|GUEST TEACHER FROM HAWAII TO BLACKSBURG|
THE YOGI'S ROADMAP: OFF THE BEATEN PATH TO BREAKTHROUGH EXPERIENCES
WITH BHAVANI MAKI
The Yogi’s Roadmap: Off The Beaten Path To Breakthrough Experiences
with Bhavani Maki
Each offering can be taken a la carte at the pricing listed below or $325 for all 10 hours (all four offerings combined).
Asana Class #1, Monday, 1:15 - 4:15 pm, May 15, $108 a la carte
Firmly Grounded: Standing & Balancing Postures
Patañjali encourages Yoga aspirants to develop a practice that is steadfast, and firmly grounded. We will investigate standing and balancing postures as a means to systematically approach to stabilize our connection to the Earth with the intent of accessing greater freedom within the self. Diagnostic as well as curative, these postures are the vehicle for developing a sustainable practice that has the qualities of integrity of alignment and form, through integration of the Bandha, pelvic floor, and legs. Exploration of assists, and adaptations for the individual.
Asana Class #2, Tuesday, 1:15 - 4:15 pm, May 16, $108 a la carte
Clearing the Heart and Unloading the Shoulders
A somatic investigation of the Patanjali Yoga Sūtra’s teachings on living life from the inside out, and the work of finding enough freedom within to enjoy and experience life to its fullest. An inquiry into how to integrate the least stable joint of the body to open the seat of Buddhi, wisdom in the heart center. Backbends, inversions, and arm balances. Exploration of assists, and adaptations for the individual.
Sūtra Class #1 with Restorative Yoga, Monday, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, May 15, $72 a la carte
Restorative Yoga, Patañjali Yoga Sutra and Prānāyāma
Some doors only open from the inside. Yogic posture is the seat in which Yoga begins and opens the door to metaphysical realities. Enjoy restorative postures, the Yoga Sūtra’s sage wisdom and Prānāyāma practices.
Sūtra Class #2 The Hero’s Journey: A Path of the Heart, Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:30 am, May 16, $72 a la carte
The primary hero’s left footprints and insights to encourage us to open new pathways to collective and individual elevation. Sankalpa is the fuel that feeds the fire of Self-realization, and the journey of Yoga to reclaim wholeness, feed the sacred with honey in the heart. Yoga Sūtra wisdom chanting, discussion and self-inquiry.
Bio: Yoga is a journey of compressed evolution towards breakthrough experiences. Bhavani believes that engaging in the full science and art of Yoga uplifts us, deepens connection with authentic self and to the source of joy within. She offers unique insights to open new pathways to greater freedom and specializes in addressing your specific needs to facilitate the development of a personal practice that is appropriate to your challenges, physical injuries anddesire for personal growth and transformation.
Introduced to Yoga at age 9, Bhāvani began her exploration of Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga in 1987 and at the bequest of her teacher, started sharing Yoga in 1994. She founded Kauai's first Yoga shala, Yoga Hanalei, in 1999. She began to offer teacher trainings in 2003 and is dedicated to mentoring students in their personal adventure of Yoga as embodiment of somatic, emotional and psychological integration in heart-centered consciousness. Bhāvani shares Yoga in the indigenous tradition of heart-to-heart transmission to affirm that rather than becoming, Yoga is to reclaim your unique wholeness and to offer yourself to life's beauty-making as something never before seen.
|WELLNESS SILENT AUCTION |
TO FUNDRIASE FOR ORPHANAGE
|We're excited to offer a new way to fundraise for Homes of Hope Orphanage for our Kunga Fest fundraiser. Community members have donated wellness items or sessions to bid on during a silent auction through the month of May and ending on Kunga Fest, June 3rd. Posters for bidding will be on display in the lobby. Please take a look at what we will have to offer and all of the healing modalities offered in our community.|
Ayurvedic consultation from Betsy Walker
One Hour Reiki Session from Brittany Folcik
Acupuncture Session from Emilce Sheppard
Natal Chart Reading from Jeanmarie Paolillo
Private Group Aerial Session from Jen McDonald
One Hour Fitness Training Session from Jen Miller
Private Group Aerial Session from Leigh-Anne Krometis
A Handmade Mala from Rob Patzig
Cacao Ceremony and Sound Healing for a Small Group from Jack Howard
Healing Session from Jack Howard
Energy Medicine Session from Nicole LaFon
One Hour Clinic Visit from New River Osteopathy
Facial from Lori Lambert
Hot Flow Set Workshop for an Individual or Small Group from Kelsey Trimble
Rolfing With Chris Pohowsky
Session at Renew & Restore Wellness Blacksburg
Session with Allure Spa
Functional Medicine Session with Dr. Kim Lewis
90 Minute Massage with Jess Sine
One Hour Coaching Session with Ivi via Zoom
& Potentially More
|SAVE THE DATE FOR KUNGA FEST FUNDRAISER, 6/2 - 6/3|
June 2nd and June 3rd
Who: Our community, our teachers, and our staff collecting donations for Homes of Hope Orphanage, one of the 3 nonprofits we give back to quarterly.
What: Raising Donations for Homes of Hope Orphanage
When: June 2nd and June 3rd
Where: Main St Studio Location
You can help by attending class that weekend and making a donation. If you are not available that weekend you can also call or email the studio about making a contribution.
Friday June 2, 2023
4 PM Flow with Jeff
6 PM Hot Flow 2- Set with Devin
9 PM Glowga with Erin L.
Saturday June 3, 2023
8:30 AM Hot Flow Mix with Kim B.
8:30 AM Gentle Flow with Joe
10 AM Aerial for Beginners with Jenn Hopper
10 AM All Level Flow with Annie
11:30 AM Yoga Basics with Jason
11:30 AM Yin - Deep Stretch with Live Piano Music with Lisa and Luke
1 PM Warm Flow with Live Guitar Music with Jen Miller and Justin
1 PM Aerial for Beginners with Leigh-Anne
1 PM Yoga Teacher Training Info Session with Lisa
2:30 PM Deep Relaxation & Acupuncture with Emilce
2:30 PM Hot Flow 2 - Set with Amy
4 PM TBD
4 PM Energy Medicine Yoga with Nicole
5:15 PM Silent Auction Ends
|UPDATE ON OUR SPRING PRACTICE CHALLENGE|
The Spring Practice Challenge was a huge success! Thank you to everyone
1071 classes taken as a group
10.8 classes taken per person on average
30 folks eligible for the jade mat drawing by taking 15 classes in 30 days- congrats to the winner Curt!
10 folks eligible for the IBY t-shirt/tank drawing by taking 22 classes in 30 days- congrats to the winner Fraser!
7 folks eligible for the massage from Jess drawing by taking 30 classes in 30 days-
congrats to the winner Tessa!
And congrats to Dax who was our new student that practiced the most he won $108 in IBY store credit.
|PADDLE BOARD YOGA BEGINS THIS MONTH|
We are excited to collaborate with Mountain 2 Island Paddleboard Rentals again this summer. Cost is $22 and there are at least twelve spots in each class.
Rock House Marina
5/31 Wednesday 5 PM Nicole
6/22 Thursday 5 PM Leigh-Anne
7/19 Wednesday 5 PM Erin Ling
8/17 Thursday 5 PM Andrew
Claytor Lake State Park
6/10 Saturday 9 AM Alexa
7/2 Sunday 9 AM Betsy
8/5 Saturday 9 AM Alexa
9/3 Sunday 9 AM Kelsey
|HEALING JOURNEY W/ |
TRANSFORMATIONAL BREATH®, THIS SAT, 5/6
Saturday, May 6th from 11:30 AM-1 PM
The workshop is set up as such: We set an intention, lecture on the breath, start with an energetic movement to raise the heart rate, lay down comfortably with pillows, backjack chairs & blankets, music is played. We breathe a conscious and connected diaphragmatic breath for about 40 min toning with sound & light movement to release any emotional blocks. Then we rest, similar to the end of a yoga class and end with a brief discussion, reflection on the experience, etc.
Emily Archer M.A. is a college professor, yoga instructor, and breathwork facilitator. She holds a certification in Transformational Breath® and has trained with founder Dr. Judith Kravitz, a leading world expert in breathwork. Over the last 5 years she has trained across CA and the UK and since has facilitated hundreds of people in this magical and life changing modality.
|EMBODIED BLISS ~ YOGA + MANTRA MUSIC EXPERIENCE W/ GINA & GERSHONE, THURS, 5/25|
5/25/23 at 5:30 PM
Early Bird Price $25, Regular Price after May 15, $35
Embodied Bliss ~ Yoga + Mantra Music Experience With Gina Minyard & Gershone
Join us for slow flow and restorative yoga with live mantra music. Open to a deeper experience of your grounded, blissful nature!... Yoga and live music together reach where separately they cannot go alone. With decades of devoted practice and offerings between them, Gina and Gershone weave together their respective arts to invite you into communion, bliss, and presence - deeper into your heart and into connection with each other.
|YOGA FOR TEENS AGES 13-18 |
WITH JENNIFER MCDONALD IN JUNE
|Mondays at 6 PM|
June 5, 12, 19, and 26
$15 per Class
Class specifically designed for teens ages 13-18 looking to add yoga for flexibility, strength, relaxation, ease anxiety and stress, and complement sport training. A fun and safe space to explore yoga!
|POP UP GUIDED DEEP RELAXATION WITH IVI|
|Wednesday 5/10, at 1 PM|
Join us for meditative inquiries designed to calm the nervous system, release tension, and increase connection. Guided sessions will vary week to week and build strategies through breathwork, visualization, and body awareness that can be used on and beyond the mat.
|UPCOMING IN PERSON AND|
ONLINE KUNGA WORKSHOPS
ANYONE CAN TAKE THESE WORKSHOPS AND COUNT TOWARDS YOUR 300 HOUR CERTIFICATION
5Elements Flow & Ayurveda with Noelle Online
and at In Balance Yoga
5Elements Flow Yoga is a model of five creative, dynamic vinyasa flow practices within the Kunga Yoga School developed by Kristin Cooper-Gulak and inspired by the teachings of Ayurveda. 5Elements Flow is based on the “panchamahabhutus”; or the five great elements of nature, and is for students of all levels. This practice teaches a deeper understanding of the elements through unique namaskars and posture sequencing, and offers the practitioner a toolbox of five flow practices which correlate with changing seasons and life cycles. This palette of creative practices-from deeply grounding to highly energizing-creates a foundation for sustaining a lifelong yoga practice.
Early Bird: $550 by 5/30/23
Regular Rate: $600
*YTT Graduates Get 15% discount
|WANT TO BECOME A YOGA TEACHER OR|
PROPEL YOUR OWN PRACTICE & KNOWLEDGE?
LIFESTYLE & YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE
DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
IBY MEMBERS & KARMA STAFF RATE
VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT, STAFF & FACULTY RATE
200 HOUR KUNGA YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
August - November 2023 One Weekend a Month and Seven Weeknights:
Friday 5 pm – 9 pm
Sat 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
August 25 - 27
September 22 - 24
October 20 - 22
November 10 - 12
WEEK NIGHT SCHEDULE
Tuesday's 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
*Payment Plans available*
Email or Call for More Info:
(540) 961 - 1030
|108 SUN SALUTATIONS WITH LIVE DRUMMING FEATURING DRUMINYASA|
|Wednesday 8/30, 6-7:30 PM|
108 Sun Salutations
featuring live drumming from Druminyasa
$30 to attend
($20 for Karma Volunteers & IBY Teachers)
|ONLINE/ZOOM MENTAL HEALTH HABITS WITH ERIN DOTY, SAT 9/30|
Mental Health Habits [September 30 from 4:30-6pm ET]- $25
Explore the mental health habits of worry, doubt, and fear and learn how to re-frame thoughts for greater energy balance mentally and physically. Experience thinking as consciousness. Balance mood and mental well-being with gentle movement, breath techniques, and mantra meditation. Learn how to work smarter, not harder. Includes over 20 ways to balance mental health. Live Zoom + one-week replay. Need a pen and paper for notes.
Erin Doty is a certified ERYT500, YACEP Hatha yoga and meditation teacher with over 2100 hours of experience. She specializes in meditation, fascia release, and nervous system regulation.
|THAI YOGA BODYWORK CERTIFICATION WITH FRANCISCO MORALES-BERMUDEZ RETURNING|
Level 1: Oct 13 - 15
Level 1 Thai Yoga Bodywork Workshop
Friday, Oct 13, 5:30 - 8 PM
Saturday, Oct 14, 11 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Oct 15, 11 AM - 5 PM
**50% off if you are a returning Level 1 Graduate of this Training
Led by Francisco Bermudez – Morales
Description:Level 1 Thai Bodywork Certification This 3 day course provides participants with the knowledge and skill required to provide a 90 minute Thai Massage. Participants will gain insight into the history of the art form, technique, self care, and business practices. It also provides participants with a sequence that integrates all the essential techniques that make Thai Massage a unique art form. This adaptable sequence will provide the ability to create specific individual experiences whether you will use these skills to incorporate into yoga teachings, to provide one-on-one treatments and more.In order to complete the certification, participants must take part in a practicum that requires them to provide 5 free massages to people in their community. After each session, participants journal about their experience, challenges, and observations and submit this journal to Francisco for review and guidance. During the practicum, participants have direct contact with Francisco in order to continue to progress from one session to the next.Once the practicum has concluded, participants receive their certificate and can then move on into their practice as Thai Bodyworkers in their community.Topics covered include:* massage techniques & assisted stretches* accessing "sen" or energy lines* an overview of the history of Thai massage includinga review of ancient documents and drawings by monks whocreated the system* trainees will receive a training manual that contains thesequences and and overview of the history and methodology* breath work and meditation for sustainability and endurance while facilitating massage
More Info here:
|TWO DONATIONS CLASSES FOR MEALS ON MAIN WITH OUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM|
|Join our yoga teacher trainees for Donations Yoga supporting Meals on Main.|
Online and at out VTCRC Studio Location
|COMMUNITY YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS, SURVIVORS, AND CARETAKERS, SUN, 6:30 pm at CRC|
Sundays at 6:30 PM
Indoor and Online- Community/Free Yoga for Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Care Takers @ VTCRC: 2000 Kraft Dr. Suite 1204
Use of Gentle Yoga for Survivors
The Christina Phipps Foundation fosters the use of yoga as part of the restorative and rehabilitative process following breast cancer surgery. Our instructors are trained to recognize that such surgery will often result in lingering pain and a reduced range of motion. They bring a gentle yoga approach to each of their students and remain sensitive to individual limitations.
|COMMUNITY/FREE YOGA FOR TEENS AT THE BLACKSBURG AND CHRISTIANSBURG LIBRARIES|
6/8 at 6 PM at the Blacksburg Library with Corinne
6/15 at 6 PM at the Christiansburg Library with Corinne
|SUMMER SOLSTICE COMMUNITY CLASSES AT CABO FISH TACO AND |
THE ALEXANDER BLACK HOUSE
Wednesday, 6/14 at 9 AM at Cabo Fish Taco with Betsy
Thursday, 6/15 at 9 AM at Cabo Fish Taco with Makenzi
Friday, 6/16 at 9 AM at Cabo Fish Taco with Staff with Erin L.
Saturday, 6/17 at 9 AM at Cabo Fish Taco with Betsy
Saturday, 6/17 at 5 PM at the Alexander Black House with Jason
|DONATIONS WILDLIFE YOGA WITH SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILDLIFE CENTER WITH ERIN L|
Saturday 6/17/23 at 11:30 AM
Come learn about wildlife in Virginia and donate to support our local wildlife center. The class will be in the style of a show and tell, clients will not be able to touch the wildlife. Kid Friendly!
Sign-up now this class is going to be...wild.
|KIDS AERIAL YOGA|
5 CLASS KIDS PASS FOR $75
SUMMER DATES ADDED
Kid's Aerial |
Sunday, 3-4 PM
5/21 Jennifer McDonald
6/4 Jenn Hopper
6/11 Lauren Lucas
6/18 Natalie Duncan
6/25 Jennifer McDonald
7/9 Jenn Hopper
7/23 Jennifer McDonald
7/30 Natalie Duncan
8/13 Lauren Lucas
8/27 Natalie Duncan
Sunday, 4:30-5:30 PM
5/7 Jennifer McDonald
5/21 Jennifer McDonald
6/4 Jason Clemons
6/11 Jennifer McDonald
6/18 Natalie Duncan
6/25 Jennifer McDonald
7/16 Jason Clemons
7/23 Jennifer McDonald
7/30 Natalie Duncan
8/6 Jennifer McDonald
8/13 Jenn Hopper
8/20 Jason Clemons
8/27 Natalie Duncan
Kid's Five Class Pass: $75
Link below to purchase
24 Hour Cancellation Required
|COMMUNITY GENTLE POOL YOGA|
|Gentle pool yoga at the Blacksburg Aquatics Center|
Tuesdays from 11:00 am - noon
May 16 Natalie
|OSTEOPATHIC DEMONSTRATION, SUN, 5/21|
|Learn how osteopathy can help improve your mobility, reduce pain, and enhance your overall wellness. Don't miss this chance to discover the benefits of osteopathy firsthand.|
|KITTEN YOGA WITH ANIMAL HOPE ALLIANCE, NEXT CLASS AUGUST|
Join us for our next Kitten Yoga with Animal Hope Alliance and Leigh-Anne on Saturday 8/19 at 11:30 AM!
|NEW MEMBER SPECIAL - $49 |
1ST MONTH / RECURRING PAYMENT AFTER
• Unlimited Yoga at both N. Main & VTCRC for either in person or online live classes through ZOOM
• 10% off retail
• 5% off workshops
• 1 Free Guest Per Month
• Access to our on-demand recorded class library of over 500+ classes
• Aerial classes
NEW MEMBER SPECIAL
We're offering $49 for your first month and then regular price $99 recurring monthly payments, cancel anytime with a 30 Day Notice. If you practice 2 times per week = $12.38 per class. Best Value for unlimited yoga at the studio.
|BOOK YOUR INFRARED HEATED SAUNA SESSION|
IBY now has our very own Infrared Heated Sauna. We are grateful to be able to borrow this new addition from an IBY friend to help us continue to detox and provide wellness
opportunities at the studio in 2022.
Immune System Boost
Muscle Pain Relief
Stress and Fatigue Reduction
Ease Joint Pain and Stiffness
You can schedule your
private session through Mindbody. Learn more on our website:
15 Minute Session $20
30 Minute Session $35
Includes light therapy and music.
|WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM? |
KARMA DESK STAFF OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR WORK TRADE
Positions available for work-trade.
Contact us if you are interested.
|PASTURE RAISED FARM FRESH EGGS|
Pasture Raised - Farm Fresh Eggs
Message Chacha @ firstname.lastname@example.org
by noon on Friday
Drop Off/ Pickup on Fridays at 5:45pm at In Balance Yoga
1512 N. Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
|RIVERSTONE ORGANIC FARM CSA FARMSHARE DROP SITE|
Coming soon, In Balance Yoga will be a drop off/pickup site for the Riverstone Organic Farm CSA Farmshare.
Learn more and sign-up here: https://riverstoneorganicfarm.com/
|PRIVATE KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTIES|
Looking to host a Kids Bday Party?
Check us out and get in touch: email@example.com
(540) 961 - 1030
|PREFER A PRIVATE CLASS OVER A PUBLIC CLASS? WE OFFER PRIVATE SESSIONS OR SMALL GROUP SESSIONS |
FOR BOTH YOGA & AERIAL IN-STUDIO OR ONLINE
If you would prefer a private class over a public class - book a private session:
Yoga, Mat Pilates, Barre
1 - 9 People - $75 Total
10 - 25 People - $10 per Person
26+ People - $7 per person
$100 (up to 3 people)
$175 (4 - 13)
Use Online Registration
or Call / Email: (540) 961 - 1030
|We rent our Kunga, Karma, and yoga spaces for various events including workshops, dance groups, etc. You can rent them by the hour or by the day.|
Let us know if you're interested.
FOR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP
|Join us every Saturday for a donations class at 4:30 pm to support a diversity scholarship for our Yoga Teacher Training program. Each Saturday a different teacher or style of yoga offered for you to try yoga and support a great cause.|
|MAY KUNGA THEME: APARIGRAHA|
|Aparigraha is the concept of non-possessiveness or non-coveting. The term usually elicits the thought of limiting possessions to what is necessary and important.|
Aparigraha is the Sanskrit word for greedlessness. It comes from the word parigraha, which means reaching out for something and claiming it for oneself- by adding the “A” it becomes the antonym. Aparigraha means taking what is truly necessary.
|Hope to practice with you soon! Thank You For Your Continued Support!|
|If you have any questions, please let us know.|