Karma yoga is translated as "the yoga of action"—that is, using the ordinary actions of your life as a means of "waking up." Essentially, everything you do—from household chores, like washing the dishes, to "important" duties, like your job—becomes a way of nourishing the universe that nourishes you. Karma yoga can also be expressed through the practice of seva, or service. When you give to others, you free up space within yourself to receive this same loving-kindness.
In Balance Yoga Studio will offer regular donations classes at the studio. 100% of the donations go towards a good cause and any donation amount over $10 will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE week of yoga at the studio. Class passes cannot be used as all the proceeds go to each organization or charity.
Feel good doing something that makes you feel good! Then, you can turn every practice into an expression of seva.
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Food for the Poor Inc
NRV Interfaith Food Pantry
NRV Interfaith Childcare Center
Pulaski County Humane Society
Stretch for the Cure - National Foundation for Cancer Research
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Children's Miracle Network
Montgomery County Humane Society
Free Clinic of the NRV
Secondary School in Pretoria, South Africa
Precious Gems Academy
United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd
Breast Cancer Survivors - Blue Ridge Affiliate, Komen
Feeding America Southwest Virginia
"Double Your Dollars," a new initiative with the Blacksburg's Farmers Market
Boston Marathon and Brookline Mental Health Community Center
Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
Bike & Build Program
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201 South Main Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
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2001 South Main Street
Colony Park, Suite 106
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2401 South Main Street, Suite J
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2001 S. Main St.
Colony Park, Suite 2 540-961-0586
The Breathing Space
Weekly Yoga classes offered by Anna Pittman
Life Transformation Consultant for private sessions
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The Weight Club
Dancing Dog Tees
by Mary Brown
Simply Clean Meals
Clean eating made easy with meal plans, grocery lists and
Rolfing Structural Integration
with Chris Pohowsky
The Center for Creative Change
205 Washington Street SW
Annie Kay's Main Street Market
1531 South Main Street
Eats Natural Foods
708A North Main Street
Artwork by Amity Dewey
Blacksburg Yoga Collective
Full Bloom Birth
Childbirth Classes & Doula Services
Certified Massage Therapist
703 314 1737
305 Washington St. SE, Blacksburg, VA
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1301 Downey Street
Radford, Va 24141
Rhythm of Birth
Doula Support, Birthing From Within® Child Birth Preparation Classes
Prenatal and Postpartum Bodywork
Trebel School of Fitness
112 - B Country Club Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
You may have seen, or heard, the word “Kunga” here at In Balance Yoga, but what does “Kunga” actually mean?
‘Kunga’ is a Kinyarwandan word that means “to help” or “to serve”. Inspired by a group of children that survived the Rwandan genocide, Kunga Yoga is an approach to Yoga, rather than a style of Yoga. The Kunga Yoga community believes in using Yoga as a path of service. Most importantly, serving ourselves with the time we spend on our yoga mat. As we explore the practice deeper, we may start to recognize how we can also better serve others. As we strengthen our own container through Yoga, we are more capable to bring our practice off of the mat and in to our world. Kunga Yoga was founded by Kristin Cooper-Gulak and her partner Loren Gulak.
There will not ever be a difference physically between a Kunga class and any other class at In Balance Yoga. The difference is in the intention of the class. We use monthly Kunga Yoga themes to inspire a practice that is beyond our physical asana practice. During Kunga Yoga classes we encourage students to take their practice off of the mat and offer it in whatever way will better serve themselves, [Outer Banks Kunga Yoga | Homes of Hope] their environment, and their community. Some examples of Kunga monthly themes are 10 minutes of shavasana, expressing gratitude using non-violent communication, the power of positive thinking, and motivational music, to name of a few.
In honor of our service based practice, In Balance Yoga chooses to donate a minimum of 5% of the proceeds from each Kunga class, and 100% of proceeds from special community events to Homes of Hope Orphanage, the Farm Sanctuary and Village Yoga.
To learn more about Kunga Yoga, participate in any of the classes with the word ‘Kunga’ in the name. We also hold fundraisers and community events that support these efforts.
To learn more about Homes Of Hope in India visit: http://www.homeofhopeindia.org