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513 252 1141 or

APRIL 2017

Hatha FlowYoga with Donna Jay

Please note: We are moving to a new studio space! ( One block away from the Lodge at Off The Avenue studios 1546 Knowlton St) in MAY the current schedule is for the remainder of April at the Hoffner Lodge. More classes will be added in May!

Tuesday 6:30 - 8:00pm 
Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm
Sunday 12:30 - 2pm 

 4120 Hamilton Ave. 3rd fl Cincinnati, OH 45223 
 weekly classes ~ drop in welcome ~hatha/vinyasa
all levels and bodies welcome  90 min class

      drop in - $15

4 class pass - $50
6 class pass - $66
8 class pass - $80 

all class passes expire 3 months from the date purchased

Cash or Check please or
$2 charge for Credit card

I am available for private or small group privates in your home or workplace please contact me for current rates. I am also available to guide children in meditation, yoga, dance and other creative arts classes
(513) 252-1141



6:30pm - 8:00pm 


6:30pm - 7:45pm

Northside  4120 Hamilton Ave.





12:30  Yoga with Donna at Hoffner Lodge - Northside -4120 Hamilton Ave  


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

I have been guiding yoga classes professionally for over 12 years and have over 25 years of movement/dance /mind body breath training and experience. 

I specialize in finding a sustainable 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 borrow teachings from many traditions and use what works for me and then try to do my best to share.  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.

private lessons available by appt.

Contact Donna for rates on small group privates or yoga at your workplace.

(no one turned away for lack of funds -  donna jay's northside classes may be attended on a donation/sliding scale basis or ask about trade.)

(513) 252-1141

All Love. 3Leggeddog Yoga Collective. Cincinnati, Ohio Oct. 2008 - Nov. 2012 from donna rubin on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Class descriptions.

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
" Learning how to love is the goal and purpose of spiritul life - not learning how to develop psychic powers, not learning how to bow, chant, do yoga, or even meditate, but learning to love.  Love is the truth.  Love is the light." - Lama Surya Das

Hatha with Shalini
This is a gentle class suitable for beginners, those who are recuperating from injuries, enjoy a gentle pace or want to learn more about alignment in the poses. Come open your heart with this easy going fun group which meets every Sunday at 10:30am.

Shalini Latour (E-RYT 500) began her journey into Hatha Yoga while living in an ashram. She practiced yoga, meditation, chanting, studied philosophy, and traveled to India twice during her 10-year stay there. She began the study and practice of Anusara Yoga in 1989, working directly with John Friend.
She was the first Anusara certified teacher in Cincinnati, and has conducted numerous teacher trainings, Immersions and therapeutic trainings in Cincinnati.
Shalini is also a chocolatier, pastry chef and author of Icing on the Cake. Visit her website at

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

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.