APRIL 2015


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

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!  www.facebook.com/livingwellcolumbus   www.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com
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, 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 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 (remaining) for April:

Wednesday, April 8, 1:00-2:00pm
Performance: Tatsuya Nakatani!

We welcome experimental percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani for an amazing, kid-friendly performance. All ages, all are welcome! Tatsuya is truly a unique performer, not to be missed! 

Updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1048234838523285/


Wednesday, April 8, 7:00pm
Daron Larson, "Defensive Thriving: Navigating Difficult People with Mindfulness"

Idea Wave Columbus is hosting mindfulness instructor, Daron Larson, at ILLIO for a discussion and Q&A. 

“Hell is other people.” (Jean-Paul Sartre) Mindfulness practice can transform our relationship to our thoughts and feelings. Consistent, intentional observation of our own subjectivity can free us from needing circumstances to be perfect in order to feel at home in our lives. But how do we maintain this freedom as we navigate the world of other – often challenging – people?

This interactive talk explores practical insights and strategies for feeling like you belong in the world even when you have decided to change your relationship to its endless challenges.

$10 cost. More information and registration, here


Sunday, April 12th, 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 seth.josephson@gmail.com


Wednesday, April 22nd, 7-8:pm 
BREATHE into life

Greetings all! My name is Simone and I am currently enrolled in the Yoga On High 9-month Pranayama certification course. Pranayama has been source of both physical and psychological healing in my life. Prana refers to a basic, universal, all-pervading life force energy long recognized by eastern thought, which is now being more fully appreciated and studied by western science. Yoga practitioners all over the centuries have found that practicing pranayama or Yogic breath we can access this energy, harness and utilize its power. Yoga Breath is thus a wonderful key to good health, longevity and it is also a superb lea-in to meditation.

Please join me 4/22 at 7PM (free/by donation) for a practical, step-by-step explanations about the practice of basic yoga breathing techniques.

Facebook updates: www.facebook.com/events/806707229403743/


Saturday, April 25th
ILLIO / Open Heart - Open House

More info to come!