Performance Opportunity
Jul
8
6:15 PM18:15

Performance Opportunity

Join us for a weeklong journey that will wrap up with an opportunity to perform alongside FluxFlow Dance Project as we develop ideas for a new piece to premiere in December.

The performance experience will be divided into two weeks. One will focus on ballet-oriented choreography while the other will focus on contemporary movement. You’re free to choose to take part in either one or both! All works will be created by Russell Lepley, and you will have the opportunity to experience his creative processes. Participants will partake in rehearsals every day from Monday to Friday and will perform that Saturday.

No prior dance experience is necessary, so come and discover the spark in you!

AVAILABILITY & PRICE

WEEK 1| JULY 8TH - JULY 13TH

WEEK 2 JULY 15TH - JULY 20TH

MON-FRI 6:15 - 9:00PM | SAT 4:30 - 7:30PM

$89 one week | $150 two weeks

  • if you wish to participate in both weeks please email info@flux-flow.com to reserve your spot

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DANCE MOVIE NIGHT | Swan Lake . Royal Opera House
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

DANCE MOVIE NIGHT | Swan Lake . Royal Opera House

Dance Movie Night : A series of dance films curated by FluxFlow Dance Project with an introduction and discussion about the featured work. Each night will highlight a different choreographer exploring concert dance ranging from classical, contemporary, and dance theater from various parts of the world.


This Month : SWAN LAKE . Royal Opera House (2018)

Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. Since then there has been a succession of productions, the most recent of which was overseen by Anthony Dowell. In 2018 the Company creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. Scarlett, while remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

The Story:

Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night. The evil spirit Von Rothbart, arbiter of Odette’s curse, disguises his daughter Odile as Odette to trick Siegfried into breaking his vow of love. Fooled, Siegfried declares his love for Odile, and so dooms Odette to suffer under the curse forever.

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BALLET . DANCE KARAOKE
May
6
7:00 PM19:00

BALLET . DANCE KARAOKE

Ballet Dance Karaoke

Sing with your body and find joy in community with this workshop. In our weekly Dance Karaoke classes we take a beloved pop song and build a simple, light-hearted choreography. By the end of the class we all dance together to the lyrics for a “flash mob” style finale. This workshop adds a ballet twist! We will begin with a simple ballet barre to warm-up followed by a ballet inspired edition Dance Karaoke. Get ready to laugh, sweat, and express yourself as you live-out your 90’s dance movie fantasy!

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ME TIME MONDAY 3. | Alexander Technique w/ Beaker Prince
Apr
22
7:30 PM19:30

ME TIME MONDAY 3. | Alexander Technique w/ Beaker Prince

Start your week right. This series of self-care workshops encourages us to remember the importance of stress management and self-love.
Because if you can’t love yourself, how are you gonna love somebody else?

This month:
SOS: Saving Our Spines! 
An Introduction to the Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique may be best known by professional actors, musicians, and dancers who study the work to prevent injury and optimize performance. This approach to poise and freedom and ease of movement can also help with everyday use of the body, and how we relate to our surroundings. It is about how we do what we do- whatever that may be.
This approach differs from typical approaches to posture and alignment as it works with our thinking. It helps us to recognize and release ineffective postural habits, and to return to our natural support. Alexander technique does not impose an ideal shape or ask students to “hold” a position of good posture, recognizing such attempts often to be another expression of tension habit, and rarely sustainable.
Recent research suggests a role for Alexander Technique in addressing back pain and neck pain. While not intended as a therapeutic modality, this approach to movement re-education can help release the unnecessary tension we place on our spine and joints, leading to a decrease in the compression and wear and tear that can lead to injury and pain. In this introductory class, we will start with a focus on awareness of the whole self, then explore the relationship of the head and spine within the whole.

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DANCE NOVIE NIGHT | Jirí Kylián - Sechs Tänze & Petite Mort
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

DANCE NOVIE NIGHT | Jirí Kylián - Sechs Tänze & Petite Mort

Dance Movie Night : A series of dance films curated by FluxFlow Dance Project with an introduction and discussion about the featured work. Each night will highlight a different choreographer exploring concert dance ranging from classical, contemporary, and dance theater from various parts of the world.

This Month : 

PETITE MORT | Jiri Kylian


Jiří Kylián created Petite Mort for the Nederlands Dans Theater for the 1991 Salzburg Festival on the second centenary of Mozart's death with six men, six women, and six foils. It’s been popular ever since. 
Petite mort, translated from French, means “little death”, and is generally used as a euphemism for orgasm. Kylián’s Petite Mort plays on this meaning with subtle sexual symbolism.

SIX DANCES | Jiri Kylian

The piece to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Six German Dances" KV 571, like all the others is new and witty. Many of the 8 dancers' actions are coarse and speedy , full of threats, unrest and absurdity. The men wear powdered periwigs above their naked torsi. The ladies are clothed in drastic skirts. And in the illumination of the spotlights, scintillating soap bubbles fall from the rigging loft in cascades down upon the dancers. The equally witty and bizarre scene is a winking paean and pomp, ending in clouds of wig powder and soap bubbles. Images full of humour and comedy prove once more what an imaginative, charismatic power Jiri Kilian possesses. The delicious humour of the piece moved numerous viewers and reviewers to remark that the Salzburg composer would have enjoyed it. Even if "Six Dances" appears to be no more than a sparklingly witty assembly of nonsense carried out in costumes designed by the choreographer himself, who calls them "Mozartian underwear", there is still a dark, ominous undertone. As "The Scotsman" wrote: " ...that is what's so wonderful about Kylian's work: it is never quite what it seems to be."

BIOGRAPHY | JIRI KYLIAN 

The world-renowned choreographer Jiří Kylián (Czechoslovakia, 1947) has been artistic director and house choreographer for of Nederlands Dans Theater for more than thirty years. Throughout his career Kylián created 75 choreographies for NDT. The piece "Mémoires d’Oubliettes" marked the end of his work for NDT in 2009. Since then his creative focus has shifted to more small scale projects. Kylián created various other pieces for companies worldwide such as the Stuttgart Ballet, the Paris Opéra, the Munich Bayerisches Staatsballett and the Tokyo Ballet. Kylián received many prestigious, international awards and honours.

Jiří Kylián started his dance career at the age of nine, at the School of the National Ballet in Prague. In 1962 he was accepted as a student at the Prague Conservatory. He left Prague in 1967 when he received a scholarship for the Royal Ballet School in London. Then he left for the Stuttgart Ballet led by John Cranko, where he made his debut as a choreographer with Paradox for the Noverre Gesellschaft. After having created three ballets for NDT ("Viewers", "Stoolgame" and "La Cathédrale Engloutie"), he became the company’s artistic director in 1975 together with Hans Knill. During the 1978 Charleston Festival in the United States Kylián put NDT on the international map with Sinfonietta (Leoš Janácek). That year he and Carel Birnie founded NDT 2, which was – and is – meant to offer young dancers the opportunity to develop their skills and talents. In 1991 he initiated NDT 3; a company that created opportunities for ‘older’ dancers. NDT stood out as the first company worldwide that showed the three dimensions of a dancer´s life. After an extraordinary record of service Kylián handed over the artistic leadership in 1999, but remained associated to the dance company as house choreographer until 2009.

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FLOW 3. | Contemplative Dance Practice w/ Kelly Hurlburt
Apr
1
7:30 PM19:30

FLOW 3. | Contemplative Dance Practice w/ Kelly Hurlburt

Get out your head and into your body.
The "Flow" workshop series highlights improvisational dance practices including Gaga, Butoh, Contemplative Dance, and more which encourage us to find ourselves in our own bodies while sharing space in community.

This month: CONTEMPLATIVE DANCE PRACTICE

Contemplative Dance (CDP) is a practice that intertwines movement and meditation while exploring embodied awareness and expression. It was created in the 1970's by Naropa University's Barbara Dilley and is now practiced internationally. It is is open and welcome to all bodies and abilities and to all those seeking a space for expression and reflection. The practice happens in a circle and the time is divided into 3 parts- The first part calls for meditation and mindfulness- we tune into our body mentally, emotionally and if you would like- spiritually, the second continues the work of tuning into our body while inviting in physicality and breath as a solo practice and last part opens into free movement with yourself or others in the safety of the community we build together in our circle.

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Barre at the Bar @ Seventh Son Brewing Co.
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Barre at the Bar @ Seventh Son Brewing Co.

In collaboration with Seventh Son Brewing Company.

A light-hearted event for ballet lovers and beer enthusiasts, Barre at the Bar welcomes everyone (no dance experience required!) to "sample" the basics of ballet along with sampler tray of beers from Seventh Son Brewing Company. Share your passion for dance with a friend and take advantage of the "liquid courage" to try something new. 

Pricing includes entry and one sampler tray of beer.

All proceeds will go towards FluxFlow Dance Projects' upcoming performance "FluxFlow + Friends" happening at the Fisher Theater April 12th & 13th.

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ME TIME Monday 2. | Meditation with Mantra & Music
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

ME TIME Monday 2. | Meditation with Mantra & Music

Start your week right. This series of self-care workshops encourages us to remember the importance of stress management and self-love. Because if you can’t love yourself, how are you gonna love somebody else?

This month:
Meditation with Mantra & Music
Bhakti Yoga/Kirtan is a group practice of mantra meditation, and the Bhakti Mamas will lead us in this participatory musical and spiritual experience that is both grounding and uplifting. You are encouraged to chant with us but no singing experience is required, and you can always come listen and absorb if that feels most comfortable. The practice can be done seated, reclined, or up on your feet and dancing.
Biography
The Bhakti Mamas are Abby Dorn and Holly Moretti. They have been collaborating on music and yoga for 10 years. Abby and Holly were both musicians from an early age, grew up singing sacred music in the church, and later fell in love with the practice of hatha yoga and completed Yoga Teacher Training. Along the yogic path they were each exposed to kirtan, and found that there was a musical yoga practice, a yoga of sound, a means of connecting to the divine that was a beautiful juxtaposition of two loves.

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STUDIO FLOW | an intimate performance
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

STUDIO FLOW | an intimate performance

STUDIO FLOW

An intimate performance

Join us at Flux + Flow Dance and Movement Center for an evening of 3 in-studio dance performances featuring local and visiting choreographers.

James Graham Dance Theatre, San Francisco based dance company, will be presenting the duet “Mouse Marrow” with dancers James Graham and Galen Rogers. The company’s mission is to create dance theatre works that deal with universal human experiences in order to provide a space for audience members to understand themselves (and others) in new ways. James is a regular part of the Flux + Flow community, returning to Columbus regularly and sharing his knowledge of “Gaga” through workshops and classes.

FluxFlow Dance Project, in-house contemporary dance company led by Russell Lepley and Filippo Pelacchi, will be presenting a work in progress presentation of Lepley’s choreography “Good to be a Rose” which will be performed at the Fisher Theater April 12th and 13th as a part of Flux Flow Friends vol. 2.

Chloe Napoletano and Hana Newfeld, local choreography duo whose work has been presented as a part of CDA Works #1 at the Wexner and 10 Tiny Dances, will be presenting their newest  creation.

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FLOW 2. GAGA CLASS w/ James Graham
Mar
11
7:30 PM19:30

FLOW 2. GAGA CLASS w/ James Graham

Get out of your head and into your body. The “Flow” workshop series highlights improvisational dance practices including Gaga, Butoh, Contemplative Dance, and more which encourage us to find ourselves in our own bodies while sharing space in community.

This Month:GAGA CLASS 

Gaga is the movement language developed by Ohad Naharin/ Batsheva in Tel Aviv, Israel. Gaga movement classes are a guided movement experience of images, ideas, directions, and prompts. We move (however large or small) for the entire class adding layer upon layer. We will float our flesh, pull our bones, experience physical climaxes, challenge what we think are our limits, become aware of our habits and change them, and take pleasure moving and dancing in a welcoming studio. We work at our own volume, so whether you have never moved or move every day, you can connect to Gaga.
We allow no mirrors, and no observers. It would not be possible to join the class after it's started.

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Me Time Monday : Yamuna® Body Rolling with Renie Viola
Feb
18
7:30 PM19:30

Me Time Monday : Yamuna® Body Rolling with Renie Viola

Start your week right. This series of self-care workshops encourages us to remember the importance of stress management and self-love. Because if you can’t love yourself, how are you gonna love somebody else?

This Month:

Yamuna® Body Rolling is a movement re-education system that teaches you to correct unhealthy movement patterns in your body. By learning anatomy-specific routines with specially-designed balls, YBR® teaches you how to realign your bones and massage your muscles and fascia. The ball acts as a hands-on practitioner by dislodging tension, restoring range of motion, and increasing flexibility. YBR® is appropriate for all physical ability levels.

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Valentines Weekend Partnered Yoga
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Valentines Weekend Partnered Yoga

Explore partner yoga in an affirming, inclusive setting. Together you will learn to assist one other in postures that open and unwind tight muscle groups, relieving tension in the back, legs and shoulders. Then explore connecting through breath, movement, and balance as you collaborate on poses built for two. Enjoy the challenge of learning how to support and be supported! The mindful movement and playful practice of partner yoga are known to foster connection, build courage, and induce laughter. 

( $20 single person price is available in store ).

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Dance Movie Night 1. Pina Bausch, Café Müller
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Dance Movie Night 1. Pina Bausch, Café Müller

Dance Movie Night : A series of dance films curated by FluxFlow Dance Project with an introduction and discussion about the featured work. Each night will highlight a different choreographer exploring concert dance ranging from classical, contemporary, and dance theater from various parts of the world.

This Month : 

Pina Bausch created and performed Café Müller for her dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal. The performance took place on May 20, 1978 at the Opernhaus Wuppertal. The dance was inspired by and based on her childhood memories of watching her father work at his café in Germany during and immediately following World War II.

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FLOW 1. Butoh with Michael J. Morris
Feb
11
7:30 PM19:30

FLOW 1. Butoh with Michael J. Morris

Get out of your head and into your body. The “Flow” workshop series highlights improvisational dance practices including Gaga, Butoh, Contemplative Dance, and more which encourage us to find ourselves in our own bodies while sharing space in community.

This Month:BUTOH

Butoh is a postmodern approach to movement that originated primarily in the work of Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno in Japan in the 1950s. No previous dance experience is necessary. Anyone interested in exploring their bodies through movement improvisation are welcome—beginners and advanced practitioners alike. Synthesized in the aftermath of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, butoh is now practiced around the globe and has developed through many strategies for generating movement. My approach to butoh cultivates shifting meditative experiences of the body as a mode of becoming. Through a series of layered improvisations, we will explore various states of awareness, duration, and deterritorialization as we engage our bodies as a range of images and other forms of materiality. In this process, we surrender certainty of what a body means or what it might become; we experiment with the potential of the body in relation to others and task-based scores, opening to possibilities for how else we might experience ourselves. In this sense, butoh provides a context in which to investigate the relationship of the body to the world; to explore what can emerge out of states of complexity, crisis, or impossibility; and to practice staying open to what might not be known. 

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Red Patience Movement Workshop with FluxFlow Dance Project
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Red Patience Movement Workshop with FluxFlow Dance Project

FREE EVENT! Experience queer art in your community!

This two hour, queer friendly, workshop will be a movement/ dance based class exploring elements used in the creation of FluxFlow Dance Project’s newest dance creation, Red Patience.

Red Patience draws inspiration from Ann Carson’s Autobiography of Red which depicts Geryon, a three-headed, red monster from the mythological world, as a sensitive queer boy who often finds himself feeling on the outside of normal. We will use imagery, exercises and movement tasks to embody our own “little red monsters” and after there will be a small showing of material from the full performance where you will have the chance to see these ideas come to life in the work.

Questions and talk-back with the artists after the showing! 


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Beginner/Intermediate Contemporary Workshop
Oct
6
3:45 PM15:45

Beginner/Intermediate Contemporary Workshop

This Workshop develops as a short journey, from warm up to choreography. Some of the main tools that will be explored are intention and rhythm. These two concepts can strengthen the dancers’ perception from within and help them to move out in the space and interact with each other. Finally Dario will offer his own movement language which is often driven by spoken or written words and will give the dancers a chance to work with clear images for a honest approach to the given movement. 

Sign In for Dario’s Ballet Masterclass and Contemporary Workshop and get $10 off ( in store only )

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Beginner/Intermediate Ballet Masterclass with Dario Dinuzzi
Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Beginner/Intermediate Ballet Masterclass with Dario Dinuzzi

This is a movement/dance masterclass where we’ll share notions of “body” technique using balletic language and going through the structure of a ballet class.

This class is rooted in the belief that nowadays there are several languages or styles in terms of movement (ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, etc.), but there is only one body technique which consists in having a clear understanding of how to access movement. Focusing on understanding where the movement comes from versus looking for the final shape of a step is a clear shift that shows how connected we are with our body and how much we respect it.

Sign In for Dario’s Ballet Masterclass and Contemporary Workshop and get $10 off ( in store only )

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Flux + Flow + Friends: An Intimate Performance with FluxFlow Dance Project and Guests
Jul
28
8:30 PM20:30

Flux + Flow + Friends: An Intimate Performance with FluxFlow Dance Project and Guests

An intimate evening of dance with FluxFlow Dance Project and guests. We are very happy to be collaborating with some of our favorite people and look forward to sharing the love and creativity we've been putting towards this program with you all. Our collaborators include

-Shelby Williams, Soloist with Royal Ballet of Flanders and creator of Biscuit Ballerina.

-Mathilde Gilhet, the newest member of FluxFlow Dance Project, previously a free-lance dancer and choreographer based out of Lisbon, Portugal

-10 fantastic members of the Flux + Flow Dance and Movement Center community

We will be presenting three works.

“The things that I knew”
Performed by ten F+F community members.
Choreographed by Russell Lepley, this work was originally created on dancers of BalletMet for “The Benefit” in May 2017. Performers range in age from 22 to 73 and show the beauty and brilliance of their individuality within a collective.

NEW WORK (title to be determined)
Performers: Shelby Williams, Mathilde Gilhet, and Russell Lepley
Choreography: Russell Lepley

“An eye more bright”
First presented at the Wexner Center for the Arts in June 2018.
Performers: Mathilde Gilhet, Filippo Pelacchi, Russell Lepley
Choreography: Russell Lepley

Showtime: 8:30pm

Location: Art of Yoga, Franklinton

Entry: $15

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18 and under Int/Adv Ballet Masterclass and Variation with Shelby Williams aka BiscuitBallerina
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

18 and under Int/Adv Ballet Masterclass and Variation with Shelby Williams aka BiscuitBallerina

Come experience Ballet with a twist! Shelby Williams, soloist with Royal Ballet of Flanders / Ballet Vlaanderen, will be sharing her unique approach to the form. Her class will explore the same intensity and rigor of your traditional ballet class, but will highlight humor and healthy ways to strive for perfection, while owning our fabulous flaws! 

After years of frustration with the extreme standards that Ballet asks of us, Shelby has created an alter ego named Biscuit Ballerina who aims to bring out the lighter side of Ballet, focusing on the joy of movement and of not taking yourself too seriously. The ending variation of class will inspire all of us to find our inner Biscuit Ballerina!

Open to ages 18 and Under

$25

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Beginner Ballet Masterclass with Shelby Williams aka BiscuitBallerina
Jul
26
7:15 PM19:15

Beginner Ballet Masterclass with Shelby Williams aka BiscuitBallerina

Come experience Ballet with a fresh mindset! 

Shelby Williams is a soloist with Royal Ballet of Flanders/ Ballet Vlaanderen and has discovered an alter ego, Biscuit Ballerina, who has helped her discover more joy in the process of striving for perfection in the form.

Biscuit Ballerina celebrates her flaws and approaches ballet with confidence, ease and patience with her body. Shelby will share this mindset throughout her masterclass and combined with the traditional form of Ballet, will teach not only the shapes, movement, and vocabulary, but inspire the class to enjoy both the successes and the failures along the way.

$25

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18 + Intermediate Ballet Masterclass and Variation with Shelby Williams aka BiscuitBallerina
Jul
25
7:15 PM19:15

18 + Intermediate Ballet Masterclass and Variation with Shelby Williams aka BiscuitBallerina

Come experience Ballet with a twist! Shelby Williams, soloist with Royal Ballet of Flanders / Ballet Vlaanderen, will be sharing her unique approach to the form. Her class will explore the same intensity and rigor of your traditional ballet class, but will highlight humor and healthy ways to strive for perfection, while owning our fabulous flaws! 

After years of frustration with the extreme standards that Ballet asks of us, Shelby has created an alter ego named Biscuit Ballerina who aims to bring out the lighter side of Ballet, focusing on the joy of movement and of not taking yourself too seriously. The ending variation of class will inspire all of us to find our inner Biscuit Ballerina!

Open to ages 18+

$25

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CDP ( Contemplative Dance Practice ) w/ Kelly Hurlburt
Jul
14
4:30 PM16:30

CDP ( Contemplative Dance Practice ) w/ Kelly Hurlburt

Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP) is a practice that intertwines movement and meditation while exploring embodied awareness and expression. It was created in the 1970’s by Naropa University’s Barbara Dilley and is now practiced internationally. It is open to experienced and non-experienced movers and to all those seeking a space for examination and curiosity of self.

There are variations in the length and format of the structure but a CDP session will always have the time divided into these three parts:

A. Sitting meditation— focusing on being here, now. Sometimes guided, other time's simply left open (20 MINUTES)

B. Personal awareness practice—also referred to as personal warm up, or time attending to self in whatever way feels welcome. (20 MINUTES)

C. Open space
—time to sense ourselves in relation to others and the space, sometimes moving and sometimes witnessing the movers,  allowing yourself to enter or leave the space as often as you feel called. Anything is possible (40 MINUTES)

This simple three-part form creates an environment that allows us to be with what is present in the body, and to express ourselves through movement in a safe, open and inclusive space.  

  $25 for the experience

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Restorative Yoga and Thai Massage
Jun
2
3:30 PM15:30

Restorative Yoga and Thai Massage

If hands-on adjustments from a teacher during the final resting pose are your favorite part ofa yoga class, this is the class for you! Join Kami Niehoff and Anne Reilly (both licensed massage therapists and certified yoga instructors) for a 2-hour combination restorative yoga and Thai massage class. Thai massage (which refers to a traditional massage style done in Thailand) is characterized by compression of the muscles, joint range of motion, stretching, and thumbing of the sen lines of the body (similar to meridians in Chinese medicine) to relieve tension and allow for freedom of movement in the muscles, joints, and fascia. Thai massage will be incorporated into each of the restorative poses throughout the class.

Class size is limited to 10 people to ensure lots of personal attention and hands-on time. 

No previous yoga experience is required for this class, but please be healthy enough to tolerate both broad and specific pressure on your body, and movement of your joints through their normal range of motion.

BIO :

Anne Reilly has taught yin and restorative yoga at various studios and in corporate settings since 2014. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2015 and has her own practice in Upper Arlington. In both yoga and massage, she loves helping create space for people to slow down, breathe and find stillness in the middle of their busy lives. When not teaching or taking yoga classes, you can find her in a kickboxing class, spending time outdoors in one of the Metro Parks, or plotting her next travel adventure.  

Kami Niehoff has been a Yoga Instructor and Yoga For The Special Child Practitioner for 14 years, and a Licensed Massage Therapist for 8 years.  She loves helping people by offering them self-care tools that she has learned along the way in this life journey. She lives in Clintonville and with her wonderful husband, a pup named Birdie and her crazy cat Teeny.

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Belly Dance Workshop with Danielle Schoon
May
13
4:30 PM16:30

Belly Dance Workshop with Danielle Schoon

EVERY SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH 


This belly dance workshop will introduce participants to the basic technique and movement vocabulary of classical Egyptian and American 'Oriental' dance. We will also explore styling and musicality choices and play with some improvisation. All levels of experience are welcome. Participants will leave feeling confident enough with the form to participate in casual dancing at a Middle Eastern social event. This Workshop is welcoming to all abilities and genders.

Danielle Schoon has a Master's degree in Dance from the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA and is a part-time Lecturer in the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University. As a graduate student at UCLA, Danielle studied Egyptian dance under the tutelage of Tamra Henna and Aisha Ali. When she returned to her home state, Arizona, she continued to study with Helena Vlahos and Ava Fleming. She made her performance debut in Tucson with the musical group, Zambuka, and continued to perform belly dance for ten years in the Tucson community and beyond. She taught Belly Dance for Fitness at Pima Community College for five years, a class that promoted body acceptance, community building, and physical and emotional well-being. As part of her doctoral research at the University of Arizona, Danielle traveled several times to Istanbul, Turkey, where she studied the Turkish Roma ('Gypsy') style with Reyhan Tuzsuz. She has taught multiple workshops and master classes in this style. Danielle's classes are welcoming to all abilities and genders.


 

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Yamuna® Body Rolling With Renie Viola
Mar
18
4:30 PM16:30

Yamuna® Body Rolling With Renie Viola

EVERY THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

Yamuna® Body Rolling is a movement re-education system that teaches you to correct unhealthy movement patterns in your body. By learning anatomy-specific routines with specially-designed balls, YBR® teaches you how to realign your bones and massage your muscles and fascia. The ball acts as a hands-on practitioner by dislodging tension, restoring range of motion, and increasing flexibility. YBR® is appropriate for all physical ability levels. 

Renie Viola received her BFA in modern dance from the Ohio State University in 2004, and completed her YBR® certification in New York City in 2008. In 2015 she completed the Pilates Reformer 1 training by Balanced Body. Renie has worked as a professional dancer and movement educator in New York City, Houston, and currently, in beautiful Columbus. 

http://www.renieviola.com/?page_id=74

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Yin Yoga with Andy King
Mar
4
4:30 PM16:30

Yin Yoga with Andy King

EVERY FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH

Yin Yoga is the practice of holding specific yoga postures to apply gentle stress to connective tissues and joints in order to increase circulation and ease of movement through the main nexuses of the body. This passive approach to familiar yoga postures is the perfect compliment to active use of the body, allowing slow and safe release for the hips, lower back, and shoulders. You will leave this workshop with a basic understanding of Yin Yoga and a handful of tools you can use to safely practice on your own. This practice is appropriate for all levels of student.  

Andy has been a yoga practitioner since 1998 and completed his 200 hour training in the style of Baptiste Power Yoga at Balanced Yoga Studios in Columbus, Ohio. His Vinyasa classes offer a grounding, challenging, and straightforward approach to body and breath awareness. When not in the studio he can usually be found taking every opportunity to get his hands dirty designing gardens, growing food, and studying native plants.

 

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Partner Yoga with Beaker Prince
Feb
10
4:30 PM16:30

Partner Yoga with Beaker Prince

Explore partner yoga in an affirming, inclusive setting. Together you will learn to assist one other in postures that open and unwind tight muscle groups, relieving tension in the back, legs and shoulders. Then explore connecting through breath, movement, and balance as you collaborate on poses built for two. Enjoy the challenge of learning how to support and be supported! The mindful movement and playful practice of partner yoga are known to foster connection, build courage, and induce laughter.  $35 per couple - $20 single ( single price only available in store ).

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Beginner Improvisation with Russell Lepley
Nov
26
4:30 PM16:30

Beginner Improvisation with Russell Lepley

Explore and identify different parts of the body through guided improvisation with a playful and non-judgemental approach. Move through different movement qualities, create shapes and patterns, and develop tasks that require interaction with and awareness of the entire group. This workshop is welcome to absolute beginners to improvisation. Cost $20.

Russell, Columbus native, is returning after 11 years of working domestically and abroad as a professional dancer. He was drawn to theater and dance at an early age and left home at 17 to join Houston Ballet II. While in Houston, he had the privilege of seeing Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal perform “Minus One” by Ohad Naharin. Fascinated by a form of contemporary dance he’d not previously been exposed to, he was compelled to audition and succeeded in obtaining a position in their company. During his years in Montreal, he had the honor of working personally with internationally regarded choreographers Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, and Ohad Naharin, among others, and was able to participate in extensive international touring. In his third year with the company, he encountered German choreographer, Stephan Thoss and, after an exciting collaboration, he was invited to join Thoss’s company in Wiesbaden, Germany. There he tested the limits of his body, dancing an extensive repetoire by Thoss, as well as, collaborations with choreographers like Johan Inger. In this period, Russell developed a profound appreciation for the practice of yoga as a means of self-care and an interest in creating healthier environments, physically and mentally, for dancers. Searching for a director with more humanity and a company that offered more range creatively, he had the fortune of being connected with Karl Alfred-Schreiner, based in Munich’s Gärtnerplatztheater. He spent the next three years exploring his range, and rediscovering his passion for theatricality with choreographers William Forsythe, Alexander Ekman, Jo Strømgren, and Erna Omarsdöttir among others. The most rewarding experience of his time in Munich, however, was meeting his husband and collaborator Filippo. Desire to build a family and to be close to home, while sharing their passion and creativity led to the creation of Flux + Flow.

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Draw a Dancer with artist Mary Jane Ward
Nov
12
4:30 PM16:30

Draw a Dancer with artist Mary Jane Ward

Learn about the techniques and methods used by the artist currently on display at Flux + Flow Gallery, Mary Jane Ward. As a demonstration, she will be sketching a dancer. Attendees will be welcome to observe and ask questions about her process as she draws live. After the demonstration, there will be a drawing workshop where participants will have the chance to draw a dancer with the aid and instruction of Mary Jane in the Flux + Flow studios.

Price Options :

$25  Demo+Workshop  / $10 Demonstration only ( 1 hour  ) / $20 Workshop only ( 3 hours )

Mary Jane Ward was born in Eugene, Oregon. She had a nine year career as a professional dancer in companies, one of which was the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, where she met Russell Lesley (co-director of Flux + Flow). Mary Jane teaches portrait and plein air classes at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center and is a member of the Ohio Plein Air Society, She prefers to draw and paint from life and finds inspiration in the presence of her subjects. Whether sitting in a studio with a model, or fully immersing herself in a landscape, the hours spent are meditative and transformative. 

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YOGA TO FREE YOUR VOICE with Abby Dorn / KIRTAN LIVE MUSIC with Bhakti Mamas
Nov
5
5:00 PM17:00

YOGA TO FREE YOUR VOICE with Abby Dorn / KIRTAN LIVE MUSIC with Bhakti Mamas

YOGA to FREE your VOICE : This workshop will invite you to release tension and judgement and explore your unique voice through the yoga practice. We will practice postures and breathing to open and relax the whole body, connect to the core, and release tension in the shoulders, neck, and face. The practice will end with some mantra chanting and meditation. No singing or yoga experience required!

After the Yoga snacks and beverages will be available while waiting for the Kirtan to start.

KIRTAN LIVE MUSIC with Bhakti Mamas : Yoga teachers Abby Dorn and Holly Moretti began singing sacred music as the Bhakti Mamas in 2009. Bhakti Yoga/Kirtan is a group practice of devotional/inspirational singing. The Bhakti Mamas lead a participatory blend of Mantra Meditation and more traditional spiritual selections that relax and uplift. Their style is Folk/New Age with a full instrumental sound and beautiful vocal harmonies. 

Abby Dorn :

Abby Dorn has been teaching yoga fulltime for the past 14 years. She completed 500 hour certification with BeYoga/Ishta Yoga in New York City in 2002. In 2003, she completed a prenatalyoga training with Carrie Parker Gastelu, and in 2004 she became certified to teach Itsy Bitsy Yoga TM for babies and toddlers.  Abby believes there is a yoga practice for everyone, and she specializes in adapting the practice to the needs of the student(s). She loves working with all ages, levels of experience and physical abilities, and regularly teaches prenatal, yoga for babies, toddlers and kids, beginners, yoga for cancer, chair yoga, and slow flow. Abby’s approach is a blend of hatha and vinyasayoga and is inspired by the needs of each unique class. She simultaneously nurtures and challenges her students with a steady, mindful, breath led practice that incorporates detailed alignment instruction, flowing sequences and many options for personal adaptation.

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