Yoga Spring: a season of growth ...a source of motion
|Donations Class this Friday benefiting WUVT Radiothon|
|Friday, 4/1, 2:45 - 3:45 pm, Donations|
100% of the donations will benefit WUVT's Radiothon, the station's fundraiser to support WUVT's student run commercial free station!
In Balance Yogi, Taylor McGough, Yoga Teacher Training student, will lead us through a donations Hot Yoga Class!
Hope you can sweat and support this VT station, this Friday from 2:45 - 3:45 pm!
|Yogis receive discount at Main Street Pharmacy - 1/2 off Beverage or Snack|
|Grand Opening - April 6th!|
|Jeremy Counts from Main Street Pharmacy has offered for any yogi from In Balance Yoga who stops by Main Street Pharmacy after a session can purchase a drink (gatorade/water/etc) and a snack (nuts, snack bars) at half off. |
They are also going to be offering all natural nutritional and performance supplements as well as health foods from country life http://www.countrylifevitamins.com/ . They offer a lot of gluten free and vegan options that are hard to find.
|Guest Teachers at In Balance Yoga |
YOGA WITH AKKE
Saturday, 4/2, 4 - 5:30 pm
ASHTANGA VINYASA KRAMA WITH JEFF TIEBOUT
Wednesday, 4/13 & 5/11: 4:15 - 5:30 pm
2nd SERIES OF ASHTANGA YOGA WITH JEFF TIEBOUT
Sunday, May 22: 3:45 - 5:45 pm
YOGA WITH JILL LOFTIS FROM UTTARA
TBD & Congratulations on Uttara's new space: 315 Albemarle Ave SE, Roanoke!
YOGA WITH ANNA PITTMAN
Tuesday, 4/26: 9:45 - 11:15 am, donations class, Stable Sacrum
JIVAMUKTI YOGA WITH MARY BROWN
Wednesday: 4/20 & 5/25: 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.
(www.secretyoga.com and www.grahamschweig.com).
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
Congratulations to our 29 Yogis who completed the 30 Day Challenge
Last day to purchase is today - 3/31/16
**60 Day Challenge
|20% off this Friday, April 1, 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: FIRSTFRIDAYAPRIL|
|Gentle Pool Yoga @ the Blacksburg Aquatic Center|
|Thursdays, 4/7 & 4/21 • 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
|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
|Saturday, 4/9: 12 pm, 4/16: 1:30 pm, & 4/22: 7:30 pm|
In Balance Yogis, Eileen Van Aken and Arlie Hill will host AcroJams Saturday, 4/9 @ 12 pm
Saturday, 4/16 @ 1:30 pm
Friday, 4/22 @ 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.
|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!
|Paddleboard Yoga @ Christiansburg Aquatic Center|
|Sunday, 4/10: 2:30 - 3:15 pm, $20|
Last indoor SUP Yoga class is Sunday, 4/10, 2:30 - 3:15 pm.
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
|Donations class for the Rwandan non-profit OPDE|
|Wednesday, 4/13, 9 - 10 pm|
The Creating Sustainable Social Change Club is hosting a Vinyasa style, donation-based yoga class that is suitable for all levels of experience. The class is benefiting the Rwandan non-profit OPDE, which focuses on the protection and healthy development of vulnerable children. It runs integrated educational programs for children aged 6-18 and provides opportunities for these children into adulthood. The class will be taught by In Balance yogi, Joey Puletti who teaches a yoga class through VT's sports and recreation department, and completed his 200 hour YTT in Hatha and Ashtanga yoga this past summer in Dharamsala, India with Chandra Yoga International.
100% of donations will go towards this cause!
|Beginner CONTACT IMPROV with Barbara Tait|
|Fridays, 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)
|Yoga for Men with Joey Puletti|
|Wednesday, 4/20, 9 - 10 pm|
Interested in yoga, but never attended a class?
Yoga can be beneficial for men through developing strength, flexibility, range of motion, stress relief, and finding stillness. Joey will lead you through the foundations of yoga and answer any questions you have about the practice. This is a guys only event. No charge to attend, just show up and practice! Joey hosted this class at McComas last month and it was a huge success. Hoping to help more men become interested in yoga and its benefits!
Are you down, dawg?
|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.
|Water Yoga at Warm Hearth|
|4/22, 5/21, 6/20, 7/19, 8/18, 9/16, 10/16, 11/14 & 12/14: 7 - 8:00 pm|
Monthly Water Yoga class on the full moon led by Erin Doty Senger in Warm Hearth Village's indoor, 90 degree saltwater pool. $10 to attend, 7 - 8 pm
|Meditation Journey with Nicky Aymes|
|Thursdays, 4/28, 5/26, & 6/30, 12 - 1:00 pm, $10|
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
|May 1 - World Laughter Day, Join us for Laughter Yoga|
|Sunday, May 1, 8:30 - 9:30 am, donations|
Come Laugh with us!
Benefits of Laughter Yoga:
- Laughter relaxes the whole body.
- Laughter boosts the immune system.
- Laughter triggers the release of endorphins.
- Laughter protects the heart.
- Lowers stress hormones
"Laughter is the best remedy, no matter the illness." - Sri Swami Satchidananda
|Students Helping Honduras Fundraiser|
Hot Yoga fundraiser with 100% of donations benefiting Students Helping Honduras! May 5th! All proceeds benefit this VT Student Organization and their cause! Hope you can join us!
|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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.961.1030
Grateful for Our Community!