In Balance Yoga
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" - Lao Tzu
Congratulations to our 17 Yoga Teacher Trainees that begin their 200 Hour Program this weekend!  Happy For You!
Anatomy Course with Akke Hulburt Beginning this Sunday, January 8th
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.
Schedule at In Balance Yoga:  How to check LIVE UPDATES due to weather or other changes!
Visit our Webscheduler by clicking either on our Schedule page from our website or clicking here.
New Morning Schedule at In Balance Yoga

Mondays:  6:00 am - 7:00 am:  Hot Yoga with Miranda
Tuesdays:  6:00 - 7:00 am:  Hot Yoga 26&2 with Keala
Wednesdays:  6:30 - 7:30 am:  Morning Intensives with Andre
Thursdays:  7:00 - 8:00 am:  Warm Flow with Betsy
Fridays:  6:30 - 7:30 am:  Baptiste inspired Hot Power Yoga with Bethany
Fridays:  8:00 - 9:00 am:  Yoga Barre with Keala
Metta-Mats at In Balance Yoga Mon, Jan 30 - Fri, Feb 3!

Excited for Metta-Mats to visit us Monday, January 30 - Friday, February 3, 2017 for a week long residency!

Monday, Jan 30:  6:00 pm: 26&2 and 7:45 pm: Vinyasa Level 2/3
Tuesday, Jan 31:  6:00 pm:  Vinyasa
Wednesday, Feb 1:  6:00 pm:  Hot Yoga
Thursday, Feb 2:  6 - 7:30 pm:  Hot Vinyasa Fusion
Friday, Feb 3:  4:30 - 5:45 pm:  Vinyasa Level 2/3

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 Sculpt Training at In Balance Yoga w/ Cindy Lunsford 
March 24 - 26, 2017
Want to get certified in NUPOWER Yoga - Vinyasa Power Flow + Focused Strength Training with Nubell weights and receive 12 CEU's?
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

The link to sign up for the NuPowerYoga sculpt course at In Balance Yoga on March 24-26 is located here:
*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!
In Balance Yoga is Excited to Announce Partnership with Kunga Yoga - 3 Week 200 Hour Immersion this July 2017
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  

WHEN:  July 10 - 28, Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, with weekends off!

For more information on Kunga's 3 Week Immersion at In Balance Yoga visit our website here
We created a FAQ Video to answer questions about the program with Kristin from Kunga Yoga and Nicole (In Balance Yoga) - view here to learn more!
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:  1/11:  4:15 - 5:30 pm 

Wednesday:  1/18:  4:15 - 5:30 pm


Thursday, Date TBD:  9:45 - 11:00 am, donations class

Save the Date for other incredible guest teachers:

Druminyasa Yoga and Brad Ellsworth Return to In Balance Yoga for Live Drumming and Vinyasa with Nicole on Saturday, January 21, 4:00 pm

Noelle Whittington from Wilmington Yoga Center and Kunga Yoga:  Feb. 26 - 27

Brittanie DeChino, Dharma Yogini from DC, March 11 -12

Cindy Lunsford from NuPower and Nashville:  March 24 - 26

Kristin Cooper-Gulak from Kunga Yoga:  April 8 - 9

Lisa Rapp from St. Louis and Jivamukti Yoga:  May 7

Community Pool Yoga at Blacksburg Aquatic Center

Join us every other Thursday from 1:30 pm - 2:30pm at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center for a free community pool yoga class.  All ages and levels welcome!  Come move your joints and feel better!

1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23
20% off Friday, January 6, 2017
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:  FIRSTFRIDAYJAN
Save the Date for Kunga Yoga and Homes of Hope Slide Show Fundraiser on Monday, February 27!  More info to come!

Mary Brown and Katherine Chantal Workshop - January 15
Gift yourself with this wonderful workshop on January 15, 2017. Katherine Chantal and Mary Brown, two wise and experienced women, have so much to share about walking tall and standing strong by nourishing your beautiful bones!

Yoga Barre with Keala Every Friday Morning
Fridays, beginning this Friday, 1/6 • 8:00 - 9:00 am

Yoga Barre with Keala, Fridays 8:00 am -9:00 am at In Balance Yoga. Yoga Barre combines movements from yoga + ballet + dance + pilates + cardiovascular & strengthening exercises. This is a low impact workout that has plenty of modifications. Improve your posture, strength & flexibility while working muscles you never knew you had!

Drop-in to attend.  Limited to 18 people.

Morning Intensive with Andre Foisy - Wednesday, 6:30 - 7:30 am 
Each Wednesday, beginning January 11, 6:30 - 7:30 am
Morning intensives are physically challenging and internally focused, designed to meet the demands of modern life. Meditations set the day’s intent, while the physical practice helps students develop the strength and skills to take their practice deeper. Students attending these classes can expect to feel a heightened sense of energy throughout the day and to leave class with an increased sense of physical and emotional awareness.
Mat Pilates Now Each Week on the schedule with Jennifer M.
Each Wednesday, beginning January 11,  1:30 - 2:30 pm
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.  
Kids Yoga in Blacksburg
Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga at In Balance Yoga with Candy
Sunday, 1/15, 3:00 - 3:45 pm
Ages (newborn to pre-crawling)
Drop-In to attend, $15

Yoga for Toddlers at In Balance Yoga with Candy

Sunday, 1/29, 3:00 - 3:45 pm 
Ages (18 - 36 months)
Drop-In to attend, $15

7:30 am Wednesday Early Yoga @ the Loft with Mims
Starting Wednesday January 11, 2017 at 7:30 am, Mims will be offering early morning yoga occurring weekly at The Loft. This is located at 215 Draper Road in Blacksburg, across from Bollo’s and near the farmer’s market. The space is located upstairs on the second floor and it is handicap accessible.

Kids Yoga @ New Life Fellowship
Starting Saturday February 4, 2017 we will be offering Kids Yoga! This will occur every 1st and 3rd Saturday after 2/4/17. The New Life Fellowship is located at 130 Jackson St. NW in Blacksburg.

Kids Yoga schedule:
10:15 am 2-4 year olds
11:00 am 5-9 year olds

*Sibling sets are welcome at either class & all classes are donation based!

Community Chair Yoga Class with Karen in January
1/18, 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!
Hot Yoga Donations Class for the Catalyst Foundation

Join us Tuesday, 2/7/17 from 9:00 - 10:00 pm

The Vietnamese Student Association at Virginia Tech and In Balance Yoga together will host a donation class to raise money for the philanthropy: The Catalyst Foundation. This foundation builds communities in Vietnam to provide basic needs, education, and job opportunities to fight against human trafficking. Please help us support this philanthropy!  
Catalyst Foundation Description:
"For children and families living in extreme poverty in Vietnam, Catalyst Foundation is a humanitarian organization that supports community programs to provide basic needs, job opportunities, counseling and education to prevent the trafficking of young children. We believe that through these support mechanisms, the cycle of poverty can be broken and we can be the catalyst for hope. There is no simple option to stop trafficking. Catalyst Foundation believes there is only a holistic approach to ending this tragedy. Through education and community development, we are giving these communities and its daughters HOPE!"
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:
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 
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
Eat Healthy in 2017: The Easy Way

You’ve tried all sorts of diets and you know what you “should” be eating, but you can’t stick with it. You’ll be doing great and eating clean, then you fall back into old habits, eating anything that’s quick and easy. It’s frustrating because your fridge is filled with the healthy stuff you bought at the store, but a lot of that good food ends up in the trash because you never get around to eating it. Really, you wish you could just eat healthy–without all the effort.

You want to find that balance where you feel great, you’re happy with your diet and yet you don’t spend all your time thinking of what to eat next. You want to have enough energy to get to yoga after work and still eat a great dinner. At night, you want to spend time with your partner or read a book instead of feeling exhausted and crashing on the couch.

How would it feel to:

-finally “get” healthy eating? It just clicks and “healthy” becomes your new normal.
-stay at your ideal weight and love how your clothes fit?
-open your fridge and always find healthy food to grab when you’re busy?
-have an organized kitchen and always know what’s for dinner? Making dinner feels less stressful when you don’t have to throw things together at the last minute.
-open your freezer and see homemade meals all ready to go or look at your pantry and know exactly what to make for dinner, in less than 30 minutes?

It can totally happen. Katie coaches women who've had success in so many areas of their lives, but haven't nailed healthy eating or been able to stay at their goal weight yet. They're done counting points and want to enjoy wine and chocolate without guilt. She helps simplify healthy eating so they can stick with it, keep the weight off and feel amazing.

Click here for more information about the Eat Healthy-The Easy Way Program. In Balance Yoga clients receive $20 off! Email Katie to receive your discount:

Katie Haines is a certified health coach for busy women. She helps them find ways to make eating healthy a little bit easier and drop all that food guilt. Formerly of Christiansburg, Katie now lives in Maryland with her two-year old son and husband.

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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