Yoga Knowledge

Yoga Knowledge

This growing collection of videos will tackle many issues related to Yoga, such as flexibility, yoga as therapy, asana deconstruction, and props. We believe that education is the key to staying healthy and getting results. Having certified several hundred Yoga teachers over the last decade in out 500-hour teacher training program, Yoga Integrated Science, these videos are based the system of Hatha Yoga and how it can benefit the human body.

Amazon Products Used:

Small Pilates Sponge Ball:
Fabric Resistance Band for Legs:
Round Exercise Band:
Vinyl Coated Dumbbells:
55cm Stability Ball:
Yoga Block:
Yoga Block with Strap:
Yoga Strap (10 feet):
Yoga Strap (6 Feet):
Yoga Mat:
Mexican Blanket (Yoga):
Pilates Ring:
Weighted Bar:
Ballet Singe Barre:
Ballet Double Barre:

Fitness Integrated Science™ is a fitness and health methodology that combines modern bio mechanic 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.


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 has since expanded into Pilates Integrated Science™, Strength Integrated Science™, and Fitness Integrated Science™

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.

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 Yoga 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 brand influencer for Athleta® Brand clothing, a member of the Body Bar® Instructor Team 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.

Yoga Knowledge
  • Video 050 | Workout for a Strong Core with Lauren Eirk

    Join Lauren in this follow-along Yoga practice designed to train the "core", targeting muscles that attach to the ribs, pelvis, shoulders, and hips. Approach several positions and motions inspired by common yoga poses that can improve strength, reduce pain, and promote better mobility when practi...

  • Video 011 | Yoga Ball for a Healthy Back with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, Lauren will show how the use of the stability ball as a tool to help with back pain. The ball will gets you off the floor, helps you to transition from one exercise to the next, allows you to have improved comfort in many common back related exercises. and adds new challenges to t...

  • Video 010 | Yoga for Sciatic Pain Relief with Lauren Eirk

    In this video, learn some great Yoga tips for dealing with the problem of sciatic pain, which can cause pain and discomfort in the hips, back and lower legs. Many people are told that this is a tightness issue, but in reality it is often a muscular imbalance problem. Using a chair and several o...

  • Video 030 | Tight Hips Solutions for Sitting on the Floor with Lauren Eirk

    Many people in today's world suffer from chronic tightness and pain, making it very difficult to get up and down off the floor. In this video, discover how several yoga props can be used to make sitting on the floor more comfortable while performing several hip and core strengthening yoga poses....

  • Video 002 | Target the Core with Lauren Eirk

    Target Core muscles you have never felt before. This video will teach you how to effectively practice many common Yoga Positions to target musculature in the torso, hips, shoulders, and back. Although many practice Yoga specifically for Core Strength, it is not always the case that these areas a...

  • Video 003 | Tightness in the Hips and Hamstrings with Lauren Eirk

    Taking a Yoga class that requires sitting on the floor can be a daunting experience for many, given the fact that or daily activities do not require us to move our joints into these positions. Tightness in the hips and hamstrings are a natural reality for many, as tissues adapt to our daily posi...

  • Video 013 | YogaISculpt with Lauren Eirk

    One of the biggest trends in today's yoga and fitness markets involved using free-weights in a Yoga practice. Weights, just like any prop, can help stimulate different aspects of a pose. Understanding the properties of the resistance tool and how to strategically place these weights is essentia...

  • Video 017 | Top Five Yoga Poses for Core Strength with Lauren Eirk

    This video will take an in-depth look at five different Yoga poses that can be specifically targeted to stimulate the muscles of the trunk and spine. This video incorporates a small inflatable Pilates sponge ball and Yoga Strap to add further resistance. See how forces can be re-directed into ...

  • Video 032 | Yoga Mechanics for the Hips with Lauren Eirk

    This educational video discusses some of the issues with adapting yoga postures to account for structural differences in the hip as well as tips on how to strengthen hip musculature in yoga for improved overall joint stability

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  • Video 034 | Yoga Class Moving too Fast?

    This educational video discusses the musculature involved in strengthening the front of the hip joint to help you lunge, squat, and transition from pose to pose more efficiently in your flow Yoga routines.

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  • Video 041 | Asana Deconstruction - Ardha Matsyendrasana (Seated Twist)

    In this video, learn some logical and safe progressions for the seated twist to accommodate different anatomical structures, goals, and fitness levels. Learn about the issues involved with trunk rotation to avoid injury while improving strength and range of motion safely in this Yoga Asana tutori...

  • Video 051 | My Favorite Yoga Pose with Lauren Eirk

    Learn biomechanical reasons why people have different squatting abilities as we analyze the chair pose, "Utkatasana". Lauren uses several yoga props to shift the muscular emphasis and increase overall awareness in this educational video.

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  • FIS - Yoga Knowledge

    This growing collection of videos will tackle many issues related to Yoga, such as flexibility, yoga as therapy, asana deconstruction, and props. We believe that education is the key to staying healthy and getting results. Having certified several hundred Yoga teachers over the last decade in o...