Monday, February 11th

Farm to Fable: 

The Fictions of Our Animal-Consuming Culture
Robert Grillo
(no cost)

 Ongoing Yoga Classes in February
All instructors using Pure Joy Studio are independently employed. Please use their individual contact information when inquiring about their classes. You may also contact Joy at if you have any questions or concerns.  

Tuesday, February 5th ~ Tuesday, March 12th


EMBER Workshop 

(Mindfulness Based Emotional Resilience)
facilitated by
Jenny Neal,MA,LPCC
$15/class or $60 to prepay for all six classes

Sunday, February 24th


Dr. Jiten Ruparel
(includes session notes and a vegan lunch)

This workshop is a comprehensive look at Yoga and Vedanta.

Sponsors: Pure Joy Studio (Joy Lawrence) and Vedanta Circle (Dr. Jiten Ruparel).

This is an interactive workshop on how Yoga informs Vedanta and vice-versa. 
We will examine the philosophies underlying these two worldviews. 
We will NOT do yogic postures, breathing or meditation.
Yogis and Vedantins at every stage will benefit from these discussions. 
The intent of this workshop is to lead to clarity and deeper understanding of both worldviews. (session notes will be provided).

Session 1 (9:30-10:30am): 'Spiritual Engineering'.
Session 2 (11:00-noon): 'Spiritual Science'.
Lunch break (noon-12:55pm) 
Session 3 (1:00-2:00pm): Yoga as preparation for Vedanta. 
Session 4 (2:30-3:30pm) Connecting the mental dots.       

                  Contact and Registration: ​​

Please email Joy ( or Jiten ( and let us know if you will be attending so seating and lunch can be arranged. 



Yoga for EVERY Body

Victoria Frisch / 614.598.3006

​$12 walk-in with first class FREE!

Please check with Victoria for package specials too!

            Wednesday nights  
VEDANTA CIRCLE Discussion Group   

                Dr. Jiten Ruparel 
          (Founder of Vedanta Circle)
            (suggested $5 donation)

This workshop taught by Jenny Neal, will utilize movement, breath and meditation to promote ease, balance and relaxation. This is not only a self care class but also a class for emotional tolerance and resilience. 

Please wear comfortable clothes.

 Props will be provided. 

Contact Jenny at 614.327.0269 or
to register for one or all 6 classes. 

For more information on Jenny check out her website: 

Why do the vast majority of us continue to consume animals when we could choose otherwise? What are the cultural forces that drive our food choices? These are the fundamental questions Farm to Fable seeks to answer. 
Farm to Fable deconstructs fictions for those who truly want to know where our food comes from and why we make the choices we do. 
This group is part of Columbus Vegan Meetup, but you do not have to belong to C.V.M. if you want to join us. You don't even need to be Vegan.
Space is limited so please let me know if you are interested in attending. 

Hot tea and vegan snacks will be provided. 
Contact Joy at with questions or to attend. 
To order a copy of Farm to Fable or a kindle edition 


      upcoming events & ongoing classes

  PURE JOY STUDIO holds up to 8 yoga students or meeting groups up to 14 people. This room is fully equipped with folding chairs, tables and yoga props to use. If you are interested in using this space for a small class or group there are hourly rates to suit your needs. Please contact me at



Ayurvedic Yoga

(Staying healthy with the seasons)


Joy Lawrence,LMT,RYT / 614.406.5613

$12 walk-in and $40 for 4 class package