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Donations Karma Yoga  for Nepal
Monday, 5/4  •  7:45 - 8:45 pm with Sophie Swan
Saturday, 5/16 • 12:00 - 1:15 pm with Leia Jones
We want to help.  Join us for one of our two karma yoga donations classes with COMPASSION as our intention.  We are selecting an organization in Nepal for funds raised.

Thank you to both, Sophie Swan and Leia Jones, for offering your teaching to support this cause.

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.

Friday, 5/8 • 2:o0 - 3:00 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 for this community class.
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, while 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.
Donations Class to support Peace Fellow in Bosnia
Saturday, 5/9 • 6:00 - 7:00 pm with Rob Patzig
Sarah, one of our IBY yoginis,  will be spending ten weeks this summer in Bosnia as a Peace Fellow to support the grassroots women's organization, BOSFAM. Many of BOSFAM’s members are genocide survivors, having lost many friends and family members. BOSFAM seeks to create an environment where women from different ethnic groups can come to a safe space, weave, drink coffee, and talk about their experiences. Sarah will be working on a business plan for the organization to help these women support themselves financially, hosting exhibitions of the beautiful tapestries they make, and accompanying them to Srebrenica for the 20th anniversary of the massacre in which 8,000 Bosnian Muslims lost their lives. While Sarah receives a modest stipend, she still needs to raise money for travel and living expenses as she will be working for BOSFAM essentially unpaid. Please come to this special In Balance class to help support her work for peace and reconciliation in Bosnia. For more information on BOSFAM, please visit
TRANSPARENCY Introduction with Anna Pittman
Wednesday, 5/13 • 8:00 - 9:00 am
This 12 session class will serve to open your heart's emotional range while deeply shifting life perspectives & relationships!

Through group inquiry & gentle lecture we will:

Experience a profound shift toward clear thinking
Allow passion, vulnerability, & clarity to direct your life
Develop heart intelligent communication
Reveal & heal the cyclic trauma of suffering
Access the immoveable power of Awareness
Emerge as the Loving Presence that you Are

This 12 session course is full of Eastern perspective in action. Ten percent information and 90 percent direct inquiry, this class is highly experiential and life changing!

Wednesday, 5/20 • 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!  Class will be a gentle flow (open to all levels) on the pool deck. Wine, appetizers and community to follow!  
Save the Date for 6/17, 7/22, 8/12 & 9/16.

$25 / person
Sign up online, at the front desk or call 
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 with Laura and Nicole
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.  Open to all levels will be a gentle yoga class.  Until it warms up we will practice on the pool deck.  Laura Prussin and Nicole Boyle are excited to teach this class!

Price $10 / person

Save the dates for 6/11, 6/25, 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20, & 9/3
Introduction to the Patanjali Yoga Sutra with Lynn Theodose
Sunday, June 7, 8:30 - 9:30 am
Please join Lynn Theodose for an introduction to the Yoga Sutra of Pantanjali.   Explore the original teachings of yoga through discussion, myth and mantra.  Deepen your understanding of your practice and your self.  No Charge to attend.
Camp Super Human with J Miles
June 25 - 28, 2015
Areas of instruction include...
* AcroYoga - Led by Mateo J Daniel (Acro Yoga Montreal)
* Slackline - Led by Rob Lenfestey (Yoga Slackers)
* Handbalancing - Led by Adrian McCavitt
* Parkour - Led by Jereme Denis Sanders (Parkour San Antonio)
* Budokon - Led by Zach Surina
* Mindful Creative Process - Led by All
* Yoga, Body Work and Thai Massage

This year's retreat will be held at the Floyd Eco Village ( on 75 beautiful acres of private land in Floyd, Virginia. We have the capacity to have up to 150 participants this year!! In addition to camping, there is limited indoor housing available in the form of bunk beds and shared private rooms. With the different available housing arrangements, there are three different pricing points:

Camping: $345
Bunks: $420
Double: $510

Pricing includes housing, 6 meals, instruction, and the rental of our awesome home for the weekend!

Register at:
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  
Jivamukti Yoga In Italy
October 10 - 17, 2015
7 Days of Yoga, Mediation & Italian Cuisine in Tuscany

Restorative, challenging and devotional yoga at Fattoria Bacio, overlooking 340 acres of olive groves and vineyards near Florence and Certaldo with Floyd Jivamukti certified teacher, Mary Brown and resident of Hawaii Jivamukti certified teacher, Lisa Asha Rapp 
If interested in joining us (I will be a student!! and Justin will be there for a few days), please email:
Kids Yoga Classes
Save the Date:  
Tuesday, June 23
Thursday, July 23

Ages 5 – 8: 9 – 9:45 am
Ages 9 – 12: 10 – 10:45 am
We will practice asana as well as karma yoga.  More details to come.  Hoping to decorate TINY TOMS again for children in need in our community.

Please email to schedule.
In Balance Yoga is part of the Adventure Club this summer offering Kids Yoga three times a week in Montgomery County at Kipps and Christiansburg Primary.

Namaste : )
20% off on First Friday of the Month:  May 1, 2015
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:  FIRSTFRIDAYMAY
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.
Donations for Nepal
Monday, 5/4  •  7:45 - 8:45 pm with Sophie Swan
Saturday, 5/16 • 12:00 - 1:15 pm with Leia Jones

BootCamp with Essie
Friday, 5/8 • 2:o0 - 3:00 pm

Donations Class to support Peace Fellow in Bosnia
Saturday, 5/9 • 6:00 - 7:00 pm with Rob Patzig
Dharma II Vinyasa, 5/15, 2:00 - 3:15 pm with Nicole Boyle

Hot Yoga Community Class, 6/19, 2:00 - 3:00 pm with Betsy Walker
108 Sun Salutations to Welcome Summer, Monday, 6/22 at 7:45 pm with Nicole Boyle
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.
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.  

Thankful to our In Balance Yoga Teachers!

We wanted to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU with all of our hearts to our In Balance Yoga teachers.  For all of their time, energy, love, teachings and support.

Dharma Mittra, my teacher, always says - everything is always perfect - ebbs and flows - the rhythm of living.  

We want to take this time to thank the following teachers for all of their energy at In Balance Yoga as they transition to new opportunities:

Courtney Barr will be focusing her energy on Downey Dog Yoga in Radford.  Her last regular scheduled class at IBY will be end of May.  

Emily Glasson will be relocating to Richmond, VA for Physical Therapy School.  Her last day with IBY will be June 9th.

Sophie Swan is graduating from VT this month and leaving town.  Her last day with IBY will be May 14th.

Nicole Capella is also graduating from VT this month and is starting her life in the career world working full time.  Hope to have Nicole teach again once life in the working world settles.  

Laura Prussin is relocating to my old stomping ground - Utah - end of summer.  Can't wait to visit you in Park City!  : )  Laura's last day with IBY will be late summer.

Thank you to these teachers and all of our teachers for everything they do for our yoga community.  We will miss you dearly and know In Balance is always your home - "om"!  : )
Hope to practice with you soon! Thank You For Your Continued Support!
If you have any questions, please let us know.
In Balance Yoga
TEL: +1.540.961.1030
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In Balance Yoga Studio  •  401 South Main Street  •  Blacksburg, VA 24060

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