Yoga Class Descriptions

Ballet Barre Burn
Whether you have taken dance in your past or enjoy it as a bystander, there are many benefits to Ballet!  Some include improved memory, improved joint range of motion, better overall posture and poise, improved self-confidence, and also it is a fun, liberating way to let go of stress!  This great workout includes simple, easy-to-follow ballet routines that will strengthen hips, legs, and feet as well as effective Pilates mat exercises to strengthen the abdominals and back using free-standing ballet barres and various Pilates-based resistance equipment.  Open to all levels!

Held weekly on Mondays from 4:30pm-5:30pm downstairs (Starts February 9)

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 and Friday from 10:45am-11:45am  downstairs

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 Tuesday and Thursday  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 Anatomy @ 211
This is an ACTIVE Therapeutic Yoga Class for our members! it is 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 explore our current range of motion about the joints involved plus practice various strengthening techniques to improve muscular balance. This class has a strong focus on the interrelationships among the joints from a mechanical perspective. Experience the future of alternative therapy as holistic health.

Held weekly on Saturdays from 10:00am-11:15am downstairs

* Note: This class runs slightly longer than the  Yoga I.S. Kids class.  Any parent with children simultaneously attending their own yoga class can rest easy! We will make sure to take good care of your kiddos upstairs while the Yoga Anatomy class wraps up!

Yoga I.S. ® GIVING
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 February 24  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 | $10.00 Per Child | Parents often take the adult class Anatomy 211 at the same time downstairs to allow for a great family experience. We will watch your kiddos while you get to enjoy your yoga!

Yoga I.S. Mechanix™
Our signature class that cannot be found anywhere else in the country! Taught and developed exclusively by the Yoga I.S.® Teacher Training Program, 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. ® 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

Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am-10:30am *held upstairs studio

Yoga I.S.® Power 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.  Designed to be the “fitness” type of yoga, Power Flow will use 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.

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 downstairs (Starting February 11)

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

Young Minds

A unique combination of the classic Yoga tradition and psychology. These classes are intended to reach children between the ages of 5 to 12 that may benefit from the standard qualities of Yoga that works on the mind and body, in addition to develop essential social and coping skills that may improve attention and concentration, self-control, affect regulation, task completion, and frustration tolerance.

Our goals for “Young Minds” for kids are:

• To learn the basic history of Yoga through stories that teaches timeless values such as compassion, listening, respect for others, taking turns, sharing, friendship, love, and patience, among others.
• To strengthen their bodies through the practice of Asanas or Yoga postures presented using games, songs, stories, and sequences specially design for the young students.
• To learn to follow steps, guidance, and direction of the teacher in order to develop discipline and reduce overly active behavior.
• To be able to express thoughts and feelings in a respectful manner through verbal communication, art, and music.

Wednesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm Upstairs | $10 per student | Parents may want to take the “Power Flow” Class downstairs happening simultaneously!

Starts February 11 

20-Body | 20-Mind | 20-Spirit
Get a sampling of the best parts of Yoga!  Enjoy 20 minutes each of Hatha Yoga Asanas (poses) to develop strength in the physical body, 20 minutes of strong pranayama exercises to develop respiratory function and improved mental focus, and 20 minutes of meditation, which is used by many professional sports teams, schools, hospitals, and wellness facilities.  Studies have shown that regular meditation can help us live longer, happier, more productive lives.  You will be utterly AMAZED at the positive effects this will have on your life and stress levels!

Held weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:00pm upstairs | Starts February 11