Weekly at ILLIO:

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.

Weekdays, 6:00am - 7:00am OR 9:30 - 10:30am
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.

Check out the weekly schedule below:

Inline image 1Try 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

www.facebook.com/livingwellcolumbuswww.livingwellcolumbus.blogspot.com  Questions? Email ErinLSJohnson@columbus.rr.com or call/text 614.306.9634

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8-8:45am
Buddha Teaches Buddha - Morning Meditation 

Bringing in the day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays through the year with a 20/25-minute seated meditation, a short sutra service, and a Dharma-sharing check in. Hosted by Seth Josephson and friends. A poem may be read. Most sit on floor cushions, chairs also available. Those new to the practice are welcome. For more information contact seth.josephson@gmail.com.   
New! Mondays, 10-11am
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

Like the Thursday class, this class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com

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 if you have one. Classes are currently taught by Kelly Klein or Lauren Strawn. 

New! Wednesdays, 11:30am-12:30am
Yoga: 7-Week Chakra Series

Angela (graduate from the Yoga on High Teacher Training Institute)
will be teaching yoga flow with a focus on each chakra in sequence for seven weeks, all through March. No cost. Donations, warmly encouraged, will go towards props for the studio.

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
Self Defense Workshop with Jose Reyes

March is the last month of a three month self defense workshop, using an easy to learn and retain self defense system. We give you the the tools to defend yourself if ever put in a situation where need be. We will also give you the confidence to properly use these tools in an unfortunate situation where self-defense applications would be needed. This class will work with de-escalation and basic self defense for the most common sort of attacks. We will be combining fitness and self-awareness, in a fun and safe environment. You will learn how to present yourself as neither a victim or a threat, you will learn positioning and displacement techniques (you don't have to be big and "strong" to defend yourself), you'll even get to learn some cool techniques from the German special forces. While hopefully we'll never be in need of drastic self-defense, we can at least have the proper tools to deal with some situations.

Drop ins $20.00

One month $75.00 (saves up to $25)

Complete three month program $200.00 (Saves up to $60)

See you Wednesday!

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga for Older Adults with Liz Harzoff

This class will focus on a gentle Vinyasa-style practice. It is designed for middle-aged and older adults. However, anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. The class is led by a teacher-in-training and will concentrate on relaxation, flexibility, strength, and balance. There is no cost for the class, although donations to help pay for the space being used will be gratefully accepted. Bring a yoga mat or large towel and wear clothing in which you can comfortably move. For more information: Liz Harzoff, (614-561-6074) or eharzoff@gmail.com.

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00pm
Vinyasa Yoga with Catherine Bagent

Every week. Same time. Same place. Beginner to intermediate level vinyasa flow. Find stillness in movement in your yoga practice, and your daily life.

Class is pay what you can. No experience required.

Catherine is finishing up her teacher training at Balanced Yoga.


Special events for March 2016

Friday, March 4th, 8:00-11:30pm 
Frequency Fridays: Carol Genetti/Dissilient/John Osburn+Megan Y

Our March 2016 Frequency Fridays show features vocalist, composer and installation artist Carol Genetti (CHI), Dash Lewis' solo project Gardener (CHI), experimental electronic duo Dissilient (OH), percussionist/composer Aaron MIchael Butler (OH), and sound artist/dancer duo John Osburn and Megan Yankee (OH). Date: Friday, March 4 2016. Location: It Looks Like It's Open (13 E. Tulane Av., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2015-2016 season is supported by a grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About the artists:

Carol Genetti is a vocalist, composer and installation artist. Her work is focused on the interplay between the voice as an expressive musical instrument and its extension into the sound-making realm. She has studied a variety of techniques including Western singing, Hindustani classical voice and Bulgarian folk music. Through these studies and her own explorations, she has developed a personal yet universal palette that is an abstraction of "extended" voice sounds — breaths, overtones, and disconnected textual bits, squeaks, growls, non-verbal tones — sounds that evoke unconscious emotions and human physicality. Genetti has toured throughout the US, Canada, France and Germany and has performed numerous live concerts as an improvisational vocalist.

Dissilient is a duo consisting of Paul Markus (of Shrive) and Chris Bilecki (of Chiaro Scuro). Dissilient works with analog and digital electronics and the use of objects to create sets that combine noise, ambience and electroacoustic aesthetics that focus on texture.

Aaron Michael Butler is a percussionist/composer currently based in Athens, OH. He regularly presents concerts of contemporary solo and chamber music, and has been active in the creation of new works through commissioning composers of his generation. Recent performance highlights include the 2013 Athens International Film Festival, 2014 Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, the 2014 Ohio University World Music and Dance Festival with marimbist Pei-Ching Wu, and a performance with Luciano Chessa's Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners in 2015. In 2010 Aaron founded the NOBROW.collective; in conjunction with the Athens International Film Festival NOBROW has commissioned Deep Earth - a large-scale, multimedia work - from composer Matthew Burtner which was premiered in April 2014.

Columbus-based sound artist John Osburn hears sound like a painter sees color, paying particular attention to the textures and shading of each element within his work. He not only listens to how his sounds thread in and out of each other, but also focuses on how they are affected by the space in which they resonate. Rather than creating music, Osburn focuses on creating a sound environment in which to immerse his audience. Sourcing from his eclectic background in Western music, African drumming, and Sonic Arts studies, Osburn creates a unique musical blend which floods out of his speakers in an evocative array of frequencies.

Megan Yankee is a Columbus-based indie dancer and choreographer who seeks opportunities to make and present choreography in alternative spaces in order to expand the reach of concert dance. Megan has performed and presented work nationally and internationally at the Nomad Express Multi Arts Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, the Sonic Arts Research Center in Belfast, Northern Ireland, American Dance Festival, American College Dance Festival, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, Movement Intensive in Composition and Improvisation, Emerge and Exchange Dance Festivals, {254} Festival, Out of Loop Festival, and the Rogue Festival. I have had the honor of performing in works by Amie LeGendre, Larry Keigwin, Michael Foley, Christie Nelson, Jordan Fuchs, Sandy Mathern-Smith and Sarah Gamblin.

Saturday, March 5th, 3:pm
Young artists presents! OpenheartART show ages 1-5

Join us for a gallery sharing of art work created by our young artists during our winter art/play shops! Experience music, treats, & hands on community art project during the opening. Prepare your walls at home for an awesome collection of your child's work to take home.

Sunday, March 6th, 11:am-1:pm
Queer Behavior Community Meeting & Potluck
Interested in learning more about Queer Behavior, possibly getting involved, or providing a community voice? Queer Behavior is a network dedicated to uniting Columbus’ queer community through interacting with and organizing within the queer community; promoting queer community events, issues, and news; and organizing events, education and outreach for the community and Central Ohio. While all inclusive, Queer Behavior is, at its core, a network for self-identified queer peoples. All events created or sponsored by Queer Behavior are dedicated Safe(r) Spaces.

Come hang out with us on Sunday, March 6th! Bring breakfast/brunch food and drink and mingle with Queer Behavior members for the first hour. Stay for the second hour to sit in on our monthly meeting and learn more about the great work we are trying to do for the queer community of Columbus!

Studio-Mate News

ILLIO Artists to be found this Thursday at the opening reception for Landmark, a Creative Arts of Women (CAW) show. ---> The artists of CAW tackle the theme of place and history in a new exhibit titled “Landmark.” The exhibit was conceived as a way to commemorate Fort Hayes’ 33-year history of supporting national and local artists and arts organizations. The exhibit will feature work from over 50 CAW member artists that will represent a wide range of disciplines including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, ceramics, and performance. The opening reception will be on March 3 beginning at 6 PM.  The show will run February 29-April 15, 2016. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. The Shot Tower Gallery, 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Artists featured are: Alicia Jean Vanderelli, Allison Sponhaltz, Allison Buenger, Amber Mcintosh, Amy Leibrand, Andrea Hanson, April Sunami, Betsy DeFusco, Caroline Kraus, Catherine Bell Smith, Christine Guillot Ryan, Claire Smith, Danielle Forbes, Debbie Loffing, Donna Estep, Elizabeth Haworth-Wagner, Evelyn Rivera, Gaynelle Sloman, Gretchen Cochran, Guinivere Gallaway, Heidi Madsen, J Clark, Janet George, Janette Jones, Jenn Brewster, Joan Tallan, Joyce Kwasnik, Judy Beckman, Kate Menke, Kate Morgan, Katerina Harris, Kim Rohrs, Kristin Morris, Linda Leviton, Lisa Horkin, Lisa McLymont, Mabi Ponce de Leon, Megan Ferry, Megan Evans, Meghan Ralston, Melinda Staley, Melinda Eliza Sabo, Mollie Hannon, Molly Uline-Olmstead, Natalia Arbelaez, Paula Nees, Pilgrim Heidi Kambitsch, Rachel November, Roxanne Smith-Mansell, Stephanie Rond, Terri Maloney-Houston, Valerie Lamb-Steece, Vicki Oster https://www.facebook.com/events/502798626574384/

Queer Behavior's successful Queer Storytelling Tea Time was so well attended when it was at ILLIO that it's moved to a bigger space on CCAD's campus. --->
Friday, March 25th, 8-10:pm, Tea Time: A Queer Storytelling Event. Canzani Center, 60 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Time to spill the tea. Let's get together and share our truth! Bring your 3-10 minute story and a willingness to be front and center. We'll provide an audience, a theme, and some snacks! Make them funny, sad, frightening, charming, or a mix...just enjoy yourself and we'll enjoy your story. The theme this time will be "LEGACIES: AGELESS STORIES OF OUR QUEER ELDERS". We are seeking stories about and from our elders! Special emcees Erin Upchurch and Zack Baird will lead a combination of featured speakers and same-day submissions to create two hours of realness. Listeners and tellers are equally welcome. Sharing stories is a powerful way to deconstruct and reclaim narratives while making meaning that is one’s own. Too often we take details that are thrust upon us by the social hegemony or even by each other. Ask yourself: is this my story or someone else’s? Telling your story, in your way, acts to shuck that which is obstructive. Doing this together in a safer space creates an environment primed to actually being heard. We also will have an opportunity to consider our collective narrative as a queer community. Donations are welcome!https://www.facebook.com/events/1012561425470201/