Lose Yourself to Dance with Mer Hogan
Every Friday evening we take a weeks end trip, an inner journey from inertia to ecstasy. This hour of empower will free your untamed spirit with a workout for body and soul. The dance is your own dance, from the inside out, not the outside in. Come join the tribe. No booze, no shoes, move as you choose! Dance till you sweat, Then, dance some more. Do it alone. Do it with others. Do it often. Do it with an attitude. Do it with an attitude of prayer. "Dance is the fastest, most direct route to the truth" -Gabrielle Roth
Advanced Belly Dance with Emily Marie
Join Emily to further your practice. We will work on combinations and more advanced moves in belly dance. You will need to have belly dance or dance experience for this class. What to wear? Comfortable clothing that you can move freely in, you can bring ballet slippers, or a flat dance shoe. Bare feet are also acceptable as well. A hip scarf or coin belt should also be brought to class.
Beginners Vin-to-Yin Yoga with Thomi Marshall
A mindfully slow yoga class where we will connecting the natural rhythm of your individual breath with a soft, nurturing flow of movement. This class is designed to help you relieve stress and stiffness that may be stored within the body through a flow of opening Asanas (yoga postures). The Asanas will relax the body and calm the mind, enabling you to listen to your own body and feel the essence of stillness. This class will allow you to refresh and recharge yourself by using the body as an instrument of understanding.
Belly Dance for Beginners with Emily Marie
This class is open to beginners and anyone with belly dance experience. This class we will learn fundamentals of belly dance, drills that build strength and also expands your own vocabulary of belly dancing moves. So weather you have been dancing for a while and want to brush up on your skills with Emily this is where she will take the time with you to explain the mechanics. Are you are completely new to belly dance? That is ok; this class is perfect for newcomers just come with an open heart.
Body Prayer with Mer Hogan
This class is an unapologetically spiritual vinyasa flow class. Our focus is on the power of embodying that which we seek to become.The cadence is smooth and dynamic. Each breath, each movement, each moment is sacred. To be embodied is a great gift.
"You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light and you will return to these realms"- Terrance Mckenna
Cincinnati Queer Yoga with Trisha Durham
A queer positive yoga space. All identities, expression, bodies, abilities welcome. Radically inclusive, useful yoga so we can all just breathe and move. CQY is not about achieving nice looking yoga postures or being flexible. It is about learning to feel good and safe and present in your body in a supportive environment. No yoga experience is necessary… desk sitters, stress misers and mortals encouraged. Cincinnati Queer Yoga is a community for those who may have experienced the following: - If you ever felt like you didn’t belong in a yoga studio - You do not see people who look like you doing yoga - Your ways of moving in your body feel queer and you want to explore that "Yoga is queer in its notion of time. To be truly present, even for a second, without past or future hovering, to connect in to the cosmic oneness, is to subvert all that seems permanent, and the most formidable institution of false permanence is gender. When we segment ourselves into two gender camps, we are only reinforcing the separation we attempt to dissolve on the mat." -Decolonizing Yoga **CQY acknowledges that its focus is on sharing a yoga practice that is based on the physical postures (asanas), however, "yoga" is a whole spiritual system that goes far beyond just the physical. CQY acknowledges the cultural appropriation of the system of yoga that has and does occur here in the western world. Learn more about CQY by clicking HERE!
Dance Baby Dance with Carmen Morgan Jones
Dance Baby Dance is a 40 minute movement experience for Moms and Dads to share with their young ones. Rhythm is our mother, our heartbeat and the pulse that grounds, energizes, strengthens and inspires us. The beauty of sharing that kind of embodied freedom with with your child and getting a great workout at the same time is what inspired this class.We all need movement to feel vital and strong.We are all souls in motion, new and old we are on this journey together, so let's dance together! This class is appropriate for babes in arms, crawlers and toddlers up to age 5. The cost is 10$ for the caregiver and the young ones are free.
Dancing Mindfulness with Jennifer Sharp
Dancing Mindfulness uses the art form of dance as the primary medium of discovering mindful awareness. Classes are open to anyone who is curious about exploring a blend of dance, music, meditation and/or spiritual practice. Dancing Mindfulness classes focus on self-discovery through seven primary areas of mindfulness in motion: breath, sound, body, story, mind, spirit, and fusion (of all elements). Participants are invited to tap into their body’s own healing resources and realize their unique creativity in a welcoming, non-judgmental container.
Mindful Morning Yoga Flow with Suzie Nagy
The morning rituals we choose for ourselves set the tone for the types of days we end up having. By actively deciding to start your day with complete mindfulness, you will gain the tools to regulate your energy and emotions, position yourself to have more successful interactions with the people you encounter, and gift yourself the ability to feel strong, comfortable and capable in your body. This mindful yoga flow is an approachable and gradual progression of movement linked with the breath that will wake up the body, release early morning stiffness, and enable you to become grounded and centered. You will leave feeling energized, with a clear mind, and ready to take on your day. The class is suitable for yoga practitioners of all experience levels; and modifications will be offered to provide more or less of a challenge.
Open Belly Dance Technique Class with Emily Marie
Its all about learning technique!! This class is good for a beginner who wants add some skills or the belly dancer who want to brush up on their technique, this class is open to beginners but will be an open level class. Don't be shy come and shimmy with us!
RELAZENSHIPS - Unity Circle Yoga with Kim Lauch
Gather in union to awaken your innate virtues with the combination of asana, meditation, and virtues based communication. The asana and meditation practices are a combination of Kundalini, Vinyasa, and Hatha Yoga. The intention and communication practices are derived from the five strategies of The Virtue Project. Like yoga, virtues are found in all cultures. In this monthly class you will open your physical and energetic body to cultivate your virtues, improve communication with others, find your authentic self, and share your love and light with the community. (Once a month offering)
Restoration of Sanity / Yoga for Recovery (Donation based) with Matt Ionna
In this class we will come together to let go, to process, to proceed. Experience an hour and a half of rewriting our operating systems, a process of self discovery and exploration. An internal and external reset. Doing this by using movement, stillness, mindfulness, purposeful intention, open discussion and a most powerful weapon, our breath. Our class will have gentle shapes including modified Sun Salutations, restorative movements, mystery, and meditation. No prior yoga experience or equipment is needed.
This class is offered for everyone and can be a great enhancement for people in Recovery.
Suggested donation of $5-$10 benefiting Project Yoga, delivering yoga to those in need.
Restorative Yoga with Reiki with Suzie Nagy
Restorative yoga relieves the effects of chronic stress and promotes relaxation to calm the body--mentally, physically, and emotionally. Poses (the majority of them being seated or reclined) are held passively for longer periods of time while utilizing props to allow the body to truly relax, open up, and feel supported in deeper stretches. In a world where we can find ourselves in a perpetual state of overstimulation, the opportunity is given to find balance and slow down. Verbal cues are offered to guide you through how to untie the knots in the mind and body. Restorative yoga has been known to aid in the treatment of anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, injury recovery, back pain, and stressed-induced illness. The class is beneficial and suitable for yogis from total beginner to advanced practitioner.
Rhythms of RESToration with Lauren Weinstein
A blended mix of Vinyasa + Yin // Restorative.
Gentle flow movements of expansion transforming tempos to slow down; become grounded. Utilizing the breath and our inner realms of connection. Enhancements of Reiki and Thai bodywork will be shared throughout the practice. Embrace tranquility and harmonize your essence. All are welcome to experience your state of bliss.
Shakti Flow with various teachers
This refreshing, fluid Vinyasa Flow yoga class links movement with breath while weaving in a focus on Mindfulness. It encourages students to fully arrive and experience the bloom of each present moment through this union of breath, mind, and movement. This Flow offers a thoughtful balance of strength-building movement and static stretching to deepen flexibility. Folding together movement and stillness, this class will fill each student with a deep sense of peace, calm, and bliss. Suitable for practitioners who are looking to realign, re-energize and reconnect with their body and spirit. (*Tuesday morning Shakti Flow is donation-based benefitting Project Yoga.)
Shakti Flow and Guided Meditation with Mer Hogan
A wise Progression from Asana into Stillness. Opening the energy channels with Yoga and Breath makes the guided meditation portion of this practice very easy to access.
Yin Yoga with Davidia Turner
Unwind, restore and re-calibrate the body through the calming and passive practice of Yin Yoga. The practice of yin provides us with the opportunity to slowly and mindfully stretch the connective tissue and fascia. Thai Yoga Massage incorporates the mindful use of applied pressure on the bodies energy lines to facilitate healing and release in the physical and energetic bodies. During this class seated postures will be held for a longer period of time and will be fully supported, while Davidia uses Thai Yoga Massage techniques such as palm pressure, gentle rocking and thumb pressing. Be prepared for a deep, relaxing, meditative practice filled with sweet surrender and release.