Friday, August 24, 2018

class schedule

Current location! 1546 Knowlton St. Cincinnati Oh 45223 in the heart of Northside!

Hatha Flow Yoga with Donna Jay

September classes are forming! Pre-registration is required. The class will only be held if there is a minimum of pre - registration met. Drop in students will be welcome if the class is running and if space allows. Please check back email or text 513 252-1141 if you plan to drop in.

(Please note; No classes held September 1st and 2nd - Labor Day Weekend) 

THURSDAY CLASS 4 weeks 6:00pm - 7:30pm September 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th - $50.00

Thursday class is running and there is still room to register or drop in.( by reservation only)

SUNDAY CLASS 4 weeks 11:00am - 12:30pm September 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th - $50.00

Sunday class is running and there is still room to register or drop in ( by reservation only0

SATURDAY CLASS 4 weeks 11:30am - 12:45pm canceled( Sorry, this class is not running in September )

WEDNESDAY CLASS 4 weeks 12:30pm - 1:30pm - canceled( Sorry, this class is not running in September )

Drop in $17 if not registeredDrop in $12 if registered.

(Session payment is for September only. No refunds, please be sure of your commitment. You may use an alternate class time in September as a make up class if you have to miss one of the dates. If you have registered for a class you may drop in to another class for $12)

To Register email to reserve your space in class. If you know you plan to drop in on certain dates, you can also reserve your drop in spot now. Because space is limited, first priority will be given to those who register for the full session. 

Payment is due at the first class with cash or check( credit cards will include a $2 processing fee)or you can pay online in if class does not run, you will be refunded)Updates to schedule and more information can always be found here:

Drop in welcome -  both classes are running in August . Please email or text Donna to reserve your drop in spot!  513 252 1141

SUNDAY CLASS  4 weeks 11am August 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th -  $50.00 ( drop in $17) 

WEDNESDAY CLASS 5 weeks  6:30pm August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th - $62.00 (drop in $17)

to register: email to hold your space!
you can pay in person  at the first class with cash or check 

credit cards will include a processing fee

or pay online:

Book a private session!
In your space or at the Northside studio location.
A private class can allow for more personalized attention and can be a wonderful way to develoe a personal practice that serves your individual needs. 

Individual Private sessions are:
or book as a package:
$140 for 2 sessions
$208 for 3 sessions
$275 for 4 sessions

Hatha flow

We practice asana pranayama, meditation and kriya techniques primarily from the Ghosh and Ashtanga 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 class 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  90 min class unless otherwise noted.

Invest in your well being. Support your community
These classes are small and designed to offer detailed attention to the individual in a small group class
maximum class size is 12 students.
I encourage you to develop a steady personal practice. 
Yoga is a Moksha Shastra ( liberation science)

you can pay in person with cash or check 

credit cards will include a processing fee

or pay online:

no one turned away for lack of funds -  donna jay's northside classes may be attended on a donation/sliding scale basis 

New movement class in College Hill
Tuesdays in August 7:45- 9pm
Modern Dance Movement Improvisation class forming ( July class is running)
I will be guiding this improv class at Contemporary Dance Theater in College Hill
1805 Larch Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224
(5 min drive from northside)
you can drop in but best to pre register for the whole session
(drop in $14. pre register 4 classes for $36.00!)
to register
I can't wait to move with you
The class is open to all levels - I will guide chi cultivation techniques, somatic  exercises and improv scores to allow us to open to our intuitive creative body.

This class might continue through the summer.
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Cash or Check please or
$2 charge for Credit card or online payments


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 for over 13 years 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.

 Donna's Teaching schedule at Hot House Yoga

(Located on Red Bank Road in Madisonville)

Monday 4:00pm - 60 min 26x2 

Wednesday 9:30am - 90min 26x2 (traditional Hot - Ghosh lineage)

I also often teach additional classes this studio so please check their website for current schedule. 

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

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.