In Balance Yoga
"Belief is not enough. You have to experience.”  
Dharma Mittra
Congratulations In Balance Yoga from NuPower Yoga
Warm Power Flow + Weights starting every Thursday, 4/6,  12:00 - 1:00 pm

Thank you Cindy Lunsford & all 8 In Balance Yoga teachers who are now certified in NuPower Yoga:  Power Flow + Weights!

In Balance Yoga is the 6th studio in the world and 3rd in the U.S. to be certified in this training method. J
oin us each 
Thursday beginning 4/6 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm for Warm Power Flow + Weights.  You can choose between 2.5 lbs, 5 lbs, or 7.5 lbs weights. Class is set to a fun playlist - get toned for SUMMER! 

Interested in our next 200 Hour Teacher Training?  Join us for our 3 Week Immersion this July partnering with Kunga Yoga!  
July 10 - 28, 2017

Interested in our 3 week immersion 200 Hour Kunga Yoga Teacher Training?  
For more information email 
Download application here

WHEN:  July 10 - 28, Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, with weekends off!
Next Yoga Teacher Training Information Session
Saturday, 4/8, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm with Kristin & Nicole
- What is Kunga Yoga?  Mission, 3 Platforms & Slideshow with Kristin
- Learn more about Homes of Hope Orphanage with Kristin & Nicole
- About Kunga Yoga Teacher Training - 3 Week Immersion at In Balance Yoga

Founder of Kunga Yoga, Kristin Cooper-Gulak will join us
April 8 - 9th!


Saturday, April 8

Kunga Hot Flow, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Kunga Yoga Teacher Training Information Session:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Yoga Off the Mat:  Introduction to Non Violent Communication:  4:00 - 6:00 pm, $25

Sunday, April 9

Teaching Yoga to Trauma Sensitive Populations:  8:00 - 9:30 am, $35
5Elements Water Flow:  10:00 - 11:30 am
Thai Yoga Massage:  11:30 am - 1:30 pm, $25
*Hoping Kristin drums for us at some point over the weekend!
What does Kunga Yoga mean on our schedule? 
Kunga is the word for service!  In Balance Yoga will give 5% of net proceeds from 3 Kunga yoga classes per week to Homes of Hope Orphanage in India, the Farm Sanctuary and Village Yoga.

Join us and help support these organizations and our mission of service:

Monday, 9:45 - 11:00 am for Kunga Hot Yoga 2 with Nicole
Tuesday, 4:30 - 5:30 pm for Kunga Hot Yoga 2 with either Nicole/Keala
Thursday, 9:45 - 11:00 am for Kunga Vinyasa with Nicole

The classes will also incorporate the Kunga monthly theme. In honor of spring and Earth Day, April's Kunga theme is serving our planet.

Learn more about serving our planet here!

300Hour Module Weekends & 200HR Teacher Training
Save the Dates: 
300Hour Module Weekends
5Elements Flow & Ayurvedic Teacher Training: October 5 - 8 (Thurs. - Sun.)
Kunga Yoga Teacher Training for Seniors: November TBD (Fri. - Sun.)
200Hour Kunga Yoga Teacher Training 2018 (6 month format) 
January - June 2018 weekend dates
Jan 19-21
Feb 16-18 
Mar 16-18 
April 13-15 
May 18-20 
June 8-10 
Guest Teachers at In Balance Yoga 
Wednesday:  4/5, 5/10:  4:15 - 5:30 pm 

Wednesday:  4/12, 5/17:  4:15 - 5:30 pm

Friday:  4/28:  3:00 - 4:15 pm, donations class

4/8, 5/6 & 6/10: 1:45 - 3:45 pm, $25 per session

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

J. Miles Back Again:  Thursday, April 13, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, $15

Lisa Rapp from St. Louis, Jivamukti Yoga:  May 7, 3:45 - 5:45 pm

Community or Donations Classes at In Balance Yoga


Community Pool Yoga @ Blacksburg Aquatic Center, Every Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Donations Hot Yoga with Austyn to support Relay for Life, Tues., 4/11, 9:00 - 10:00 pm 
Community Chair Yoga with Karen at Christiansburg Library, Wed., 4/12, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Community Drillfield Yoga: an Expression of Remembrance, Fri., 4/14, 5:00 - 6:00 pm
(held on the VA Tech Drillfield) 
Community Flow: Yoga for Sight - Seva Foundation w/ Nicole, Fri., 4/14, 7:45 - 8:45 pm 
Community Intro to Hot Yoga w/ Nicole, Sat., 4/15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Community Intro to Yoga Basics w/ Joanna, Sat., 4/15, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Donations All Level Flow w/ Nicole to support Cuban A Capella, Sat., 4/15, 7:15 pm 
Community Spring Hike + Earth Flow/Meditation w/ Nicole, Thur., 4/20, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Donations Flow Raising Awareness for Sexual Assault with Leia, Sat., 4/22, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Community Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients/Survivors with Karen, Sat., 4/22, 2:30 - 3:30 pm 
Community Chair Yoga with Karen, Wed., 4/26 & 5/31, 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Donations Hot Yoga for Students Helping Honduras with Juliana, Wed., 4/26, 9:00 - 10:00 pm
Donations Gentle Flow for Autism with Ellen, Sat., 4/29, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Donations Pilates + Yoga for Komen with Jennifer & Karen, Sat., 5/13, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
20% off Friday, April 7, 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:  FIRSTFRIDAYAPRIL
Vinyasa Sequencing Workshop with Jeanmarie Paolillo
4/8, 5/6 & 6/10, 1:45 - 3:45 pm, $25 per session 
Sequencing 2: Key Principles 
April 8, 2017 • In Balance Yoga • 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Sequencing is a critical aspect of any high-quality asana class. The postures chosen and the order in which they are presented will affect a student's experience significantly. In this workshop, we will look at the considerations in ordering postures in a meaningful way to create safe and dynamic sequences.

 Sequencing 3: Considerations and Structure in Sequencing 
May 6, 2017 • In Balance Yoga • 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Creating a sequence is like writing a story; each has a beginning, middle, and an end. There is a logical crescendo toward the climax of the storyline, followed by a thoughtful cooling down and a resolution or ending. In this workshop we will look at the theory behind structuring a class and factors that need to be considered in sequencing.
Sequencing 4: Advanced Asana 
June 10, 2017 • In Balance Yoga • 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

In this final workshop of the series, we will work through some real-life applications of sequencing. We will create sequences around advanced asana and explore the considerations inherent in teaching these to open level classes.
$25 per session 

SUP Yoga @ Cburg Aquatic Center + Save the Date for SUP @ Claytor Lake
Sunday, 4/9, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, $25 
Last indoor SUP Yoga class this Sunday, 4/9 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm at Christiansburg Aquatic Center with Christie. Limited to 8 people. Price is $25. Sign up and reserve your board by calling (540) 381-7665

Excited to announce our third summer of offering SUP Yoga at Claytor Lake partnering with Mountain 2 IslandSave the dates below. Sign up ahead of time to reserve your board: $20 includes yoga and paddle board!
SAVE THE DATE for SUP Yoga at Claytor Lake this spring/summer: 
6/18, 7/22, and 8/27 -  Weekends, 10:00 am 
5/25, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10 and 9/7 - Thursdays, 5:30 pm 
Learn more about Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga 
Donations Hot Yoga for Relay for Life with Austyn
Tuesday, 4/11, 9:00 - 10:00 pm
Community Chair Yoga w/ Karen @ IBY & Cburg Library
Wednesday, 4/26 & 5/21, 2:45 - 3:45 pm at In Balance Yoga 
Wednesday, 4/12, 2:00 - 3:00 pm at Christiansburg Library 
Free Community class for any age, ability, or level. Practice gentle movement with a chair and end class with a mindful meditation! 
Vinyasa Krama: Flowing with Intelligence, Passion, & Truth with Yogi J Miles
Thursday, 4/13, 6:00 - 7:30 pm, $15 to Reserve Your Spot!  Limited to 36 
Interested in a Thai Yoga Massage with J Miles while he is in town? Message us for more information. 
 Yogi J Miles is visiting us again on Thursday, April 13th!  So excited for him to come back and teach us! Jonathan Christopher Miles is offering a master class, save your spot by pre-registering for $15.  Limited to the first 36 to pre-register.
Vinyasa means to move or place with intention. "Krama" is the intelligence behind that intention, and the purpose for why we choose to structure our practice in the way that we do. Increasingly start to believe that by increasing the challenge, will increase the benefit. But how can we find our "flow" and yet honor the space we are in today? This class not only aims to help the student build ourselves physically, we will also learn to listen to the wisdom of our bodies and use the principles Ahimsa (non-harming) and Satya (truthfulness) to find our own "compassionate truth" in our practice.
Drillfield Yoga, an Expression of Remembrance
Friday, 4/14, 5:00 - 6:00 pm: Virginia Tech Drillfield 
Virginia Tech Recreational Sports and In Balance Yoga will host this community yoga class on the Drillfield on Friday, April 14th at 5:00 pm. We invite you to use this time to quiet your heart and reflect through the practice of yoga. This class is free and open to the public.
Community Flow: Yoga for Sight - Seva Foundation with Nicole
Friday, 4/14, 7:45 - 8:45 pm 
Follow the Yogi & Yoga in the Dark! Come flow as we bring awareness to the mission of the SEVA Foundation:  Service for Sight. The first half of class we will Follow the Yogi. Join us for this all levels flow as Nicole will lead by demonstration only and students will practice along with her using only sight for the class without any verbal instruction.  The second half of the class we will change and practice in the dark without the use of sight and by listening only.
Did you know that $50 could restore someone’s sight in need?  Come learn more and practice with us!
Community Intro to Yoga Basics & Intro to Hot Yoga Workshops
Saturday 4/15, 12:00 - 1:00 pm & 1:30 - 2:30 pm
New to yoga or want to understand alignment better in each pose?  Join Joanna Yates and Nicole Boyle for two free workshops on Saturday, April 15th.  Come learn the basics with us.  Let's get started!

Sat., 4/15, 12:00 -1:00 pm, Community Class: Intro to Hot Yoga with Nicole

Sat., 4/15, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Community Class: Intro to Yoga Basics with Joanna
Donations Class for the Cuban a cappella group: Vocal Vidas with Cuban inspired food & beverages
Saturday, 4/15, 7:15 pm 
Thank you Joe Scarpaci, for helping coordinate this fundraising opportunity to support a Cuban a cappella group called "Vocal Vidas" and help bring them to Blacksburg Lyric Theater this year! The Vocal Vidas were recently featured in the Roanoke Times. Their talent is incredible and they have never been to the United States. We hope to pair them with local AME Choirs and school children to sing spirituals and gospel as well as Cuban son, guajiro, cha cha cha and other unaccompanied genres. 
All proceeds would be to cover the Lyric rental space and provide a small honorara for the group. 
Join us at In Balance Yoga on Saturday, April 15th, 7:15 pm for a 60 minute all level slow flow while listening to the Vocal Vidas.  Join us for Fried plantains - tostones & virgin mojitos or more to follow.  
If anyone has ideas for co-sponsors who would be recognized on the Lyric screen, printed program and by the moderator of the theater, please email us and let us know! See Soy Cubana movie trailer 
Community Spring Hike + Earth Flow/Meditation with Nicole 
 Thursday, 4/20, 4:00 - 5:30 pm 
In honor of spring and earth day, join us for a community hike! Take advantage of movement outside! 
We will meet in the Falls Ridge Perserve parking lot, complete the hike and practice a grounding Earth Flow Sequence. Let Nicole or Keala know if plan to attend so we won’t start the hike without you! Bring closed toe shoes, yoga mat and water. No charge to attend.
Directions to Falls Ridge Preserve 
Come Hang with Us & Preview the New Studio: 1512 N. Main St.
Friday, 4/21, Stop by anytime between 5:30 - 7:00 pm

Check out the new space.  Stop by anytime between 5:30 - 7:00 pm on Friday, 4/21.

We will have new: "Move With Us" merchandise
Tour the Studio
Build Community
Excited for the next step!  Opening day July 2017

Barre Brunch with Keala & Nicole at Lefty's!
Saturday, 4/22, 9:00 - 11:00 am at Lefty's Mainstreet Grille (60 min class, brunch to follow)

Join Keala + Nicole for this special event with In Balance Yoga + Lefty’s Main Street Grille: 60 minutes of Barre al fresco on the Lefty’s deck followed by delicious brunch at Lefty’s! Barre is a blend of pilates, yoga, strength + cardiovascular work, dance, and ballet. All levels welcome. Bring a Yoga Mat and an appetite! Register online now to book your spot with your class pass if you are a member at In Balance Yoga. If you are not a member no problem: purchase a drop in for this event. Limited to 10 spots and already filling!!
Donations Flow w/ Leia to Raise Awareness for Sexual Assault  
Saturday, 4/22, 12:00 - 1:00 pm 
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month.  Join Leia in a flow class to raise awareness.
See In Balance Yoga on Exhale to Inhale's studio partnership page
Community Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients/Survivors w/ Karen
Saturday, 4/22, 2:30 - 3:30 pm 

A couple of years ago, Karen C. had the opportunity to take a free course from the Christina Phipps Foundation, which teaches yoga instructors how to teach a class for breast cancer survivors and patients currently going through treatment for breast cancer

The class had physicians, physical therapists, oncologists, plastic surgeons, etc. speaking and educating the group as to what breast cancer patients/survivors are going through, or could be going through. The class has also proven to be beneficial to the group as survivors and patients supporting one another. 
Collegiate Times Article/Video about this event

Save the Date and join us and Karen on 4/22 from 2:30-3:30 pm for this FREE Community Class! This class is specifically for breast cancer patients + survivors. Thank you!
Itsy Bitsy Yoga with Candy (Now Crawling to Age 4)
Sunday, 4/23 & 5/28, 3:00 - 3:50 pm

Join us Sunday, 4/23 & 5/28 from 3 - 3:50 pm for Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga (from crawling to age 4!) Breathe, bend & bond with your toddler!  A fun-loving, supportive, and active yoga practice filled with dozens of Itsy BitsyYoga 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.
Candy L. Beers-Kim, M.S., R-DMT, a pediatric sleep and attuned families consultant  just moved here from Yoga Source in Richmond, VA. She loves that toddlers experience is authentic: there is nothing put on by their ego. She gets to witness them truly being in the moment in every pose, with no inner judgment!
Hot Yoga Donations Class for Students Helping Honduras
Wednesday, 4/26, 9:00 - 10:00 pm with Juliana - 100% of proceeds donated!
Students Helping Honduras Hot Yoga Fundraising Night! All proceeds go toward the construction of la Escuela Santa Fe in Honduras, the school that Virginia Tech volunteers broke ground on over winter break.  A $10 donation = 5 bricks in the school. Para los niños!
Reserve your spot on our web scheduler or click here for Hot Yoga fundraising page
Meditation Journey with Nicky Aymes
Thursday, 4/27:  12:00 - 1:00 pm Solar Plexus Chakra: Finding Your Self Worth Meditation 
With the help of aromatherapy, sound therapy, crystals, and voice techniques, Nicky Aymes, will guide you through a meditation. Regular rate to attend.  We will continue meditating on each chakra in 2017.
Donations Yoga to Raise Awareness for Autism with Ellen
Saturday, 4/29, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Join Ellen for a class to raise awareness for Autism. 100% of the proceeds will support families with children with autism throughout Costa Rica. 
Beyond Your Mat: Jivamukti Yoga with Lisa Rapp
 Sunday, 5/7, 3:45 - 5:45 pm
Join us for special guest Lisa Rapp! This is her fourth visit to our studio. She is a senior Jivamukti teacher.
Beyond Your Mat: Beyond Your Mat is a lecture offering guidance on expanding/understanding practice beyond the physical. Asana is the primary tool as an entry point into other spectacular aspects of Yoga, it can be confusing or scary when we begin to experience things that we are unsure of and don't quite understand, it's all real! Let’s chat about where to go with all of this!
Posture Lab: Chataranga with Jo 
Saturday, 5/13, 12:00 - 1:15 pm, drop in or class pass to attend
Ah yes. The infamous Chaturanga. 
A fundamental pose in Vinyasa yoga, Chaturanga Dandasana, (or four-limbed staff pose) is actually quite complex and considered an advanced posture.  Whether you love or loath this transitional asana, repeating it often, class after class with the slightest misalignment over time can cause major problems for the muscles and tendons in and around the shoulder joint.   
Join Jo as we break down the key components of Chaturanga, the building blocks of transitioning in and out of the pose, modifications, safety, and a relaxing recovery. Learn how to take these components to your daily hot yoga or vinyasa practice. Beneficial for all level students and for yoga teachers.
Donations Pilates + Yoga with Jennifer McDonald & Karen C.  to Support Susan. G. Komen and participate in Project OM where One Million People practice yoga this weekend
Saturday, 5/13, 2:30 - 3:30 pm 

The first half of class will be pilates led by Jennifer. The second half of the class will be a stretching, movement, and relaxation led by Karen. Come help us reach the goal of one million people practicing yoga nationwide: 
Project OM is a national campaign to get One Million people practicing yoga May 12-14th weekend to bring awareness to breast cancer research. 100% of donations for this class will directly go to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

Another way to support the cause-if you are in the Blueridge Race for the Cure on Saturday April 29th, In Balance Yoga will have a teacher at the race. Thank you to Devin for leading yoga and stretching before and after the race to the participants!

Click here to learn about Blueridge Race for the Cure
Click here for Manduka's Project OM Website  
September 8 - 9, 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, 9/8:  4:30 - 6:30 pm:  Barkan Method Hot Vinyasa, Level 2/3 
Saturday, 9/9:  8:30 - 10:30 am:  Barkan Method Hot Yoga Level 1 

Purchase in advance:  $50 for one, $85 for both
@door - $60 for one - $95 for both
Click here to learn more about Jimmy Barkan 
Local Art by George Wills for purchase in studio
8 x 10:  $20, 11 x 14:  $25
George Wills, local Blacksburg artist prints available at In Balance. 

8 x 10 matted prints:  $20
11 x 14 matted prints:  $25
George Wills' Etsy shop page 
Spring Retail at In Balance Yoga
New to our retail this season: clothing items + yoga accessories!
In Balance Yoga is excited to work with Floyd EcoVillage as a pick-up location for CSA Farmshare! Sign up by May 1st to receive discount on your share! 
 In Balance Yoga will be a pick-up location for CSA Farmshares from Floyd EcoVillage beginning in May on Wednesday's from 4:45-6:45pm! In Balance Yoga members receive a discount for this CSA. 
More information Floyd EcoVillage CSA
Make a Purchase to Help Fund Education in Guatemala - Display located on the Front Desk at In Balance Yoga

Thank you to everyone who has purchased a bracelet made in Guatemala and through your purchase supported 'bright but needy' students in Guatemala through

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 displayed at In Balance Yoga!

For more information visit:  Mayan Beadwork here, find them on Facebook or email:
Honey Lemon Blueberry Muffin Recipe!
Simply Clean Meals

These grain-free muffins are made with almond flour and make a perfect healthy snack. Even if you don't follow a grain-free diet, give almond flour a try! It's nutrient dense and is rich with protein, fat and vitamin E. 
3 cups almond flour*
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
2 TBL + 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
⅓ cup honey (or real maple syrup)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
3 eggs
Zest from 1 large lemon
¼ cup blueberries (frozen ok)
  1. Heat oven to 350. Line a muffin tin with paper liners (for this recipe, I recommend using paper liners/baking cups rather than greasing the tin.)
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, baking soda and salt. 
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, vanilla, apple cider vinegar and eggs. Pour wet ingredients into dry. Add the lemon zest. Stir well to mix ingredients completely. Fold in the blueberries. (Note: The batter won't look like regular muffin batter and will be somewhat sticky.)
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, place about 2-3 tablespoons of batter into each tin. You'll only fill each tin about 1/2-2/3 full. Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until fully cooked and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
*NOTE: be sure to use almond flour, not almond meal
For more healthy meal ideas and recipes, visit Simply Clean Meals
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Health coach for busy women
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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 
Parking Reminder
Thank you for your patience!

  • There are three spaces that say "In Balance Yoga" in garage behind the studio 
  • In the lot behind the garage, you must be parked in an actual parking spot, otherwise you will get ticketed - please do not create your own spot!
  • Eheart Street : please parallel park here and walk through to the front door or park in the lot off of this street 
  • Kent Square Deck (just ask us, we validate parking!) 
  • After 5pm: there are spaces available across the front lobby next to the municipal building
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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