Saturday, December 31, 2011

Did you miss us?

We missed you! Classes resume on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Looking forward to practicing yoga with you soon.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What classes would you like to see on our schedule?

Please vote in the poll on the right about which classes you would like to have added! Because we share the space, we are unable to have classes Monday through Thursday evenings, but there are many other times available. Vote and also feel free to comment below with other suggestions or class formats you would be interested in.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Community Bootcamp Class

Fridays at 8:30, I am teaching a free bootcamp class at Wildflower Park in the Sundance community. It can be a great complement to your yoga sessions. Everyone is welcome! Bring a mat or towel and weights or resistance band and come prepared to work!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Saturday 9/17 schedule

This Saturday the 11:15 class will be cancelled due to a scheduling conflict with Kung Fu. The 12:00 class will be held as usual. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope to see you at the 12:00 class!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

No Class on Labor Day

The Monday 9:00 am Yin class will NOT be held on Monday due to the holiday. Sorry for any inconvenience, and I'll look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

"Registration Required"

I've had a few students ask me about registering for classes. To clarify, registration is only required for the Friday classes; all other classes need no registration- Just come! For the Friday 6am and 3pm classes, I ask that you give me notice that you're coming. You can either email ( or call (951-571-3289), and just let me know that you'll be attending. Hopefully that clears up any confusion!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Friday Classes Cancelled

Friday July 9th, both classes will be cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

No Babysitting on the 4th of July

On Monday morning, July 4th, we will still be having our regularly scheduled Yin class, however, babysitting is cancelled for that day.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Yin Yoga

With the recent schedule change of adding a Yin class on Mondays, many have asked, "What is Yin Yoga?" Yin Yoga is a slower style of yoga, with poses designed to stretch the connective tissues of the body. Primary connective tissues include the hips, thighs and lower spinal area. These types of tissues do not stretch the muscles (as in the yang form of yoga) but they stretch and exercise the bone and joints areas of the body. This type of asana practice is beneficial to a wide variety of people.

The postures in a yin class are held for a much longer period of time, generally about three to five minutes, with some poses held even longer.

Yin yoga is a perfect match for yang yoga, and provides a deeper stretch. Although yin yoga is not as intense as other yang forms of yoga, its long duration can be difficult to maintain. Yin greatly increases mobility in the joints, peacefulness and relaxation in the mind, and an overall sense of well being.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Balanced Life Yoga Featured on Groupon

Balanced Life yoga is being featured on Groupon this Saturday, May 28th. If you've been wanting to try out the class, now is a great time! The deal is 5 classes for $15 and can be used for any of our classes. All levels are welcome. Props are available if needed.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Record Gazette Article

Focus on Pass area business

As Balanced Life Yoga owner Chanelle Neilson instructs Brandie Sharp, Neilson's 18-month-old son Trevor meanders over to join them.

Balanced Life Yoga

Published: Friday, April 29, 2011 1:26 PM CDT

During her other sessions, affordable babysitting is available: classes are $25 a month for unlimited sessions, with another $5 tacked on for the month if babysitting services are desired.

It’s one less thing to worry about for her students, she says.

“And it adds balance, especially if you can balance work and family without that worry,” she says — one of the reasons why she calls it Balanced Life Yoga.

Since the classes started in March, she’s had several regular students looking for that particular balance in their lives.

Brandie Sharp, a physical therapy assistant who lives in Beaumont, came at the suggestion of her sister, Leslie Cammack, who had to take a break from yoga since she is currently pregnant.

“I’ve been coming for a month,” Sharp said. “I’d never tried it before. I’ve gained a lot of upper body strength and it’s helped me with my flexibility. It’s relaxing, and it’s fun.”

Chanelle Neilson has taught aerobics, but she appreciates yoga better.

“I really like yoga because you really work your whole body, and your mind,” she says. “Nothing against aerobics, but there’s more fighting your own body. It’s harder on joints. In yoga you mentally focus on your breathing, you slow things down, you control your thoughts. It’s definitely a discipline.”

As a stay-at-home mom, she wanted to reach out to others in her situation. She has four children, two of which were hanging out at the studio with her recently.

One night a week is family night, where the entire family is encouraged to participate in yoga. Neilson says that there have been kids as young as 5 participate in yoga for the whole hour during family class.

Friday, April 22, 2011

New Classes coming soon!

Starting in May, we are adding 4 new classes each week. Friday mornings at 6 for early birds, and a 4:00 Yin class, with long, sustained stretching. Two classes will be added Saturdays also, at 11:15 and 12:15. The 4:00 Friday class will have babysitting available; the other new classes will not so please make your own arrangements. Hope to see you in a class soon!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Welcome to Balanced Life Yoga!

I am excited to share my yoga practice with you! Balanced Life Yoga officially opens on Tuesday, March 1st. The classes will incorporate different styles of yoga and will mainly use the Vinyasa (or flow) method.

Yoga helps strengthen the body, invigorates the mind, and revitalizes the spirit. It allows you to breathe deeply as you quiet the mind and truly focus on the present moment. Thanks for visiting my website and I hope to see you in a class soon. Namaste.