SIMPLY LIVING'S WELLNESS/WHOLENESS ACTION CIRCLE
All Simply Living members who are either practitioners/facilitators of any wellness modality, or users of those modalities, are invited to participate in the new Wellness/Wholeness Action Circle. The perceptions and experiences of practitioners and users will help inform the work of this Action Circle. Together we will develop the idea and what it will look like.
If you are interested, please send an email to SimplyLivingWellness@gmail.com. In the Subject line put either "Practitioner" or "User" of alternative healing modalities (note: with understanding that practitioner/facilitators are also "users", just identify yourself as "Practitioner"). In the body of the message list the modalities that you either facilitate or use or have used. Also, please go to this link to a Doodle poll and select days/times that you would be available for an initial
meeting: http://www.doodle.com/dchmgde6r425wzfg. Thank you!
10 week Spring Classes at YOHI are open for registration! We are offering Pilates and Meditation; Beginner classes for Hatha and Ashtanga, and the ever popular "Non-scary Gentle" series classes too. Want to get the family involved? Check out our Prenatal, Mommy & Baby and Yoga for Kids classes. Most series will begin the week of April 8th, please check our website for details. We look forward to seeing you around the studio!
* Classes are subject to change, please check online for the most current scheduling information.
Sun April 28 Yoga Outreach Columbus Event at Ohio Wesleyan to Benefit Charities 10 am – 12 noon
Now offering its third gathering, Yoga Outreach Columbus is a benefit yoga practice that joins the yoga community in a unique gathering to benefit two local charities and an international charity. Fellow yogis from across Central Ohio are invited to attend this fun multi-level two hour yoga flow class taught by seven respected Columbus-area yoga teachers: Abby Dorn, Loretta Zedella, Michael Murphy, Julia McSheffery, Elizabeth Miller, Constance Piwtorak and Mary Coleman. Locally, the event will benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank and People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County. Nationally, the event has teamed with Off the Mat Into the World charity and will benefit environmental justice efforts in the Amazon. Location: Ohio Wesleyan University campus at the Hamilton Williams Campus Center, Benes Room, 40 Rowland Ave. Delaware OH 43015. Donations for the event are $25, or $20 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.YogaOutreachOhio.blogspot.
Fri May 3 The Center for Wholeness Open House 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Celebrate the opening of our new space at 4041 N. High Street, Clintonville. Join us for food, community, music, dance performances. There will be a drawing for free yoga classes, massage, gift certificates from local businesses. Refreshments provided by Smith’s Deli, Del Sroufe of the Wellness Forum, and Patty Cake Bakery. The Center for Wholeness is a non-profit organization supports wellness in communicated outreach through holistic arts, science and educational events. Location: 4041 N. High St., Cbus 43214.
Sat May 4 “The Clouds Should Know Me By Now” Qi Gong Workshop 10 am – 6 pm
Coiling Silk Qi Gong – A workshop to elevate the spirit, unblock energy, and increase freedom of movement. Coiling silk or silk-reeling emphasizes movement that unlocks joints, creates spirals and the circular flow of vital force or qi throughout the entire body. Increase flexibility, agility, physical power, and freedom of movement without pain or strain. Decrease stress, tension, and improve the relaxation response. Includes a full set of more than 21 silk-reeling qigong exercises, Daoist meditations, and two styles of energy-building self massage and patting exercises. A special added experience for those interested will be a pre-athletic acupressure tune-up to be done with partners.This workshop is presented by Steven J. Rendina, LICDC, LMT who practices tuina Chinese medical massage and teaches qigong for healing to numerous recovery groups and classes in the Columbus area. The techniques are brought together from various teachers and disciplines including the renowned educator, Kenneth Cohen and will provide you with a very substantial experience of the benefits of qigong practice. Location: Shift Grandview 1520 W. 1st Avenue, Grandview Heights 43212. Cost: $90 ($75 for Simply Living members) Contact: email@example.com (614) 284-0100 <finetunehealthcare.com>.
WEEKLY COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLNESS EVENTS
Fridays Yoga for EVERY Body Led by Victoria Frisch in Westerville 1 – 2:30 pm
Victoria Frisch is now offering her gentle, Hatha style yoga (and more) class in Westerville. Victoria has practiced yoga for over 15 years, and taught “yoga that fits” all body types for over five years. She is excited to join the positive energy in ROOM ELEVEN, and to continue following her bliss. Drop -ins are welcome. Be certain to bring your own yoga mat. Bring water to sip during class. Classes are 1 hour and 20 minutes long, ending with a 20 minute guided meditation. Please do not eat a heavy meal within 4 hours of class. Classes are $10, with prepaid packages available. Contact: Victoria Frisch <firstname.lastname@example.org> for more information. Location: ROOM ELEVEN (second floor), 6260 South Sunbury Rd., Westerville, Oh, 43081.
Fridays Qigong & Tai Chi Class to Enhance Our Health & Vitality 6 – 7 pm
A mind body practice enhancing our health and vitality and empowering proactive participation in our own healthcare. Classes will focus primarily on the practice of Integral Qigong and Bu Zheng Qigong, also known as Medical Qigong. Medical Qigong focuses on the essence of the Qigong “state” in which energy channels of the body are open and circulating and the natural healing mechanisms of our own body are operating optimally with the greatest capacity for health and wellness. Classes are designed to relieve stress, improve physical balance and heart health, increase immune function and improve mental focus and clarity. First class is free! $10 at the door or buy 6 sessions for $50. Meets every Friday. Contact: Lori Candon <email@example.com> or visit: <www.annettefranks.com> Location: Chushin Center 2350 Wood Avenue (From SR 315, west on Lane Ave. to Kenny at first light, north on Kenny and right or east on first street).
Fridays Thich Nhat Hanh Mindfulness Group Meets Weekly at Unity East in Pickerington 7 pm
The Violet Path, a mindfulness group based on the work of Thich Nhat Hanh, is led weekly on Friday evenings by Rosealee White. Contact: Janet Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> or 837-9860. Location: 170 E. Columbus St, Pickerington, OH 43147.
Columbus Underground publishes a comprehensive list of local farmers markets in Columbus and central Ohio
Saturdays Columbus Winter Farmers Market 10 am – 1 pm
Our mission is to bring fresh, nutritious produce and quality products that are handmade, locally grown, direct from the producer. Location: Charity Newsies, 4300 Indianola Ave Columbus 43214. Click here for info about the farmers and artisans (including Gerry’s Garden). Contact Cathy Rollison-Krist <email@example.com> or 740-387-3580. Dates in 2012: Dec 1 & 15. Starting Jan 5, 2013 – every 2 weeks through March 16.
Saturdays Worthington Winter Farmers Market 10 am – 1 pm
Every Saturday. New Location: The Shops at Worthington Place, Worthington OH southwest of I-270 43085.
Saturdays Free Adult Aikido Class at Chushin Center 11:30 am – 1 pm
This Aikido class will be free to anyone wanting to check out Aikido at our school. If you are curious about Aikido please come join us from 11:30am-1pm on Saturday. Wear comfortable loose clothing and give it a try! Location: Chushin Center, 2350 Wood Ave, Columbus, OH 43221; 614-547-2454 (AIKI). Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or visit <www.chushincenter.com> for more information.
Mondays Yoga Class Led by Kathleen Lewis at Unity Church 6 – 7:15 pm
This popular, long running class led by Co-op and SL member Kathleen Lewis happens almost every Monday evening. Come when you can, pay only when you do. $10. Kathleen is a joyful, loving, and fun loving leader who is eclectic and pulls from many traditions to fashion a unique experience each week. Location: Unity Church, 4211 Maize Rd, Columbus 43224. Contact Kathleen for more info: or call 614-294-3963.
Mondays Yoga Well-Being Class at Junctionview Studios in Grandview 6 and 7:15 pm
Yoga Well-Being is Hatha Yoga with smooth flowing movements (Vinyasa) that calms the nerves, and raises the spirit. The stretches are therapeutic and designed to release tension, create energy and relieve aches and pains in the body. The deep stretches relieve insomnia, headaches, back-pain and depression. Fees vary and include monthly and annual options. Morning and lunchtime sessions are also offered. Location: Junctionview Studios, Suite 201, 889 Williams Ave, Grandview Heights, OH 43212. Call Sipra at 614-266-1096 for more information.
Mondays Social Dancing Every Monday at First UU Church 8 – 9:30 Social Dancing 7 pm Beginner Lesson
Please join us on our beautiful air-conditioned wood dance floor for a light mix of swing, Latin, ballroom and line dancing. All ages and Beginners are welcomed. Gender neutral lead/follow. Snacks provided. $5 for entire evening. Every Monday Evening (including holidays). Location: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd, Columbus OH 43214.
Tuesdays Yoga Class for Young Women! (Ages 9-17) 4:30 – 5:30 pm
This class is a great way to introduce young women to yoga. Meets weekly on Tuesdays. It will help them improve and take pride in their body awareness, strength, flexibility, and posture, while learning to enjoy movement. $5-$10 donation requested. Instructor: Kori Tien Kinard <email@example.com>. Location: Maynard Ave UMC (fellowship hall), 2350 Indianola Ave, Columbus 43202.
Tuesdays Blue Heron Sangha Meditation Group 7:15 – 8:45 pm
The group meets for meditation and dharma activities every Tuesday. Location: Martin de Porres Center near Ohio Dominican University, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219. Directions:http://www.columbusdominicans.org/whoweare/ourhome/map.htm or more info contact Sandy Coen <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Wednesdays Spirit Yoga at Chushin Center 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Spirit Yoga seeks to help students deepen into their practice; finding their own edge, and recognizing the call of their own unique being. Emphasis is on following the breath, and developing awareness of energy movement and energetic lines within the body. $10 per class, walk-ins welcome. First class is always free! Location: Chushin Center, 2350 Wood Ave, Columbus, OH 43221. For more information contact: Vickie Starbuck <email@example.com>
Wednesdays Yoga for EVERY Body Led by Victoria Frisch in Westerville 6 – 7:20 pm
In addition to her Friday class, Victoria is now offering a Wednesday option! Either day, your first class is free! Victoria has practiced yoga for over 15 years, and taught “yoga that fits” all body types for over five years. Drop-ins are welcome. Be certain to bring your own yoga mat. Bring water to sip during class. Classes are 1 hour and 20 minutes long, ending with a 20 minute guided meditation. Please do not eat a heavy meal within 4 hours of class. Classes are $10, with prepaid packages available. Contact: Victoria Frisch <firstname.lastname@example.org> for more information. Location: ROOM ELEVEN (second floor), 6260 South Sunbury Rd., Westerville, Oh, 43081.
Wednesdays Queer Yoga Offers Classes Every Wednesday in the Short North 7:30 pm
Taught by Lauren Strawn, a certified yoga instructor, Queer Yoga offers training in a blend of Vinyasa yoga and Hatha yoga that is easy enough for beginners, yet challenging enough for experienced practitioners. Queer Behavior and ReFINDesign have partnered to provide an affordable way to learn to love and accept your body while strengthening it and easing stress. Weekly classes are located at 1038 North High Street (right next to Bodega) in a designated Safe(r) Space, where Queer Behavior’s standards of conduct are enforced at all times. Fees are $5 for students, and $8 for non-students. Be sure to bring a mat! This will be a great way to build community, grow as individuals, and learn an ancient and revered discipline that trains both body and mind. Contact: Lauren Strawn <email@example.com>
Thursdays Noble Creek Mindfulness Community at Peaceful Relationships Learning Center at Unity on Maize Rd 11:30 am – 1 pm
Reclaim peace within yourself through Mindfulness as part of a supportive community. Based on the teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh this group is suitable for those new to or experienced in meditation. Our weekly practice includes deep relaxation, walking meditation, sitting meditation, and mindful sharing. Free, donations accepted. Location: Unity Church, 4211 Maize Rd, Columbus 43224. Meets weekly on Thursdays. Contact Art Yoho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursdays Sacred Sessions: Mindfulness and Meditation at Pearls of Wisdom 6 – 8 pm
Sacred Sessions… every Thursday Evening. Center yourself for the entire week with the single most important practice for spiritual growth and insight. This gentle meditation takes place in the temple-like atmosphere of our meditation room. All are invited to experience the calm, the energy, and the renewal. The first hour is a class on mindfulness, awareness, breath, and consciousness. The second hour is open meditation. Free. Location: Pearls of Wisdom, 3522 North High Street, Columbus (Clintonville).
Thursdays Bliss Run Mindfulness Community at Unity Spiritual Center on Maize Rd 7 – 8:45 pm
Meets weekly. Reclaim peace within yourself through Mindfulness as part of a supportive community. Based on the teaching of Thich Nhat Hanh this group is suitable for those new to or experienced in meditation. Mindfulness helps us to be whole and to look deeply into ourselves and around us in order to realize what is really there. In the meditation process, internal blocks of suffering such as fear, anger, despair and hatred are transformed. Relationships with humans and nature become easier. Our weekly practice includes deep relaxation, walking meditation, sitting meditation, and mindful sharing. Freedom and joy penetrate. We are fresher and more alive in our daily existence. Free, donations accepted. For more information visit: http://www.blissrun.org. Location: Unity Spiritual Center, 4211 Maize Rd. Columbus, OH 43224. For information contact Art Yoho <email@example.com>
Thursdays Columbus Open Sangha: A Buddhist Gathering w/ Meditation at Columbus Insight Center 7 – 9 pm
Location : Columbus Insight Center, 4161 N. High St., Columbus 43214.
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Peace and Agape,
Chuck Lynd, Editor
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