13 E TULANE \\ \\ Sacred Shimmy \\ Wake Up \\ Queer Yoga \\ Gadabout Film, Eric Ayotte, Doll Parts \\ Trabajo, Mezzanine Swimmers, Shiftlet \\


Studio-mate activity not at the studio:
Art for Life 2014 will be held September 13, 2014 at the Ohio History Center. A painting by illio studiomate Ryan Agnew, entitled Twilight from Trail Mound, will be among the many artworks donated by local and national artists to help support AIDS Resource Center Ohio and the much needed programs and services provided for our community. Supporting Art for Life 2014 allows AIDS Resource Center Ohio to continue the important work of providing medical care, pharmacy, comprehensive case management, housing, HIV testing & counseling, prevention education, linkage to care, education & advocacy in the community. 90% of funds raised go towards direct support services for those living with HIV/AIDS.


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 with any inquiries.

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

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00am
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. Because we are silent, all quiet meditation styles can be practiced. All are welcome, including those new to quiet sitting. For more information contact, or visit or

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.


ILLIO special events for September:

Thursday, Sept 4th, 8-11pm
gadabout film fest, eric ayotte, doll parts

doll parts: local folk pop with ukuleles 
eric ayotte: touring sincere songs
gadabout film fest 2014: a touring collection of short films


Saturday, Sept 6th, 8:pm


TRABAJO (Brooklyn, NY)




Friday, Sept 19th, 6:00pm
Wake Up - Vegan Potluck and Discussion

In place of a service activity this month we are going to share food and discuss the global and local issues that are important to us today. We plan to identify things we share a concern for, then we'll plan a first step we can take together. Come if you'd just like to eat some food even if you didn't make anything! 


Sunday, Sept 21th, 1-3:pm
Wake Up Sangha - Meditation and Dharma Sharing

Young Buddhists and non-Buddhists practicing compassion and awareness in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sitting and walking meditation, a reading, and dharma discussion. - ages 18-35, no meditation experience required. For more information contact, or visit or


Sunday, Sept 28, 1-4pm
Fuse Factory Open House

The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab Open House will take place on Sunday, September 28 from 1-4 pm. Come hang out with Fuse Factory members, play with circuit blocks and contact mics, learn about the electronic and digital art forms we showcase, and find out what's in store for our 2014-2015 season!