Class Descriptions

Yoga Classes

Beginner’s Basics

This class is great for new yogis and experienced practitioners alike. We will build a strong foundation for your yoga practice. Common asanas will be visited, and you will become familiar with Sanskrit terminology. Beginner does not mean easy! Expect this class to be a healthy challenge.

Hot Power Yoga

Hot Power Yoga is a blend of balance, flexibility, and core strengthening. The class offers the detoxifying qualities of hot yoga with the intensities of power yoga. Class is for all levels and beginner friendly.

Restorative Yoga

This class is great for new yogis and experienced practitioners alike. Gentle flow is instructed between 4-5 restorative poses. Restorative poses are deeply relaxing. These poses utilize many yoga props and are held for 7-10 minutes each.

Creative Vinyasa

In this class, you will learn the importance & advantages of the body-breath connection through vinyasa as a way to settle the mind. This class is recommended for those with a foundation in yoga, but anyone is welcome!

Fiery Flow

In this vinyasa style class, you will learn to connect your breath with movement in a unique, fast paced, flow! This class seeks to provide playfulness and variety, always bringing in new sequences, poses, and music! As an intermediate level class, a basic knowledge of yoga poses is recommended, but each posture is explained and offered with modifications, so all levels are welcome.

Beginner Mysore

In this yoga class, you will practice at your own pace through the Ashtanga Primary Series. An instructor will be in the room to offer adjustments and guidance. If you are unfamiliar with the Ashtanga yoga method, no problem; you will be guided through the basics of the practice as needed.

High Powered Hatha

This hatha style yoga class places emphasis on alignment and form. Focussing on technique, these grounding practices develop pose proficiency and physical strength by way of careful attentiveness to the body. As an intermediate level class, a basic knowledge of yoga poses is recommended, but each posture is explained and offered with modifications, so all levels are welcome.

Core Empowerment

A vinyasa based class designed to ignite the core, this class will build strength, cultivate flexibility, and improve your posture. The vinyasa movement will assist in overall mobility, and the core strengthening exercises will engage key muscles in a strong but gentle way. We will work up a sweat, so you may want to bring a towel and water. Open to all levels of practitioners, modifications will be given if necessary.

Aerial Yoga Classes

Beginner Aerial Yoga

This class serves as an introduction to the basics of aerial yoga. You will be taken through the fundamental postures, and will be offered 1-2 variations for each one. We will work on building overall upper body and core strength to assist with preparation for the more advanced classes. All levels welcome!

 

Aerial Yoga Brunch / Rise & Fly

These mixed level classes are catered to all levels of practitioners. Learn the fundamental postures of aerial yoga, and if this isn’t your first rodeo, try some new options! All levels welcome.

Cirque Arts Classes

Circus Foundations and Fundamentals

These classes are apparatus specific, so please ensure you register for the correct class. You will learn the pre-reqs required to progress to our Level 1 classes.

Circus Arts Level 1 (Silks, Hammock, or Lyra)

In these classes, we will work through the skill progressions for aerial silks/tissu, aerial sling, or lyra. These classes require the Circus Foundations and Fundamentals pre-req. You may only attend classes for apparatuses in which you have completed this requirement.

Circus Arts Level 2  (Silks, Hammock, or Lyra)

In these classes, we will work through the skill progressions for aerial silks/tissu, aerial sling, or lyra. These classes require mastery of all Level 1 material as a pre-req. You may only work on apparatuses in which you have demonstrated a proficiency in Level 1. See your instructor for a list of skills required to advance to Level 2.

Performance & Choreography (Level 2)

This class is open to all Level 2 students. You will not learn any new skills. Rather, you will learn how to better execute skills you already know, as well as how to string skills together with eye-catching transitions. We will begin to choreograph routines for future performances or just for fun. Pre-requisite: Ability to practice on your apparatus of choice safely and without a spot.

Open Gym

Open gym is an opportunity to work on anything you have learned in your cirque arts classes. You can come and go as you please, and you are free to work on whatever you want, so long as it is a skill you have already learned.

Karate Classes

Youth Karate

Youth Program (ages 6-12)

Your child will grow inside and outside.  They will be less vulnerable to bullies or predators as they learn Self Pride, Confidence, Respect and Humility.  They will become proud but not prideful.

Focus is on basics, forms/katas, discipline, self esteem, sparring and physical fitness.  We have developed a special program to provide your child with rewarding benefits. Our program will help your child develop coordination and balance, overcoming awkwardness or imbalance during the growth years, while building confidence in many areas. Respect, self-discipline and courtesy are emphasized throughout the program. We help kids learn to focus.

Our karate program will help your child develop the ability to stand up to peer pressure and other intimidating situations. Montgomery Isshin-ryū Karate Academy is very careful to teach our students common sense before self-defense, never to be abusive or offensive, and that there is no first strike in karate. The result is a self-confident child who does not need to compromise his/her correct choices, to be a bully, or show off to others.

Our kids program is structured, yet fun! We emphasize good, clean karate techniques, while incorporating, good clean fun for kids.  It’s also a great way for them to burn off energy. We firmly believe in the values of our karate program and its life-long benefits. 

Adult Karate

Adult Program (ages 13 and up)

Your Isshin-ryū training will include the most up to date methods known for achieving total fitness and self-defense capabilities within a well organized, progressive, non-competitive format. You can start as a beginner or experienced martial artist.  

Isshin-ryū is one of the styles chosen by the US Marines in their current martial arts program!  The program dates back to the 1950’s where the US government paid the founder of Isshin-ryū to train US Marines.

The best time to begin making confidence, fitness and self-defense part of your life is now! Karate provides a healthy break from routines of home, school or office. Karate is the most interesting and diversified way to keep fit, both physically and mentally.

In addition to learning discipline, and valuable and practical self-defense skills, our Isshin-ryū Karate program will improve movement, focus, fluidity, dexterity, balance and stamina. The classes are fun and energetic – and a great workout!