Nicole Fitzwater Boyle grew up in Blacksburg, Va. She attended the University of Virginia, and after 15 years of living away from the New River Valley returned home to her roots and her and her husband, Justin, purchased In Balance Yoga in the summer of 2013 from founder Becky McDaniel Crigger. Nicole has been practicing yoga for over 10 years in studios all over the country and even internationally.
Before becoming the Owner of In Balance Yoga, Nicole worked in development with both Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia for 5 years, 7 years in sports marketing with CBS Sports (University of Maryland, Virginia, LSU, Utah and corporate) and advertising with BBDO New York on the Gillette account.
Nicole hopes to cultivate a community of service at In Balance to impact those in need in the area. In Balance Yoga is service oriented. Working with clients with autism, a work study program with Blacksburg High School with teenagers with special needs, relationship with the Adventure Program for yoga during their after school program, volunteering to teach classes at schools, churches and libraries in the area. In Balance Yoga has offered over 50 free community classes and 15 donations classes with 100% of the proceeds donated to the cause since January 1st of this year.
In Balance Yoga is grateful to the wonderful teachers on their staff offering a variety of classes to meet each client where they are.
Nicole is thankful to her husband, Justin, who helps with the studio every day. They have a dog, Ogden and a cat, Hobie. Nicole’s advice: practice yoga with as many teachers in as many places as you can…to learn and live as much as possible. Be receptive.
Nicole used to travel over 200 days a year with her job with CBS Sports and she would drop in at yoga studios to practice wherever she was that week. These yoga studios were her 2nd home and community.
To provide our yogis with a community of movement, breath, mindfulness, sweat and service in a space they feel at hOMe – “Welcome Om!”
SAVE THE DATE for SUP Yoga at Claytor Lake this summer!
6/16, 7/7, 8/4 and 9/1 – Thursdays, 5:30 pm
6/4, 6/25, 7/30, 8/27 and 9/18 – 10:00 am
Email the studio to reserve your board. Limited to 12 per class.
Yoga for Teens
Blacksburg Public Library is hosting an actives oriented summer reading program called “Read for the Win” in June and July. In Balance Yoga is going to offer a short info/demo on yoga for our teens to promote attendance for the program.
Hope you can join us on Wednesday, July 6, 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
In Balance Yoga was founded in December of 2009. Thank you for your continued support over the years.