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Yoga Class Descriptions

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, body awareness 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 on the first floor

“Friends” Yoga I.S.®
Join Yoga I.S. Instructor Chrissy Leake for this after-hours Yoga class and make some new friends! An $8.00 cash fee will be collected at the door for admittance. This class fuses various Yoga and Pilates methods to improve overall fitness, build strength and body awareness with lots of fun tools to add resistance for added structure. Get in touch with your zen while cultivating the beginner’s mind. This class is a fun, mindful workout for all levels! (note that this class is separate from any Yoga I.S. membership)

Held weekly on Thursday evenings from 8:00pm-9:00pm on the first floor

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 on the first floor

Pilates I.S. Barre™
This class is unique to Yoga I.S.® Studios.  Experience intervals of trunk training, with mechanically sound, science based 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. Build body awareness and strength.

Held weekly on Saturday from 11:30am-12:30pm on the first floor

Stillness on Saturday
Ever wondered what meditation is? Already know and want to be more mindful or de-stress? Attend this one-hour meditation class that explores many different types of meditation. The format includes preparatory readings, and a 20-minute meditation followed by group discussion and integration. This is a donation class. Donate what you wish and a percentage of the proceeds will go to a charity of the class’ choice

Held weekly on Saturday from 12:15pm-1:15pm on the second floor

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 on the second  floor

Viniyoga RX
Always been hesitant to attend a Yoga class? Relax, because this is the class for you! A bit slower in pace, this one-hour class caters to all strength and body awareness levels while creating a science based, Yoga therapy environment to learn in. This class is a breath-centered Yoga that appropriately offers challenges or modifications as needed based on sound biometric technicques. Check out the Viniyoga approach to health and healing.

Held weekly on Saturdays from 11:00am-12:00pm on the second floor.

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 strength. The Ballet Barre will be used to assist in balance and single-leg standing postures.  Experience creative sequences and great music to inspire you! This class builds strength in both the core and the lower extremities.

Held weekly on Monday from 12:00-1:00pm, Wednesday 6:00pm-7:00pm on the first floor

Yoga I.S. ® On the Ball

Try this fun, challenging class that incorporates stability balls and other various traditional and non-traditional props.  The end result?  Improve overall strength and neuro-muscular adaptation from regular use of an intelligently-progressed strength building routine. We will show you how the “instability” of the ball can be used to create “stability” in the body.  Open to all levels, this is a class that you won’t be able to experience anywhere in the country!

Held weekly on Wednesdays from 9:30am-10:45am on the first floor

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

Held weekly on Mondays and Fridays from 10:45am-11:45 am on the first floor

Yogalates I.S.®

Yogalates I.S. Get the best of both worlds! Yoga and Pilates intervals to work to build strength in the core, as well as to strengthen the feet & hips. Improve respiration and concentration, this class builds body awareness using the form and fuction of sound biometric techniques. Held weekly on Mondays from 5:00pm-6:00pm on the first floor

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 Wednesdays from 12:00pm-1:00pm and Sundays from 12:00pm-1:15pm on the first floor

Yoga Anatomy @ 211
This is an ACTIVE Yoga Therapy 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 biometric techniques, we will explore your current range of motion in the joints involved plus practice a variety of strengthening techniques to improve muscular balance and function. This class has a strong focus on the interrelationships among the joints from a mechanical, biometric perspective. Experience the future of alternative yoga therapy as holistic health.

Held weekly on Saturdays from 9:30am-10:45am on the first floor

* 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
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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!

Next Class: Tuesday April 28  from 7:15pm-8:15pm on the first floor

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 9:30am-10:45am on the second  floor | $10.00 Per Child | 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! 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), increase your strength and your body awareness!

Held weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm; Fridays 12:00pm-1:00pm on the first floor

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 | Fridays from 9:30am-10:30am on the first floor 

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 to increase strength while keeping a constant focus on the present moment.

Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 on the first floor

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 science based way of practicing the popular “Yin Yoga” class trend and leave with a feeling of rejuvenation and clarity and an increased sense of body awareness.

Held weekly on Thursdays from 8:30am-9:45am and Sundays from 4:00pm-5:00pm on the first floor

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 on the second  floor