H20 AT HOME: JEAN COX PRESENTS ON NATURAL HOME & PERSONAL CARE EARTH FRIENDLY PRODUCTS, THURS., 3/12, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, No Charge to Attend
DANCE OF BREATH WITH LEIA JONES & MARTHA KASTLER, SAT., 3/14 from 12 - 3 pm
Experience the dance of the breath with Leia Jones and Martha Kastler. This workshop combines mindful movement and breath, breathwork and meditation. Leia’s playful yet mindful approach will incorporate organic dance movement, breath, and yoga postures to open the body gently. We will then transition to guided relaxation, breathwork, and meditation led by Martha. Martha’s intuitive guidance will offer participants the opportunity to explore the subtle realms of the breath. This gradually opens a greater awareness of the relationship between breath, energy, consciousness, and overall well being. Participants are encouraged to bring a pad such as a camping or Pilates mat that is thicker than a yoga mat for the breathwork portion of the workshop. A journal is also recommended to record your experience. Suggested donation of $15 - $25.
Leia Jones is an artist, dancer and yoga teacher. She has a degree in Dance and Choreography from Hollins University, and is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor. Her personal practice is rooted in the unification of yoga and dance. Inspiring creative expression and empowerment through this combination, she has learned that mindful movement has the ability to quiet the mind while reconnecting us to our joyful-spirit. Her unique soulful approach is an exploration of movement, intention and breath.
Martha Kastler studied Ashtanga Yoga with Jeff Tiebout. Having suffered numerous traumas and physical injuries, yoga was the first practice that showed Martha she has the potential for self healing. The deep focused practice of combined movement and breath awakened a profound desire to heal and be of service to others. As Martha became fascinated with breath, energy, and meditation she deepened her contemplative and esoteric practices and studies. This led to training in the healing arts of Restorative Breathwork with Kathleen Barratt and Bioenergy with world renowned healer Mietek Wirkus. Martha is a certified Barratt Breathwork® facilitator and is a masters level Bioenergy practitioner.
LIVE DJ YOGA VINYASA WITH HOLLY FRANCES & ADAM WIRDZEK, SAT., 3/14 from 6:30 – 7:45 pm
Adam has been making and producing music since he was in high school. Holly will lead a 75 minutes vinyasa class open to all levels while Adam provides the soundtrack. Adam will bring in live instruments with percussion for a high energy class. Regular class card or drop in to attend.
INTRO TO ACROYOGA WITH LYNSEY, FRI., 3/20 from 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Join a community that cultivates joy, trust and balance through partner acrobatics and movement. No previous experience or partner required. Fly high, ground down and connect with your community!
WELCOME SPRING WITH 108 SUN SALUTATIONS, MON., 3/23 at 7:45 pm, No Charge to Attend
INTRODUCTION TO CONTACT IMPROVISATION, SAT., 3/28 from 12 - 3 pm
*Save the Date also for 4/11
$15-20 suggested donation, No experience necessary!
Contact Improv (CI) is a movement practice in which points of physical contact provide a starting point for explorations with a partner or partners. It was developed in America in the 1970s, and has been evolving in varied directions since then. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn some basic tools for practicing Contact Improvisation, including falling, rolling a point of contact, weight exchange, counter balance, and physical listening.
To pre-register, or for more information, email us at Bburg.Dance.Net@gmail.com. Registration encouraged but not required.
BIKRAM TRAINED GUEST TEACHER BEA will lead us througn a traditional Bikram Yoga 26&2 Class April TBD
FREE BOOTCAMP WITH ESSIE JACKSON, SAT., 4/4 from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Explosive cardio and strength training with Essie Jackson from Peak Strength & Conditioning! Space is limited to 22. Sign up ahead of time to reserve your space. Regular class card to attend or drop-in.
LIVE MUSIC VINYASA CLASS WITH RODRIGO SARLO & SOPHIE SWAN, SAT., 4/11, 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Regular Class Card or Drop In rate to attend.
Music will be provided by El Capitán. El Capitán is the project of
guitarist Rodrigo Sarlo, based in Blacksburg, VA. His music blends
Latin and Flamenco rhythms with reggae and rock to create a
uniquely smooth atmosphere. The range of influences spans the globe and includes vocals in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French. His live shows explore eclectic styles such as bossa nova, samba, tango, salsa, rumba, reggae and more through both originals and jazz/latin classics.
Come listen to El Capitán while Sophie leads us through a lovely vinyasa flow.
ARM BALANCE WORKSHOP WITH NICOLE BOYLE, FRI., 4/17, 7:45 - 8:45 pm
Want to learn little tricks to help with your arm balances and build strength? We will have time in this class to workshop a few arm balances and break them down and spend more time playing with them.
Regular class card or drop in rate to attend. Limited to 25. Sign up ahead of time.
CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE SESSION, FRI., 4/24, 6 - 8 pm WITH GUEST TEACHER, COLLEEN DWYER, E-RYT 500
The busyness of life often gets us caught in a state of over-doing. This workshop will demonstrate the importance of slowing down. We will start with a body and breath focus, some gentle movement, and then transition into a restorative yoga practice. With yoga props supporting the body, you rest in postures for prolonged periods of time, and the body is able to relax on a deeper level. The stillness of the postures allow your body to rejuvenate, and your nervous system to calm, so you are naturally guided towards health and well being. Pranayama (breath-exercise) will be integrated throughout.
Colleen will take some time after the workshop to talk with anyone who would like more information on her upcoming Restorative Yoga Training, at In Balance Yoga - September 25th to 28th.
JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHAKRAS, SAT., 4/25, 1 - 3 pm WITH COLLEEN DWYER, E-RYT 500
In a two hour hatha/flow session, Colleen will guide you through the Chakras (energy centers), starting with chakra one and moving up the spine to chakra seven. She will use asanas (postures), specific movements, intentions, and breaths to bring balance and awareness to the seven major energy centers in the body.
Registration for workshops with Colleen:
$25 - for each individual workshop through 4/2/15
$30 - for each individual workshop 4/3/15 and after
$45 - For both the Restorative Yoga Session and Journey Through The Chakras through 4/2/15
JIVAMUKTI YOGA RETURNS TO BLACKSBURG WITH LISA ASHA RAPP, WED., 4/29, 6 - 8 pm
In Lisa's class you will find emphasis on strength and breath to cultivate the spiritual warrior within as well as a hip hop vibe drawing from her old Brooklyn roots. This is Lisa's third workshop at IBY! Welcome back, Lisa!
$35 – One Night Only! Sign up in advance. LISA ROCKS!
ACROYOGA WORKSHOP WITH KAELYN ROGERS, SAT., 5/9, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
WELCOME BACK to IBY - KAELYN!
Come join us for an acroyoga journey. Learn new skills you never thought you could do in a supportive and exciting environment. Learn to spin, flip and fly, wile being lifted by – or lifting another yogi. You’ll be amazed by what you can do! Acroyoga requires no super human strength or flexibility, just a great attitude and willingness to learn. No experience needed but a background in yoga, movement, dance etc will be helpful! No partner required to attend.
Student Early Bird Rate: $25
Non-student Early Bird Rate: $30
Day of: $35 to attend.
LAUGHING LOTUS TRAINED GUEST TEACHER, ASHELY BELL, VINYASA WORKSHOP, SAT., 7/25, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, July 25th Southwest Virginia native Ashley Bell will visit Blacksburg to share modern tellings of the ancient myths behind a few of yoga's most inspiring arm balances. You'll be amply prepared to approach these intricate shapes by way of a playful and rhythmic Lotus Inspired Flow sequence, influenced by Ashley's 200-hours of advanced training at Laughing Lotus NYC. Ashley has been teaching yoga for nearly a dozen years in Charleston, South Carolina, where she is known and loved for her ability to bring meaning to the movement practice and introduce complex postures in approachable and light-hearted ways.