In Balance Yoga
Guest Teachers at In Balance Yoga in the New Year!

January 10 - May 7  (See details in newsletter section below)


Wednesdays, 1/13, 2/10 & 3/16:  4:15 - 5:30 pm

Friday, 1/29, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
In the Mysore format, students can practice Ashtanga at their own pace with more individual attention from the teacher, which provides an opportunity to move into new postures when it’s appropriate. 

This class with Jeff is open for students to come and practice any sequence of asana they know, including the classic Ashtanga.  Drop In Rate to attend anytime between 1:30 - 3:30 pm.



Tuesdays, 1/26 & 2/23:  9:45 - 11:15 am,  donations class, Stay tuned for theme.  : )

Wednesdays:  1/27, 2/24 & 3/23:  4:15 - 5:30 pm

Sunday, 1/31
10 - 11:30 am: Vinyasa, 3 - 4 pm:  Satsang and 4 - 5:30 pm:  Dharma III/IV 

Brittanie DeChino, MS, E-RYT 500, has studied many styles of yoga in her 15+ years as a yogi:  Jivamukti, Vinyasa, Kundalini, Ashtanga, Anusara, Restorative, etc.  Oddly enough, when she met her teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra, in 2010, she couldn't figure out what she had been doing until that point!  Being in the loving presence of Sri Dharma (as often as possible, she goes to New York at least 2 times a month for classes) has helped her evolve into a calm, steady and even more joyful teacher.  She began teaching yoga in 2005, to her colleagues in the conference room of their Music Law Firm in New York City. Since then, she’s earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology (GWU), taken multiple 200-hour teacher trainings, and completed her 500- and 800-hour programs with master yogi, Sri Dharma Mittra, who is a disciple of Swami Kailashananda (a/k/a Yogi Gupta).  Brittanie is living a life of service and is thankful for the opportunity to live out her dharma in this way. She teaches group yoga & Pilates classes and small group/private lessons. She is on Faculty in Sri Dharma Mittra’s Life of a Yogi Teacher Training program (NYC) and is the Director of Teacher Training at Flow Yoga Center in DC. She guest teaches at many local teacher trainings in the DC Metro area and leads 1-3 retreats per year (international and within the Continental US). She is also an adjunct professor of Stress Management at GWU. She is thankful for the opportunity to seek Self-Realization while on the path of a Householder and is forever grateful for her supportive family, especially her partner, Christopher, and their dog, Molly.

Brittanie's teaching style:
 Brittanie is a calm, steady and joyful teacher who assimilates classical yoga philosophy with modern-day Western life. Her classes give students space to experience the practice in their own way – you’ll often hear her say “move according to your conditions.” So the class may feel challenging and intense, soft and nurturing, or meditative and focused. Or all of the above! She uses her intuition as an experienced teacher to ensure each class serves what the students need. All her yoga classes incorporate the 8-limbs of Hatha Raja yoga, so if you are looking to learn a bit more about the holistic practice of yoga, in addition to the poses, this is a great class for you! At the end of class, especially after the long relaxation, you’ll feel balanced, steady, and grounded. Her Pilates and Vinyasa classes include innovative and inspiring playlists, while her Dharma classes are quieter and more meditative. All her classes incorporate breathwork and will make you feel stronger, more flexible, and happier!  

So grateful to have Brittanie at In Balance Yoga for the day to share her knowledge and spirit!  Join us on Sunday, 1/31, for one of her three classes:

10 - 11:30 am:  Vinyasa  
3 - 4 pm:  Satsang (Kirtan, spiritual discussion, meditation & chanting)
4 - 5:30 pm:  Dharma III/IV Intermediate Vinyasa
* Drop-In Rate to attend any of Brittanie's classes.

Save the Date:
Cindy Lunsford (Barkan/Bikram, Yin, & Inversion/Arm Balance Workshop):  March 12 - 13 
Graham Schweig (Bhagavad Gita):  May 21 - 22

200 Hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training at In Balance Yoga

Join Nicole for a RYS 200 Foundational Yoga Teacher Training!  Whether you want to teach yoga or deepen your understanding as a practitioner, this program will immerse you in the forms of yoga we teach here at IBY.

Format: 9 weekends of Training

Jan 9/10
Jan 30/31
February 13/14
Feb 27/28
March 12/13
April 2/3
May 7/8
May 21/22
June 18/19 ** Graduation
Guest teachers include:  Lynn Theodose (Sutras, Sanskrit & Ashtanga), Chris Pohowski & Akke Hulburt (Anatomy), Brittanie DeChino (Dharma Mentor), Cindy Lunsford (Barkan Mentor) & Graham Schweig (Philosophy and his translation of the Bhagavad Gita).


For more information and to download the application visit our website and click on Yoga Teacher Training.  We are really excited to host our first 200 Hour and how everything is coming together!  Thank you to the 10 yogis who have made this committment.

Namaste!  #lifelongjourney
Anatomy Course with Chris Pohowsky & Akke Hulburt

Is advancing your yoga practice part of your New Year’s resolutions?

Chris Pohowsky and Akke Hulburt will offer an accessible, enriching yoga anatomy overview at
In Balance Yoga Studio at 401 South Main Street, Blacksburg.

Chris will teach the ‘nitty gritty’ part of anatomy and Akke’s will help you apply this knowledge in the context of yoga. There will be a lecture, discussion and experiential portion to the program. You may register for Chris’ portion, Akke’s part of the training or for both parts.

In this yoga anatomy course you will learn:
  • Basic musculoskeletal anatomy from a functional and movement oriented perspective
  • Common terms associated with anatomical position, direction and planes of movement
  • An overview of the body's systems and its hierarchical organization from cell to tissue to organ
  • An introduction to the fascial network: How it relates to form, function, stability, compartmentalization, proprioception and energy storage.
  • What movement is possible in the major joints
  • What may restrict your full movement or that of your students 
  • How to access greater range of motion.
You will emerge from this training with:
  • Increased knowledge of movement in the major joints such as the hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrists and spine
  • Enhanced understanding of how the skeleton, muscles, nervous system including reflexes work together
  • Deepened ability to apply this knowledge in your yoga practice and/or teaching
  • More powerful yet safe yoga asana program
Chris will teach on Sundays January 10 and February 14th from 12:30 - 3:45 pm and 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Akke will teach on Saturdays Jan. 30th, Feb. 13, and Feb. 27, March 12, April 2nd and May 7th from 8:00-9:45 a.m. 
Investment $150 for Chris’s portion, $150 for Akke’s portion or $275 for both parts.
Attendance to all sessions is required to receive 20 CEU’s.
**This course is included in the 200 Hour Foundational Yoga Teacher Training for In Balance Yoga

To register please call 540 961 1030 or email
30 Day Challenge:  30 Classes in 30 Days
 Start 2016 off on your mat!
Try the 30 Day Challenge this New Year! 
Start the year off right with 30 classes in 30 days for $85.

Practice 30 classes in 30 straight days with us and feel the benefits of yoga in your life. In addition to the substantial physical and mental benefits, those who complete a 30 Day Challenge will receive 25% off their next package or retail and 5 free class passes to give to friends who are new to the studio. If you miss a day within your 30 day challenge, you can double up on another day that week to achieve the goal of 30 yoga classes in 30 days!

When is the 30 Day Challenge? You pick the 30 consecutive days that work best with your schedule and begin. We will have a chart posted outside the studio where you can check each session off for your 30 classes, in 30 straight days!!
CHECK IN @ In Balance Yoga 12 x = 1 FREE CLASS 

To participate "check in" at In Balance Yoga on our Facebook page 12 times in 2016 and get one free class.  Message us when you have checked in 12 x through Facebook, we will confirm the check-ins and add the class to your account.
Free Community AcroJam 
Fridays, 1/8 & 1/22,  7:30 - 9:00 pm

In Balance Yogis, Eileen Van Aken and Arlie Hill will host an AcroJam this Friday, 1/8 & 1/22, beginning at 7:30 pm - free and open to the community.  No experience with acro or yoga needed.  No teacher or planned class.  It will be a safe space available for people to come together to play in a fun environment with heavy spotting.  

Other Friday's TBD, check the webscheduler for schedule.
Gentle Pool Yoga 
Thursdays, 1/14 & 1/28  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm, $10

Gentle Pool Yoga at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center twice a month.  Open to all levels.  Use the water as a prop to improve balance and joint and muscular challenges.  
Beginner CONTACT IMPROV with Barbara Tait
Fridays, 1/15 & 2/19:  7:30 -9:30 pm

Donations accepted.  No experience necessary.  Come practice Contact Improv with us!
FREE Open Self-Practice with Janet
Saturday, January 23,  1 - 2:30 pm

Janet would love to help facilitate a group self-practice at In Balance Yoga on Saturday, 1/23 from 2 - 3:30 pm.  Join Janet for a 60 minute self-practice and then 30 minutes of group play.  Enjoy the freedom in moving the way your body feels it needs to move!

Paddleboard Yoga @ Christiansburg Aquatic Center
Sundays, 1/24, 2/14, 3/20, & 4/10:  2:30 - 3:15 pm, $20

In Balance Yoga & Mountain 2 Island Paddleboard Company team up at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center this winter.  Join us on Sundays:  1/24, 2/14, 3/20 & 4/10.  

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding:  1:30 - 2:15 pm, $15
Paddleboard Yoga:  2:30 - 3:15 pm, $20

Paddleboard Yoga is a variation of stand up paddleboarding (SUP), combined with yoga.  SUP Yoga participants gain the strength and flexibility required to maintain the balance and postures on water.  Enjoy a fun, lighthearted way to engage and strengthen core muscles and improve balance this winter while participating in SUP yoga inside the comforts of the Aquatic Center pool.  No experience needed.  Limited to 6 - 8 per class.  Minimum age:  10

Community Restorative Yoga with Mims
Thursday, 1/21 • 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Join us for a community free restorative yoga class led by Mims Driscoll.  Come de-stress with us.  

Mims will teach a community kundalini class in February.  Date TBD
Community Vinyasa with Laura Collins - Donations benefiting Relief Efforts in Chennai 
Friday, January 22 • 2 - 3 pm
Join In Balance Yogini, Laura Collins, in a community vinyasa class on Friday, January 22, from 2 - 3 pm.  All levels welcome.  

Donations will benefit another In Balance Yogini, Chitra Ranganathan's hometown - Chennai.  Chitra's hometown is suffering from severe flooding.  We would like to host a donations class with all proceeds benefiting the relief efforts.

Laura will also teach a 2nd community vinyasa class on Friday, 2/19, 2 - 3 pm.
Meditation Journey with Nicky Aymes
Thursdays, 1/28, 2/25, & 3/31 , 12 - 1:00 pm, $10

January 28:  New Year's Resolution - Looking at Ourselves from Within
February 25:  Lotus Flower - Path to Enlightenment
March 31:  Creating Self Confidence

Connecting to your Soul through meditation is where true healing happens.....During this 1 hour class you will be guided through a soul connecting meditation, positioned in Savasana, and with the help of crystals, aromatherapy & sound your mind will become still so you can go deep within and heal on both a spiritual & physical level. There will be time after the meditation to share your journey and receive some answers to what you experienced from Nicky.  $10 per person

20% off this Friday, January 8, 2016
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
An Innovative Chakra Experience led by Ivi Brenner & Andy Matzner at In Balance Yoga Studio
Saturday, February 6 • 12:30 - 2:30 pm, $35

A unique workshop featuring: integrative energy work, aromatherapy, pranayama, and vibrational healing via a Singing Bowl sound bath.

Take a uniquely crafted restorative yoga journey through the 7 main chakras to start off the new year discovering inner joy, love and freedom. This special workshop will bring balance to your
body, mind and spirit through aromatherapy, meditation, pranayama, Reiki and other integrative energy modalities tailored to each chakra. Immerse yourself in vibrational healing through a Singing
Bowl bath of sound created by Andy Matzner for each pose. Props are provided to allow for maximum ease and effortlessness so that the body may release and open. 

This workshop is limited to 15 people. Please wear comfortable clothing. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Please arrive 15 minutes early so that we may start on time. So looking forward to sharing
this delicious experience with you!

Please contact Ivi Brenner for additional information at: 230-2641.
Introduction to the Patanjali Yoga Sutra with Lynn Theodose
Saturday, February 13 • 1:45 - 3:45 pm, $20

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.

Lynn will offer a second Yoga Sutra workshop on May 7, 1:45 - 3:45 pm.

Also, save the date for:
Mantra for Protection:  February 27
Adjustment Workshop:  May 8

NEW:  Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30 pm Level 1 Yoga every other Thursday with Janet
Beginning Feb 18 every other week at In Balance Yoga alternating with Gentle Pool Yoga
New Class for Beginners and any level beginning Thursday, February 18th with Janet Krones.  

Level 1 Yoga will be offered every other Thursday at In Balance yoga from 1:30 - 2:30 pm focusing on the fundamentals of yoga.   
Give the Gift of Yoga

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.

(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 for any amount.
PRIVATE LESSONS for  INDIVIDUALS or GROUP Classes available.  Call or email the studio to schedule.
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.

QUESTIONS about which class is for you?  Please contact us via email at or 540.961.1030 
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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