WELCOME TO THE LOTUS YOGA TEMPLE
The School for Unlearning, Non-doing, and Absoulute Being
New Classes, News & Events:
Hot Latin Nights at CYS
Capoeira Yoga Flow:
1st and 3rd Fridays, 6:00 (and the occasional 5th Friday)
This class is a combination of Power Yoga and Capoeira (see below). You will be surprised how many Capoeira maneuvers resemble yoga postures while also optimizing one of the key ideas behind Power Yoga: Heat! Capoeira Yoga Flow will make you sweat - a lot - and this is great for getting deeper into the postures. Furthermore it will prepare you for the real thing (Capoeira); which also happens to be the class that follows at7:00. (See below)
*Hot Salsa Yoga:
2nd and 4th Fridays, 6:00.
First we warm up with some Basic Yoga Asana, then we learn the basics of Salsa Dancing while simultaneously getting a fun aerobic workout. Furthermore, we learn how to connect with music and others in creative flow. The interplay between focus and flow while attenuating to another person is actually a deep practice; everything becomes yoga when you learn how to connect!
(*Hot only implies that you will sweat by your own efforts. We will not be heating up the room.)
Every Friday at 7:00 & Wednesdays at 7:30
An Afro-Brazilian art form, a fluid, rhythmic martial art; a ritual; a dance of deceptive vulnerability, wit, and grace. The intricate movements of Capoeira weave tradition, history, spirituality, and philosophy into a uniquely beautiful "game". Probably the most challenging aerobic, flexibility and acrobatic form of art/exercise you will ever find!
The fee for Hot Salsa Yoga and Capoeira Yoga Flow is the same as it is for most yoga classes, and therefore you can use your yoga class package if you have one. However the Capoeira class is a lesser fee: $7 per class or $25 for a 5 class package.
the one land that all men desire to see,
and having seen once
by even a glimpse,
would not give that glimpse for the shows
of all the rest of the globe combined."
VISHWA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
VISHWA BHUTA ARADHANA
Yoga Therapy Training
SOUTH INDIA TOUR
Dear Adventure Yogis,
If you have been thinking about our yoga tour and/or teacher/therapy training in South India consider making a decision soon! True, it does not begin until Oct. 30th but the sooner you let us know you're going the better we can assist you in the many preperations involved. -There's No Time To Waste!
For pages and videos of information and inspiration!
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)
The school is thrilled to have the lunch program but they also have an incredibly modest wish list. Could you possibly help to make their wishes come true?
Go to www.VirtuesFirstProjects.com to see
the wish list and/or make an online donation.
YOGA BOOK CLUB is going to take a short break
and then return as
YOGIC MOVIE CLUB or maybe you could call it Conscious Cinema. Either way, a whole movie will not be watched in one sitting, but broken up so there is time for discussion.
Details to come
2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Men are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds. -FDR
If you are a bit older you might remember gathering around the radio for President Roosevelt's "Fireside Chats". He got the idea from Baha'i Firesides that he had attended and influenced him greatly. These informal discussions give the Baha'i perspective on many subjects, such as the unity of the world's religions, harmony of science and religion & Baha'i remedies for today's planetary ills.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays ~ 6:30p - 7:45ish
Some munchables are provided at both discussion groups,
but please feel free to bring something to share.
(No meat or alcohol please)
E L E M E N T A L
YOGA (GROUP) THERAPY
Discover The Healing & ReVitalizing
Powers of the Panch Maha Bhutas
(Five Great Elements)
Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space
Strengthen, Imagine, Act, Order, Direct
Ground, Cleanse, Purify, Discern, Expand
Nourish, Balance, Devote, Release, Dissolve
This class starts with about 20 minutes of discussion about the element of the day. The remaining 60 to 70 minutes is somewhat like a typical yoga class but focused on the element.
Thursdays 6:00pm w/ Will
(One on one Therapy sessions with Will are also available)
Its pretty simple really. If the schools are closed in the CYS area then CYS will be closed as well. If it is on the weekend we will post here on our website. However sometimes we are not able to post it in time; so if in doubt you can call us at 513-247-9642
NEVER LEAVE VALUABLES VISABLE IN YOUR CAR
Its been a while but from time to time cars have been broken into. Each and every time it has been a purse clearly visible sitting in the passenger seat.
Please only park in the lot at St. Peters Church (across thr street from CYS) when you cannot find a spot in the CYS lot or the adjacent street.
"In the effulgent lotus of the heart dwells Brahma, the Light of Lights"
"The Lord is my Light; whom shall I fear?"
"The Light of Divine Amaterasu shines forever"
"Following the Light, the sage takes care of all"
"The radiance of Buddha shines ceaselessly"
~ Mahatma Gandhi
"I have come into the world as Light"
"Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth"
"God, being Truth, is the one Light of all"
"God is the sun beaming Light everywhere"
Native American Faiths
“The Light of Wakan-Tanka is upon my people”
- Song of Kablaya
All the Prophets are the Temples of the Cause of God, Who have appeared clothed in divers attire. If thou wilt observe with discriminating eyes, thou wilt behold Them all abiding in the same tabernacle, soaring in the same heaven, seated upon the same throne, uttering the same speech, and proclaiming the same Faith.
Such is the unity of those Essences of Being, those Luminaries of infinite and immeasurable splendor!
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.
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