Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Practice schedule



May all we learn and practice be of benefit to the Earth and all beings
May all awaken to the most powerful force: Love and Compassion


Donna's CURRENT public and online teaching SCHEDULE OCTOBER 12th-31st, 2020

Please check back for updates and weekly pop up classes this blog is regularly updated!


MONDAY 5:30 - 6:30pm Yoga Hatha- 60min (online zoom)click on link to join 

password:SITA

https://zoom.us/j/2335991312


TUESDAY 6:30-7:30pm  MODERN Dance mixed levels (Movement for healing) at Contemporary Dance Theater

register for a drop in or a 4 class pass here:

https://www.cdt-dance.org/adultclasses.html


WEDNESDAY 7-8:30pm Hatha vinyasa  - 90min

click on link to join here: 

password:SITA

https://zoom.us/j/2335991312


THURSDAY 12-1pm Qi flow/Meridian Yoga 60min 

click on link to join here:

password:SITA

https://zoom.us/j/2335991312


THURSDAY  5-6pm - (Outdoor) Free Movement Improvisation in the park open practice open  1805 Larch Ave College Hill recreation area. Open to all no dance experience needed. A chance to gather and explore the potential of body in open space with Safe social distancing.

check our facebook group Cincinnati Movement Improvisation for update s/rain cancellations or text hosts: donna, jon lawson and matthew keller


All classes ( except CDT Tuesday modern dance) are by donation/pay what you are able

https://venmo.com/donnajay5

https://paypal.me/donnajayrubin?locale.x=en_US



Please check back for updates in offerings. Love All Ways
I am honored to share in and honor the traditions of healing movement, traditional Hatha Raja Yoga, Breathwork Qi cultivation and TCM meridian sciences. These practices are a gift to be utilized and shared widely and with deep respect. 

I am currently booking one on one Meridian Yoga Therapy sessions, which are currently done on zoom. Learn simple and profound techniques for self care and healing.
email Donna if interested in learning more
These are also free/donation based. 

 

 Private Yoga sessions are:
$100 per hour plus studio rental fee or travel time if applicable.
Online privates available and cost negotiable based on need.



sGroup  class: 
We practice asana pranayama, meditation and kriya techniques, Honing our gifts of focus and where we place attention.   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 healing benefits regardless of the degree of "depth" one chooses to explore in each pose. Please for Yoga practices do not eat a large meal within 3 hours of class time. You will be challenged and supported in this study of mergingmind/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. - moksha - the goal of all Yoga

In teaching, I often blend technologies and systems and apply them to serve the specific needs of the group. I have trained in Ashtanga vinyasa ( primary and second series, "rocket" vinyasa) as well as in the postural systems Ghosh lineage ( 26x2 and intermediate/advanced)   I am greatly influenced by the Hatha vinyasa teachings of Sri Dharma Mittra.  I incorporate Qi and Acupressure/ Meridian science and I am a Student and practitioner of Meditation and Tibetan Buddhism, As my student, in Asana practice,  You will learn how to utilize bandhas - muscle contractions to direct energy flow,  pranayama - techniques to regulate breath and dristi - gaze/focus/concentration/intention. You will learn about the enegetic and emotional and subtle bodymind
ultimately a state of meditation/union with the divine
self realization


all levels and bodies welcome  

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


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 Donna 513 252 1141 or donnajayrubin@gmail.com
 





 Teachers:

 Prasad Rangnekar

Sri Louise








Yoga is a path of Self study and Self Knowledge. What we learn through dedicated, consistent practice 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





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  and meditation 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 herehttp://3leggeddogyoga.blogspot.com/2008/09/blog-post_16.html













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. 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Class descriptions about Donna Jay / Inspiration


GlenPark Canyon, SanFrancisco 2005

children at Buen Dia School 2006


Yoga
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.




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 in 2004 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

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.


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