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Saturday, 4/4 • 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Explosive cardio and strength training with Essie Jackson from Peak Strength & Conditioning!  Space is limited to 22. Sign up ahead of time to reserve your space. 
Saturday, 4/11 • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
$15-20 suggested donation, No experience necessary!
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 introductory workshop, participants will learn some basic tools for practicing Contact Improvisation, including falling, rolling a point of contact, weight exchange, counter balance, and physical listening.
To pre-register, or for more information, email us at Registration encouraged but not required.
Saturday, 4/11 • 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Regular Class Card or Drop In rate to attend.
Music will be provided by El Capitán. El Capitán is the project of
guitarist Rodrigo Sarlo, based in Blacksburg, VA. His music blends Latin and Flamenco rhythms with reggae and rock to create a uniquely smooth atmosphere. The range of influences spans the globe and includes vocals in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French. His live shows explore eclectic styles such as bossa nova, samba, tango, salsa, rumba, reggae and more through both originals and jazz/latin classics.  

Come listen to El Capitán while Sophie leads us through a lovely vinyasa flow.
Sunday, 4/12 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Refresh Your Workout Wardrobe!

Lululemon Charlottesville will be brining their showroom to Crossfit Blacksburg - 112 Country Club Drive.  
Join us for the latest trends, other surprises and a fun afternoon.
Monday, 4/13 • 1:30 - 2:30 pm
"A Reiki Journey" will be holding it's 2nd Reiki Workshop at In Balance Yoga on Monday, April 13th from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.  This is for anyone interested in understanding how Reiki can help you heal physically, emotionally or spiritually.  Nicky will be explaining what Reiki is and how it heals as well as many other facets of Holistic Healing.  Nicky is an International Practitioner for Holistic Medicine and will also let you experience what receiving Reiki is by demonstration on you if you are interested.  

$12 / person students & seniors
$15 / person 
Please sign up online, at the front desk or call
Wednesday, 4/15 • 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Once a month, join In Balance Yoga for yoga class around the pool at the Clay Corner Inn followed by Wine n'bites!  Save the Date for 5/20, 6/17, 7/22, 8/12 & 9/16.

$25 / person
Sign up online, at the front desk or call 
Friday, 4/17 • 7:45 - 8:45 pm
Want to learn little tricks to help with your arm balances and build strength?  We will have time in this class to workshop a few arm balances and break them down and spend more time playing with them.

Regular class card or drop in rate to attend.  Limited to 25.  Sign up ahead of time.
Friday, 4/24 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
The busyness of life often gets us caught in a state of over-doing.  This workshop will demonstrate the importance of slowing down.  We will start with a body and breath focus,  some gentle movement, and then transition into a restorative yoga practice. With yoga props supporting the body, you rest in postures for prolonged periods of time, and the body is able to relax on a deeper level.   The stillness of the postures allow your body to rejuvenate, and your nervous system to calm, so you are naturally guided towards health and well being.  Pranayama  (breath-exercise) will be integrated throughout.

Colleen (E-RYT 500) will take some time after the workshop to talk with anyone who would like more information on her upcoming Restorative Yoga Training, at In Balance Yoga  - September 25th to 28th. 

Saturday, 4/25 • 1:00 - 3:00 pm

In a two hour hatha/flow session, Colleen will guide you through the Chakras (energy centers), starting with chakra one and moving up the spine to chakra seven.  She will use asanas (postures), specific movements, intentions, and breaths to bring balance and awareness to the seven major energy centers in the body. 

Registration for workshops with Colleen:

$25 - for each individual workshop through 4/17/15
$30 - after 4/17/15 for each individual workshop 
$45 - For both the Restorative Yoga Session and Journey Through The Chakras through 4/17/15
Sunday, 4/26 • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
In this free* 1-hour workshop, Katie Haines, CHC, will lead a discussion on how eating "clean" will take your practice, and your life, to the next level.  We'll discuss how to uncover which foods work for your body (and just how important it is!) and how to find your own clean eating flow.  Learn how easy clean eating can be with plenty of practical tips and ideas to motivate and inspire you.
*Please bring an item to donate to the food pantry.
Wednesday, 4/29 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
We are BLESSED to have Lisa for her 3rd visit to IBY!
In Lisa's class you will find emphasis on strength and breath to cultivate the spiritual warrior within as well as a hip hop vibe drawing from her old Brooklyn roots.  Welcome back, Lisa!

$35 – One Night Only!  Sign up in advance.  LISA ROCKS!
Monday, 5/4 • 6:00 - 7:30 pm   AND
Saturday, 6/13 • 10:00 - 11:30 am
Join us at In Balance Yoga with guest teacher, Bikram trained, Bea Clements as she leads us through a traditional Bikram Hot Yoga 26&2 hour and a half class.  Regular class card to attend.

Saturday, 5/9 • 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Come join us for an acroyoga journey.  Learn new skills you never thought you could do in a supportive and exciting environment.  Learn to spin, flip and fly, wile being lifted by – or lifting another yogi. You’ll be amazed by what you can do! Acroyoga requires no super human strength or flexibility, just a great attitude and willingness to learn. No experience needed but a background in yoga, movement, dance etc will be helpful!  No partner required to attend.
Student Early Bird Rate:  $25
Non-student Early Bird Rate:  $30
Day of:  $35 to attend.
Saturday, 5/23 • TBD

Michael Valach is opening a new paddle board shop and rental service on Claytor Lake:  Mountain 2 Island Paddleboard Company.

Together we will offer SUP Yoga twice a month at Claytor Lake this summer, $20 / person.

Save the Dates:
5/23, 6/9, 6/21, 7/7, 7/26, 8/4, 8/15
Mountain 2 Island is offering IBY yogis a 20% discount on Paddleboard rentals by mentioning In Balance Yoga when booking rentals over the phone or by entering the promocode "yoga" when booking rentals online.  Looking forward to this partnership!
Gentle Therapeutic Pool Yoga
Thursday, 5/28 • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Twice a month on Thursdays, a Gentle Therapeutic Pool Yoga class will be held in the Clay Corner Inn pool for those working on balance, joint and muscular challenges.

Price $10 / person

Save the dates for 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20, & 9/3
Saturday, 7/25 • 12:00 - 2:30 pm
Saturday, July 25th Southwest Virginia native Ashley Bell will visit Blacksburg to share modern tellings of the ancient myths behind a few of yoga's most inspiring arm balances. You'll be amply prepared to approach these intricate shapes by way of a playful and rhythmic Lotus Inspired Flow sequence, influenced by Ashley's 200-hours of advanced training at Laughing Lotus NYC. Ashley has been teaching yoga for nearly a dozen years in Charleston, South Carolina, where she is known and loved for her ability to bring meaning to the movement practice and introduce complex postures in approachable and light-hearted ways. 
September 25 - 28, 2015
This three-and-a-half day course is for everyone and every body.  It is highly beneficial for those who want to knowledgeably develop a restorative home practice, and for teachers who want to confidently and safely guide their students into restorative yoga postures. 
You will learn:
proper placement of props
how to relieve stress/tension in your body
set up for 25+ postures
how to incorporate restorative yoga into a hatha or vinyasa class
blanket folding 101
plus so much more
100 page detailed manual
three full restorative classes led by Colleen
yoga teachers earn 23 CEU's
Registration cut off 9/15/15
September 25th - 28th
Friday, 5 to 6:30pm, 7 to 9pm - Candlelight Restorative Yoga Chakra Class
Saturday, 9:30am to 6pm (lunch break 1 - 2:30)
Sunday, 9am to 5:30pm (lunch break 1 - 2:30), 9 to 10:30am - Restorative Yoga Hip Balance Class
Monday, 9:30am to 5pm (lunch break 12 - 1:30)
For more information, please visit Colleen's website at:
Restorative Yoga Training webpage  
Participate in our new Instagram campaign & win a free semester pass (4 months of unlimited yoga, value $300+) to In Balance Yoga.
We will run a three week campaign Monday, 4/13 through Friday, 5/1.  Get the most people to follow In Balance Yoga on Instagram and refer the most people to try any class at In Balance Yoga during this three week period to win.  
The person who gets the most people to try any class at In Balance Yoga between 4/13 and 5/1 and likes on Instagram wins a free semester pass!  Email the studio with client referral list to enter.
20% off on First Friday of the Month
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
Free Community & Donation Classes:  Karma Yoga
Community Vinyasa: First Monday of each month at 7:45 pm
Community Hot Yoga:  Last Thursday of each month at 7:45 pm

Free Community Classes TBD Fridays, 2:00 - 3:15 pm
*Teacher & Class Style Vary
We will continue to offer free, community classes on TBD Friday's from 2:00 - 3:15 pm. Future teachers will be new teachers to our community or teachers from our Yoga Teacher Training program. Stay tuned. Check our webscheduelr for more information.
Hatha:  Friday, 4/3, 2:00 - 3:15 pm with Jess Blumberg
      *Donations will benefit Alpha Phi Foundation - Cardiac Care 

Hatha:  Friday, 4/17, 2:00 - 3:15 pm with Lynn Theodose
Dharma II Vinyasa, 4/24, 2:00 - 3:15 pm with Nicole Boyle

Donations Class for a Pre-School in South Africa, Saturday, 4/25, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
      *Donations will benefit Diphetogo Creche, a - pre-school in South Africa with 140 students ranging from 0 - 5 years old.  We are collecting donations and educational supplies and clothes for children under the age of five for an outreach trip to South Africa.  We will help set up programs, conduct screenings and identify at risk kids for a very basic one room school serving 150 pre-school children where they currently have five teachers on staff.

Hot Yoga, Tuesday, 4/28, 9:00 - 10:00 pm
     *Donations will benefit Students Helping Honduras
      Students Helping Honduras is a nonprofit organization committed to ending the poverty and gang violence in Honduras by empowering youth through education.  Every winter break a group from VT travels down to start building a school in a Honduran village alongside the villagers.  This fundraiser will aid our efforts to raise the funds necessary to finish our latest school, Jose Ramon Rosa and reach our fundraising goal of $25,000.  Suggested donation of $10 / person, and any other donations are gladly accepted.
108 Sun Salutations to Welcome Summer, Monday, 6/22 at 7:45 pm
Let us know if you have an oranization or cause in the community you want to support.  We love hearing from our yogis.
Check the webscheduler for our up-to-date schedule each day and to pre-register for class or use the app - Mindbody Connect.
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30 Day Challenge
Congratulations to over 50 yogis who completed the 30 Day Challenge this winter!  Congratulations also to six yogis who completed 60 in 60 and two yogis who completed 90 in 90!  Thank you so much for your support and sharing your practice with us!
Other news:

(4 months unlimited yoga): $300 for students ($75 per month) and $350 non-students ($87.50 per month) 

Give the Gift of Wellness, GIFT CARDS 
Available Online or at the Front Desk
PRIVATE GROUP Classes & CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS available.  Call the studio for more information.
PARKING: 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.

In Balance yogi, Art Ford has fresh juice for donation only.  Limited quality available.  Suggested donation $4, cash or check only.  Please return your glass jar for him to recycle and use again.  

Meet Jennifer Miller: Our In Balance Yoga Teachers

Each month we will highlight a different In Balance Yoga teacher so you can learn more about us and our IBY team.

Tell us about your first yoga experience?
About 20 years ago, I was invited to a friend's house for a private session with an Ashtanga Yoga teacher. I had been a fitness instructor for a few years and considered myself to be fit and strong. When we began the practice,  I was quickly humbled by the sun salutations and surprised that I lacked the core and upper body strength for vinyasa. I loved the dynamic nature of Ashtanga and the way movement and breath were united. I felt that day like I had found my Yoga home. I spent the next three years studying and practicing with that same teacher and began to teach Ashtanga Yoga myself.

What is it that you hope to share to your students?  What can students expect when they walk in the door to your class?
I hope to offer my students the opportunity to practice Yoga in a place that is nurturing and encouraging to them. I hope they will be comfortable in my class no matter how long they have been practicing or what their abilities are. I hope to inspire them to grow fitter and stronger at the pace that is right for them.  My students can expect an athletic practice based on the Ashtanga tradition. They can expect some humor and a relaxed, personable teaching style.

We want to learn more about you.  What would your perfect day look like?
A perfect day would start with a strong cup of black coffee and the Primary Series. Then I would teach my classes and connect with others for a while. I would get back home in time for an afternoon nap before the school bus brings my daughters home. Then, time with my family to talk and dance and joke and cook dinner and unwind. I feel so lucky that I have this "perfect" day nearly everyday.
What is your favorite quote?
"Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we have learned here. The spiritual journey is the relinquishment - or unlearning - of fear and the acceptance of love back into our hearts." - from "A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles" by Marianne Williamson

What inspires your teaching style?
These days, my teaching style is mainly inspired by my personal practice. The time I spend on my mat with my own body informs and inspires my teaching more than anything else. My teaching style is also deeply influenced by the years I spent practicing with my Ashtanga teacher. I absorbed so much knowledge and experience in those years of study with him. I still use his sequencing in my vinyasa classes and hear his voice in my head describing alignment and technique. 
Where is your favorite place to practice yoga?
At home.
How has practicing yoga transformed your own life?
Wow, in every way. Yoga has taught me to surrender, to trust the process, and to do the work. 
What is your favorite music to listen to while practicing?
I choose music depending on my mood. I love traditional yoga music and often play it when I teach. But, an occasional practice with Bob Marley or Moby can be a nice change of pace.
What is your favorite aspect of teaching?
I love the challenge of designing a practice from start to finish. I typically spend some time before class loosely planning what I will teach. I have fun selecting postures that progress naturally into each other and making sequences of postures that will open or strengthen a particular part of the body. I also love being in a room full of people who are practicing together. There is an energy and connection in group practice that lifts me up.
follow me on TWITTER/INSTAGRAM  @plainjanefitnes
Hope to practice with you soon! Thank You For Your Continued Support!
If you have any questions, please let us know.
In Balance Yoga
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