In Balance Yoga
The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.  - Yogi Bhajan
Last day to pre-register & receive Early Bird Rate for Cindy - this Friday, 11/4!

Cindy Lunsford is coming back to In Balance + YIN WORKSHOP
Friday, November 11 - 13

In Balance Yoga is excited to host Cindy Lunsford in Blacksburg again this November 2016.  

 NOVEMBER 11 - 13

YIN YOGA WORKSHOP:  In this 5 hour immersion workshop, we will explore the practice, principles and postures of yin yoga and how they complement and balance an existing Yoga practice.  Through discussion and interactive practices (you may take notes during the practices), we will break down yin yoga poses and their modifications and explore the benefits of each one.  This workshop is for any level practitioner who would like to explore the quieting and calming practice of yin yoga, as well as teachers who want to expand their knowledge and range of instruction.
5 Hour Yin Yoga Workshop:  $125
Early Bird Rate:  $100 by November 4
Sunday, 11/13, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

ARM BALANCING WORKSHOP:  No prior experience is necessary!  Please just come with and open mind and heart.  Cindy will teach us how to incorporate different strength building exercises into our daily yoga practice so that we can slowly and safely work our way into arm balances and inversions. 

Arm Balancing Workshop:  $35 and student rate $30
Early Bird Rate by November 4:  $25 and student rate $20
Saturday, 11/12, 8:00 - 9:30 am

LEVEL 2/3 VINYASA - FUNKY FLOW:  Friday, 11/11, 4:30 - 5:45 pm, $15 and $12 student rate
Hot Yoga 26&2 Bikram:  Saturday, 11/12, 10:00 - 11:30 am, $15 and $12 student rate
Hot Vinyasa Barkan Method Level 2/3:  Sunday, 11/13, 4:15 - 5:45 pm, $15 and $12 student rate

Cindy 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 owns a Hot Yoga studio in Queensbury, NY.  She currently assists Jimmy Barkan at his level II/III Vinyasa teacher trainings.  Cindy leads 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Vinyasa teacher trainings.  She is an Africa Yoga Project Ambassador.  She recently moved to Nashville Tennessee where she teaches at several studios AND Nicole's Barkan mentor!  : )
Yogi J Miles visits this Wednesday, 11/9, 6 - 7:30 pm  - the Ultimate Vinyasa
Wednesday, November 9th, 6 - 7:30 pm, $12 student / $15 non-student

Imagine The Ultimate: Aligning Your Purpose with Practice.
The word Yoga is defined as a “yoking” or a “union”. But what are we actually seeking to unite? Is it as mundane as yoking movement of body to movement of breath, or sublime as yoking our individual soul to Divine Consciousness? By aligning our will with Divine Will, we become active participants in the creation of our own legend. When we practice yoga we are practicing our divine right to be amazing. Asana allows us to explore every part of the kingdom we call our bodies. Moving through challenging transitions during vinyasa offers creative ways to navigate challenging moments in life. When we allow this magic to flow off of the yoga mat and into our lives, we become the realization of our highest selves. Be prepare to move energetically, breathe deeply, and Imagine the Ultimate.
VISIT US DURING OUR 4th Annual November Open House this THURSDAY, 11/10, 5:30 - 7:30 pm!
Thursday, 11/10:  5:30 - 7:30 PM

Join us for Chili, Cider, Live Music (Jeff Owens), Free Yoga & Community!  Discount on packages and retail, raffle prizes and one free class for stopping by added to your account!  

Raffle items include:  1 month of unlimited yoga, 1 week of unlimited yoga, discounts on retail, free privates, free private group sessions & more!

Hope you can come and hang out with us off the mat!  

Enter our Chili Cook-Off by Friday, 11/4 and chance to win 150+
Open House, Thursday, 11/10, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Enter our Chili Cook-Off during our Open House at In Balance Yoga on Thursday, 11/10/16 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.

Must sign up by 11/4/16 to enroll in cook-off!

We will have 2 categories: vegetarian/vegan or meat lovers judged by Mike Whaley - owner of PK's and TOTS.

→ 1st place prize in each category: $50 gift card to Top of the Stairs, $50 gift card to PK’s and a One Month of Free Yoga at In Balance ($150+ value)!

→ To enter the chili cook-off email: by 11/4/16
800 Hour Dharma Yogi, Brendan Lentz visits from Phoenix
Thursday, November 17, $12 student / $15 non-student

Brendan will offer three classes while in Blacksburg before traveling to Williamsburg and teaching at Body Balance - Becky McDaniel's first studio before In Balance Yoga.
Hope you can join us for these special offerings!

Psychic Development and Yoga Nidra, 12:00 - 1:15 pm
Everything starts with a thought - the psychic development techniques help to put power and creativity behind your thoughts. You may use these techniques to find the right partner, a better job or even a new home. The class will end with a yoga nidra session to allow your physical body and mind to experience a deep level of rest and rejuvenation. 
Dharma Yoga Level 1/2, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Dharma Yoga is a combination of postures, breathing techniques and meditation practices to bring quiet to your mind. This is the goal of yoga and can be accessed by practicing stillness in the postures. This class is designed for beginners but those with experience will also benefit from practice. 
Dharma Yoga Level 2/3, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Dharma Yoga is a combination of postures, breathing techniques and meditation practices to bring quiet to your mind. This is the goal of yoga and can be accessed by practicing stillness in the postures. This class is designed for students with some experience and variations of poses will be offered accordingly. 
Yoga Workshops - Private Instruction - Retreats
Guest Teachers at In Balance Yoga 
Wednesday:  11/9 & 12/7:  4:15 - 5:30 pm 

Wednesday:  11/16 & 12/14:  4:15 - 5:30 pm


Thursday, 12/8:  9:45 - 11:00 am, donations class

Wednesday:  12/21:  4:15 - 5:30 pm

September 15 - 16, 2017

In Balance Yoga plans to open our new doors SUMMER OF 2017 and we invited Jimmy Barkan to teach for a GRAND OPENING in the FALL of 2017 and he said YES!  Be the first to purchase your tickets for this event and in our new space.  We hope this event sells out!  Don't miss it.  Jimmy usually travels to Australia, UK, Costa Rica, NY and now add Blacksburg!  GO HOKIES!

He will offer two classes:  30 minutes of clinic with a 90 minute class to follow.
Friday, 9/15:  4:30 - 6:30 pm:  Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa, Level 2/3 

Saturday, 9/16:  9:30 - 11:30 am:  Barkan Method Hot Yoga Level 1 

Purchase in advance:  $50 for one, $85 for both

@door - $60 for one - $95 for both
Community & Donation Classes 
Donations Hot Yoga benefiting Students Helping Honduras with Juliana, Friday, 11/4, 7:45 - 8:45 pm 
Community AcroJam with Arlie and Eileen, Saturday, 11/5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Donations Hot Yoga benefiting VT Global Medical Brigades with Sasha, Monday, 11/7, 9:00 - 10:00 pm
Community Yoga for Men "Broga" with Joey Puletti, Friday, 11/11, 7:45 - 8:45 pm
Community Pool Yoga at Blacksburg Aquatic Center with Nicole, Thursday, 11/17, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Donations Flow Thanksgiving Day to benefit the Southwest VA FoodBank, Thursday, 11/24, 8:15 am
Donations Hot Yoga Thanksgiving Day to benefit the Southwest VA FoodBank, Thursday, 11/24, 9:30 am
Community Chair Yoga with Karen Chafetz, Wednesday, 11/30, 2:45 - 3:45 pm 
Community Pool Yoga at Blacksburg Aquatic Center with Ellen, Thursday, 12/1, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Community Hot Vinyasa with Kirsty Vannoy, Saturday, 12/3, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Community Vinyasa with Tina H, Tuesday, 12/6, 9:00 - 10:00 pm
Community Pool Yoga at Blacksburg Aquatic Center with Ellen, Thursday, 12/15, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Community Chair Yoga with Karen Chafetz, Wednesday, 12/28, 2:45 - 3:45 pm 

Check the webscheduler here for more information on upcoming community classes & community acroyoga.

Interested in our next Yoga Teacher Training 200 Hour Foundational Course at In Balance Yoga?  Four (4) spaces remaining!  We have 11 / 15 registered!

Click here for more information.   Program will begin in January 2017, six month format.  Faculty include:  Jeanmarie Paolillo (sequencing), Akke Hulburt (Anatomy), Chris Pohowsky (Anatomy), Lynn Theodose (Philosophy), Graham Schweig (Philosophy) and Nicole Boyle.
20% off Friday, November 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:  FIRSTFRIDAYNOV

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: Check out Eheart Street (parallel to Clay Street).  Parallel park on Eheart or park in the parking lot.  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 
Donations Hot Yoga class benefiting Students Helping Honduras with Juliana
Friday, 11/4 • 7:45 - 8:45 pm
Students Helping Honduras is a nonprofit organization which aims to reduce poverty in Honduras through education. The members in each chapter have a chance to travel to Honduras and build a school alongside the individuals that the school will directly benefit.  Virginia Tech's chapter has already been able to build 3 schools and is in the process of finishing 1 as of now. 

100% of the profits made during this event will go directly towards the construction of the schools so please come out and support us and bring all of your friends!!

Contact Improvisation this Saturday, 11/5 with Rachel Rugh
Saturday, 11/5 • 12:30 - 2:30 pm
Rachel Rugh is BACK from maternity leave with super affordable classes in Contact Improvisation! Beginners always welcome; returning students, we've got some new tricks up our sleeves to take your practice to the next level.
When: Saturday, November 5, 12:30-2:30 PM.

Address: 401 S. Main Street, Blacksburg

Cost: $10 suggested donation (no one turned away due to lack of funds)

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-friendly class, Rachel 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. 

If you have any questions or need more info, email

Yoga Barre with Keala is back this Sunday!
Sunday, 11/6 • 3 - 3:45 pm
Try our barre class with Keala on Sunday, November 6, 3:00 - 3:45 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.
Donations Hot Yoga class benefiting VT Global Medical Brigades with Sasha
Monday, 11/7 • 9:00 - 10:00 pm
Please join us for a donations hot yoga class benefiting VT Global Medical Brigades! Virginia Tech Global Medical Brigades is the Virginia Tech medical chapter of the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. We are part of an international non-profit organization that empowers communities to their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams.  In Balance Yoga will donate 100% of the donations!
Meditation Journey with Nicky Aymes *NOTE new dates
Thursday, 11/10 & 12/29,  12 - 1:00 pm

November 10th:  Learning How to Absorb Life's Beauty
December 29th:  Connecting to Your Soul & Cleansing the Year

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.  

Free Veteran's Day Yoga at HK High Kicks @VTCRC with Erin
Friday, 11/11
In November, *FREE* yoga for USA military veterans, active duty, spouses, & first responders!

11.11 Veteran's Day Yoga | 12-1 p.m. & 6-7 p.m. Join Erin Doty, certified Yoga Warriors International teacher, for an inspiring, empowering, and strengthening yoga class. In unison, creative and safe yoga postures, cooling breathing techniques, and mantras help to release stagnation and support relaxation. Leave class vitalized, empowered, & centered. * Advance registration suggested.  

$10 | *FREE* for USA military, first responders, and spouses.  

*Proceeds donated to EOD Warrior Foundation. 

How Yoga Helps Heal the Wounds of War
MSgt (Ret.) M. Kredell and EOD Team Leader 
"When I got home from 14 years of war, my body was broken. Trying to maintain the level of fitness needed for mission readiness was rough and caused mental stress. Yoga helped me gain physical and mental balance in my life. It helped with torn muscles and nerve damage physically, while mentally it helped me clear my mind and focus at a level similar to that of defusing IEDs." 

More testimonials -
Community Yoga for Men "Broga" with Joey Puletti
Friday, 11/11 • 7:45 - 8:45 pm
This free, male only yoga class creates a welcoming environment for guys (experienced or not) to give yoga a shot. Yoga can be utilized for many benefits including building strength, increasing flexibility, managing stress, among many other things. Students will be able to learn what they need to know to be able to walk into another yoga class confident in their yoga fundamentals and understanding.
Paddleboard Yoga @ Christiansburg Aquatic Center Again 
No experience necessary.  $25 includes yoga + paddleboard rental
Sundays:  11/13, & 12/18
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Limited to 8 per class.

Contact the Christiansburg Aquatic Center to Register:  540.381.7665 595 N Franklin St., Christiansburg
Itsy Bitsy Yoga - 3rd Sunday of each month
In Balance Yoga is excited to announce that we will have Itsy Bitsy Yoga the third Sunday of each month from 3 - 3:50 pm.  Next class Sunday, 11/20.

Breathe, bend & bond with your baby!  
Enjoy a delightful, relaxing way to facilitate your baby’s development and well-being. Based on the Itsy Bitsy
Yoga® method developed by Helen Garabedian, our classes promote parent/baby presence and bonding.  Help your baby to sleep longer and better, and provide helpful tips to calm fussy or crying babies.  
Age:  Newborn to pre-crawling.  Drop-In Rate to attend.  ($15, includes both Parent & Baby)

Yoga for Toddlers - November 13th

Join us on Sunday, November 13th, from 3 - 3:50 pm for Yoga for Toddlers.  Breathe, bend & bond with your toddler!  A
 fun-loving, supportive, and active yoga practice filled with dozens of Itsy Bitsy Yoga® poses designed just for your toddler. At a time when children naturally explore movement, Itsy Bitsy Yoga® builds confidence in their moving bodies, and encourages their creative spirit both in and out of class.
Age:  18 - 36 months.  Drop-In Rate to attend.  ($15, includes both Parent & Toddler)
Candy L. Beers-Kim, M.S., R-DMT, a pediatric sleep and attuned families consultant  just moved here from Yoga Source in Richmond, VA.  Welcome to Blacksburg and our community.
Community Pool Yoga at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center
Thursday, 11/17, 12/1, & 12/15:  1:30 - 2:30 pm

Join us for Community Gentle Pool Yoga at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center.  Come have fun doing yoga in the pool.  Just bring your suit and a towel, no experience needed.  

Great for those who want to improve balance and joint mobility.  For all levels!

Thanksgiving Day Donation Classes to benefit the Southwest VA FoodBank
Thursday, 11/24, 8:15 am & 9:30 am
We will host two donation yoga classes on Thanksgiving Day to benefit the Southwest VA FoodBank.  Join us in being #grateful our 4th year of this annual Thanksgiving Day tradition!

Donations accepted:  FOOD or $$$

100% donated to the FOODBANK

8:15 - 9:15 am:  Flow
9:30 - 10:30 am:  Hot Yoga

Community Chair Yoga Classes in Nov and Dec with Karen
11/30 & 12/28, 2:45 - 3:45 pm

What is Chair Yoga? 
Chair Yoga is for people who cannot get down on the floor because of injuries, age, weight, inflexibility or handicap. This includes people with disabilities, seniors, office workers who sit all day and those of us with health issues that require an alternate form of exercise - it is also a great introduction to yoga! 

Do I need a mat? 
No, chairs are provided and we do everything in chairs. Chair Yoga is Yoga in a Chair, not with a chair. 

Is Chair Yoga as beneficial as mat yoga? 
Yes! We still practice breathing exercises throughout and you'll be able to increase flexibility as well as improve your posture. 
Can someone participate in a Chair Yoga class if they have a bad back? 
Absolutely! A key principle in all forms of yoga practice is to listen to your body and do only what feels right. Modifications are offered as every body is different and every body offers different levels of flexibility available to them. 

If someone is wheelchair bound, uses a cane or walker, can they still participate? 
Absolutely! Modifications are made to every pose done to accommodate everyone from the beginner to the well practiced Chair Yogi!
What if I am intimidated by yoga because of the complicated poses and difficult breathing aspects?
Misconceived notions are very popular with yoga, however, Chair Yoga may put an end to those! I use a dynamic approach for individuals with a variety of movements, people who otherwise could not get the healing benefits of a Yoga practice now can in Chair Yoga. In Chair Yoga I offer a safe & controlled approach to wellness, improved movement, increased posture and breath awareness. The Chair allows for greater stability and reduces the fear that keeps us from trying new poses. In a Chair Yoga class you will get a variety of movements, including: twists, hip stretches, and back bends, all to increase benefits of the body and mind - without the challenging arm balancing poses!
BYC and In Balance Yoga TEAM UP to raise funds for Blacksburg Yoga Collective again!
Saturday, 12/17 • 10:00 am to noon
Join the Blacksburg Yoga Collective for a 3-part donations fundraiser at In Balance Yoga!
  1. Kundalini with Kacy McAllister- Practice repetitive movement linked with breath that both energizes and grounds
  2. Balance with Erin Ross- Find your center of gravity and improve core stability by learning to master standing balances
  3. Yoga Nidra with Maureen- Experience a complete state of physical, mental and emotional relaxation through yogic sleep

    Suggested donation $15. All proceeds will benefit the purchase of new yoga materials for BYC. Visit or email for more information.
Anatomy Course with Akke Hulburt Beginning January 2017
January - June 2017
Is advancing your yoga practice part of your New Year’s resolutions?

This anatomy course will help you deepen your understanding of your body, identify how to achieve greater freedom of movement and stability in your joints, improve your muscular strength, and develop a more powerful yet safe asana program.

Akke Hulburt will offer an accessible, enriching yoga anatomy overview at In Balance Yoga Studio at 401 South Main Street, Blacksburg.

In this 7-part course you will:

• Explore how muscles, bones and other connective tissue, the nervous system and reflexes work in relation to your asana practice.
• Assess your of range of motion in your ankles, knees, hips, wrists, elbows, shoulders, and spine.
• Engage your core through awareness of your anatomy

You’ll come away with a more thorough understanding of the human body and tools to apply to your practice as a teacher or student of Yoga

Course begins on Sunday, Jan. 8th, 1:00 - 2:45 pm.
Following 6 session dates are:
Saturdays Jan 21, Feb. 11, and Feb. 25, March 11 and May 6th from 8:00-9:45 a.m.
Sunday, April 9th, 6 - 7:45 p.m.

Investment $200
Attendance to all sessions is required to receive 12.5 CEU’s.
**This course is included in the 200 Hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training for In Balance Yoga

Akke Hulburt has been a student of Yoga since 1973 and has been teaching Yoga to Blacksburg since 1988, at her own studio since 2000.  Akke has been involved with Integral Yoga (Yogaville)Intermediate TT’s from 2001–2010. She is certified as a Massage Therapist and a Structural Yoga Therapist by Mukunda Stiles.

Akke achieved an understanding of movement potentials and how to make full range of motion accessible by teaching 8-12 weekly Yoga classes to participants ranging from High School students to seniors, as well as in therapeutic settings. Akke is an anatomy geek and loves to share that enthusiasm by kindling that excitement in you.
Authentic Movement with Candy in the New Year
Saturday, 1/14 • 1 - 3:30 pm, $30 student / $35 non-student
Authentic Movement is just that.  It is allowing your body to move in an authentic way.  It differs from improvisation in the fact that the movement comes from deep within instead of from an external prompting to move.  One sits, normally with eyes closed and allows the body to move in whatever way it needs to in that moment.  This is a great practice to deepen compassion for self and others as well as gain a better understanding of self and the stories our bodies hold.  In authentic movement, a witness is present to offer safety while you move.  Through practice one internalizes this non-judgmental witness of themselves as they move authentically through life.  
Warm Flow with Betsy on Thursday mornings from 7- 8 am!
Thursday • 7:00 - 8:00 am
Betsy is excited to teach Warm Flow each Thursday morning from 7 - 8 am.   Hope you can join us!
6:00 am Classes at In Balance Yoga
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
We are experimenting with 6:00 am classes vs 6:30 am classes.  Join Keala, Miranda and Bethany to start your day each week.
Tuesday, Hot Yoga 26&2 with Keala, 6:00 - 7:00 am
Wednesday, Hot Yoga with Miranda, 6:00 - 7:00 am
Friday, Hot Yoga Baptiste inspired with Bethany, 6:00 - 7:00 am
Mat Pilates with Jennifer
Every other Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30 pm *Alternates with Yin Yoga at the studio

Try our mat pilates class with Jennifer from 1:30 - 2:30 pm offered every other Thursday. Jennifer is a STOTT pilates certified instructor, 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 to attend.  Limited to 20 people.  Alternates with Yin Yoga on the schedule.  (11/17, 12/1, 12/15 next three sessions)

2-Day Laughter Yoga Leader Certification Training in Roanoke
November 5 - 6
2-DAY Laughter Yoga Leader Certification Training at the South Library in Roanoke on November 5 & 6th. There are still some spaces available so if you or you know someone who might be interested in joining us, please call Kyle Edgell who is handling the registration at 540.529.7099.

Yoga at the Roanoke Ballet Theatre to benefit the Give Back Yoga Foundation
Saturday, 11/5 • 6:30 pm
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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