Fitness Integrated Science is a fitness and health methodology that combines modern biomechanics principles rooted in a unique isometric strengthening approach to Hatha Yoga. We are also a Wellness Center in Louisville Kentucky which focuses on increasing our clients' strength, muscular balance, joint stability, and overall range of motion. We offer yoga classes, Pilates, personal training, and yoga teacher training from our studio in the heart of Louisville, Kentucky. We offer Certification Courses and Workshops in Yoga, Pilates, Fitness and Personal Training.
Lauren Eirk is the creator of Fitness Integrated Science™, 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
+ 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, partnering her business with the Kentucky Humane Society.
A collection of Yoga workouts using the stability ball as an unstable prop to add support to common yoga asanas as well as new variations to common yoga sequences. You will find that the unstable ball will create more of a mind/body atmosphere, as you concentrate on controlling the moving ball. Poses may feel more challenging in these videos in some cases, and more supportive in others. Enjoy Yoga flows, Yoga Fusions, and Yoga Therapy videos in this collection.
Video 227 | Yoga with Mini Ball (60 Minute w\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 047 | Yoga Therapy Ball for the Low Back with Lauren Eirk
Experience how the stability ball can offer support and open up range of motion for the trunk and spine, providing an opportunity for greater strengthening and stabilization challenges. Decrease pain and increase flexibility with this therapeutic routine!
Join Lauren for this flowing Yoga Practice using the Stability ball as a prop to not only provide support, but provide resistance challenges that can make poses feel like never before! Get a stronger core and better balance!
Fitness Integrated Science™ is a fitness and health methodology that c...
Video 091 | Yoga Ball Flow (60 Minute Routine) with Lauren Eirk
Experience a fun, creative 60 minute Yoga flow with the stability ball as a prop. The dynamic nature of the ball challenges the core in every pose with increased range of motion and support for the joints. This practice will improve joint stability and muscle strength for the total body. Breat...
Video 186 | Yogalates Stability Ball Workout (35 Minutes) with Lauren Eirk
This creative flow features a Yoga Pilates fusion using a stability ball, which provides the perfect surface to accommodate the curves of the spine. When using the ball, experience greater overall resisted range of motion than is achieved during traditional practices on the floor. The flowing n...