In Balance Yoga
"Spring has returned:  the earth is like a child that knows poems." - Rilke
YTT Community Classes

Help our Yoga Teacher Training students by attending one of their free community classes and allow them to practice teaching and find their voice.

Hot Yoga with Ellen:  Friday, May 6, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Vinyasa with Ellen:  Friday, May 13, 8:15 - 9:15 am
Vinyasa with Devin:  Friday, May 13, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Vinyasa with Devin:  Saturday, May 14, 12 - 1:00 pm
Vinyasa with Devin:  Friday, May 27, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Vinyasa with Devin:  Saturday, May 28, 12 - 1:00 pm
Vinyasa with Devin:  Friday, June 3, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Vinyasa with Devin:  Wednesday, June 8, 7:45 - 8:45 pm
Hot Yoga with Miranda:  Tuesday, June 14, 7:45 - 8:45 pm
Yoga during Summer Solstice:  Saturday, June 18, TBD
Interested in our next Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour Foundational Course.  Click here for more information.
Free Community AcroJam 
Friday, 5/6, 7:30 - 9:00 pm

In Balance Yogis, Eileen Van Aken and Arlie Hill will host AcroJams 
Friday, May 6, 7:30 - 9:00 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 and Saturday's TBD, check the webscheduler for schedule.

20% off this Friday, May 6, 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:  FIRSTFRIDAYMAY
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.  Lynn will be teaching a Yoga Sutra class on the Klesha, or 5 major obstacles, and the psychology of asana, at In Balance Yoga this Saturday from 1:45 - 3:45. $20 per person

Adjustment Workshop:  May 8, 3:30 - 5:30 pm at Yoga @ CRC

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
Hot Yoga 2 + Heated Vinyasa & 26&2 Flow
Tuesday, 4:15 - 5:30 pm

Join us for a Hot Yoga 2 class each Tuesday from 4:15 - 5:30 pm.  We will alternate each week between:
Heated Barkan 5 Vinyasa + Hot Yoga 2 with Nicole
Heated Vinyasa + 26&2 Flow with Keala 
*Recommend practicing Hot Yoga/26&2 and Vinyasa prior to Hot Yoga 2
Heated Sunrise Vinyasa
Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30 am
 Leia will begin teaching a Heated Sunrise Vinyasa class each Thursday, 6:30 - 7:30 am.  
Flow & Wine @ Whitebarrel Winery with Nicole
Sunday, May 15, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Join us at Whitebarrel Winery on Sunday, May 15 at 2:00 pm.  Anyone who attends the class will receive 15% off any wine or food purchases post practice.  Yoga begins at 2:00 pm.   Open to al levels.

Whitebarrel Winery
4025 Childress Road, Christiansburg, VA540.382.7619
Guest Teachers at In Balance Yoga 
Wednesday, 5/11:  4:15 - 5:30 pm

Sunday, May 22:  3:45 - 5:45 pm
Tuesday, May 24, 6 - 7:15 pm


Thursday, 5/19:  9:45 - 11:00 am, donations class 

Wednesday:  5/25:  4:15 - 5:30 pm

Save the Date:

Graham Schweig (Bhagavad Gita):  May 21 - 22

Sessions with Graham will include History of Yoga, Sanskrit:  Sounding, Pronouncing, and Reciting, Philosophical Foundations of Yoga and the Bhagavad Gita.  Contact the studio if interested!

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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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
Last month of Gentle Pool Yoga @ Blacksburg Aquatic 
Thursday, 5/19 • 2:00 - 2:45 pm, $10

Gentle Pool Yoga at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center.  Open to all levels.  Use the water as a prop to improve balance and joint and muscular challenges.  $10 to attend

We will continue this class June - August at the Clay Corner Inn!

Mat Pilates with Jennifer McDonald
Saturday, 5/21 • 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Jennifer is a STOTT pilates certified instructor at Blacksburg Pilates and Fitness, ACE certified personal trainer and also certified in the Pink Ribbon Program (post-operative workout enhancing recovery).  Her class will include a brief introduction to the 5 basic principles used in STOTT pilates and a mat pilates workout.  All levels are invited to attend and modifications can be provided.    Drop-In Rate to attend.
Water Yoga at Warm Hearth
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,  5/26, & 6/30, 12 - 1:00 pm, $10

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

Paddleboard Yoga @ Claytor Lake - We are back outside!
No experience necessary.  $20 includes yoga + paddleboard rental

 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

Email the studio to reserve your board.  Limited to 12 per class.
NEW:  Barre Class with Keala
Wednesday, June 1, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Try our barre class with Keala on Wednesday, June 1, 3 - 4 pm. 

Barre is a fun and empowering class that will tone & strengthen your body!  The warm up focuses on flexibility and alignment, followed by a series of upper body exercise using body weight/light weights.  Ballet inspired moves throughout the rest of class will get your heart rate up and build musclular endurance.  No dance experience necessary, safe for all ages/abilities.  Plenty of modifications given!  Drop-in to attend.

Limited to 18 people.

Community Restorative Yoga with Mims
Thursday, 6/2, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Join us for a free community restorative yoga class with Mims on Thursday, June 2, 1:30 - 2:30 pm.  

Come de-stress, kick back and relax with us.

Chair Yoga Class at Christiansburg Library
Thursday, June 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Christiansburg Library is hosting a chair yoga class led by In Balance Yoga on Thursday, June 16, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Contact the studio for more information.

Yoga at the library for Teens!
Wednesday, July 6, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Blacksburg Public Library is hosting an actives oriented summer reading program called "Read for the Win" in June and July.  We are going to offer a short info/demo on yoga for our teens to promote attendance for the program.  

Hope you can join us on Wednesday, July 6, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.

Restorative Yoga Training with Colleen Dwyer is back!
October 21 - 24, 2016

Excited to have Colleen Dwyer back at In Balance Yoga.  Join us for her Restorative Yoga Training, October 21 - 24 this Fall 2016.

Friday:  5:30 - 8:30 pm

Saturday:  9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday:  9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Monday:  9:00 - 5:00 pm

Maximum of 10 participants!  
Investment:  $550 
*Early Bird Registration:  Pre-register and pay before August 21st:  $495

This three-and-a-half day course is for everyone and every body.  It is highly beneficial for those who want to knowledgeably develop a restorative home practice, and for teachers who want to confidently and safely guide their students into restorative yoga postures. 
You will learn:
proper placement of props
how to relieve stress/tension in your body
set up for 25+ postures
how to incorporate restorative yoga into a hatha or vinyasa class
blanket folding 101
plus so much more
100 page detailed manual
three full restorative classes led by Colleen
yoga teachers earn 23 CEU's
For more information, please visit Colleen's website at:
Restorative Yoga Training webpage
Congrats to our 37 Yogis who completed the 30 Day Challenge
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 Ayes
Andrea Dixon
Tinesha Woods-Wells
Holly McFall
Ellen Goldlust
Sarah Williams
James Conrad

Lisa Pelanne
Amanda Qadado
Zhanni Zhou
Daniel Eik
Melissa Grau
Kevin Davis
Bruce Garnes

Dylan Honardoust
**60 Day Challenge 
Yogis receive discount at Main Street Pharmacy - 1/2 off Beverage or Snack
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 . They offer a lot of gluten free and vegan options that are hard to find. 
Practice Space Available!
Join a Dynamic, Experienced Group of Holistic Health Practitioner
  The Center for Creative Change currently has an office available for a Holistic Health Practitioner. We are an association of professionals who maintain independent practices within our setting. The prospective practitioner must be licensed or certified in his or her field and be able to build and maintain their own practice. We are located in a beautiful setting a few blocks off Main Street and adjacent to the beginning of the Huckleberry Trail greenway. You will benefit from an affiliation with a talented and dedicated group of holistic health practitioners. Please explore our website to get a sense of our group. 

If interested, direct inquiries to Bridget Simmerman, LCSW or 540 961-5371.
 Need a Mother's Day or Graduation Gift?

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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In Balance Yoga Studio  •  401 South Main Street  •  Blacksburg, VA 24060

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