You Do Yoga September 2011 Newsletter

You Do Yoga September 2011 Newsletter

Article by Matt Eshleman, ERYT500, You Do Yoga LLC RYS200

Hello Yogis, and happy September! It seems like we always start our newsletter this way, but really – there is such amazing stuff going on with You Do Yoga!! It’s easy to get carried away with so much happening, so we’ll hit the highlights here and then refer you to the website for the details.

You Do Yoga Anderson Township hit the ground running on August 1st, and we can’t thank everyone enough for helping put it all together. We were surprised to see our new space filling up so fast with so many great people. If you haven’t yet had the chance, swing by our new studio at 7218 Beechmont Avenue 45230 and see what You Do Yoga is doing on the Eastside of Cincinnati! Our September schedule has a few small changes, so double-check the website and then head on over for a class!

A bit more on our rapidly evolving Anderson Township location:

The first of many Family Yoga events will take place at our Anderson Township studio on September 17th at 7pm, opening with an all-ages (kids and adults too!) yoga practice followed by a child-friendly movie. Feel free to bring beverages and snacks for the movie, and be prepared for fun! Donations will be gratefully accepted but this event is open to all! And as long as we are on the subject of families, we want to get the word out early for this special offering: starting October 2nd we will begin an 8 week session of Pre-Natal Yoga, taking place every Sunday at 10AM in Anderson Township. More information will be available online.

We are going to be hosting the Seiki Aikido group at our Anderson Township Studio twice a week. Seiki Aikido offers a unique approach to realistic martial arts training. Participation is by instructor approval only, but we invite you to come observe a class.

Our newest and most popular class offering, an uplifting combination of Yin Yoga and review of essential yogic scriptures we call “Yoga and Philosophy” (weekly, Mondays at 7pm) will now be complemented by a monthly workshop focusing on the philosophical texts of Eastern mystical traditions. On the first Saturday of every month starting Oct 1st, we will gather to review and discuss the themes of the previous month. Availability will be limited, Drop-ins may find space but online Pre-registration is encouraged:

Yoga Nidra will now be offered once a month at each You Do Yoga location. This month, sessions will be on September 10th at 3:30pm in Anderson, and September 18th at 6pm Downtown. See the website for more information:

So Speaking of Downtown… some folks have asked us if we are “moving” or “relocating” You Do Yoga, and the answer is NO WAY! – we are “growing” and “expanding”! We love our downtown community and we plan to keep the You Do Yoga home base right in the Heart of Over-the-Rhine at 1319 Main Street Cincinnati Ohio 45202. So you can continue to expect the same fabulous classes and inspiring teachers, but now in two places. As an added bonus, anyone purchasing an unlimited class pass will have full access to all regular classes at both studios!

A couple of changes to mention about the You Do Yoga Downtown Studio Schedule: Starting in September, our Donation-based Community Yoga class moves forward 15 minutes to 8:45AM. This will allow Liz a full 90 minutes to wring you out and get you ready for the weekend! We are glad to open our studio for donation-based classes that make yoga even more accessible to our beautiful community. In fact, our “Meditation by Donation” is now going to be offered twice weekly, at Noon on both Sundays and Wednesdays. This is an open meditation practice that will include some light stretching and guidance in basic breathing and meditation techniques, along with time and space for personal practice. All levels of experience are welcome, the intention is to encourage the practice of meditation for the benefit of all! For more information about how Donation-Based classes work, please visit the website.

Final Fridays are now even more fun! Some of you may have been following the developing combination of Acrobatics, Yoga, and Thai Massage that has been creeping into the limelight at You Do Yoga’s more casual events. By popular demand, donation-based open Acro-Jams will now take place every Final Friday 7:30-9:30pm at our Downtown Studio, following our “Don’t Worry, Be Happy-Hour”, 5:30-7pm Laughter Yoga with Hasya Yogi phenomenon Patrick Welage.

You Do Yoga is a Registered Yoga School. Our next Yin Yoga and Taoist Yoga Teacher Training Starts in January 2012. For more information visit

One last new addition to mention: In addition to our renowned Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki services, we are now offering Therapeutic and Medical massage sessions with a Licensed Massage Therapist, by appointment. Call to book a session with our LMT by dialing 513-258-2002.

That’s enough for now… but look for more to come, and remember: Find us on Facebook (You Do Yoga), follow us on Twitter @YouDoYoga or to keep your fingers on the pulse of Yoga in Cincinnati Ohio visit our website at


About the Author

Matt Eshleman, B.A., ERYT500, has many years of experience teaching yoga and meditation. Matt earned his 500 hour certification through his studies of Anatomy, Taoist Yoga and Meditation. Matt is a trained Thai Yoga Massage therapist, Reiki practitioner, a student of Martial Arts, and is an adjunct professor at Cincinnati State. He is the founder of You Do Yoga LLC, and is the director of teacher training.

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