In Balance Yoga
Heart Opening Vinyasa & Lobo Marino this Saturday
3/5, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, $10

A heart opening vinyasa class taught by Leia Jones will be accompanied by the live harmonious sounds of Lobo Marino ( . We will have a portion at the beginning of class of call and response chanting. Please join us on Saturday for an uplifting class aimed at opeing the heart with music and movement. This class is accessible to all levels.
class fee $10
Bikram, Arm Balance / Inversion Workshop, Flow & Yin 
Sat. & Sun. March 12 - 13, 2016 with Cindy Lundsford  @hotyogicindy

Cindy is a former owner of three hot yoga studios in upstate New York. She is a certified Bikram, Yin Yoga, level II/III Barkan Vinyasa and advanced Forrest Yoga instructor. She also completed her 500 hours with both Jimmy Barkan and Rolf Gates. She currently assists Jimmy Barkan at his level II/III Vinyasa teacher trainings. Cindy also co-leads a 200 hour yoga alliance certified hot vinyasa teacher training and is an Africa Yoga Ambassador. She recently moved to Nashville Tennessee where she teaches at several yoga studios.
March 12th, Saturday
Bikram:  10 - 11:30 am, Drop-In Rate to attend
Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop: 2 - 3:30 pm, $15
Funky Flow Vinyasa:  4- 5:30 pm, Drop-In Rate to attend

March 13, Sunday
Yin:  12 - 1:30 pm, Drop-In Rate to attend
Guest Teachers at In Balance Yoga 
Wednesday, 3/16, 4/13 & 5/11:  4:15 - 5:30 pm

Friday, 3/25, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
In the Mysore format, students can practice Ashtanga at their own pace with more individual attention from the teacher, which provides an opportunity to move into new postures when it’s appropriate. 
This class with Jeff is open for students to come and practice any sequence of asana they know, including the classic Ashtanga.  Drop In Rate to attend anytime between 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

2nd Series of Ashtanga Yoga with Jeff Tiebout 
Sunday, May 22:  3:45 - 5:45 pm
Tuesday, 3/15:  6 - 7:15 pm 


Tuesday, 3/22:  9:45 - 11:15 am,  donations class, Joint Space; hips & shoulders
Tuesday, 4/19:  9:45 - 11:15 am, donations class, Theme TBD

Wednesday:  3/23, 4/20 & 5/19:  4:15 - 5:30 pm
Sunday:  4/3:  4 - 5:30 pm

Save the Date:

Graham Schweig (Bhagavad Gita):  May 21 - 22

Graham M. Schweig, Ph.D. (ERYT500) has been a student of many traditional teachers of yoga. He has travelled to India seven times, and has been a practitioner of meditational and heart-centered yoga for over 45 years. Along side of his personal yoga practice, Graham earned his doctorate from Harvard University in comparative religion, with a specialization in sacred Sanskrit yoga literature. Graham has been conducting yoga workshops and offering seminars and lectures around the US and Europe for over 20 years, and has been an invited speaker several times at the Yoga Journal Conferences. Additionally, over the past eight years, Graham has been invited by the Smithsonian Institution to deliver over three dozen lectures on religion and yoga at its museum complex in Washington, DC. Among his over 100 publications of articles and chapters of books including several books, his translation of the Bhagavad Gita, published by Harper Collins, has been widely used in yoga teacher trainings around the country. Additionally, in a couple of years, Yale University Press will be publishing Graham’s translation of and commentary on Patanjali's Yoga Sutra. He is presently professor of philosophy and religion at Christopher Newport University, Virginia, where he has received many recognitions and rewards for his teaching and mentoring. Graham, along with his life-partner Catherine, is co-founder of The Secret Yoga, for which he teaches workshops on the yoga of deep study of sacred yoga texts, philosophical foundations of yoga, exploring deeper dimensions of meditation, Sanskrit for yoga, the Upanishads, the Yoga Sūtra, the Bhagavad Gita, and workshops on many other important themes.
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Jivamukti Rockstar, Lisa Rapp, April 28 - 29 (Save the Date for a Master's Class & Vinyasa)

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 fourth workshop at IBY!  Welcome back, Lisa!

All Love Class with Guest Teacher:  Patrick Scott Zeigler:  June 4 - 5 (Introduced to In Balance by Anna Pittman)  

What is an All Love Class? First it is best not to label or define what it can be or is, because soon as we define the experience it adds that limitation. Each class is very unique, this is because it is a co-created experience, by all who participate. The class does have a guide who specializes in allowing the group energy to flow. Because there is no set definition of the class, the unexpected may occur. Therefore as a group we are able to move beyond any previous expectation. The class is called All-Love because the most common experience is that of the Spiritual Heart Initiation that most all participants experience; however, it is not limited to only that. Most most common expression is"I did not expect that!" For many the All-Love experience is the most incredible experience of a lifetime. This has been true for many who have been on the path for a long time. Many experienced teachers have noticed a huge shift in the way they teach after the class. What normally may take a lifetime of spiritual discipline can unfold within minutes. How is this possible one may ask? It is truly a gift! Also we are in a great transition here on this planet. Time is shifting, Many of the old concepts are no longer valid. Now is the time to experience this shift. The All-Love class may change your life forever, doorways may open that you never thought possible. Gone are the days of energy healing where you felt a tingling in your hands, now your whole body will vibrate with the wave of the universe, this is not just a concept, but a true experience that most participants will feel through every cell of their being. Experience All-Love
30 Day Challenge:  30 Classes in 30 Days - $85
Last day to purchase 3/31/16

Practice 30 classes in 30 straight days with us and feel the benefits of yoga in your life. In addition to the substantial physical and mental benefits, those who complete a 30 Day Challenge will receive 25% off their next package or retail, 5 free class passes to give to friends who are new to the studio and a wrist band. If you miss a day within your 30 day challenge, you can double up on another day that week to achieve the goal of 30 yoga classes in 30 days!

When is the 30 Day Challenge? You pick the 30 consecutive days that work best with your schedule and begin. We will have a chart posted outside the studio where you can check each session off for your 30 classes, in 30
straight days!!

Congratulations to the following yogis who have completed:                               

Carol Eggleston
Lynn Martin**
Taylor McGough**
Janet Krones
Nicole Boyle**
Julia Olson**

Austin Diioia
Laura Delgado
Sarah Westman
Laura Purcell
Natalie Coppola
Emily Schosid
Lin Li
Miranda Grove
Anna Walther
Marra Sherrier
Kiersten Gillis
Trisha Shanteau
Jen Wallace
Maggie Mao
Laura Purcell
Courtney Walker
Nicky Aymes
**60 Day Challenge
Free Community AcroJam this Friday (3/4)
Fridays, 3/4,  7:30 - 9:00 pm

In Balance Yogis, Eileen Van Aken and Arlie Hill will host an AcroJam this Friday, 3/4, beginning at 7:30 pm - free and open to the community.  No experience with acro or yoga needed.  No teacher or planned class.  It will be a safe space available for people to come together to play in a fun environment with heavy spotting.  

Other Friday's TBD, check the webscheduler for schedule.


20% off this Friday, March 4, 2016
The first Friday of every month receive 20% off regular class packages for our First Friday's special. Call the studio from 4 - 7 pm or purchase online with promocode:  FIRSTFRIDAYMAR
CHECK IN @ In Balance Yoga 12 x = 1 FREE CLASS 

To participate "check in" at In Balance Yoga on our Facebook page 12 times in 2016 and get one free class.  Message us when you have checked in 12 x through Facebook, we will confirm the check-ins and add the class to your account.
Gentle Pool Yoga @ the Blacksburg Aquatic Center
Thursdays, 3/10 & 3/24 • 2:00 - 3:00 pm, $10

Gentle Pool Yoga at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center twice a month.  Open to all levels.  Use the water as a prop to improve balance and joint and muscular challenges.  $10 to attend
Students Helping Honduras Fundraiser
March 15 & May 5 • 9 - 10 pm

2 Hot Yoga fundraiser nights this semester for Students Helping Honduras! March 15th and May 5th!  All proceeds benefit this VT Student Organization and their cause!  Hope you can join us!

Paddleboard Yoga @ Christiansburg Aquatic Center
Sundays, 3/20, & 4/10:  2:30 - 3:15 pm, $20

In Balance Yoga & Mountain 2 Island Paddleboard Company team up at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center this winter.  Join us on Sundays:  3/20 & 4/10.  

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding:  1:30 - 2:15 pm, $15
Paddleboard Yoga:  2:30 - 3:15 pm, $20

Paddleboard Yoga is a variation of stand up paddleboarding (SUP), combined with yoga.  SUP Yoga participants gain the strength and flexibility required to maintain the balance and postures on water.  Enjoy a fun, lighthearted way to engage and strengthen core muscles and improve balance this winter while participating in SUP yoga inside the comforts of the Aquatic Center pool.  No experience needed.  Limited to 6 - 8 per class.  Minimum age:  10

Contact the Christiansburg Aquatic Center to Register:  540.381.7665
595 N Franklin St., Christiansburg

SAVE THE DATE for SUP Yoga at Claytor Lake this spring/summer:
5/26, 6/16, 7/7, 8/4 and 9/1 - Thursdays, 5:30 pm
6/4, 6/25, 7/30, 8/27 and 9/18 - 10:00 am

 Spring Equinox - Celebrate with 108 Sun Salutations
Monday, March 21, 7:45 pm
Community Class, offering 108 Sun Salutations led by Kim Picklap to welcome Spring!
In yoga studios across the world, March 21, is a special day. The Spring Equinox represents a change in seasons, and it is celebrated by doing 108 Sun Salutations.

Typically this ritual is performed 4 times a year, with the start of each season, to acknowledge the changing world around us. It usually takes about 1 1/2 - 2 hours to complete.

The 108 salutation practice is named Mala, 
representing the 108 mala beads (prayer beads). There are many reasons for the Hindu and Buddhist belief in the sacredness of the number 108.
  • There were initially 54 sounds in the Sanskrit alphabet: 2 X 54 = 108
  • There are 108 Upanishads, which are part of the oldest scriptural texts of Hinduism. They primarily focus on philosophy, meditation, and the nature of God.
  • There are 108 names for Hindu deities.
  • The distance between the earth and sun is 108 times the diameter of the sun, therefore, the number 108 is taken to represent the "distance" from the devotee to the divine.
  • Some say there are 108 feelings: 36 related to the past, 36 related to the present, and 36 related to the future.
Some people believe that doing 108 Sun Salutations is a way of breaking out of the darkness that accumulated from the long winter. It's a way of "spring cleaning," your body and your mind.
Donations class for St. Francis Service Dogs during Vet School Wellness Week
Monday, March 28, 7:45 - 8:45 pm
The vet school is having a wellness week to promote wellness in the vet profession which frequently suffers from anxiety and depression.  We would like to offer an event this week.  Please join us for a donations class with all proceeds benefiting St. Francis Service Dogs.  Thank you, Christina Betta for organizing and Kim Picklap for teaching.
For more information for our cause visit:
Meditation Journey with Nicky Aymes
Thursdays,  3/31 & 4/28 , 12 - 1:00 pm, $10

March 31:  Creating Self Confidence
April 28:  Forgiving Oneself

May 26:  Letting Go & Bringing Joy to your Life
June 30:  Being Mindful - How to Change your Perspective on Life

Connecting to your Soul through meditation is where true healing happens.....During this 1 hour class you will be guided through a soul connecting meditation, positioned in Savasana, and with the help of crystals, aromatherapy & sound your mind will become still so you can go deep within and heal on both a spiritual & physical level. There will be time after the meditation to share your journey and receive some answers to what you experienced from Nicky.  

$10 per person

CrossFit Blacksburg & In Balance Yoga Partner Up for a Free Movement Workshop
Saturday, April 9, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, FREE COMMUNITY CLASS @  CrossFit Blacksburg

Coach Jesse Hilmandolar, co-owner of CrossFit Blacksburg, will lead us through 45 minutes of basic, fun strength and conditioning movements followed by Nicole Boyle, owner of In Balance Yoga, 45 minutes of cool down focusing on increased flexibility and joint mobility.  Join us for this Free Community class as we team up to help our community #practice and be #betterthanyesterday

Movement Workshop hosted at CrossFit Blacksburg, located at 112 Country Club Drive, Blacksburg 

Glade Road Growing:  Gardening 101  @ In Balance Yoga
Sunday, 4/10 • 8:15 - 9:30 am
We asked Glade Road Growing if they would be willing to teach us Gardening 101 this Spring to help us plant our gardens and they graciously accepted!  JP will join us on Sunday, April 10, 8:15 - 9:30 am.  

Save the Date and if you have any specific gardening questions - let us know and we will prepare!  
VT Relay for Life In Balance Yoga Session
Friday, 4/22, 9:30 - 10:15 pm

In Balance Yoga will be hosting a Yoga session for the night of Relay for Life, Friday, April 22nd, 9:30 - 10:15 pm.

Thank you to Megan Goodman for organizing and Nicole Capella for teaching.
Second Session of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras with Lynn Theodose
Saturday, May 7 • 1:45 - 3:45 pm, $20

Please join Lynn Theodose for a second sutra workshop.   Explore the original teachings of yoga through discussion, myth and mantra.  Deepen your understanding of your practice and your self.  $20 per person

Also, save the date for:
Adjustment Workshop:  May 8

An Intro to Ayurveda with Jennifer Speiden
Sunday, May 8 • 8:30 - 9:30 am,   Drop-In Rate to Attend
Ayurveda, often translated as the science of life, is considered the sister science to yoga and serves to help individuals attain and maintain optimal health and well-being.  In this workshop Jennifer will introduce you to this ancient system of living in accordance with the rhythms of nature.  The information shared can help you recognize how the elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) and
the doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) can serve as tools to help you prevent illness, promote health, remember your true nature, and to celebrate your uniqueness.

For more information about Jennifer, you can visit her website at
NEW:  Level 1 Yoga every other Thursday with Janet
Every Other Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Level 1 Yoga will be offered every other Thursday at In Balance yoga from 1:30 - 2:30 pm focusing on the fundamentals of yoga.   

March 3, 17, 31
April 14, 28

Beginner CONTACT IMPROV with Barbara Tait
Fridays, 3/11 & 4/15:  7:30 -9:30 pm

What is Contact Improv?
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 beginner class, Barbara Tait will lead participants through some basic tools for practicing Contact Improvisation, including falling, rolling a point of contact, weight exchange, counter balance, and physical listening. To practice CI is to practice mindfulness/living in the moment, compromise with others, and allowing yourself to be a vessel for something larger. Many practitioners have found CI principles to be useful in other contexts such as social dancing, mountain biking, and jaywalking.

You need not have any experience with Contact Improvisation or any other dance or movement form in order to attend this class. 

Cost: FREE, donations accepted ($5-$10 suggested)
In Balance Yogi's Pottery featured at the BPCA Meeting
Thursday, March 10 at noon

Blacksburg Partnership's March Collaborative for the Arts meeting will be held on March 10, at noon in the Blacksburg YMCA Pottery Studio. The YMCA is located at 1000 N Main St and has ample parking in front. BPCA is very excited to be featuring Michael LaRoche, a talented local potter, as the speaker. In addition to speaking, he will give a tour of the pottery studio.

To view some of Michael’s work, check out his website:
New Class Offered Once  a Month "The Other 7 Limbs"

There are eight limbs of yoga in Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga.  Asana (the physical practice) is the third limb.  We will have a different teacher and topic each month with a focus on the other 7 limbs:  Yoga Ethics & Observances, Yogic Lifestyle, Pranayama, and Meditation.  Other topics included during this class will be Yogic Philosophy, Kirtan, Chanting, Laughter Yoga & more.  We are excited to start this class this spring and share the other limbs of yoga!

Coming this spring - TBD!

Semester Pass (4 months of unlimited yoga) 
 $300 for students ($75 per month) and $350 non-students ($87.50 per month) 
Check the webscheduler for our up-to-date schedule each day and to pre-register for class or use the app - Mindbody Connect.
PRIVATE LESSONS for  INDIVIDUALS or GROUP Classes available.  Call or email the studio to schedule.
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS available.  Contact us to learn how to help your organization make wellness a priority.
PARKING: We validate parking at Kent Square for two hours when you practice at the studio.  Bring your ticket and show the front desk and receive two Kent Square ticket vouchers.  After 5 pm on a weekday or any time on a weekend - park at the Town of Blacksburg across from In Balance Yoga.  

QUESTIONS about which class is for you?  Please contact us via email at or 540.961.1030 
Grateful for Our Community!
Hope to practice with you soon! Thank You For Your Continued Support!
If you have any questions, please let us know.
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