In Balance Yoga
 “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” —Edith Sitwell
Metta-Mats at In Balance Yoga this Friday, 12/2
Friday, 12/2, 4:30 - 5:45 pm - Vinyasa Level 2/3

Excited for Metta-Mats to visit us this Friday during our 4:30 vinyasa class. They are brining 10 mats for us to practice on and Metta-Mats will be offering a discount code to all of those that can make it!  Follow them on social media for more discounts and events in the future.

See, feel and experience the quality of Metta-Mats!  They are a green company that creates their mats from recyclable, renewable, biodegradable, 100% natural tree rubber base. Metta-Mats is committed to making the world’s most vibrant, highest performing, environmentally friendly yoga products in the industry. We will have 10 Metta-Mats during the Friday Vinyasa 2/3 class on 12/2 for those interested in trying out the mats!

Check out their website:
NuPowerYoga Training at In Balance Yoga w/ Cindy Lunsford - March 2017
March 24 - 26, 2017
The NuPowerYoga method was designed by an expert team of RYT’s, MD’s, PhD’s and movement therapists to create balance strength and flexibility throughout the body. A typical NuPower class combines high energy, low impact, body weight resistance and a flowing series of yoga postures. It also combines muscle building and fat burning strength exercises used in athletic conditioning! Each participant will receive a NuPowerYoga Manual, a certificate of completion and 12 CEU’s for Yoga Alliance.  Join Nicole and Keala for this training during Cindy's 3rd visit to In Balance Yoga!  Limited to 10 people.
Schedule 3/24 - 3/26
Friday: Master Class TBD
Saturday:  8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
$649 to register
Register online:
*AND email us at that you have registered with NuPowerYoga

Excited to add these classes on our new schedule in the new studio space coming summer 2017!  Let us know if you have any questions!
Help us wish Kim Picklap, Rachel Swan & Laura Delgado all the best with their new journeys at Lefty's for Lefty's & In Balance Yoga's Community Night!
Tuesday, 12/13:  6:00  - 8:00 pm
Join us at Lefty's Main Street Grille on Tuesday, December 13th anytime from 6 - 8 pm for our first Lefty's & In Balance Yoga Community Night.  And we will send long-time yoga teacher - Kim Picklap, student worker - Rachel Swan and yoga student - Laura Delgado off with our best wishes as they begin their new journeys across the US.

Receive half off the price of appetizers + half off bottles of wine when you mention “In Balance Yoga” at Lefty’s Main Street Grille that evening! Lefty’s prides itself on its family friendly environment and delicious food. They offers a wide selection (24) craft beers from all over the US and have their own in-house brewery (5) called Right Mind Brewing Company. Connect with the In Balance Yoga Community off your mat at Lefty’s: a local favorite!
In Balance Yoga is Excited to Announce Partnership with Kunga Yoga 
200 Hour Kunga Yoga Teacher Training - 3 Week Immersion Format - July 2017 at In Balance Yoga
We are excited to announce that In Balance Yoga is partnering with Kunga Yoga and hosting our first 200 Hour Kunga Yoga Teacher Training, 3 Week Immersion Format in July of 2017 at In Balance Yoga.  Interested in the 3 week immersion 200 Hour Kunga Yoga Teacher Training?  Email  More information coming soon!

Kunga Yoga was founded in 2007 by Kristin Cooper, Founder of The Wilmington Yoga Center (est. 2000). Kunga Journeys was founded in 2007 by Kristin Cooper and Loren Gulak, husband and wife and partners in life. Kunga Yoga was founded out of a desire to raise funds and increase awareness for underserved populations, and to build community among those who desire to serve.
About Kristin Cooper, ERYT500
The Founder of the Kunga Yoga Teacher Training School and Founder of Wilmington Yoga Center is Kristin Cooper, ERYT500. Kristin leads some of the 200 & 500 hour programs, along with a group of highly experienced Kunga Yoga Faculty members. Kristin is also the creator of Rhythmic Flow Yoga w/the Kunga Drummers and Founder of Kunga Journeys orphanage volunteer service retreats in developing countries. Rhythmic Flow and Kunga Journeys are led by Kristin and her percussionist husband, Loren Gulak.

“Kunga” is a Rwandan word meaning “to serve or help.” The mission of all Kunga Yoga programs is to offer the teachings of yoga as a path of service to the planet, its people, and all beings. The heart of all Kunga Yoga programs is to encourage, inspire, and support healthy living, community building, volunteering and positive activism.  We chose this word in honor of the first group of children that we had the honor of working with, the Mizero orphans of the Rwandan genocide. Our mission is supported by three primary models: Kunga Yoga Teacher Training School: 200 & 300-Hour programs, Kunga Journeys service-based yoga retreats, and Kunga Yoga public classes.

For more information about "What is Kunga Yoga?" visit here:
We are excited to host Kristin at In Balance Yoga April 8 - 9, 2017.  Schedule TBD.
Nicole is grateful to learn from Kristin and work towards receiving her Professional Kunga Yoga Trainer Certification.
Guest Teachers at In Balance Yoga 
Wednesday:  12/7:  4:15 - 5:30 pm 

Wednesday:  12/14:  4:15 - 5:30 pm


Thursday, 12/8:  9:45 - 11:00 am, donations class, Anna will be offering a Kundalini Yoga class

Wednesday:  12/21:  4:15 - 5:30 pm

Community & Donation Classes 
Community Hot Vinyasa with Kirsty Vannoy, Saturday, 12/3, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Community Flow & Yin with Miranda, Tuesday, 12/6, 9:00 - 10:00 pm

Community Vinyasa with Tina, Saturday, 12/10, 12:00 - 1:00 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.
20% off Friday, December 2, 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:  FIRSTFRIDAYDEC
Make a Purchase to Help Fund Education in Guatemala - Display at Studio
The Mayan women who make the beaded items receive an income to help support their families in a region where jobs are scarce and wages low.  100% of sales from the Mayan Beads provide funding for the tuition and school expenses of Middle School students in Guatemala.  

Look for this beautiful beadwork now displayed at In Balance Yoga!

For more information visit:  Mayan Beadwork here, find them on Facebook or email:
 Need a Holiday Present?
In Balance Partnering with Main Street Vets to Help Furry Friends

Yoga Barre with Keala 
Friday, 12/9 • 8:00 - 9:00 am

Try our barre class with Keala on Friday, December 9, 8:00 - 9:00 am. 

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.
Thanksgiving Day Donation Classes Benefiting the Southwest VA FoodBank Raised $600 and Lots of FOOD!  THANK YOU to everyone who practiced and donated!
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.
Paddleboard Yoga @ Christiansburg Aquatic Center Again 
No experience necessary.  $25 includes yoga + paddleboard rental
Sunday:  12/18 with Nicole
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Want to work out and do something different?  Build core and stability?
Limited to 8 per class.

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

Winter Solstice First Day of Winter:  Join Nicole for 108 Sun Salutations!
Wednesday, December 21, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Community Chair Yoga Classes in Nov and Dec with Karen
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!
Meditation Reiki Journey with Nicky Aymes 
Thursday, 12/29,  12:00 - 1:00 pm

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. 

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 
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, Recommended donation:  $10

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.  

Entering the Abode of the Heart - a back bending workshop with Sarah Fischer visiting us from Richmond
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Rate Early Bird Student: $25
Rate Early Bird Non-Student:  $30

Backbending postures open your heart and lift your sprits.  These poses are powerful medicine for battling stress, depression, and the winter blahs.  In this workshop Sarah Fischer will teach you key physical alignment cues from Ashaya Yoga® to help you find greater power and ease in your backbends. Sarah will also introduce inspirational yoga philosophy to support you in re-connecting with your own Heart and living from its wisdom.  You will come away feeling strong, uplifted, and wildly open-hearted!
Bio: Sarah Fischer: E-RYT200, RYT 500, Licensed Ashaya Yoga Teacher, & Life Coach   
Sarah has been teaching yoga since 2007 and has been licensed to teach Ashaya Yoga® since 2015.  Sarah brings acceptance, humor, wisdom, and spaciousness to help yoga students move from frustration to inspiration and growth in the practice of backbends and life!  She is also a life coach and lives in Richmond, VA with her family.
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

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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