Yoga Integrated Science 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

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 class is biomechanically based and complete with cues that will allow you to experience resistance training in a whole new way! This will teach you that concentration and meditation applies to any form of exercise, as our results depend on our being present and fully aware.

Held weekly on Thursday 10:45 am-11:45 am | Sundays 11:45 am – 12:45 pm 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 11:00am-12:00pm on the first 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 biomechanic techniques. Check out the Viniyoga approach to health and healing.

Held weekly on Saturday from 9:30am-10:30am on Second Floor

Yin Yoga I.S.®
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 9:00am-10:00am 

Yoga 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.  Only an hour, this is a great class to improve strength, flexibility, and mental focus.

Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10:45am-11:45am on the first floor 

Yoga I.S.® Vinyasa
Using a flowing, energetic 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.

Held weekly on Mondays from 6:30pm-7:45pm on the first 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

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 10:15am-11:15am on the first floor 

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 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

Yoga I.S. 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 fun, Hatha yoga practice.  Open to all levels, this Sunday practice will leave you renewed and inspired to start the new week!

Held weekly on Tuesday morning  from 9:30am-10:30am on the first floor

Yoganatomy Flow
This is an Flow 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

Yoga I.S. Happy Hips
In this class we will focus our attention on strengthening the hips in order to bring about improved range of motion as well as an overall feeling of stability. If you walk, run, hike, play sports, ski, bike, or even sit at a desk, chances are that you have tightness due to these repetitive activities, leading to muscular imbalances. A hip-focused practice is also an effective way of alleviating back and knee pain while charging the emotional body for deep healing. The hips are said to store strong emotions such as anxiety, sadness, and depression. A regular practice of “Yoga I.S. Happy Hips” will assist you in developing a more positive outlook in your life!

Meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00pm-7:00pm

Yoga I.S.® 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.

Meets every Monday, 6:00pm-7:00pm in Studio B Upstairs

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-7:15pm; Fridays 12:00pm-1:00pm on the first floorkentucky-humane-society-e1370292380409

NOTE: On the LAST Tuesday of every month, admission to the class is a tax-deductible donation that will be given to the Kentucky Humane Society or an item from their wish list
Sign-up is free. Cash or check preferred for all donations.

Next class: April 26  6:00pm-7:15pm

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 9:00am-10:00am & 4:30-5:30pm | Sundays 10:30am-11:30am (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 Thursdays 6:00pm-7:00pm on the second  floor