Yoga Strong

Yoga Strong

These Yoga practice videos will improve range of motion by improving your muscle strength in various joint positions. Our methodology will improve core strength and re-sculpt your body using body weight, yoga props, and common resistance training tools. This collection has creative Yoga flows for all levels of fitness, therapeutic routines to help eliminate pain and inflammation, and powerful practices for those who want more of a challenge

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.

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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 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 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 and member of the Body Bar® Instructor Team.

Yoga Strong
  • Live event with Lauren Eirk | Strength Building Yoga

    This Yoga class features longer hold times and mindful muscle engagement. No props are needed for this bodyweight routine, as we will be using isometric contractions throughout to activate more muscle involvement.

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  • Video 345 | Day Four Glute Challenge with Lauren Eirk (30 Minutes)

    On day four of our 5 day Glute Challenge, you should notice that your range of motion at the hip is already improving with the strengthening focus of days one-three. Today we moving back into bodyweight training with strong Yoga practice designed to improve joint range of motion.

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  • Video 341 | Yoga for the Knee (30 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Experience an alignment-based, methodical Yoga practice designed to target muscles that cross the knee joint. Using a Yoga block and strap, we begin with several classic Yoga asanas to practice knee, hip, ankle, and foot alignment.

    Progressing to poses on the floor, learn how to protect the k...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Yoga for Strong Legs

    This slower-paced, strengthening Yoga practice features longer hold times in poses to work on sustained muscle contractions in the lower body. Give yourself time to move with more attention and control. You will need Yoga blocks and a Yoga Strap for this class to re-direct forces into joints.

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  • Video 328 | Yoga for Spinal Health (45 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Spinal health is essential, as the spine is responsible for so many functions in our body. The muscles around the spine must be strong and responsive throughout our lives in order to keep our spine injury free.

    In this Yoga practice, we will explore various spinal movements to work on symmetr...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Iron Yoga

    Experience a flow style Yoga workout with some non-traditional props! We will incorporate dumbbells to challenge muscles in the upper and lower body and make poses feel totally different. A Yoga strap will also be included in this practice to redirect forces into muscles and alter the "feel" of...

  • Live Event with Lauren Eirk | Iron Yoga II

    Experience an alignment-based Yoga workout with longer holds in poses, using some non-traditional props! We will incorporate dumbbells to challenge muscles in the upper and lower body and make poses feel totally different. A Yoga strap will also be included in this practice to redirect forces i...

  • Video 317 | Yoga with Weights (30 minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Experience yoga poses from the floor and in standing with a flowing format using dumbbells to target the upper and lower body while performing isometric resistance training in several classic Yoga poses. This practice begins with Sun Salutations and progresses into several creative sequences fo...

  • Video 055 | How to strengthen your chest with Lauren Eirk

    Learn how to incorporate a weighted bar into your Yoga practice in this follow-a-long strength-based practice that targets the chest, shoulders, and trunk. Discover some resistance training tips to progress or modify the overall challenge in each pose to improve overall effectiveness while maint...

  • Video 287 | Yoga with Weights: Lower Body (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Experience yoga poses from the floor and in standing with a flowing format using dumbbells to target the lower body while performing isometric resistance training in several classic Yoga poses. This practice begins with some floor sequences, then adds dumbbells to the lunge and squatting poses ...

  • Video 286 | Yoga with Weights: Upper Body (30 minute workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Experience several standing, seated, and flowing sequences using dumbbells to target the upper body while performing isometric resistance training in several classic Yoga poses. This practice begins with some floor sequences, then adds dumbbells to the classic Sun Salutation. Next, experience a...

  • Video 272 | Yoga for Golfers (35 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Anyone can benefit from this workout, especially golfers, tennis players, and pickleball enthusiasts! The golf swing requires spinal stability and core strength. This mindful Yoga practice will help you assess your range of motion and prepare your body for sport while training the muscular system...

  • Video 231 | Yoga for Tight Hips (40 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    Yoga can help you to learn so much about your body. This workout is designed to help you uncover your muscular imbalances so that you can work to eliminate them through this isometric strength-based workout. Yoga blocks are used in this routine to support many of the positions and give you som...

  • Video 227 | Yoga with Mini Ball (60 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Yoga can make us stronger if we focus more on muscle activation and less on passive stretching. The mini ball is the perfect tool to help us create purposeful muscle contractions in Yoga poses so that we create more joint stability and strength in the body. See how the ball can create a fulcrum...

  • Video 035 | Power Yoga Workout with Lauren Eirk

    Live June 2020 - 05 (Power Yoga Workout) with Lauren Eirk is a sequenced, athletic Yoga flow designed to improve muscle strength and range of motion. This practice is balanced with sun salutations, standing poses, balancing poses, core strengthening poses, restorative seated isometrics, and a re...

  • Video 037 | Yoga for Strength with Lauren Eirk

    Think that Yoga is only for stretching and relaxing? In this video, Lauren will show you how Yoga poses can be extremely strengthening to the lower body. Yoga can create internal forces in the body to help muscles contract more efficiently through a greater range of joint motion, improving over...

  • Video 097 | Weighted Yoga Workout with Lauren Eirk

    This sixty minute video combines isometric Yoga poses with weighted dumbbells to increase strength and mobility. You will feel poses in ways you have never felt, challenging muscles that stabilize and move joints. Tone your whole body with improved posture and grace.

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  • Video 113 | Yoga Strong Basics (45 minute practice) with Lauren Eirk

    This 45 minute practice will help you uncover an intelligent, strong way to practice Yoga that will leave you stronger, taller, and more flexible. Experience several standing, sitting, balancing, back-bending, and restorative twisting poses choreographed in a way to work the entire body and help...

  • Video 132 | Resistance Band Fitness Yoga (60 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    This 60 Minute Fitness Yoga routine is rooted in many elastic strength training principles. You will get plenty of helpful cues and tips to successfully use the Thera-Band to add challenge to many common Yoga poses. Experience many isometric positions for the upper and lower body to improve ran...

  • Video 147 | Power Yoga for Legs (50 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Experience several creative yoga sequeces that target the hips, thighs, ankles, and feet. This practice will build lower body strength and train the cardiovascular system. A chair or support is recommended for a few of the balancing poses to maximize strength benefits. This workout will burn f...

  • Video 151 | Yoga Strong for Upper Body (50 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    One of the reasons instructors use so many vinyasas (up-down / up-down / up-down) movements with planks is to bring strengthening to the upper body in yoga poses. Many complain of wrist and shoulder pain from their yoga practice. In this routine, however, we will use free weights to accomplish t...

  • Video 153 | Isometric Yoga Workout (35 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk

    This thirty minute Yoga practice uses grounding postures and isometric resistance training principles to cultivate better range of motion and improved joint stability. Many of the poses in this workout are done close to the ground from a seated, spine, or prone postion. This makes the workout a...

  • Video 154 | Yoga Flexible Strength (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Flexibility gains in Yoga will be temorary with a passive stretching approach. It can even lead to muscle weakness and joint instability. In this video, practice an integrated isometric approach to several poses chosen to target core strength. You will immediately feel taller and stronger, as ...

  • Video 160 | Yoga for Physcial Fitness (30 Minute Workout) with Lauren Eirk

    Strengthen and tone your muscles while improving joint stability with these repeating Yoga flows. Notice an improvement in mobility as you target the legs, hips, core, and upper body. As you move with your breathing cycles, you will notice a considerable improvement in your cardiovascular outpu...