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September-October 2020 Schedule

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to keep growing and sharing these practices! This Autumn I’m offering the following online classes and workshops:

Yin Yoga with In Balance Yoga – Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/)

Restorative Yoga with In Balance Yoga – Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/)

Ballet Barre and Stretch with New River Moving Arts – Wednesdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm (https://www.newrivermovingarts.com/)

Gentle Yoga with In Balance Yoga – Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/)

Kunga Yoga Service Leadership and Yoga for PTSD and Trauma-Sensitive Populations Workshop at In Balance Yoga, September 17-20 (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/workshops/)

Kunga Yoga Gentle Yoga and Meditation Workshop at In Balance Yoga, October 2-4 (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/workshops/)

All classes and workshops are online through Zoom – please see the above links to register. With gratitude, love, and peace.

Current Online Schedule

Online Yoga at In Balance Yogahttps://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/

Yin Yoga – Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Restorative Yoga – Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Gentle Yoga – Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Online Yoga Teacher Trainings through the Kunga Yoga School at In Balance Yoga

YTT200 – Enrolling for 3 week immersion in July 2020! – https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/200-hour-training/

YTT 300

Kunga Pre/Postnatal Workshop – June 5-7, 2020 – https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/300-hour-training/

Online Ballet through New River Moving Arts

Adult Ballet Barre and Stretch, Wednesdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am – https://www.newrivermovingarts.com/covid19-scheduling-updates

COVID-19 Pandemic and Trauma

A few thoughts from a trauma-informed teacher:

All of us have experienced trauma in one form or another, ranging from witnessing traumatic experiences in the media to experiencing specific personal or mass trauma. Trauma can be defined in many ways, one of which is anything that threatens your physical, mental, emotional wellbeing or witnessing something that could threaten your wellbeing, or as anything that threatens your ability to cope.

The global pandemic of novel coronavirus and experiencing and witnessing its unfolding certainly qualifies as a global traumatic event, accompanied by varying degrees of personal trauma for individuals based on their personal life experiences, socioeconomic status, physical, mental, and emotional health, access to support, and other factors.

I am grateful to offer some tools to explore as we navigate through these uncertain times together. 

  1. Present Moment Awareness. Pause and connect to your body and/or your breath. What does your right big toe feel like at this moment? Your whole right foot? Inhale and lift your toes up. Exhale and lower your toes down. Repeat with the left foot. Pause and notice sensations.  Repeat as often as you like.
  2. Choice. Recognize that you have a choice in every moment. Deeply ingrained patterns and habits can trick us into thinking we don’t have a choice about how we are living our lives. Pause. Notice. Ask: what’s important in this moment?  Notice how your choices and habits (physical, mental, and emotional patterns) make you feel. If you do not feel you have a choice in an abusive situation, I will post some resources below.
  3. Repeat the phrase “In this moment, I am safe” to yourself or aloud as often as you like, as taught by David Emerson. Teach it to your children and loved ones. Or use any phrase that helps to bring you peace and into the present moment. If you do not feel safe, please see the resources below.

I invite us all to practice compassion, loving-kindness, acceptance, surrender, and grace even more deeply in our lives at this time.

 

National Suicide Prevention

1-800-273-8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233

https://www.thehotline.org/

 

Women’s Resource Center of the NRV

540-639-1123

https://www.wrcnrv.org/

Spring 2020 Schedule

Edited 3/15/20: Hi friends, all of my public yoga and dance classes are on temporary hiatus until further notice! Please take care of yourselves and check on each other as we navigate through these novel circumstances. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. Peace in body, mind, and spirit.

I am grateful to be offering dance and yoga practices and workshops in collaboration with In Balance Yoga and New River Moving Arts!

Dance

Classes with New River Moving Arts are running from February through May. In the first week of classes , bring a friend or try an additional class for free! There will be no classes the week of April 6-10 for Spring Break.

Location: 1711 North Main Street

https://www.newrivermovingarts.com/

Adult Beginner Ballet – Wednesdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Adult All-levels Ballet – Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:45 pm

Kids Ballet Level I/II – Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm

Yoga

Classes at In Balance Yoga Studio

Location: 1512 North Main Street

Flow (Vinyasa) – Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 am

Gentle Yoga – Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Yin Yoga – Sundays, 12:00 – 1:15 pm and Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm

Yoga Teacher Trainings:

YTT200 

200 HOUR TRAINING

Currently enrolling for Kunga Yoga and Lifestyle Teacher Training 3-week summer immersion format, 13 – 31 July 2020

YTT300 and Workshops

300 HOUR TRAINING

Kunga Yoga Detox Vinyasa Yoga, 31 January – 2 February, co-leading with Nicole Fitzwater

Kunga Yoga Restorative Yoga, 3 – 5 April

Kunga Yoga Senior Yoga, 1 – 3 May, co-leading with Noelle Whittington

Kunga Yoga Pre/Postnatal Yoga, 5 -7 June

More about Kunga Yoga here: https://www.kungayogaschool.com/

Thai Yoga Body Work

Sessions available by appointment!

December 2019 Schedule

December 2019 Schedule: 

The transition into Winter invites us to slow down and turn inwards. I’m grateful to be  offering some slow and mindful practices for the remainder of December. Ballet classes will resume in 2020! 

Sunday 12/8 – Yin Yoga, 12:00 – 1:15 pm at In Balance Yoga (IBY)

Monday 12/9 – Flow, 12:00 – 1:00 pm at IBY VTCRC

Tuesday 12/10 – Yin Yoga, 12:00 – 1:00 pm at IBY

Thursday 12/12 – Gentle Yoga, 12:00 – 1:00 pm at IBY

Sunday 12/15 – Yin Yoga, 12:00 – 1:15 pm at IBY

Monday 12/16 – Flow, 12:00 – 1:00 pm at IBY VTCRC

Tuesday 12/17 – Yin Yoga, 12:00 – 1:00 pm at IBY

Thursday 12/19 – Gentle Yoga, 12:00 – 1:00 pm at IBY

Sunday 12/22 – Yin Yoga, 12:00 – 1:15 pm at IBY

Sunday 12/29 – Yin Yoga, 12:00 – 1:15 pm at IBY

Tuesday 12/31 – Yin Yoga, 12:00 – 1:00 pm at IBY

 

Fall 2019 Schedule! (3 Sept-15 Dec)

I am grateful to offer: 

Yoga classes through In Balance Yoga:

All-levels Flow (Vinyasa) – Mondays 12:00 – 12:50 pm at In Balance Yoga (VTCRC location)

Yin Yoga – Tuesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm and Sundays 12:00 – 1:15 pm at In Balance Yoga (Main St location)

Gentle Yoga – Thursdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm at In Balance Yoga (Main St location)

Community Pool Yoga (free!) – offered every other Monday at the Blacksburg Aquatic Center starting 9/9, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Info on pricing, location, class descriptions, and more: https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/

 

Ballet classes offered through New River Moving Arts:

Adult:

Adult Beginner Ballet (all levels welcome!) – Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm at the YMCA Dance Studio

Adult Ballet (Beg/Int – all levels welcome!)  – Thursdays 5:30 – 6:45 pm at Odd Fellows Hall

Kids/Teens:

Ballet II (Beg/Int, ages 9-12) – Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:15 pm at the YMCA Dance Studio

Additional info about NRMA: https://www.facebook.com/NewRiverMovingArts/

 

Thai Body Work (Thai Yoga)

Thai Yoga is a healing spiritual body work practice that uses assisted stretching techniques, joint manipulation, and acupressure. Some of the many benefits of the practice increased flexibility, support of the circulatory, lymphatic, and endocrine systems, facilitates healthy digestion, can ease physical discomfort, and increase in overall wellbeing. This private session takes place on a Thai mat (3″ thick cushion) on the floor. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing. Please inquire for pricing. 

 

Upcoming Yoga Teacher Trainings with the Kunga Yoga School at In Balance Yoga

YTT200 6-month format, Jan-Jun 2020

YTT200 3-week immersion format, July 2020

YTT300 modules ongoing with open enrollment

https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/200-hour-training/

 

 

Summer 2019 Schedule!

Summer 2019 Yoga and Dance Schedule:
 
Yin Yoga – Sundays, 12:00-1:15 pm, and Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, In Balance Yoga (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/)
 
All-levels Flow – Mondays, 12:00-12:50 pm, In Balance Yoga VTCRC (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/)
 
Gentle Yoga – Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 pm, In Balance Yoga (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/)
 
Adult Open-level Ballet, Thursdays in June, 5:30-6:45 pm, Blacksburg YMCA with New River Moving Arts (https://www.facebook.com/NewRiverMovingArts/)
 
Gentle Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients, Survivors, and Care-givers, Tuesdays, 7:15-8:15 pm, alternating with some amazing teachers, In Balance Yoga. This *free* class is also offered on Saturdays at the IBY VTCRC.
 
Kunga Yoga School Yoga Teacher Training 3-week Immersion, July 15-August 2 (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/200-hour-training/)
 
Thai Body Work – Thai Yoga Massage available by appointment (lpelanne@gmail.com)

Move with me this year! Spring 2019 Schedule:

Yoga:

Yin Yoga: Sundays, 12:00-1:15pm and Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm at In Balance Yoga (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/)

Basic Flow (Vinyasa): Mondays, 12:00-12:50 pm at In Balance Yoga at VTCRC (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/)

Barre and Yoga for Wellness: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am at Warm Hearth Village Fitness Center (http://www.retire.org/…/lifestyle/the-village-center/fitness)

Gentle Yoga: Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 pm at In Balance Yoga (https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/)

Ballet:

Classes at Dance.tech Performing Arts Studio (http://www.dance-techperformingarts.com/ to enroll):
-Pre-pointe: Mondays, 5:15-6:00 pm
-Advanced pointe: Mondays, 6:00-6:45 pm
-Advanced Ballet: Mondays, 6:45-7:45 pm
-Ballet VII: Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45 pm

Adult Open-level Ballet: Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 pm with New River Moving Arts at Blacksburg YMCA Dance Studio

Retreats:

Yoga in Paradise: Kunga Yoga Retreat to Costa Rica: 19-25 January, more info here: https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/retreat/…

Yoga Teacher Trainings:

Kunga Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, Jan-Jun 2019, more info here:
https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/200-hour-training/

December 2018 Schedule

Practice with me! December schedule (through December 24):

☯️ Kunga Yin – deep stretch: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm and Sundays, 12:00-1:15 pm at In Balance Yoga

💪 Barre Fusion: Tuesday, 12/11, 4:30-5:30 pm at In Balance Yoga

🙏 Yoga and Fitness for Healthy Aging: Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am at Warm Hearth Fitness Center

☯️ Gentle Yoga: Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 pm at In Balance Yoga

🙏 Vinyasa Flow: Friday, 12/7, 10:30-11:45 am at In Balance Yoga

💗 Prenatal Yoga: Sundays, 1:30-2:30 pm at In Balance Yoga

Coming in January:

Kunga Journeys Winter in Paradise Yoga Retreat to Costa Rica! January 19-25, More info here:
https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/retreat/…

Kunga Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training, January-June 2019! More info here:
https://www.inbalanceyogastudio.com/200-hour-training/

Fall 2018 Schedule

  Yin Yoga: Sundays, 12:00-1:15 pm and Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm at In Balance Yoga

  Barre Fusion: Alternate Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm at In Balance Yoga (10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11)

  Adult Open-level Ballet: Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 pm at Dance.tech Performing Arts Studio

  Yoga and Fitness for Healthy Aging, Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am at Warm Hearth Village (free for residents, fee for guests)

  Gentle Yoga: Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 pm at In Balance Yoga

  Prenatal Yoga: Sundays, 1:30-2:30 pm at In Balance Yoga

  Mommy and Me Postpartum Yoga Workshop, Sunday, September 9, 2:45-4:00 pm at In Balance Yoga

  Mommy and Me Postpartum Yoga Workshop, Sunday, October 7, 3:00-4:00 pm at In Balance Yoga