yoga class descriptions

Studio Class Descriptions

The classes at Yoga Integrated Science are different from your average studio. These class descriptions will help you find the classes that are right for you. Note that any class can be appropriate for a beginning student or an advanced student. Our instructors are hand-selected and highly trained to help you feel safe in your sessions so that you get the best results possible.

*Yoga Mat Required for all classes. 

Due to the Coronavirus, we will no longer be offering exercise and yoga mat rentals.  Classes resume June 1, 2020.

ReOpening COVID-19 plan for in-person classes:

–  Professional Cleaning services will continue
–  Class size limited to 10 people for adequate social distancing
–  Students should pre-register for class, or risk first-come-first serve
–  Amped-up disinfection cleaning of all props before and after class.
–  Students are encouraged to bring their own props if desired.
–  Sanitary provisions, social distancing, and a hands-off approach of instruction.
–  Students are asked to stay home if you have any respiratory or flu-like symptoms.
–  We will have a non-touch forehead monitor
–  We advise that students avidly wash their hands before and after classes
–  Avoid touching their face for any reason. Please wear a face mask.  

Yoga I.S.® Align and Flow

This vinyasa class uses a flowing, energetic approach to classic yoga poses. Experience creative yoga sequences designed help your body achieve the best results possible. This class focuses on linking yoga postures with the cycle of the breath (pranayama) in a dance-like feel. This class includes detailed cues on modifications, proper alignment, and form. This is a fun, flowing workout appropriate for for all levels of experience.

Mindful Muscle™

Want muscle? This class incorporates resistance training exercises using dumbbells, weighted bars, elastic bands and stability balls to give you improved overall muscular balance and control. This biomechanically-based will help you to experience resistance training in a whole new way. See how concentration and meditation applies to any form of exercise, as our results depend on our being present and fully aware.

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.

Pilates Flow

Joseph Pilates created his routines with the intention that grace, ease, and fluidity would apply to all exercises. His workouts were composed with continuous, smooth, and elegant movements as you transitioned from one exercise to another. This class will follow in the footsteps of Joseph Pilates himself, using creative sequences of powerful Pilates movements to strengthen the abdominals, back, hips, and shoulders.

Pilates Mat Classic

Pilates Mat Classic uses the traditional Pilates floor work sequence as an inspiration to conduct a core-focused class to strengthen muscles and stabilize joints. This class is open to all levels.

Yoga I.S. Barre™

Work with the ballet barre as a prop to intensify postures and completely change your class experience. Enjoy the best of ballet combined with familiar Yoga poses that focus on increasing hip stability and core strength. The Ballet Barre will be used to assist in balance and single-leg standing postures. This class builds strength in both the core and the lower extremities while creative sequences and great music inspire you!

Yoga I.S. ® Basics

Whether you are new to yoga, have gotten away from your fitness program, or just want a less physically challenging practice for a day, this class will cover the core ingredients that make up a successful Yoga class.  Explore several of the most widely practiced yoga asanas / poses, complete with modifications to make them more or less challenging. Practice poses with an awareness of proper respiration with a soothing relaxation at the end of the class.  This is a great class to improve strength, flexibility, and mental focus.

Yoga I.S.® CORE

This Yoga class focuses on postures and breathing techniques that will strengthen the trunk musculature. Core muscles are responsible for trunk extension, flexion, side-bend, rotation, and overall respiration. You will feel taller, calmer, and more confident with regular attendance! Great for those dealing with back pain but open to all levels. Remember that your core is your foundation!

Yoga I.S. Gentle Flow

A basics level class to get your morning going with a slow flow geared towards a pranayama practice as we connect the rhythm of the breath to the mechanics yoga asana. With a focus on core strength, hip mobility, and integrated joint motion, this class is appropriate for any fitness level.

Yoga For Healthy Backs

A specialty class designed to promote optimal back health and help teach you how to prevent and heal trunk-related issues using specific Yoga I.S. therapeutic techniques and correct alignment. Each class will take a full-body approach to alleviating back pain and tightness using various yoga props to create proper muscular contraction. This class is open to all levels and is great for beginners, too! This class is safe for any one with back pain, disc herniation, disc degeneration, scoliosis and post operative conditions.

Yoga I.S.® Killer Core

Be strong and be smart, learn how to work on your trunk, hip, and shoulder mechanics during this strength-based class.  You are only as good as your CORE, so learn how to observe your bodies and target any limitations in your range and strength. Most importantly, smile! :-) The class will include the best of the best of yoga, Pilates, and athletic conditioning moves.

Yoga I.S. ® Power Barre

Get ready to start your weekend off with a BLAST! Experience intervals of standing bar resistance training work, isometric yoga positions, and Pilates-inspired core exercises designed to strengthen the abdominal, back, hip and shoulder regions of the body, we will help you to take your fitness to the next level. Strengthen and empower your muscular system while burning big-time calories, listening to fun music playlists and improving joint range of motion!

Yoga I.S.® Power Flow

Practice this hour-long Hatha class designed as a vinyasa flow which moves with the rhythm of the breath. Designed to be the “fitness” type of yoga, Yoga I.S. Power Flow will use a combination of standing, seated, one-leg balance, prone, and supine postures to improve joint range of motion with stability. We will show you how to generate energy and heat in your practice by engaging core musculature, improving one’s overall strength.

Yoga I.S.® Rise and Flow

Transcend your body, mind and soul flowing from one energizing asana to another. In this energizing class, musical rhythms connect to every move, helping to focus your breath and take you to a completely different state of mind. Skip the caffeine and jump-start your day with a class that builds strength and improves joint range with every pose.

Yogaisculpt

This style class incorporates intervals of dumbbells, elastic tubing, gliding discs and weighted bars to provide new challenges 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) and your own personal range of motion. Build muscle strength and joint control, which is the key to aging gracefully!

Yoga I.S. ® Sunday Yoga Flow

This Flow-style yoga class is one of the most popular today, evolving form of traditional hatha yoga that focuses on integrating intention, breath and movement. Develop intrinsic core strength and improved range of motion while experiencing an energizing mind-body practice to put a spark in your Sunday!

Yoga I.S. ® Therapeutics

This class is specifically tailored to the students that attend, taking into account individual physical issues or limitations. Yoga I.S. ® Advanced Therapy and MAT® principles will be utilized. Chairs, barres and all necessary Yoga props will be used to support the student in getting stronger, leading to better overall range of motion. Students will feel a greater sense of stability and health. Form, structure and function work together to build a better you!

Note: This Class will benefit the Kentucky Humane Society on the last Saturday of every month from 9:30am-10:45am for those who wish to donate.

  1.  Choose the option “Yoga IS Therapeutics KHS Donation” on the Yoga I.S. Class Schedule for free online sign-up.
  2.  Bring a  tax-deductible monetary donation that will be given to the Kentucky Humane Society -or- 
  3.  Bring a pet item with you to donate the the Kentucky Humane Society wish list

We have supported The Kentucky Humane Society since 2013.  We encourage our members to give what they can, although $15 or more is recommended.  The Kentucky Humane Society helps thousands of animals each day with medical help, food, shelter, and finding loving families to adopt them!

Yoga I.S. ® Vin-2-Yin

A strong Vinyasa flowing yoga practice designed to heat the body and challenge the muscular system followed by a gentle Yin-inspired restorative range of motion training segment, complete with static isometric postures using Yoga props as resistance

Yoga I.S. ® Vinyasa

Creative yoga sequences each designed to help your body 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 set to music.