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.
Align and Flow Class
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.
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 cues on how to use modifications to make poses more or less challenging. Learn to 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.
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.
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.
Yoga I.S. ® Pilates Barre
Yoga I.S. ® Hips and Back
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 and back focused practice is an effective way of alleviating back and knee pain while charging the emotional body for deep healing. This class will bring about improved range of motion as well as an overall feeling of stability to the area.
Yoga I.S. Mind-Body-Ball®
Try this fun, challenging class incorporates stability balls and other traditional and non-traditional props into a yoga practice. 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.
Yoga I.S. ® Power Barre
Get ready to start your weekend off with a BLAST! This High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) style class uses the standing bar. This class focuses on resistance training work, isometric yoga positions, and Pilates-inspired core exercises that have been designed to strengthen the abdominal, back, hip and shoulder regions of the body. 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.® 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.
**This class will benefit the Kentucky Humane Society on the LAST SATURDAY of every month from 9:30am-10:45am. Its Free to sign up, all you need to be admitted into this is either:
1. A tax-deductible donation that will be given to the Kentucky Humane Society
2. A pet item from their wish list
This High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) 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.
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, 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.
Yoga I.S. UpBeats™
This class uses non-traditional music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000’s and today with the kind of biomechanically-based, strong, flowing practice that you would expect at Yoga I.S.! Experience the healing power of music that has been determined by scientists tohelp release endorphins to help with chronic pain and stress, regulate breathing and heart rate, reduce feelings of fatigue, improve motor coordination, enhance higher brain function and emotional intelligence, reduce negative emotions, and promote a better sleep. Come spice up your yoga, adding flavor to form!
Yoga I.S. DownBeats™
Gentle flowing yoga poses set to rhythmic melodies designed to wind down the mind and body, leading to breathwork exercises, meditation, and soothing relaxation. Add this class to your weekly schedule to improve your flexibility, lower the cortisol levels associated with stress, and improve the quality of your sleep.