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Class Descriptions

Anatomy 211™
The most cutting-edge class to date at Yoga I.S.® Each Saturday, we will explore some part of the body as a theme. Using a variety of techniques, we will study range of motion of the joints involved plus various strengthening techniques to improve muscular balance. This class has a strong focus on the interrelationships among the joints from a mechanical perspective.  Also implemented will be various philosophic insights from the fields of energy medicine and yoga, for an integration of the physical and spiritual issues that can positively affect our health. This is the future of alternative therapy as holistic health. Come experience Anatomy and Spirit at Yoga IS.

Held weekly on Saturdays from 10:00am-11:00am downstairs

Beginning Yoga I.S. ®
New to yoga? Want a more instructional class on the tenants of the Yoga I.S. method?. Only an hour, this is a great class to improve strength, flexibility, and mental focus. Open to all levels, this is a more gentle approach to Hatha Yoga.

Held weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00pm upstairs

Candlelight Yoga I.S.®
Come out of the cold into a calm, soothing environment illuminated by the soft glow of candlelight.  Feel the stress and tension in your body release as you flow through postures that quiet your mind while increasing your strength and improving your range of motion.  Candlelight Yoga is for all levels and is practiced in a gently warmed studio.

Held weekly on Thursdays from 6:30pm-7:45pm downstairs

Chair Yoga I.S.®
Chair Yoga I.S. is a prop-intensive, joint-friendly yoga class. Students will experience techniques that allow them to practice primarily sitting in a chair, with options to stand or come to the mat. So much of our society sits a great part of the day and Chair Yoga I.S. a great way to learn time-effective asana (postures) to do from a desk, car, or any other time you’re sitting. This class is a wonderful class for people with physical challenges, those recovering from injury, those with balance issues, as well as pregnant women. Experience the infinite possibilities that a chair can add to a practice, such as providing support, resistance, confidence, variety, and modification. Students will work in and out of asana to increase strength and flexibility while allowing ample time to rest and integrate.  Open to all levels and ages, including beginning students.  This class will open your eyes to the healing properties of yoga at any stage of life!

Held weekly on Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 10:45am-11:45am  downstairs

Meditation 101
Studies have shown that regular meditation can help us live longer, happier, more productive lives.  We will help you develop the habit here, with a short hatha yoga practice that leads to powerful meditation.  MAKE time for this class.  You will be utterly AMAZED at the positive effects this will have on your life!

Held weekly on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm upstairs

Pilates I.S.®
Traditional Pilates mat exercises designed to strengthen the “core”, or the trunk hip, and shoulder regions.  This class is designed to improve range of motion, muscular endurance, and improve overall posture. At Yoga I.S., learn innovative techniques to get the most out of traditional Pilates Mat exercises, with proper progression and detailed cueing in order to maximize training results in strength improve overall joint integrity.

Held Weekly on Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 12:00pm-1:00pm downstairs.

Pilates I.S. Barre™
This class is unique to Yoga I.S.® Studios.  Experience intervals of trunk training, with mechanically sound Pilates mat exercises with standing hip work the is both ballet inspired and Pilates themed.  Great class for abs, back, and hips while training foot and ankle stability with fun music and creative sequences.

Held weekly on Saturday from 11:30am-12:30pm downstairs

Tai Chi I.S.™
Tai chi is a self-healing system of slow, graceful exercises that combine movement, meditation and rhythmic breathing to improve the flow of chi which is thought to prevent illness and improve well-being. Research suggests that tai chi may reduce stress, lower blood pressure and help improve posture, balance, muscle tone, flexibility and strength. Open to all levels.  Treat yourself to this at least once a week!

Held weekly on Tuesday from 10:45am-11:45am and Thursday at 6:00pm-7:00pm upstairs

Yoga I.S. Barre™
Using  the barre as a Yoga Prop to intensify postures and completely change your experience, this class is the best of ballet  with Yoga Poses that require hip stability and core strengthening. The Ballet Barre will be used to assist in balance and one legged postures.  Experience creative sequences and great music to inspire you!

Note: Yoga and Pilates Barre classes will incorporate a variety of equipment such as elastic bands, pilates magic circles, inflatable small resistance balls, weighted bars, and/or dumbbells for variety and challenge.

Held weekly on Monday from 12:00-1:00pm, Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm downstairs

Yoga I.S. ® Fusion
Want variety?  This class fuses the various Yoga and Pilates methods to improve overall fitness, with lots of fun tools to add resistance.  Get in touch with your zen while cultivating the beginner’s mind.  This class is a fun, mindful workout for all levels!

Held weekly on Wednesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm downstairs

Warm Fusion
Using a variety of tools and creative methods, let us inspire you to new heights in your Hatha Yoga practice!  This challenging class is packed full of variety using isometric, concentric, and eccentric resistance challenges performed in a gently heated studio.  Open to all levels, this Sunday practice will leave you renewed and inspired to start the new week!

Held weekly on Sundays from 12:00pm-1:15pm

Yoga I.S. ® GIVING
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We love animals at Yoga IS!  This class is offered the LAST Tuesday of every month, this is our way of living our yoga, giving back to the community. This free class is by a tax-deductible donation only. Each month, all class donations will be given to the Kentucky Humane Society to help homeless and sick animals to find homes and get medical attention.  We are partners of this organization and want to do all we can to support their work.  Find our events advertised on the Kentucky Humane Society’s Facebook page and make sure to like them!  The amount of animals that this local, non-profit organization deals with is absolutely overwhelming.  To help, you may bring items with you to class from their wish list  and we will get them to the Humane Society for you, or you may bring a charitable donation to class.

Sign-up is free.  Cash or check preferred for all donations.

Share in the gift of yoga while helping our four-legged friends!

“While performing asanas the yogi’s body assumes many forms resembling a variety of creatures.  His mind is taught not to despise any creature, for he knows that throughout the whole gamut of creation, from the lowliest insect to the most perfect Sage, there breathes the same Universal Spirit, which assumes innumerable forms.” – B.K.S. Iyengar, Founder of Iyengar Yoga (1918-2014)

Next Class: Tuesday November 25  from 7:15pm-8:15pm

Yoga I.S. ® Kids
Kids love to move and explore. In this 60 minute class children will get to explore the world of yoga through creative movement, music, stories, games and crafts. Each class will use developmentally appropriate activities to engage young minds and bodies.  Children will learn how their bodies move, develop coordination and concentration, learn how to relax and focus in a non-competitive environment.  This class must be paid for separately.  For more information, check our online schedule.

Held weekly on Saturdays from 10:00am-11:00am  upstairs (Parents often take the adult class Anatomy 211 at the same time downstairs to allow for a great family experience!)

Yoga I.S. Mechanix™
Our signature class that cannot be found anywhere else in the country! Developed by resistance training specialist Lauren Eirk, this class incorporates dumbbells, elastic tubing, and weighted bars in addition to traditional yoga props to add new challenges and new understanding to your existing yoga practice. This class will not only give you an amazing workout, it will also deepen your understanding of yoga asana (poses)!

Held weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm; Fridays 12:00pm-1:00pm downstairs

Yoga I.S. ® Warm Vinyasa
Using a heated, therapeutic base, experience creative yoga sequences each designed help your body to achieve the best results possible. Linking yoga postures with the cycle of the breath in a dance-like feel, this class includes detailed cues on modifications, proper alignment, and form. A fun, flowing, great workout for all levels. Room is heated to 80+ degrees in Warm Vinyasa classes to add a new challenge to the cardiovascular system.

Held weekly on Mondays from 6:00pm-7:15pm

Yoga I.S.® Vinyasa Flow
Practice this hour-long Hatha class designed in accordance to the “coming in and coming out” of vinyasa flow which moves with the rhythm of the breath.  This class is a combination of standing, seated, one-leg balance, inverted, prone, and supine postures.  We will show you how to generate energy and heat in your practice by engaging core musculature and keeping a constant focus on the present moment.

Held weekly on Fridays from 9:30am-10:30am *held downstairs except for teacher training weekends

Yoga I.S.® Yin-Yang
Sthira sukham asanam: As it is said in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Yoga poses should have the qualities of strong, steady, and stable but also calming, soothing, and relaxing.  Experience a balance of flowing poses with long holds, heating poses with cooling restoration.  At Yoga I.S.® we teach that holding passive ranges for long periods of time in efforts of achieving some sort of “break-through” can lead to instability, pain, tightness, and weakness.  The YIN is the static hold, but the YANG is the resistance.  Experience this intelligent way of practicing the popular “Yin Yoga” class trend and leave with a feeling of rejuvenation and clarity.

Held weekly on Sundays from 4:00pm-5:00pm downstairs