OpenHeart Playshop Weekend

@ It Looks Like It's Open Studio
13 E Tulane Rd. in Clintonville
June 1 at 6:30pm until June 3 at 1:30pm

So, what is an OpenHeart Playshop???

Simple... we gather together to build trust and community, move toward body/mind mastery, have a ton of fun, and learn to create some mind-blowing movements and shapes utilizing several bodies at once.

There are a lot of options to choose from, and some package deals if you dive into the whole experience. See below for some brief descriptions and registration details and check out the Facebook event to stay up to date.

This playshop weekend will be held at 'It Looks Like It's Open Gallery' space at 13 E. Tulane Rd. Columbus, Ohio 43202.

*Event Dates and Details*
Space is limited, so pre-register to reserve your space...

Fri June 1
6:30 - 8 PM: Meet and Greet Potluck and Discussion - NO COST
Rather informal, Folks may come and go as they please. This would be a good opportunity for me to meet with any weekend participants and those who plan to be in the ComFest performance. Bring Vegan/Vegetarian food to share.

Sat June 2
9 - 10:15 AM: Lead Asana class - $5
This will be invigorating and heart-opening, mainly to prepare for the workshops.

10:30 - 11:30 AM: Laughter Yoga with Patrick Welage - $10, or $20 for a family
This is a fantastic way to break the ice and get us out of our minds a bit. Great for kids adults (bigger kids).

12 - 2 PM:
Playshop #1: Fundamentals of Partner Yoga - $15 ($18 after May 27)
This will be an exploration of how we can communicate with our bodies, embrace the fun and compassion of symbiotic touch, and go deeper into postures with the mutual assistance of another.

4 - 6:30 PM:
Playshop #2: Intro to Flying and Advanced Group Techniques - $25 ($30 after May 27)
Trust exercises, Finding and creating a shifting center of gravity when we move and make shapes with more than one person, Weight diffusion and distribution, and lifting off of the ground... All of these elements independently explored, then fused together.

Sun June 3:
9 - 10:15 AM: Lead Asana class - $5
This class will be a bit more rigorous, focusing on conditioning our bodies to freely move and perform whatever we can imagine.

11 - 1:30 PM:
Playshop #3: Therepeutics of Flying - $25 ($30 after May 27)
This is the cherry on top of the raw chocolate sundae. We will treat each other to a little loving kindness while in the air, drawing from inspirations of traditional Thai yoga bodywork.

Now for some Incentives...
Pre-Register by May 27 to receive early-bird discounts on individual Playshops or for Packages (Below)

All 3 Playshops: Partner Yoga, Intro to Flying, and Therepeutics - $55 ($65 after May 27)
All classes and Playshops on Saturday and Sunday -$70 ($85 after May 27)

For Columbus residents, in person registration is available with Heidi Kamitsch, Monday through Friday 8-5pm: 614-580-91eightzero
For Cincinnatians, please contact Chris via FaceBook, or email at

For more information, please post here, or send a private message to one of your hosts, Chris or Heidi.

A bit about the instructor...

Christopher Cox is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Certified Thai Yoga therapist, acrobatic dancer, permaculture enthusiast, and a lover of life itself. His various passions meld together with each class, workshop, and self-expression he shares with his extended community (Earth). He believes in cultivating the mind and body to harmoniously interact and serve the whole self, community, and all beings sharing the Earth.

Katja Hoffmann Wildner: dough, loops and other attempts

@ It Looks Like It's Open Studio
13 E Tulane Rd. in Clintonville
Reception 6-9pm Friday, May 25, 2012

Katja Hoffmann Wildner has been in Columbus since March as part of the GCAC – German artist residency exchange program, and will be leaving at  the end of May. But before she leaves us, Katja will be exhibiting the work she created while in Columbus, and you are invited to see her work on Friday May 25th 6-9pm at It Looks Like It's Open.

May 13th Open Meditation (May 2012)

Cultivating Joy / Caring for the Self
Sunday, May 13, 2012 1:00pm until 3:00pm

This is our regular second-Sunday Open Meditation. I'm thinking about
ways I can cultivate joy and care for my self in times of stress and
weighty responsibility. I'd love to hear from others about their

I know this is Mother's Day for some of us, so just come if you're
free. Bring your mother/child if you'd like. Let's help each other to
experience the joyous potential inherent in just being alive.

We will will have two 25min silent sessions divided by a short walking.

All meditation styles and experience welcome. Discussion will precede
and follow the session. And there will be tea!