Strength and Conditioning Yoga Strong Challenge

Strength and Conditioning Yoga Strong Challenge

This video series uses a combination of isometric, concentric, and eccentric resistance training positions and movements to optimize the efficiency of the muscular system. Yoga is often thought of as an activity to stretch muscles and gain flexibility, thereby creating a space for mindfulness and tranquility. Although it is true that intentional movement can lower stress and increase awareness, passive stretching can cause injury and joint instability.

This series of Yoga workouts features joint-friendly strength training to help you work within your body's natural barriers to range of motion. Strengthen the abdominal, chest, hip, back, shoulder, arm, and leg muscles with improved range of motion.

Adding resistance to your Yoga practice can help you

- Build muscle which helps you control your weight
- Increase bone density
- Make your traditional yoga practice stronger
- Increase feelings of happiness and confdence
- Improve adherance for those who dislike traditional yoga classes
- Improve Stability and Range of motion together

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Fitness Integrated Science™ is a fitness and health methodology that combines modern biomechanic principles with unique and progressive strengthening techniques to guide our clients to improved muscular balance, joint stability, and range of motion. Fitness Integrated Science™ is also a Wellness and Personal Training Center in Louisville Kentucky offering private yoga, Pilates, personal training, and yoga therapy for individuals as well as small groups. We have a 500-hour teacher training program, Yoga Integrated Science™, that is registered through Yoga Alliance and provide Workshops and certification courses in Yoga, Pilates, Fitness and Personal Training.

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Lauren Eirk is the creator of Yoga Integrated Science™ program, offering a unique, sound, biomechancial approach to Hatha Yoga designed to respect joint structure while improving muscle responsiveness and strength. She has spent her life teaching and studying in the health, fitness, and yoga communities, learning from some of the top minds of our time. Having worked in the health education field for over 30 years, Yoga I.S.® is her vision. Lauren’s training has made her highly sensitive to clients with complex, on-going neuro-muscular issues, helping her clients to navigate an effective exercise plan to accomplish their goals.

Lauren’s work has been featured in such magazines as Yoga Journal®, Self®, IDEA® Fitness Journal, American Fitness Magazine, ACE Fitness Magazine, American Fitness Magazine, Fitness First Quarterly Magazine, AKWA Aquatic Exercise Magazine, Business First, Natural Awakenings, and New Woman Magazine. Lauren has presented for such fitness-health organizations and education conferences as IDEA World, IDEA Personal Trainer, Inner IDEA, FACTfest, AFPA, DCAC Fitness, AFS Succeed! Conference, ACSM Fitness Summit, AEA/ IAFC, ECA, Can-FIT Pro, Fit in the City®, Fitour®, Resist-A-Ball®, and Sarah’s City Workout®

+ B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Louisville
+ B.A. Art, French, University of Louisville
+ M.S. Health Fitness Management

Lauren is a Certified E-RYT 500 Level Registered Yoga instructor and has studied Yoga with Master teachers David Swenson, Sianna Sherman, John Friend, Mitchel Bleier, Francois Rault, Doug Keller, Doug Swenson, Judy Rice, Rodney Yee, Beryl Bender Birch, John Schumacher, and Ramanand Patel. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT with the International Association of Yoga Therapy and a Yoga Alliance® Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), she is the developer of the Yoga I.S.® method for Yoga, Barre, and Pilates-based classes, including the Yoga I.S. Mechanix™ method. Lauren is a mentor for AFS Association of Fitness Studios and Savvi Brand Partner

Lauren is a Mastery Level Muscle Activation Techniques™ Certified Specialist and MATRx Certified Full-Body Specialist Full Body, including the Lower Leg & Foot as well as the Wrist & Hand. Lauren’s MATRx delineation makes her one of 57 world-wide leading experts in the treatment of muscular Imbalances. Lauren is an International Continuing Education Provider with an established personal training business since 2006, held in the Fitness Integrated Science™ Personal Training Studio. Lauren has been a certified group fitness instructor for nearly three decades and has run many group fitness programs. She is the creator of Yoga with Resist-A-Ball®, a former Resist-A-Ball® and FiTour® Master Trainer and the recipient of the ECA OBOW Award 2007 “Most Mindful Program”. Lauren has taught group and private classes in over 27 fitness centers since the start of her fitness career in the year 1988. She has many years of experience teaching in elementary schools, college universities, hospitals, fitness centers, and community centers in various local, national, and international venues. Lauren specializes in fitness rehabilitation, health fitness management, program development, and continuing education. Lauren is a published author with extensive television and video experience. Lauren is a Body Bar® Instructor with Yoga and Pilates programming, and an avid animal-rights advocate, collecting donations and hosting events in her business to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society.

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Strength and Conditioning Yoga Strong Challenge
  • Video 169 | Day 5 Strength & Conditioning Yoga Strong Series with Lauren Eirk

    Standing poses are considered to be foundational in Yoga. These positions are also considered to be some of the most functional exercises in fitness and health. In this video, experience a controlled way to work the lower body while being kind to your joints. The incorporation of the dumbbells...

  • Video 168 | Day 4 Strength & Conditioning Yoga Strong Series with Lauren Eirk

    Many yoga classes rely on poses like plank and downward dog to challenge the upper body, but many times these drive uncomfortable stresses to the wrist and shoulders. Adding weighted dumbbells creates some great arm exercises to enhance your experience in yoga poses. The elastic Theraband can ...

  • Video 167 | Day 3 Strength & Conditioning Yoga Strong Series with Lauren Eirk

    The focus of a Yoga practice should be a strong, stable core. Ancient Yoga teaches that we are only as strong as our spine is flexible. However, flexibility comes from training trunk muscles to move the joints of the spine, hips, and shoulders to their greatest extent while honoring their struc...

  • Video 165 | Day 1 - Strength & Conditioning Yoga Strong Series with Lauren Eirk

    The focus of a Yoga practice should be a strong, stable core. Ancient Yoga teaches that we are only as strong as our spine is flexible. However, flexibility comes from training trunk muscles to move the joints of the spine, hips, and shoulders to their greatest extent while honoring their struc...

  • Video 166 | Day 2 Strength & Conditioning Yoga Strong Series with Lauren Eirk

    The focus of a Yoga practice should be to facilitate a strong, stable core. In addition, working to maintain joint range of motion should be paramount. This video will help you to move the hip joints to their greatest extent while honoring their structure and function by training various hip pos...