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Movement Mondays
Mar 7, 2022 - Dec 31, 2026

Together we will explore human movement through mobilization drills, including new patterns and play, with the intent of becoming a better mover regardless of the situation. Come and feel like a kid again (or still), while rediscovering natural mobility lost through years of disuse, specialization in sport, etc.

It is requested that attendees be comfortable with squatting, kneeling and plow pose. Long pants and clothing without zippers, snaps, or anything that may scratch the hardwood floor is required. Also, consistent attendance helps the instructor and the student.

David's hope is to build a strong community of movers in our hometown; a community who is eager to explore, is passionate about becoming better human animals, and supporting each other in the process.

David Finley is a mixed-movement artist, who has studied and practiced various forms of movement throughout his life. His teaching focuses on proper technique, alignment, and logical progressions to building strength, flexibility and resilience.

More background about David Finley:
The first Russian Kettlebell Certified (RKC) Instructor, Pavel 2001
Assistant instructor at two RKC Certifications
JumpStretch Flexband certification, Dick Hartzell 2003
Certified Natural Trainer, Jon Hinds Monkey Bar Gym 2006
Attendee of two Gymnastic Bodies certifications, Coach Christopher Sommer, 2012 and 2013
RYT-200 from The Yoga Place, Michael Curtis, Canton, Ohio 2012
BY-50, Instructor of Budokon®Yoga Primary Series, Cameron Shayne, Miami, September 2016
Ido Portal’s Creative Movement Tools Workshop, Shai Faran, Miami, June 2017
RYT-200 Prajna Yoga Certification, Tias & Surya Little, offered in conjunction with The Yoga Place/Yoga Central, Canton, Ohio 2017
BY-50, Instructor of Budokon®Yoga Second Series, Cameron Shayne, Miami, September 2017
Ido Portal’s Movement X, John Sapinoso, Zack Finer, Cincinnati, November 2017
Ido Portal’s Motion, John Sapinoso, Liav Baron, Columbus, September 2018


$25 for all 4 classes.

Schedule
Date
Jun 6, 2022 - Dec 31, 2026
Location
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
7:00 - 8:00pm
$0.00
56 Sessions
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Yoga with Live Music
Apr 2, 2022 - Dec 3, 2026

Come enjoy a moderately-paced yoga class led by Paisley, with live accompaniment by Michael and other talented musicians! This special class is offered on the first Saturday of each month.

Any Ongoing Yoga Pass plus a donation at the class for the musicians

Schedule
Date
Jun 4, 2022
Days
Sat
Time
10:30 - 11:45am
Date
Jul 2, 2022 - Dec 3, 2026
Location
Days
Sat
Time
10:30 - 11:45am
$0.00
293 Sessions
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Perceptions in Perspective: A Journey to Center
May 22, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022

Join student teachers Lizzie Lambrou and Mianna Morrison as they embark on an exploration of the self, in a group setting where all are both the teacher and the student. Diving deep into history and current sociology and psychology, let us look at how perception and perspective affect our thoughts, emotions, lives, bodies, and actions. We will then explore some possible ways to see through the veils and see perception and perspective as tools rather than rules. Some simple movement and yoga poses will be introduced for voluntary participation throughout the class, along with some philosophical readings and questions. There will also be a few minutes of personal time for processing, journaling, meditation, running a marathon in record time, or anything else you find you need or want. There is no requirement to bring anything, but you are welcome to bring blankets, bolsters, yoga mats, journals, writing utensils, and your comfiest sweater.
We look forward to seeing you!

Donation requested (bring to the event). 50% of donations will be donated to the Ohio Forrest Sanctuary

Schedule
Date
May 22, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022
Location
Days
Sun
Time
2:00 - 4:00pm
$20.00
1 Session
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Primal Yoga & Animal Movements
May 28, 2022 - May 28, 2022

The first yogis created yoga asanas, or postures, by observing & imitating animals. This is why we practice cobra pose, downward dog, cat and cow, and so forth. Unleash your wild side and join Paisley for a primal movement practice co-facilitated by Brian Bowles, founder of Lost Step Kung Fu. Brian has been practicing martial arts for 35 years. His classes combine animal & primal movements into flows that use body weight to build strength, coordination, balance, and mobility. Paisley will lead a yoga-based warm up and cool down.

$20

Schedule
Date
May 28, 2022
Location
Days
Sat
Time
5:30 - 7:00pm
$25.00
1 Session
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Peace and Release
May 29, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Reiki is an energy tranforming technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver energy to your body, improving the flow and balance of your energy to support transformation. Restorative Yoga, as the name suggests, is a style of yoga that helps “restore” the body to its parasympathetic nervous system function. It helps the body rest and restore balance. By allowing time for longer asanas (postures or poses) and deeper breathing, restorative yoga helps elicit the relaxation response. These two practices combined makes for a peaceful and releasing experience.

$25

Schedule
Date
May 29, 2022
Location
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:00pm
$15.00
1 Session
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Memorial Day Class with Live Music
May 30, 2022 - May 30, 2022

Memorial Day Annual Class with Live Music. This year we have Ellie Manes on percussion and Mike Curtis leading a gentle/moderate yoga class. Please join us and enjoy a great start to the holiday.

$15

Schedule
Date
May 30, 2022
Location
Days
Mon
Time
9:00 - 10:15am
$175.00
5 Sessions
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Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 29, 2022

You’ve heard of paddleboard yoga, now here is a great way to have that experience in a beautiful setting with an accomplished instructor. We will have a 30-minute warm up on the beach, 15-minutes of paddling instruction on the water, and then we’re ready to go for for the fun challenge of paddleboard yoga. You will need a life jacket (we can provide one for you), water bottle, sunscreen and croakies for glasses. You might also like a hat and/or a sun shirt. We have 4 paddle boards for your use. A towel and a change of clothes is a good idea.

$35/person (includes the new $10 guest fee to Crystal Lake)

Schedule
Date
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 29, 2022
Days
Wed
Time
4:30 - 6:30pm
$0.00
19 Sessions
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Free-form improv Drum circle
Jun 3, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023

Join us for a free community-building drum circle. Drum circles have a rich history in all cultures of providing a meditative way to relax at the end of the day. Eleanor will be teaching the history of the drums present as well as the music we will play. Mianna Morrison practices as a yoga and non-violent martial arts instructor. She will be co facilitating this drum circle and will aid in teaching the practices of therapeutic drumming. Bring your own drum or borrow one of the studios!

Free with donations available at the door! (Cash or Venmo)

Schedule
Date
Jun 3, 2022 - Dec 31, 2023
Location
Days
Fri
Time
7:15 - 8:45pm
$5.00
1 Session
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Dharma for Difficult Times. (Book Discussion)
Jun 4, 2022 - Jun 4, 2022

Celebrated author Stephen Cope will be at Yoga Central on June 11th, at 11 am for a dharma talk. We encourage you to attend that event, and in the meantime let's read one of his books. We've chosen Dharma for Difficult Times: Finding Your Calling in Times of Loss, Change, Struggle and Doubt. Here, Cope takes the epic yoga text The Bhagavad Gītā as a model for the reader's journey. The book also uses stories, teachings and inspiration from Gandhi, Sojourner Truth, Henry David Thoreau and Marian Anderson. Get a literary boost to your own inner strength.

$5

Schedule
Date
Jun 4, 2022
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:00 - 1:00pm
$35.00
2 Sessions
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The Sister Circle
Jun 4, 2022 - Jun 5, 2022

The Sister Circle is where an intimate group of women come together, hold space for one another, share stories, and of course have mini workshops and discussion topics surrounding all things that have to do with being a woman.

$35 love offering required.
Spots are limited.

Schedule
Date
Jun 4, 2022
Location
Days
Sat
Time
7:00 - 9:00pm
Date
Jun 5, 2022
Location
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 3:00pm
$0.00
1 Session
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Music Night
Jun 5, 2022 - Jun 5, 2022

Versatile musicians coming together to perform folk, classical, rock and jazz music. We have Neal Frey on bass; Ellie Manes offering percussion; Mike Curtis (guitars), and two bonus surprises. Pre-register for free, and if you want, make a donation for the musicians at the event.

Ellie Manes is a percussionist in the Cuyahoga Falls area who recently graduated from the Univ. of Akron with a degree in Percussion Performance. She focused on the steelpan and non-western music in her studies and enjoys playing Jazz Fusion, Latin Jazz, and Contemporary music.

Neal Frey, a resident of North Canton holds a BA degree in double bass performance from Kent State University. He has played regularly with the Tuscarawas Philharmonic for the last 21 seasons. Neal is also a jazz bassist with Canton’s Savoy Big Band and other area local bands.

Free, or donation at the event

Schedule
Date
Jun 5, 2022
Location
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$65.00
6 Sessions
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T'ai Chi For Health And Relaxation - Summer Session
Jun 7, 2022 - Jul 19, 2022

T'ai Chi Ch'uan is literally translated as supreme ultimate boxing. The supreme ultimate part refers to the Chinese concept of the origin of the universe. Out of the infinite potential of the void arises the dual principles of yin and yang. Yang being the male, warm, forceful, light principle, and Yin being the female, cool, yielding, dark principle. Neither one of these principles is superior to the other, and both are necessary because each contains some of the other. They are two sides of the same coin. The yin-yang symbol is also a symbol of T'ai Chi. T'ai Chi Ch'uan is a harmonious dance of yin and yang sometimes referred to as “meditation in motion”.

T’ai Chi was originally practiced as a martial art emphasizing strength and speed. Through time it has evolved into a gentle form of exercise that can be practiced by people of all ages. It consists of a sequence of movements that are performed slowly, softly and gracefully with smooth, even transitions.

This is a six week series with classes meeting once per week: The cost is $65 per person

Schedule
Date
Jun 7, 2022 - Jun 28, 2022
Location
Days
Tue
Time
4:00 - 5:15pm
Date
Jul 12, 2022 - Jul 19, 2022
Location
Days
Tue
Time
4:00 - 5:15pm
$5.00
1 Session
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Dharma Talk with Celebrated Author Stephen Cope
Jun 11, 2022 - Jun 11, 2022

We have been trying to bring Stephen Cope here for many years. Now we have a date! Please join us for an inspirational talk, questions and discussion with Stephen Cope. (We have his books available.) Stephen Cope is a best-selling author and scholar who specializes in the relationship between the Eastern contemplative traditions and Western psychology. Among his seminal works in this area are: Yoga and the Quest for the True Self and The Wisdom of Yoga. His most recent work, Deep Human Connection, is an examination of the psychology, neurobiology, and spirituality of deep human connection, and the imperatives of human attachment—an issue of great importance to both the Eastern and Western traditions. For almost thirty years, Stephen has been Scholar-in-Residence at the renowned Kripalu Center—the largest center for the study and practice of yoga in the Western world. Stephen is the recipient of both a Telly and an Apple award for his work. “Yoga Journal” named him one of the most influential thinkers, writers, and teachers on the current American yoga scene.

$5 Donation (All donations go to Ohio Forest Sanctuaries)

Schedule
Date
Jun 11, 2022
Location
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
11:00 - 12:00pm
$20.00
1 Session
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The Great Turning; Music and Stories to Inspire Cultural Shift
Jun 13, 2022 - Jun 13, 2022

Science educator JD Stillwater teams up with award-winning songwriter Darryl Purpose for an evening of live music, science, revolutionary love, and inspiration to re-imagine and repair our world. Bring your joy, your exhaustion, your love for this world, your laughter, your hope, your dismay, your voice, and your friends.

$20 suggested donation.

Pre-registration optional by choosing a donation amount. Or just show up and donate at the door if you can. No one turned away due to cost.

Schedule
Date
Jun 13, 2022
Location
Days
Mon
Time
6:00 - 8:00pm
$65.00
6 Sessions
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Qigong Stretch and Tone
Jun 17, 2022 - Jul 29, 2022

Qigong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient Chinese method of improving health and enhancing vitality. In this class we will use a variety of gentle exercises to gather, store, cleanse, strengthen and circulate vital energy (Qi). Gentle stretches and strength building movements are part of this practice. We will be mostly standing but there are some floor stretching exercises. By coordinating breath with movement and intention we will balance and improve our internal energy flow.
This class meets once a week for 6 weeks. No class on Friday, July 1st.

$65 for 6 classes

Schedule
Date
Jun 17, 2022 - Jun 24, 2022
Location
Days
Fri
Time
10:30 - 11:30am
Date
Jul 8, 2022 - Jul 29, 2022
Location
Days
Fri
Time
10:30 - 11:30am
$20.00
1 Session
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Yoga with Live Ambient Music
Jun 18, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022

Join Michael and Matthew join for a unique offering of hatha yoga practice and live ambient music.
This fantastic combination provides a beautiful opportunity to explore greater dimensions of your inner experience.

After a year of living nomadically, traveling and creating music inspired by nature, Matthew is back in OH to share his music with the community.

$20

Schedule
Date
Jun 18, 2022
Days
Sat
Time
10:30 - 11:45am
$35.00
1 Session
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Artitation
Jun 18, 2022 - Jun 18, 2022

Yoga Central and Divine Legacy presents Artitation. Music and Poetry with High Priest and Blak Reign.

An inspiring sip-and-paint event for everyone, with guided time to explore and connect with your joyful creativity. Painting with Art Daddy (free hand or stencil).

Standing Yoga and yoga wall with Mike.

A combination of painting, music, poetry, yoga and, if you like, a glass of wine.

Everything provided. Take-home your canvas.

 

$35 per person

Schedule
Date
Jun 18, 2022
Location
Days
Sat
Time
7:00 - 9:00pm
$125.00
4 Sessions
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A Weekend of Music, Mantra & Magic with Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
Jun 24, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022

Friday Night Mantra Music Concert
(2 hours) 7-9pm

Evening #1 of interactive, soul-stirring ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge conscious lyrics and New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves. (The band will play a completely different set of music on Saturday night.)

The event also celebrates the release of the band's new album MYSTERY. Their last album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart, #3 on Billboard, their songs have appeared on Putumayo World Music, and they are the first mantra-based band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival.

$35
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Live Music Flow: Bhakti On The Mat
(2 hours Sat. morning) 10:30am-12:30pm

Merge the heart-opening qualities of bhakti yoga with the sensuality and vitality of asana. This deep and playful all-levels practice includes storytelling from the mythical world of yoga, soul-stirring kirtan, graceful vinyasa sequences, imaginative meditations, and evocative live music. Some experience with yoga is recommended. Sean and the band have guided this workshop at festivals and conferences across the country including sold-out attendance at The Yoga Journal Conference and Bhakti Fest.

$45
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Saturday-Night Mantra Music Concert
(2 hours) 7-9pm

Evening #2 of interactive, soul-stirring ancient mantras given new voice through dynamic songs that merge conscious lyrics and New Orleans roots, rock, gospel, and world grooves. The band will play a completely different set of music from Friday night.

The event also celebrates the release of the band's new album MYSTERY. Their last album Unity debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart, #3 on Billboard, their songs have appeared on Putumayo World Music, and they are the first mantra-based band to ever play The New Orleans Jazz Festival.

$35
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Sunday Morning Sanctuary: Deep Peace -- Chanting & Live Music Chill Out
(2 hours) 10:30am-12:30pm

Indulge yourself, relax and recharge with this mellow, all-levels practice guided by Seán and supported by the soothing live sounds of the band. The class includes serene lullabies and chants to support deep calm and rest.

$45
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New Orleans' Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band create a universal style of cross-cultural spiritual music filtered through the depth, sincerity, and soul of their own American and ancestral roots. Their music merges conscious lyrics, sacred chants from the spiritual traditions of yoga and beyond, and roots, rock, gospel, and global grooves. They are known for creating interactive, soul-stirring songs to dance and sing along with as well as to grieve and heal.

In 2005, Seán founded the band as a post-hurricane Katrina philanthropic music project, raising funds across the country for relief from the devastation of the storm. The theme of searching for grace and inspiration amidst challenge and destruction has permeated their music ever since. In 2007, they released their first album, ‘Calling The Spirits’ which caught the ears of pioneering Canadian record producer Terry McBride, founder of Nettwerk Records and Lilith Fair. McBride signed the band to Nettwerk for the release of their follow-up album, ‘Devaloka.’ When Putumayo World Music founder, Dan Storper heard ‘Devaloka,’ he chose music off the record to be featured on Putumayo’s first compilation of music designed for yoga. Inclusion on three Putumayo albums has helped propel the band’s music to listeners across the globe. Their last album ‘Unity’ debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and #3 on Billboard. Their new album Mystery was just released on Be Still Records, and was named one of the best 50 albums released by Lousisiana musicians this year by Offbeat Magazine. They are a favorite headliner at conscious music festivals across the U.S. and have played The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on multiple occasions.

The band features vocalist/lyricist/harmonium player Seán Johnson; Alvin Young on six string fretless bass and electric guitar; and percussionist/vocalist Gwendolyn Colman; Narada Wise on drums.

Entire weekend of 4 events is $125. Friday evening is $35. Saturday morning is $45. Sat. evening is $35. Sunday morning is $45

Schedule
Date
Jun 24, 2022
Location
Days
Fri
Time
7:00 - 9:00pm
Date
Jun 25, 2022
Location
Days
Sat
Time
10:30 - 12:30pm
Date
Jun 25, 2022
Location
Days
Sat
Time
7:00 - 9:00pm
Date
Jun 26, 2022
Location
Days
Sun
Time
10:30 - 12:30pm