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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ILLIO special events for AUGUST 2015


Saturday, August 8th, 7:30pm
Solo Guitarists, CHUCK JOHNSON and MIKE FEKETE

Song for the Owl Concerts is pleased to present two incredible solo guitarists, Chuck Johnson and Mike Fekete.

Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician residing in Oakland, CA. He approaches his work with an ear towards the faults and instabilities that reveal latent beauty, and with a focus on American Primitive guitar, experimental electronics, and "folk minimalist" composition.
Chuck is touring in support of his new LP, "Blood Moon Boulder", on Scissor Tail Records. He will be performing on acoustic, electric, and lap steel guitars.

Mike Fekete is a native of Northeast Ohio. He composes for and performs solo guitar drawing influence from American folk and blues traditions. He was included on the fourth volume of the acclaimed guitar anthology series, Imaginational Anthem, and George Winston has called him “one of the great new 21st Century guitarist/composers.”

Doors will open at 7:30, music at 8:00. $5-10 suggested donation. Please invite your friends.

Saturday, August 15th, 8:00pm
Try The Pie, Maryn Jones, Kiddo 

Kiddo (local duo's first show ever!) 

Try The Pie (soloist)
San Jose, California

Maryn Jones (soloist) 


Friday August 21st, 7:00pm
ANAHATA 

Experience local kirtan, reggae & blues fusion in Clintonville! Asheya Ragna and Chris Florian make heart-opening, soulful music for the healing of the Earth! Anahata = heart chakra. 

$5-$15 suggested donation – no one turned away for lack of funds

Check them out on Facebook at www.facebook/anahata.the.band

Weekly at ILLIO

Weekdays, 6:15am - 7:30am
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.

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 - Buddha Teaches Buddha - Morning Meditation 

Bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, occasional Zen Buddhist chanting service, and a short 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. Usually taught by Michael J Morris in an Anusara style. 

Class fees are $6 for ALL participants. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat. 


Wednesdays, 7-8:00pm
BREATHE into life with Simone Clayborn

Pranayama has been source of both physical and psychological healing in my life. Prana refers to a basic, universal, all-pervading life force energy long recognized by eastern thought, which is now being more fully appreciated and studied by western science. Yoga practitioners all over the centuries have found that practicing pranayama or Yogic breath we can access this energy, harness and utilize its power. Yoga Breath is thus a wonderful key to good health, longevity and it is also a superb lead-in to meditation. Simone is finishing her Pranayama teaching certification through Yoga On High.  

Please join Wednesdays at 7PM (free/by donation) for a practical, step-by-step explanations about the practice of basic yoga breathing techniques.  

Fridays, 8-10:00am 
Intro to Ashtanga with Rachel Lee

Rachel Lee, a new yoga instructor finishing up her teaching certification at Yoga On High, will lead a Mysore-style Ashtanga class for new students. $5-7 suggested donation. 

Sundays, 11am-12:15pm
Good Morning Hatha Yoga with Jason Farrington
Jason Farrington is back with Morning Hatha on Sundays. Jason is currently wrapping up his 200 hour yoga teacher training program from Balanced Yoga University, and has been practicing yoga for about 4-5 years now. This class is targeted to beginners, but it has benefit for all. All classes are free or by donation. 


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.

The Kraken Quartet, Small Songs, Aaron Michael Butler

Wednesday, July 22nd

The Kraken Quartet is a four-piece, all percussion band comprised of Chris Demetriou, Andrew Dobos, Taylor Eddinger, and Sean Harvey. Founded in Ithaca, NY in 2011, the group takes influences of pop, rock, experimentalism, and minimalism to create their own exciting brand of music. To date, the group has released 3 recordings of original and commissioned music, and performed throughout cities in the Northeast and Midwest. 
Columbus based Small Songs will also be playing. They are a free jazz ensemble led by Alex Burgoyne that plays pieces based on his young piano students' compositions.
This will also be the first date of the solo tour for Aaron Michael Butler. www.aaronmichaelbutler.com He made a little video trailer for the tour:

Wake Up Sangha - Community Mindfulness Practice

Sunday July 13th, 1:00-3:00pm 

I'm just back from Blue Cliff Monastery. It's nice to have a retreat but it's more important to maintain a regular practice. Come for community support at Wake Up Columbus. Our monthly Sangha meetings consist of 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.

Wake Up Columbus sessions are either led by Claire W. or me, Seth Josephson.

Claire is also developing mindfulness community in Westerville, Ohio. Updates and contact here: wholeheartsanghaofwesterville.wordpress.com.

And, I am also sitting in meditation three mornings a week at ILLIO, 13. E Tulane, 8:05-8:30 AM.

All worldly things are brief, like lightning in the sky. This life you must know as the tiny splash of a raindrop; a thing of beauty that disappears even as it comes into being. Therefore set your goal. Make use of every day and night to achieve it." -Tsongkhapa

For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com

JUNE 2015

Studiomate News:

Studio-mates, April Sunami, Heidi Madsen, and Pilgrim Heidi Kambitch, have work in the show, "Remnants," up until Saturday, July 11, 2015. "Remnants" is the joint creative force of the Creative Arts of Women (CAW) collective, an open-membership association of women artists, writers, art supporters, art appreciators, and more. -- Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town Street, Suite 130, Columbus, OH 43215

Pilgrim Heidi Kambitch's Open Heart Creatures will perform with new puppets at Comfest Saturday June 27th on the "Live Arts Stage"at 1:30pm. 

Michael J. Morris's choreographed work, "Toward Belonging," was premiered on April 29th, but a view record, filmed by s lumbert is now available on-line. Performed by Phil Brown Dupont, Justin Fitch, Eve Hermann, and Counterfeit Madison, "Toward Belonging," can be seen at vimeo.com/127365782

Yoga: Yoga is growing at ILLIO! Queer Yoga, Hatha, Ashtanga, and Pranayama. Check out the classes below. 

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 know. On the ILLIO side, we ask for $15 (weekdays) or $20 (weekends) per hour. We also negotiate trades in improving the studio space. 

Weekly at ILLIO:

Note: Jason's Good Morning Hatha will be taking some Sundays off this summer. There will be no classes June 14, 21, and 28; as well as July 5 and 19. Since it's not really weekly at the moment, the June 7th class info included in the monthly schedule below. 

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

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

*Note: There is one small change for the summer season of Living Well. Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays are now held outside at the Indianola Alternative playground (Indianola K-8 is located along Weber Rd. and Calumet St.) The early sunrise and warmer temperatures make this a fun alternative to the studio. When weather doesn’t permit, we will still meet at the studio.



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

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Buddha Teaches Buddha - Zen 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

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.


Wednesdays, 7-8:00pm
BREATHE into life with Simone Clayborn

Pranayama has been source of both physical and psychological healing in my life. Prana refers to a basic, universal, all-pervading life force energy long recognized by eastern thought, which is now being more fully appreciated and studied by western science. Yoga practitioners all over the centuries have found that practicing pranayama or Yogic breath we can access this energy, harness and utilize its power. Yoga Breath is thus a wonderful key to good health, longevity and it is also a superb lead-in to meditation. Simone is finishing her Pranayama teaching certification through Yoga On High. 

Please join Wednesdays at 7PM (free/by donation) for a practical, step-by-step explanations about the practice of basic yoga breathing techniques.  

Fridays, 8-10:00am 
Intro to Ashtanga with Rachel Lee

Rachel Lee, a new yoga instructor finishing up her teaching certification at Yoga On High, will lead a Mysore-style Ashtanga class for new students. $5-7 suggested donation. 

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ILLIO special events for June:

Friday, June 5th, 8pm
Tim Kaiser (MN) + Chris Weldon (CMH) + Baat (CLE) + Joo Won Park (OH)

Fuse Factory June Frequency Fridays show features experimental electronic musician/instrument maker Tim Kaiser (MN), experimental improv musician Chris Weldon (CMH), experimental electro-acoustic musician Lisa Miralia/Baat, and experimental electronic musician Joo Own Park (OH). Date: Friday, June 5 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 information here: http://thefusefactory.org/events/

Sunday June 7th, 11am-12:15pm
Good Morning Hatha Yoga with Jason Farrington
Jason Farrington is currently wrapping up his 200 hour yoga teacher training program from Balanced Yoga University, and has been practicing yoga for about 4-5 years now. This class is targeted to beginners, but it has benefit for all. All classes are free or by donation. 

Sunday June 14th, 1:00-3:00pm 
Wake Up Sangha - Community Mindfulness Practice 
Our monthly Sangha meetings consist of 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. 
Wake Up Columbus sessions are typically led by Claire W. based on the services of the Still Water Sangha of Orono, Maine. Claire is also currently supporting the growth of mindfulness community in Westerville, Ohio. More information will be posted here: wholeheartsanghaofwesterville.wordpress.com
“Feelings, whether of compassion or irritation, should be welcomed, recognized, and treated on an absolutely equal basis; because both are ourselves. The tangerine I am eating is me. The mustard greens I am planting are me. I plant with all my heart and mind. I clean this teapot with the kind of attention I would have were I giving the baby Buddha or Jesus a bath. Nothing should be treated more carefully than anything else. In mindfulness, compassion, irritation, mustard green plant, and teapot are all sacred.” - Thich Naht Hanh (1996)
For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com

Sunday June 20th, 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Tribal University with Sacred Shimmy Bellydance

Join us for a day of Tribal study and celebration, featuring six unique classes to round out your Tribal education.

10:00 AM - Hatha Yoga with Angie Never
11:00 AM - Introduction to Middle Eastern Drumming with Zach Beery
12:00 PM - ATS® Level One & Two Drills with Eva Owen
1:00 PM - Break for Lunch
2:30 PM - Make-up for Tribal Performance with Sacred Shimmy Bellydance
3:30 PM - Hair Adornment for Tribal Performance with Sacred Shimmy Bellydance
4:30 PM - Live Music Drilling with the Sacred Shimmy Musicians, for all levels of ATS® dance

Space is limited. Full day passes will be offered for a discounted rate of $50 until midnight on April 30. From May 1 on, a full day pass is $60. Classes a la carte are $12 each. Tickets available here: www.eventbrite.com/e/tribal-university-with-sacred-shimmy-tribal-bellydance-tickets-16675012411  Eventbrite charges a small service fee for all passes.