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


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. 


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


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.


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/


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/


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.


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/


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/


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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