MARCH 2015

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


Studiomate News:

The studio at 13 E Tulane continues to grow and evolve! We've been joined by two more artists on the Open Heart Art side (15 E Tulane) and we're currently figuring out how to integrate our practice throughout our building. 

Ryan Agnew's Worm Man gets some recognition! Documentation of Worm Man will be on view in Vermiculture Makers Club at Kentucky School of Art in Louisville March 6 - April 17. Worm Man was also recently featured on the WormCulture website/blog, http://wormculture.orgwhich sets out to highlight the community of worm art makers and hopefully increase the production of culture around worms.

Check out Angie Hay's new project: YOGA ENLARGED:ENCOURAGEMENT. EMPOWERMENT. EMBODIMENT. Yoga Enlarged is a unique class created for big bodies by big bodies.  We believe that the practice of yoga should be accessible to people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, and we strive to offer a welcoming environment for full-figured yogis to come to the mat.  You will be met with a balance of permission and challenge to help you experience your true capacity for strength, flexibility, serenity, and self-love.  We invite you to join us in class for a revolutionary practice within a supportive community.

Rentals: If you're looking to rent space for work or events contact Heidi at 614-707-2349, or email Seth at, 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 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!
Questions? Email 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, a short Zen style service. and a brief “Dharma sharing." Sitting on the cushions (chairs also available). Those new to the practice are welcome. 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 March:

Friday, March 6th, 8:00pm
Frequency Fridays: Shana Palmer (MD) + Tone Elevator (CMH) + Adam Crawley(IN)/John Osburn(CMH)
Fuse Factory March Frequency Fridays show features artist-experimental musician Shana Palmer, experimental electronica/space rock trio Tone Elevator (CMH), and experimental electronica duo Adam Crawley (IN) + John Osburn (CMH). Date: Friday, March 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. BYOB, all ages.
To learn more about the performers, please visit:  or on facebook at


Sunday, March 8th, 1-3:00pm
Wake Up Sangha - Meditation and Dharma Sharing

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. 

For more information contact, Facebook updates:


Sunday, March 8th, 7:30-9:30pm
Trance Studies: Becoming Fish (II)

Rescheduled for this Sunday the 8th! 

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.


Thursday, March 19, 7:00pm
Astrology: Soup to Nuts

Idea Wave Columbus is hosting astrologer, Elsa Hermes, for a discussion and Q&A. Are you curious about astrology and want to learn what it's all about? "Elsa is passionate about sharing her knowledge and has a unique ability to bring awe and awareness to others regarding ancient esoteric knowledge and its beneficial application to enrich one's daily life."

$10 cost. More information and registration, here:


Friday, March 20th, 6-10:00pm
Prisoner Art Show in Columbus!

Join Red Bird Prison Abolition in celebrating the creativity folks who are incarcerated in Ohio. And get some art!

There will be:
+ A Silent auction
+ Art Prints and Zines
+ Free food, drinks and good company!

Cost: $5 sliding scale donation.  facebook info here:


Saturday, March 28th, 3-7:pm
Popup Art Sale 

This will feature the work of studio-mates, April Sunami, Ryan Agnew, and Heidi Kambitsch. 


Saturday, April 4th, 7:30pm 
Full Moon Dance Party

Dancers, musicians, and performers are invited to perform, and audience members and onlookers are invited to applaud, ooh, and aah to your hearts' content. 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. This is a fundraiser to send Sacred Shimmy troupe to Michigan's Sacred Circles Dance Retreat to learn more about dance and drumming.

facebook info here: