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The DELSARTE System of Expression 

 RETURNS!! via Joe Williams

                                         OCT 25 - 26

What is it?

The Delsarte System of Expression is very hard to explain in words. It has to be experienced. Nevertheless I will try...


Delsarte is the profound discovery of the divine artistry webbed into the dynamic trinity of mind, body and spirit. It enables one to see these 3 powers more clearly both individually and in harmony. 


All yogis talk about Mind, Body and Spirit but leave much of this Trinity mainly within realms of esoteric concepts for one to accept on faith. Delsarte moves this trinity into tangible realms we can see, understand, do, and feel.          


About Joe Williams

Formerly of the Julliard School of Arts in NYC, (as far as we know) Joe is the world's only reviving master of the entire Delsarte System of Expression - a phenomenon that once influenced a whole era in history; particularly art, drama and dance. However, Joe has remarkably adapted this knowledge to yoga in a way that will leave you feeling that any sincere yogi of depth will find it as absolutely essential to insightful, graceful, harmonious, inspirational and even artistic practice.

1:00 - 7:30 (2 DAYS!)  / $15 PER HOUR (minimum 2 hours)

Full day = $75 ($12.50 per hour x 6 hours)

Both days = $120 ($10 per hour x 6 hours)

                    (There will be two 15 minute breaks)

Of course its best to come at 1:00 and stay all day. However, you can also show up at pretty much any time on either day and find that, by the end of at least 2 hours, your life has been genuinely enriched.  




(click on the training link to the left for more information)



(classes once per month)

w/ Michelle Emanuel

Your body knows exactly what to do to attain and maintain perfect health and equilibrium, all you need to do is flip the healing switch. Yoga Nidra, defined most simply as Yogic Sleep, can help bring you effortlessly, compassionately, and rapidly into a healing state of deep relaxation.   

As an antidote to the modern lifestyle of busy busy, busy, stress, stress, stress... this class will be a place to come  once a month  to intentionally provide yourself with much needed self care.


Possible Benefits:

* tap into new sources of energy from within

* transform negative thought patterns

* support emotional freedom and peace of mind

* prepare to handle the stresses of life easily

* relax and restore the body

* facilitate creative processes in the body and mind


Participants can plan to attend all sessions, which will allow the experience to build and mature, or you can attend one or more classes to enhance your relaxation abilities.

This is a 75 minute class ~ Sunday evenings ~ once a month.  

July 20 ~ August 24 ~ September 28 ~ October 26 ~ November 30 ~ December 21

Taught by Michelle Emanuel

- Read about Michelle on our teacher bio page!

Class begins promptly at 7:30 pm.


Reviews Continued...

Wonderful funky atmosphere (it used to be an old Masonic Lodge and a lot of the accouterments were left to the present tennant). I came for the Yin Yoga (super stretching) class and was not disappointed. Will taught the class and it was tough but real authentic. He was humble, kindly, and very much an expert but without any arrogance and with a whole lot of caring. Yes, there were times when I thought I could not hold on but giving it the "old college try" paid off handsomely. I was a new woman the next day! Aches and pains large and small were erased,even tiny ones I had accommodated were lost! I am definitely making the CYS part of my weekly routine even if it is a little bit extra, it is so very worth it. Nice lineup of other teachers and styles there, too. Go and try it out, I think you will be impressed.  -FC


After 19 years of practice, yoga classes were getting a little dull and repetitious for me. This class added just enough novelty for me to wake up sore the next morning. Try this studio if you want to practice yoga in a great space at a manageable pace.  -LM

Yeah the classes are great! But what is it that is truly extra especially fantastically good about taking classes at CYS ??? . . .


VIRTUES FIRST is the charitable arms of Cincinnati Yoga School and fully funds a free elementary school for impoverished children in Punjab, India. We recently started a free lunch program at the school and hope to secure that it may continue. Thanks to the generous donations that come in from CYS yoga students we have secured a few more months of this operation.


We hope that you will feel good about coming to yoga at CYS not just because of the great classes but also because the asana yoga you do here will keep the karma yoga going there.




For more information go to


(Click on the pics below to read the captions)  


Recently the school we fund in India lost some of its students due to transient living conditions that effect many people who live in poverty. However the principal of the school says we can get these kids back if we could purchase a van to go pick them up. These kids really want to stay in school but are just too far away now to make the journey on foot. But we have been informed that the cost of a good van would be just $2500! 

Lets come together for those kids

to keep their education a reality, not just a dream.

The effects of Virtues Education go far beyond these children as well.

It positively effects their entire community 

and can move future generations out of ages of abject poverty.  

 Let's make this happen! 


www.VIRTUESFIRSTPROJECTS.jimdo.com to make a tax exempt donation or 

for more info go to www.VirtuesFirstProjects.jimdo.com 

If we want to effect real change in the world

we have to start with children.