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Nicole Fitzwater LaFon

Nicole is a studio owner, yoga teacher, yoga teacher training (YTT) faculty leader for both 200 HR and 300 HR programs, and a retreat leader. Her studio, In Balance Yoga located in Blacksburg, Virginia is a service entrepreneurship business giving back to three non-profits each quarter: Homes of Hope Orphanage in India, Farm Sanctuary, and Yoga Village. Nicole has completed three 500hr Certifications with Sri Dharma Mittra in NYC, Jimmy Barkan in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Barkan Method of Hot Yoga) and the Kunga Yoga School (Service Based / Accessible Yoga) in Wilmington, NC with Kristin Cooper-Gulak. Nicole has studied Ayurveda, Yoga for Seniors or Healthy Aging, Kids, Pre/Postnatal, Service Leadership, Trauma Sensitive Populations, Yoga for Cancer, Gentle & Meditation, Vinyasa, Power Flow, Hot Yoga Barkan Method, Detox, Business of Yoga, Restorative, Yin, and Aerial. She is certified in First, Second and Advanced Degree Reiki Master and Reiki for Animals as well as Thai Yoga Bodywork.  She is certified in Energy Medicine Yoga with Donna Eden and Lauren Walker and is currently completing her Level 1 Fundamentals with Eden Energy Medicine (EEM).

Before having her dream job and becoming the Owner of In Balance Yoga in 2013, Nicole worked in university development with both Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia for 5 years, 7 years in sports marketing as Marketing Manager with CBS Sports (University of Maryland, Virginia, LSU, Utah and corporate) and advertising with BBDO New York on the Gillette account.