Wednesday, August 26, 2020

90min Hatha flow with Donna Jay Rubin 3LeggedDog Yoga Collective online ...

One of our online open level hatha practices. 
Beginning of video is cut off so please take some time to ground and breath. 
Moving meditation. Enjoy. 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Practice schedule

Thank you for your support.
please Stay healthy, strong, resilient and kind please reach out when in need... the universe wants you to thrive. 
I love you,

 practices are  being offered online via Zoom and outdoors with safe social distancing. 
please check back for updates in offerings. Love All Ways
Please let me know if I can support you. These practices are a gift to be utilized and shared widely and with deep respect. 

May all we learn and practice be of benefit to the Earth and all beings

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Online schedule 

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THURSDAY SEPT 24th 12pm - Meridian Yoga 60-70min
Accupressure and TCM pathway exploration with traditional Hatha Yoga postures. Very meditative and restorative. For all Levels 

FRIDAY SEPT 25th 10am! ( new time)  - Qi Cultivation, Acupressure, Pranayama, Meditation. 
A gentle guided healing practice. can be done seated 
suitable for all abilities.

 SUNDAY practices are currently held outdoors (weather permitting) at College Hill Town Hall Park 
( Same location as Contemporary Dance Theater)
Please bring your own mat and or blanket and water!  Please wear a mask when not on your mat. We will practice safe distancing. The area is large  and we will likely be in the outfield of the ball field or directly behind the building....depending on where others are in this public park 
In case of rain, classes will be held online on zoom.

SUNDAY 26x2 10:15 am 90min Yoga( traditional "hot" ghosh lineage beginner sequence - 26 postures 2 breathing exercises.) 

No Sunday classes Sunday September 27th, October 18th, October 25th

No Sunday classes Sunday September 27th, October 18th or October 25th

please note:
Both practices can be adapted to suit the needs of the practitioner. If you are new to asana/postural yoga methods, please arrange a time to meet with Donna so she can offer suitable variations for movements that might not be appropriate for all. 

All classes are by what you can/are comfortable with.( no one turned away for lack of funds)

We will hold each other up and practice for the benefit of ALL.Book a private online or safe distance in person session 

A private session can allow for more personalized attention and can be a wonderful way to develop a personal ( home) practice that serves your individual needs. 

Book an in person/small group safely distance outdoor session - 

In Studio rates for Drop in class $18/ $15 student 5 CLASS PASS $75

 Private sessions are:
$100 per hour plus studio rental fee or travel time if applicable

Donna's Other Practice offerings:

Free movement improv in the park! 
Thursdays 5pm - with Donna Jay, Jon Lawson and Mathew Keller. 
Open to all no dance experience needed. 
A chance to gather and explore the potential of body in space.
Safe social distancing.
The practice will take place in the areas surrounding 1805 Larch. College Hill
Town Hall Park 
Guided energy warm up and exercises to help us find new ways to move and free the body mind. elevate the spirit. 
All Love.
Modern Moves with Donna
A technique class with energy cultivation, time for free flow/improv,  focusing on balance of: effort/ease. Stability/mobility. attention/abandon. Harmonizing with internal and external..........
open levels -
Tuesday 6:30pm Fall 8week session begins September 29 ( please note Donna will have a sub the first week but will teach the other 7 weeks) 
reservation required to drop in. space very limited. contact CDT to reserve your spot!
We are keeping class size very small to observe safe social distance practices. 
1805 Larch Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(5 min drive from northside)

The class is open to all levels - I will guide chi cultivation techniques, meridian flow. somatic  exercises and improvisational exercises to allow us to open to our intuitive creative body.


We practice asana pranayama, meditation and kriya techniques primarily from the Ghosh and vinyasa systems. Merging breath and movement with strong alignment (form) to create maximum function of asana, ease, stillness and strength in a balancing flow for all systems of the body. Beyond form and function lies meaning/intention and we are called back again and again to investigate and come to know the self. All levels of practice will be honored and postures can be modified to create stability and generate benefits regardless of the degree of "depth" one chooses to explore in each pose. This is strong physical practice that moves energies dynamically. You will sweat, please come hydrated ( room temp at  79-90 this allows for a safe environment in which to explore deeply) You will be challenged and supported in this study of the mind/body/spirit = science of self. These practices can be a wonderful foundation to start a lifetime of daily practice - and tools for health, happiness and - liberation.

In this practice we will look at the beginner and intermediate series of the Ghosh system and incorporate many sun salutes and postures from the primary and second Ashtanga vinyasa  series. You will learn how to utilize bandhas - muscle contractions to direct energy flow,  pranayama - techniques to regulate breath and dristi - gaze/focus/concentration/intention.
ultimately a state of meditation/union with the divine
self realization

all levels and bodies welcome  

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These practices are designed to offer detailed attention to the individual in a small group setting.

I encourage you to develop a steady personal practice. 
Yoga is a Moksha Shastra ( liberation science)

no one turned away for lack of funds -  donna jay's northside classes may be attended on a donation/sliding scale basis 
Modern Dance 
open levels 
 Tuesday 6:15pm starting January 7
see CDT website for more info
Movement Improvisation Monthly meet up next session Saturday January 18th 1pm - 2:30
1805 Larch Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(5 min drive from northside)

The class is open to all levels - I will guide chi cultivation techniques, somatic  exercises and improvisational exercises to allow us to open to our intuitive creative body.

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I am available for private or small group privates at 3leggedDog Yoga Collective's northside studio, your home or workplace please contact me for current rates. I am also available to guide children of all ages in meditation, yoga, dance and other creative arts classes!

for questions or to book a private session or event please contact 


513 252 1141 or

prACTicing the ART of spiritual healing and expression of the full spectrum of life.

I have been guiding yoga classes professionally since 2004 and have over 25 years of movement/dance /mind body breath training and experience. 

I specialize in finding a regenerative, safe and challenging practice for all to participate and flourish within a group atmosphere. As well, I am available for private lessons. I love to help students develop daily home practice, movement techniques and forms to heal nourish and balance body and mind.
.  I am thankful to ALL my teachers. 

Hatha Yoga prACTice is a discipline.  Entering ones life can be a daily struggle. Rituals help us find that entrance.Yoga can be a means to reconnect you to what is essential. I practice so to be more open, awake and available to my loves and the processes that make me feel alive and free which most often include dance, music, art, nature, family, my dog and cat and working with children.

 I believe relationship between student and teacher or guide is an essential component in learning/training. and dedicated practice. and love. always.A SpiRitual practice can be looked at as a ritual way of entering ones true self.


Our Collective is named after my beloved dog Bunny. See her story here

We have occupied 3 different spaces in the vibrant Northside community.

Our first space was located 2 doors down from The Comet. This video was made in dedication to our time spent there and the first four years of this Collective.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Class descriptions about Donna Jay / Inspiration

GlenPark Canyon, SanFrancisco 2005

children at Buen Dia School 2006

with Donna Jay
ॐ जय राम श्री राम
This class is designed to enable you to grow and cultivate your yoga practice in a way that is challenging, graceful and honest. Using the fundamentals of vinyasa with intelligent  asana sequencing, universal alignment principles and compassion, the practice becomes a weaving of breath, mindfulness, power, freedom, grace, love, devotion, humor and gratitude.
In this class I offer a creative, dynamic , often challenging yet always nurturing yoga flow in which emphasis is placed on quality of breath, realigning with trust to our compassionate wise and noble self, connecting authentically to the physical, mental, emotional, and intuitive bodies; the flow becomes a means to build physical strength balance and awareness thus leading to mental clarity, peace - Oneness. We practice to become clear and consistent enough to be aligned with our truth - to live with integrity as our thoughts words and what we do stand true with our hearts - with our dream. By warming and opening the body, a safe space is created in which to heal and uplift the spirit. I wish to offer space in which to move through mental or physical blocks, and encouragement toward moving within our unbounded creative intelligence, full potential and that which dwells within our hearts.
Class will begin with traditional sanskrit mantra or chanting, meditation and pranayama ( breathing technique). we will move safely through asana sequence often including : sun salutations, core work, standing poses, seated forward bends, balancing, twists, inversions, arm balancing, backbends and conclude with deep relaxation.
Classes will be of mixed levels so beginners and more seasoned practitioners can learn from each other.
modifications will be given as well as more advanced work for those who are ready.
Yoga is a path of Self study and Self Knowledge. What we learn 'on the mat' can be immediately applied and integrated into all of our relationships and actions.
It is a path that leads to ' healing the estrangement between the self and everything else' - Sri Louise

about Donna Jay Rubin:

Donna Jay has been involved in a creative practice for as long as she can remember. Through her lifelong explorations and studies of dance, music, writing, theater and art, she was introduced early on to mind/body breathing techniques to strengthen and heal the physical body, build concentration and focus, transform mental afflictions and blockages, and to create open energetic state in which to allow creative gifts a path in which to flow.
She is ever grateful for the opportunity to share in the teachings of Yoga and feels blessed to be part of a community that serves to bring more joy and balance into the world. She received her first yoga certification through It's Yoga while living in San Francisco, where she has spent a total of 10 years dancing and playing amongst the diverse wealth of teachers in the vibrant bay area Dance and Yoga community. She began instructing Yoga in SF about 9 years ago and has continued to train, practice and teach wherever she goes. She also specializes in guiding children in creative movement, music and yoga practice .Donna is a graduate of UC CCM drama dept.

In 2008 she formed the 3 Legged Dog Yoga Collective, a community healing arts studio in Northside, named after Donna's beloved dog and teacher, Bunny!

She is delighted to help guide and empower students to grow and cultivate a Yoga practice in a way that is challenging yet always nurturing, graceful, honest, kind hearted and steady. Weaving of breath, generosity, mindfulness, joyful effort, meditation, fortitude, freedom, grace, devotion, gratitude and love
Inspiring Teachers: 

Sri Louise

Prasad Rangnekar

Rose Erin Vaughan

Traditional Hot Yoga - 26x2
Ghosh lineage 84 asanas
Ghosh flow  Open Levels Yoga~ Hatha vinyasa

Beginners Yoga

Movement for Healing

Dance Improv

Childrens Yoga/ Movement and Meditation

Modern Dance 

Intermediate Yoga

Ballet Barre with stretching

Chi (Qi) Flow....
This class will guide you through Chi Gong* 'based' warm ups with some gentle basic yoga techniques and meditation. A great warming connective practice for anyone. gentle and energizing. Chi gong is a Chinese healing technique that connects the body and spirit by directing breath and movement internally through the body's chakras and meridians- energy channels. the movements are simple and the effects profound.
more about chi gong

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Now Open to serve the Northside community...

3leggedDog Yoga

Vinyasa ~ Bhakti ~ Meditation ~ Love ~ Compassion~ Wisdom

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

३ लेग्गेद दोग

Bunny loves happy puppy pose!

About 3Legged Dog .....

Bunny was my faithful companion of 13+ years. In 2007 she was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma( bone cancer) and underwent surgery to remove her front leg.
Her healing journey, her courageous heart, her unwavering spirit and her physical grace have been a constant inspiration and motivation for my yoga practice. I am continually learning from her ability to remain steady and experience the simple joys of being alive on this earth in the present moment as well as her non attachment to that which no longer serves.
Just a couple months before her 14th birthday and nearly 7 years as a tripod/cancer survivor Bunny was laid to rest in August of 2013, her body could no longer sustain her but her spirit continues to shine and uplift.