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


News! Erin L. S. Johnson has joined our creative community and will be hosting strength and cardiovascular training sessions at ILLIO three mornings a week. Event info below. Learn more about Living Well here


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.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 6:30am
Living Well - Strength and Cardio Training

Mondays – Strength & Power – Functional, dynamic, big muscle exercises using kettlebells, bodyweight, TRX, plyos, and bands. Wednesdays – Core & Control – Unique combination and isometric movements to enhance core strength, range of motion and flexibility, and balance. Fridays – Wild Card/Trainer’s Choice!

12 Sessions - $96 ($8/session) 18 Sessions - $126 ($7/session) Or drop-in for $10/session. 

Learn more about Living Well here. Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634

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 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.


ILLIO special events for October:


Sunday, October 12th, 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 the floor (chairs also available). No meditation experience required. (ages 18-35)

Wake Up is a global community of mindfulness practitioners, aged 18-35, inspired by the teachings of Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. We come together to cultivate awareness, care for ourselves, nourish generosity, and create a healthy and compassionate society.

facebook event here


Sunday, October 12th, 7:30-9:30pm
Trance Studies: Bird Diviner (III) 

The Cuyamungue, or "Oma", trance is a shamanic practice used to cultivate visions and a dream-like awareness. The Cuyamungue technique is a syncretic, shamanic practice 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. We take an experimental approach to trance studies - not a dogmatic one - so all are welcome take what they find valuable for themselves.

As in the past, we will pair two postures. The first session will be the "singing shaman" to open the door to the alternate reality. The second will be the "hawk trance" a transformation and divining posture. This trace posture is used for receiving advice, or to see one's situation more clearly. It often reveals the nature of one's "power." The posture is based on sculptural representations of seated Horus form the Old Kingdom period. 

*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.

Facebook event here.


Thursday, October 16th, 7-10:pm
Jonas Reinhardt’s Ganymede, a live AV performance + Samuel Hoar (CMH)

The Fuse Factory is proud to present Jonas Reinhardt’s newest and perhaps most ambitious project, Ganymede, which debuted in early 2014 on the Oakland, California-based Constellation Tatsu label. Both a full-length album and an experimental film in six connected parts (shot by different Brooklyn-based directors on 16mm), Ganymede is set on the solar system’s largest moon. This film imagines unknown extra-terrestrial life forms engaged in ritualistic aquatic dance beneath a sky of ice. Date: Thursday, October 16 2014. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $7, $10 for 2. Doors open 7pm.

About Jonas Reinhardt: Jonas Reinhardt’s fascination with sci-fi, ecstatic reveries, the mechanizations of synthesizers, and the links between music and visual art also comes through in earlier releases on Kranky, Not Not Fun, Great Pop Supplement and 100% Silk. Along with regular live sets at clubs in New York and elsewhere around the world, the Brooklyn-based artist has featured work at the Tate Modern, MUTEK, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and SF MOMA.

About Samuel Hoar: A self-confessed hack, who jokes that he was born with “4 thumbs and a finger on each hand”, Samuel Hoar makes things with whatever he can get his hands on because otherwise he would go insane. There is some speculation that this goal is a moot point. He embraces digital technology as an art making tool primarily because of its free accessibility and the ever-present “undo” function. He is interested in platforms that utilize technology’s seductive power to contradict popular conceptions of art because they are boring and dangerous and to undermine the idea that creativity is something possessed by “others”.


Saturday, October 25th, 2:00
Tatsuya Nakatani, Workshop

More info to come!


Saturday, October 25th, 8-10:pm
Tatsuya Nakatani, performance 

$7 or $10 for 2. BYOB, all ages. About Tatsuya Nakatani: Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani was born and raised in Osaka-Japan. He currently resides in Easton, PA. He is a renowned recognized Percussionist/Drummer creating his own sound. Nakatani performs and tours all over the world for international Creative Music festivals and New Music festivals. He has taught master artist classes, workshops and given lectures, revolving around his unique sound, at a number of universities. His music has been published over sixty CD recordings in the USA and Europe. He has performed SOLO percussion for the majority of his musical career since the late 1990s at a countless number of venues of many sizes.


Thursday, October 30th, 7-8:30:pm
Nancy J. Cullen,"How to Create a More Balanced Environment through Points of Simple Energy Awareness"

Presented by Idea Wave Columbus: A balanced environment isn't external to you - you are a participant in its creation. Your thoughts, responses and reactions to the environment have a great affect on the overall balance of any space in which you are present.

"How to Create a More Balanced Environment through Points of Simple Energy Awareness" will explain how to create a personal balanced environment and will provide some simple-to- use tips for becoming aware of the energy in any environment. The key is to understand the energy that is external to you and separate it from your own reactions to that same energy. This is also extremely empowering as you increasingly see yourself as co-creator of a balanced environment.

Nancy J. Cullen has been a practicing psychic since 1979 and is active in community organizing for the local psychic community. 

$20. Tickets and more information here

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