  We believe that the practice of yoga should be accessible to people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, and we strive to offer a welcoming environment for full-figured yogis to come to the mat.  You will be met with a balance of permission and challenge to help you experience your true capacity for strength, flexibility, serenity, and self-love.  We invite you to join us in class for a revolutionary practice within a supportive community.  http://yogaenlarged.com

Rentals: If you're looking to rent space for work or events contact Heidi at 614-707-2349, or email Seth at seth.josephson@gmail.com, or contact any studio-mate you know. On the ILLIO side, we ask for $15(weekdays) or $20 (weekends) per hour. We also negotiate trades. 

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Weekly at ILLIO:

Sundays, 11am-12:15pm
Good Morning Hatha, Yoga with Jason Farrington

All classes are free or by donation. "Hello, my name is Jason Farrington and I am currently wrapping up my 200 hour yoga teacher training program from Balanced Yoga University. I have been practicing yoga for about 4-5 years now and I wanted to start offering free beginners yoga classes in my community. Hope to see you there."


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. Sacred Shimmy updates here.


Weekdays, 6:15am - 7:30am
Living Well - MOVE

NEW!!!  Earlier option for training!  Due to demand, I’m starting even earlier each day and offering the option for a flexible start time. NEW!!!  45-Minute class options! Get in and out and on to work quickly, with pro-rated, shorter class times.

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.
  • Mondays – Strength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
  • Tuesdays – Cardio Intervals & Agility Drills – Energy system development through cardiovascular and agility drills using small hurdles, cone drills, interval training, and sprints.
  • Wednesdays – Core & Control – Unique combination and isometric movements to enhance core strength, range of motion and flexibility, and balance.
  • Thursdays – Strength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
  • Fridays – Wild Card/Trainer’s Choice!
Try your first session for free!  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
Wake Up - Morning Meditation 

Friends bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, a short Zen style service. and a brief “Dharma sharing." Sitting on the cushions (chairs also available). Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com, or visit http://wakeupcolumbus.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/groups/539473676105662/


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.


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ILLIO special events for March:


Friday, March 6th, 8:00pm
Frequency Fridays: Shana Palmer (MD) + Tone Elevator (CMH) + Adam Crawley(IN)/John Osburn(CMH)
Fuse Factory March Frequency Fridays show features artist-experimental musician Shana Palmer, experimental electronica/space rock trio Tone Elevator (CMH), and experimental electronica duo Adam Crawley (IN) + John Osburn (CMH). Date: Friday, March 6, 2015. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2014-2015 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. BYOB, all ages.
To learn more about the performers, please visit: http://thefusefactory.org/events/march-2015-frequency-fridays/  or on facebook at www.facebook.com/events/1562244110718347

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Sunday, March 8th, 1-3:00pm
Wake Up Sangha - Meditation and Dharma Sharing

Our Sangha meetings involve sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading, and sharing from the heart.

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. 

For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com, Facebook updates: www.facebook.com/events/1421981588098970/

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Sunday, March 8th, 7:30-9:30pm
Trance Studies: Becoming Fish (II)

Rescheduled for this Sunday the 8th! 

We take an experimental approach to trance studies - not a dogmatic one - so all are welcome take what they find valuable for themselves. The Cuyamungue, or "Oma," trance is a shamanic practice used to cultivate visions and a dream-like awareness. It is a syncretic technique developed by anthropologist and spiritual teacher, Felicitas D. Goodman, and continued by her daughter, Susan Josephson (among others). Goodman believed that she had discovered an ancient and universal way to allow entrance into an alternate reality and commune with the beings who dwell there. Guided by postures adapted from a variety of sources and driven by a rattle sounded at a particular tempo and rhythm, participants often have visions with personal significance.

For this session, we will pair two postures. The first will be the "singing shaman" for door opening. The second will be the the "fish trance," derived from representations of Aztec goddess Chalchihuitlique and evoking water, renewal, adapting to change.

*Instructions for participation: Please arrive on time, the door will be closed at 7:45 so that the session can begin without interruption. Fasting will enhance the experience, but is not required. For best results, do not eat at least 30 minutes prior to the session. Avoid alcohol throughout the day. Wear loose-fitting clothing and avoid wearing metal.

*Young adults / teens welcome.

*Susan is not expecting payment so this session is by donation. Feel free to support her visit and the maintenance of the studio space with a small contribution.


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Thursday, March 19, 7:00pm
Astrology: Soup to Nuts

Idea Wave Columbus is hosting astrologer, Elsa Hermes, for a discussion and Q&A. Are you curious about astrology and want to learn what it's all about? "Elsa is passionate about sharing her knowledge and has a unique ability to bring awe and awareness to others regarding ancient esoteric knowledge and its beneficial application to enrich one's daily life."

$10 cost. More information and registration, here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/astrology-soup-to-nuts-tickets-15954858411

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Friday, March 20th, 6-10:00pm
Prisoner Art Show in Columbus!

Join Red Bird Prison Abolition in celebrating the creativity folks who are incarcerated in Ohio. And get some art!

There will be:
+ A Silent auction
+ Art Prints and Zines
+ Free food, drinks and good company!

Cost: $5 sliding scale donation.  facebook info here: www.facebook.com/events/733114250121218

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Saturday, March 28th, 3-7:pm
Popup Art Sale 

This will feature the work of studio-mates, April Sunami, Ryan Agnew, and Heidi Kambitsch. 

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Saturday, April 4th, 7:30pm 
Full Moon Dance Party

Dancers, musicians, and performers are invited to perform, and audience members and onlookers are invited to applaud, ooh, and aah to your hearts' content. 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. This is a fundraiser to send Sacred Shimmy troupe to Michigan's Sacred Circles Dance Retreat to learn more about dance and drumming.

facebook info here: www.facebook.com/events/909625465756800

FEBRUARY 2015

It Looks Like It's Open (ILLIO) - 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, Ohio

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Studiomate News:

WE “HEART” YOU At Lucky’s Market - Saturday, February 21st, 5pm-6pm What foods and supplements are best for heart health, and why? Join community wellness expert, Erin Johnson from Living Well Columbus, who will discuss the best choices for cardiovascular health, and even have some heart healthy foods to share. This class is free, but space is limited so registration is required - email elisabethw@luckysmarket.com.

LINES OF FLIGHT: a screening of new queer porn. Bringing together the work of award-winning queer porn directors and performers, LINES OF FLIGHT will offer a glimpse of porn being made at the leading edges of culture. Each film presents a unique view of sexuality, sex, and gender, inviting viewers to consider sex in new ways, to experience desires that might be unfamiliar, to see things they have maybe never seen, and to expand their view of what is hot. The screening will include four scenes directed by Courtney Trouble, Shine Louise Houston, and James Darling, curated by Michael J. Morris. An open conversation will follow the screening, providing an opportunity for public dialogue about porn, sex, sexuality, gender, desire, pleasure, fantasy, power, bodies, or whatever else comes up. February 28, 6-8pm at Feverhead (1199 Goodale Blvd)
Free and open to the public, donations invited to help rent the space.
This is an 18+ event. more info here: https://morrismichaelj.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/lines-of-flight-a-screening-of-new-queer-porn/

Rentals: If you're looking to rent space for work or events contact Heidi at 614-707-2349, or email Seth at seth.josephson@gmail.com, or contact any studio-mate you know. On the ILLIO side, we ask for $15(weekdays) or $20 (weekends) per hour. We also negotiate trades. 

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Weekly at ILLIO:

Sundays, 11am-12:15pm
Good Morning Hatha, Yoga with Jason Farrington

All classes are free or by donation. "Hello, my name is Jason Farrington and I am currently wrapping up my 200 hour yoga teacher training program from Balanced Yoga University. I have been practicing yoga for about 4-5 years now and I wanted to start offering free beginners yoga classes in my community. Hope to see you there."


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. Sacred Shimmy updates here.


Weekdays, 6:15am - 7:30am
Living Well - MOVE

NEW!!!  Earlier option for training!  Due to demand, I’m starting even earlier each day and offering the option for a flexible start time. NEW!!!  45-Minute class options! Get in and out and on to work quickly, with pro-rated, shorter class times.

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.

Mondays – Strength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
Tuesdays – Cardio Intervals & Agility Drills – Energy system development through cardiovascular and agility drills using small hurdles, cone drills, interval training, and sprints.
Wednesdays – Core & Control – Unique combination and isometric movements to enhance core strength, range of motion and flexibility, and balance.
Thursdays – Strength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
Fridays – Wild Card/Trainer’s Choice!

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
Wake Up - Morning Meditation 

Friends bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, and a short “Dharma sharing” style check in. An occasional zen poem is read. Be ready for sitting on the floor (chairs also available). Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com, or visit http://wakeupcolumbus.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/groups/539473676105662/


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.



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ILLIO special events for February:


Friday, February 6th, 8-11:pm
Battle Trance (NYC) + Fissure Shaft (IN) + Jungle Animal Posse (CMH)

Fuse Factory February 2015 Frequency Fridays show features avant-garde saxophone quartet Battle Trance (NYC), experimental electronic musician Fissure Shaft (IN), and dark ambient duo Jungle Animal Posse (CMH). Date: Friday, February 6, 2015. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2014-2015 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.  More info here: http://www.facebook.com/events/907724025927261/

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Saturday, February 7th, 3:00-6:00pm
Fuse Factory workshop (Basic Web Design Series): HTML 5 Fundamentals

Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel
Workshop fee: $35

This class, which is the first in the series, introduces students to the basic elements of HyperText Markup Language 5 (HTML 5) as the basic code underlying website functionality. We will cover topics such as: basic layout with HTML, basic elements, linking web pages, and inserting images. We will also cover general document features such as headers, paragraphs, lists, and more. This workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

To learn more about our web design series and reserve a spot in the workshop, please preregister at: http://thefusefactory.org/events/html_5_fundamentals/

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Sunday, February 8th, 1-3:00pm
Wake Up Sangha - Meditation and Dharma Sharing

Mindfulness practice can be incorporated into all aspects of life. Coming together regularly as a community (sangha) also has great benefit.

"If you have a supportive sangha, it’s easy to nourish your bodhicitta, the seeds of enlightenment. If you don’t have anyone who understands you, who encourages you in the practice of the living dharma, your desire to practice may wither. Your sangha—family, friends, and copractitioners—is the soil, and you are the seed. No matter how vigorous the seed is, if the soil does not provide nourishment, your seed will die. A good sangha is crucial for the practice. Please find a good sangha or help create one." -TNH

Our Sangha meetings involve sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading, and sharing from the heart.

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.


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Sunday, February 8th, 3-6:00pm
Fuse Factory Workshop (Basic web design series): Design with CSS 3

Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel
Workshop fee: $35

Our second class in the series covers the basics of CSS 3, a powerful language used to create layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be nearly as pretty! Best of all, CSS is easy to learn and was designed so that everyone – even non-programmers – can do it. No fancy programs are needed, just Notepad and a web browser. This workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience for beginners with some previous HTML experience (like our HTML 5 Fundamentals workshop). In addition to discussing what CSS is and how it works, we will cover topics such as font and color changes, and the box model. This workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

To regester visit: http://thefusefactory.org/events/workshop_css_3/

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Thursday, February 12, 7:00-8:30pm
Fuse Factory Workshop (Basic Web Design Series): Web Hosting 101


Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel
Workshop fee: $20

This introductory workshop walks participants through various components of the web and how they work together, addressing questions such as:

What is the World Wide Web?
Where are web site files generally stored?
What is the difference between a client and a server?
What do you need to know before building a web site?
What tools do you need to develop a web site?
How do you put a website you’ve completed up on the Web?

This workshop is for beginners with little to no technical experience.

To regester visit: http://thefusefactory.org/events/web-hosting-101/

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Sunday, March 1st, 7:30-9:30pm
Trance Studies: Becoming Fish (II)

We take an experimental approach to trance studies - not a dogmatic one - so all are welcome take what they find valuable for themselves. The Cuyamungue, or "Oma," trance is a shamanic practice used to cultivate visions and a dream-like awareness. It is a syncretic technique developed by anthropologist and spiritual teacher, Felicitas D. Goodman, and continued by her daughter, Susan Josephson (among others). Goodman believed that she had discovered an ancient and universal way to allow entrance into an alternate reality and commune with the beings who dwell there. Guided by postures adapted from a variety of sources and driven by a rattle sounded at a particular tempo and rhythm, participants often have visions with personal significance.

For this session, we will pair two postures. The first will be the "singing shaman" for door opening. The second will be the the "fish trance," derived from representations of Aztec goddess Chalchihuitlique and evoking water, renewal, adapting to change.

*Instructions for participation: Please arrive on time, the door will be closed at 7:45 so that the session can begin without interruption. Fasting will enhance the experience, but is not required. For best results, do not eat at least 30 minutes prior to the session. Avoid alcohol throughout the day. Wear loose-fitting clothing and avoid wearing metal.

*Young adults / teens welcome.

*Susan is not expecting payment so this session is by donation. Feel free to support her visit and the maintenance of the studio space with a small contribution.


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JANUARY 2015

It Looks Like It's Open (ILLIO) - 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, Ohio



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News:

New studio-mate! April Sunami is a professional visual artist mainly focusing on mixed media painting. She received her Master of Arts Degree in Art History from Ohio University and her Bachelor of Arts Degree also in Art History from Ohio State University. Her subjects mainly revolve around portraits of women and the female form. April thrives from the energy and input from creative communities and is involved with  several local arts groups including Creative Arts of Women (CAW), Mother Artists at Work (MAW), Creative Women of Color (CWoC), Harmony on the Southside, and the Eastside Arts Initiative.
April is also thrilled to be join the artists and creatives with Open Heart Creatures and ILLIO and looks forward to making great art and new friends. Check out her work at www.aprilsunami.com

The Cultural Arts Center will be featuring new drawings on shale by ILLIO studiomate Ryan Agnew, in the show "Creating Legacies." Reception, Jan. 9, 6-8pm, and Art Talk panel with Ryan on Thurs Jan. 22, 12-1pm More info here: http://culturalartscenteronline.org/creating_legacies_jan_5_31

Studio-mate Pilgrim Heidi of Open Heart Creatures and our new mate April Sunami have work in the show "Woman As ____" at the Tacocat Cooperative, 937 Burrell Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212,  which is on display until January 18th. More info here: www.facebook.com/events/273189536225176/   or here: http://tacocatcooperative.com


Studio-mate Erin Johnson is in the press: "I will have an article as part of Health & Wellness week on Columbus Underground.  As part of Health & Wellness Week last year, I shared Resolutions & Recipes For A Healthier 2014, and two years ago, I shared New Year, New Food.  Stay tuned for more recipe and food preparation ideas!" And, she will be at Lucky's community health fair on Saturday, January 17th from 2-4pm.  There will be health and wellness practitioners from around town, vendors sharing food and products, and tastings from the produce and deli departments. "I hope you’ll meet me at the Living Well table, learn more about how I can help you with your health and wellness goals, pick up a few recipe ideas, and grab a discount card for small group training!" 



Looking for more new studio-mates! ILLIO and Open Heart Art welcome more studio-mates to join our community! Check out this listing for the Open Heart side <http://columbus.craigslist.org/ats/4804804322.html> or give Heidi a call at 614-707-2349

Rentals: If you're looking to rent space for work or events contact Heidi at 614-707-2349, or email Seth at seth.josephson@gmail.com. On the ILLIO side, we ask for $15(weekdays) or $20 (weekends) per hour. We also negotiate trades in goods or services. 

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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. Sacred Shimmy updates here.


Weekdays, 6:30am - 7:30am
Living Well - MOVE

Mondays – Strength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
Tuesdays – Cardio Intervals & Agility Drills – Energy system development through cardiovascular and agility drills using small hurdles, cone drills, interval training, and sprints.
Wednesdays – Core & Control – Unique combination and isometric movements to enhance core strength, range of motion and flexibility, and balance.
Thursdays – Strength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
Fridays – Wild Card/Trainer’s Choice!

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.

8 Sessions - $80 ($10/session)
16 Sessions - $128 ($8/session)
24 Sessions - $168 ($7/session)
Or drop-in for $12/session

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
Wake Up - Morning Meditation 

Friends bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, and a short “Dharma sharing” style check in. An occasional zen poem is read. Be ready for sitting on the floor (chairs also available). Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com, or visit http://wakeupcolumbus.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/groups/539473676105662/


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.


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ILLIO special events for January:


Saturday, January 10th, 3-6pm
HTML 5 Fundamentals

Fuse Factory workshop (Basic Web Design Series)
Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel
Workshop fee: $35

This class, which is the first in the series, introduces students to the basic elements of HyperText Markup Language 5 (HTML 5) as the basic code underlying website functionality. We will cover topics such as: basic layout with HTML, basic elements, linking web pages, and inserting images. We will also cover general document features such as headers, paragraphs, lists, and more. This workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).
To learn more about our web design series and reserve a spot in the workshop, please preregister at: http://thefusefactory.org/events/html_5_fundamental

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Sunday, January 11th, 1-3:00pm
Wake Up Sangha - Meditation and Dharma Sharing

Our Wake Up Sangha (community) meetings involve sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading, and sharing from the heart. This month we’ll remember the year gone, and set intentions for the New Year, with a simple candle lighting ceremony led by Clair W.

We usually sit on the floor, but chairs also available. No meditation experience required.  

*Note: While we’ve limited our previous Sangha meeting to the younger demographic, meetings in the new year are open to all ages (kids too, as long as they're old enough to sit reasonably still). Young adults have particular needs and sometimes have difficulty finding peer community in mindfulness practice. Still, inclusiveness is paramount, so we've decided to invite everyone while keeping the group young-adult led (18-35). 


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Sunday, January 11th, 3-6pm
Basic Web Site Design with CSS3

Fuse Factory workshop (Basic Web Design Series) 
Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel
Workshop fee: $35

Our second class in the series covers the basics of CSS 3, a powerful language used to create layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be nearly as pretty! Best of all, CSS is easy to learn and was designed so that everyone – even non-programmers – can do it. No fancy programs are needed, just Notepad and a web browser. This workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience for beginners with some previous HTML experience (like our HTML 5 Fundamentals workshop). In addition to discussing what CSS is and how it works, we will cover topics such as font and color changes, and the box model. This workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

To learn more about our web design series and reserve a spot in the workshop, please preregister at: http://thefusefactory.org/events/workshop_css_3/

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Monday, January 19th, 1:00-3:00pm
Wake Up - Day of Service - MLK Day 

This month, Wake Up Sangha will take advantage of the holiday to do a simple service activity. We’ll be making blankets with kits from My Very Own Blanket, an organization “Dedicated to helping children in foster care feel valued and comforted.” We’ll share some food and some mindfulness energy working with our hands to give an object of warmth to another, and warming ourselves in the process. Feel free to bring a snack and $15 for a blanket kit, or just come and lend a hand! (all ages, including kids) 


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Wednesday, January 28th, 7:00pm
"Becoming Amphibious" Daron Larson 

"Becoming Amphibious: At Home in the Illusion of Permanence and the Reality of Impermanence" Humans are wired for stories. The narrative is our default mode. There is nothing wrong with living your life as the main character in a story, but there is something liberating about being able to feel at home in the direct experience of your life regardless of the circumstances. Discover how robust attentional fitness can empower us to see through the illusion of an unchanging self and to feel more at home in our lives both with and without it. $15

Daron Larson is a mindfulness teacher, information maven, and freelance contemplative. He is a student of meditation teacher, Shinzen Young, and leads classes and workshops or a regular basis in Columbus. Learn more about Daron here: http://www.athomeinyourlife.com

This event is sponsored by Idea Wave Columbus. Follow link for more details, registration information. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/becoming-amphibious-at-home-in-the-illusion-of-permanence-and-the-reality-of-impermanence-tickets-13768693533


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NOVEMBER 2014

It Looks Like It's Open (ILLIO) - 13 E Tulane Rd, Columbus, Ohio

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News: You're invited to the 2014 Art of Recovery benefiting Southeast Inc.'s Fresh A.I.R. Gallery on Friday November 7 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown5:30 - 10 pm. Live and silent auctions will feature original art from over 100 artists, including a painting by ILLIO studiomate Ryan Agnew entitled Pine Cones. Through art, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery educates the community and works to break down stigma of mental illness and substance abuse disorders by bringing focus to the artistic vision. Contact the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery at 614.225.0980 or pullinsm@southeastinc.com to purchase tickets and/or sponsorship opportunities.

Looking for new studiomates. ILLIO would be more financially sustainable if we had one more studiomate join our community. Stop by for one of these events and talk to the host about joining. 

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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. Sacred Shimmy updates here.


Weekdays, 6:30am - 7:30am
Living Well - MOVE

MondaysStrength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
Tuesdays Cardio Intervals & Agility Drills – Energy system development through cardiovascular and agility drills using small hurdles, cone drills, interval training, and sprints.
WednesdaysCore & Control – Unique combination and isometric movements to enhance core strength, range of motion and flexibility, and balance.
ThursdaysStrength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands.
FridaysWild Card/Trainer’s Choice!

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.

8 Sessions - $80 ($10/session)
16 Sessions - $128 ($8/session)
24 Sessions - $168 ($7/session)

Or drop-in for $12/session

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Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634


Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Wake Up - Morning Meditation 

A small group will be bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through September with a 25-minute seated meditation and a short check in. All are welcome, including those new to sitting meditation. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com, or visit http://wakeupcolumbus.wordpress.com or www.facebook.com/groups/539473676105662/


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.


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ILLIO special events for November:


Friday, November 7th, 8-11:pm 
Frequency Friday: Ben Miller + Larry Marotta Ensemble + Cher Von + Ray Li

The Fuse Factory November 2014 Frequency Fridays show features multiphonic prepared guitarist Ben Miller (MI), experimental electric guitarist Larry Marotta (CMH), experimental vocalist Cher Von (CHI) and wearable technologist/musician Ray Li (CMH). Date: Friday, November 7, 2014. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. Our Frequency Fridays 2014-2015 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About our performers:

Cultivating his technique since the early 80′s, Ben Miller/degeneration creates a sonic tapestry that defies standard guitar playing. Using a self-modified Gibson Kalamazoo, Miller produces a dense multiphonic soundscape by outputting several pickups separately through various FX chains. With the addition of Casio SK1 8-bit sampling, transistor radio, analog synth and tapes, it is difficult to discern where any one sound originates or where it is heading – and it is of this subliminal nature that Miller adheres to.

Larry Marotta is a guitarist and composer based in Columbus, Ohio. He is best known for his performances of free improvised music that combine his wide range of musical interests, odd sense of humor, and passion for sound as sound. In the past few years, he has performed in Chicago, New York City, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Ann Arbor, Lansing and Miami Beach.

Cher Von, aka Chervon Koeune, is an experimental vocalist, performer, and composer residing in Louisville, KY. Cher Von is known for her unique vocal-style, which blends a playful use of wordless vocalising with a sometimes throaty, sometimes graceful delivery of ethereal melodies. Working primarily with a vocal processor, a large Bass Drum, and miscellaneous found sound objects, her exploration has shifted to minimalist music concepts.

Ray Li is the inventor of SoundSpace, an instrument which combines elements of electronics, technology, and music to make sound. With no chords or notes to memorize, the musician has ultimate control. SoundSpace is a glove-based device which allows the player to “hold” and play music with his or her bare hands by making different movements and gestures.

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Saturday, November 8th, 1-3:pm
Workshop: Make an electric canjo (can banjo) + other musical instruments

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make an electric canjo out of a tin can, sanded wood fingerboard, eye screws, acoustic guitar strings, and a piezo pickup soldered to short cord with a 1/4″ jack. If you wish to make another instrument instead, other options include: electric bobby pin thumb piano, PVC snake charmer, and copper wind chimes. The workshop will begin with a short discussion about sound vibration and rhythm to help participants experiment with sound on their instruments and create rhythm patterns.

Workshop fees:

Electric canjo: $45 ($25 for instruction, $20 for materials)
Electric bobby pin thumb piano: $45 ($25 for instruction, $20 for materials)
Copper wind chimes: $35 ($25 for instruction, $10 for materials)
PVC snake charmer: $30 ($25 for instruction, $5 for materials)

To register for the workshop, please visit: http://thefusefactory.org/events/workshop-electric-canjo/

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Saturday, November 8th, 7:pm
Poems & Songs 

READERS: Jessica D. Lewis; Mallory Whitten; Erin Elizabeth Wehrenberg; Tess Pugsley; Christine Louis

Jessica Lewis is a Face-to-Face Advocate and Community Outreach Volunteer at the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and a member of New Voices Cleveland, a grassroots Human Rights and Reproductive Justice organization led by and focused on women of color. Jessica is an activist for issues around consent, gender roles and performance, sexuality, and queer and racial identities. Jessica and Keishla Valez launched Hollaback Cleveland, a branch of the New York City initiative founded by Emily May in 2010. Hollaback is run by local activists in 71 cities, 24 countries, operating in 12 different languages. Visit Cleveland.ihollaback.org to learn more about Jessica and the Cleveland Hollaback team.

Mallory Whitten lives in Ohio. In September of this 2014, she had her first book published with Monster House Press entitled Collected Poems & Stories.

Erin Elizabeth Wehrenberg exists with an undeniable calling to healing, self-love, and social justice. She weaves these themes through her writing as a way to challenge dominant norms that cut off loving, sustainable ways of being. Her work focuses on breathing life into past wounds and connecting to deep places of love and community while moving lighter. Erin spends her time with this Earth as an educator, women's health specialist, life coach, and artist. Her first book of poetry,Notes on Healing and Clarity, was released in October of 2013 and is available on Amazon.

Tess Pugsley lives in Columbus, Ohio. She she writes about being a feminist who is trying to be in a more loving relationship with life when she is not drawing plants and spending time outside.

Christine Louis is a Cleveland-based singer-songwriter whose style can be described as “acoustic indie-pop.” She sings about such topics as sexual adventures ruined by curry, heartbreak, insecurity, politics made personal, and catchy, bouncy takedowns of her enemies.

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Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-9:30pm
Workshop: HTML 5 Fundamentals

Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel; Workshop fee: $35

This class, which is the first in the series, introduces students to the basic elements of HyperText Markup Language 5 (HTML 5) as the basic code underlying website functionality. We will cover topics such as: basic layout with HTML, basic elements, linking web pages, and inserting images. We will also cover general document features such as headers, paragraphs, lists, and more. This workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop)

About our Basic Web Design Series:

The World Wide Web is now 20 years old (!) and has evolved into a powerful, complex model of electronic communication. Our hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop series explores the fundamentals of user-focused web design by introducing participants to its technical as well as its conceptual aspects. This workshop series has been crafted for those with little to no prior experience with web design or coding, rather than seasoned or professional web designers. Please note: all of the series workshops are BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

All of the workshops in this series include: A fun and inclusive learning environment; A nice, arts-focused venue

register here: http://thefusefactory.org/events/html_5_fundamentals/

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Sunday, November 16th, 1-3:pm
Wake Up Sangha - Meditation and Dharma Sharing

Sitting meditation, walking meditation, a reading, and Dharma sharing (discussion). Bring loose cloths for sitting on a cushion the floor (chairs also available). No meditation experience required. (ages 18-35)

Wake Up Sangha is an international community of mindfulness practitioners, aged 18-35 (and their allies), inspired by the teachings of Zen poet and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh. We are Buddhists and non-Buddhists coming together to cultivate awareness, compassion, and care for one another.

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Wednesday, November 19th, 6:30-9:30pm
Workshop: Web Site Design with CSS 3

Instructor: Paul Dehnbostel; Workshop fee: $35

Our second class in the series covers the basics of CSS 3, a powerful language used to create layout and design for web pages. Without CSS, the web would not be nearly as pretty! Best of all, CSS is easy to learn and was designed so that everyone – even non-programmers – can do it. No fancy programs are needed, just Notepad and a web browser. This workshop is designed to be a hands-on experience for beginners with some previous HTML experience (like our HTML 5 Fundamentals workshop). In addition to discussing what CSS is and how it works, we will cover topics such as font and color changes, and the box model. This workshop is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

About our Basic Web Design Series:

The World Wide Web is now 20 years old (!) and has evolved into a powerful, complex model of electronic communication. Our hands-on, beginner-friendly workshop series explores the fundamentals of user-focused web design by introducing participants to its technical as well as its conceptual aspects. This workshop series has been crafted for those with little to no prior experience with web design or coding, rather than seasoned or professional web designers. Please note: all of the series workshops are BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop).

All of the workshops in this series include: A fun and inclusive learning environment; A nice, arts-focused venue. 


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Saturday, Nov. 22nd, 6-8:pm
Ecstatic Dance!

Bring on the ecstasy! Ecstatic dance is a free-form style somewhere between dance and meditation. We will explore "natural" movement, following our individual impulses as they arise in the safety of an accepting collective. People of all movement abilities and experience are welcome as you will use the guidance of the instructor to shape your experience as much or as little as you want.

This is a "family friendly" event and open to people of all ages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, races, ethnicities, abilities, etc. etc. All beings welcome!

This is a donation-based event. Proceeds will cover the cost of the space and compensate the instructor.

This month's event will be lead by Kelly Klein and her instruction will be inspired by yoga, the improvisational form Gaga, and principles of contact improvisation.

Here is a brief run down of what you can expect:

-a short opening circle in which we will center ourselves, practice some breathing techniques, and fully arrive in the space
-about an hour of free-form movement with suggestions by an instructor. These might include bringing attention to the breath, the heart beat, a sensation, an image, or a certain part of the body, or inviting a particular movement dynamic into the body. While partner dancing and touch is allowed, it is not required. Dancers are free to step to the side to stretch or sit in stillness.
-a closing circle in which we are invited to share our experiences, thoughts, and feelings, bringing the dance to a close.

This is a new event and we are hoping to continue it monthly if not more often. We are open to suggestions from the community about how you would like these events to proceed, and will have different instructors cycling through. Please get in touch if you are interested in leading or have suggestions for music, format, venues. etc.

While ecstatic dance easily becomes a spiritual experience, this is a secular, non-denominational and non-sectarian event. We hope to create space for people of all religious faiths and spiritual beliefs. Feel free to bring objects of significance to the space and use them as you wish on your own, and please do not impose on the experiences of others.


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Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 7:30pm
"Fed Up" Free Screening

"Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see." www.fedupmovie.com

Hosted by Living Well Columbus: www.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com


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