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200 Hour Chicago Intensive Yoga Teacher Training (Early Registration)

April 2 - July 26


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Yoga Integrated Science™ 200 hour graduates are among the best in their field and we are now offering this as an Intensive Course to you in only four weekends!  This program  will show you how to be a highly effective Yoga Instructor, capable of teaching in a variaty of settings. Learn to communicate with other health professionals, as Yoga Therapy is being prescribed more and more as an alternative to traditional medical care. Many Yoga Teachers go through a teacher training program and never find work. So many new yoga teachers are ill-prepared to work with the many types of special student populations due to a lack of anatomical knowledge, class design, and leadership ability. Yoga Integrated Science teacher training programs are based in anatomy and biomechanics. You will gain an understanding of how the body works and also how yoga poses can influence the body in different ways.

This anatomy-based 200 hour Teacher Training Course  is composed of four separate four-day weekend courses that meet once a month. The program consists of classroom lecture, studio practice, classroom discussions, online reading and outside assignments. The Yoga Integrated Science™ Teacher Training Program  is approved to meet the Yoga Alliance® 200 hour requirements. Our program is perfect for anyone who wants to become a Certified Yoga Instructor or for anyone who wants to learn about the system of Yoga to deepen their own personal practice. The 200 hour Teacher Training program will cover: The origins of Hatha Yoga, historical and scientific information on flexibility and range of motion, structural anatomy and basic mechanics of lower body, trunk and spine, and upper body.  Get a comprehensive analysis of various applicable Hatha Yoga Poses in over 30 Yoga Asanas.  Learn the  Yoga Integrated Science™ method of adjusting and how to effectively incorporate yoga props.  Study basic  yoga philosophy and current ethical issues with teaching.  Practice pranayama/ breathing techniques, meditation, and general sequencing techniques. Experience a daily yoga practice to help with assimilating class material.  Several of the most influential Yoga Styles and methods will be introduced, analyzed, and directly experienced.

Reserve your space today for discounted early Registration Through January 2020


Thursday-Sunday 4/2/2020 – 4/5/2020  From: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

The Foundations Course includes an Introduction to Yoga Integrated Science, a brief history of Yoga and inspirational Yogic philosophy, and an introduction to the branches of Yoga. Learn about the ethical guidelines of yoga from a historical perspective as well as how they relate to today.

We will discuss the science of flexibility and its historical continuity, learning about range of motion and the many theories about stretching. Observing the most current research today, see how joint range can be improved without passive stretching. Learn basic neurophysiology and how muscles create tension.

We will also explore joint anatomy in general of the foot, lower leg, knee, and hip. Experience a comprehensive analysis of several lower body postures with study and practice. This weekend introduces the study of biomechanics as we learn about yoga props and their uses. See why Hatha Yoga is defined as force-ful yoga.


Thursday-Sunday 5/7/2020 – 5/10/2020 From: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

In the Integration Course, we learn to relate the foundations of Yoga and biomechanics into the profession of teaching Yoga. We will dive into the book the Bhagavad Gita and discuss the 20 Values necessary for an enlightened being to set the stage.

As we begin to analyze the “Core” of Yoga and Vinyasa, we will study the trunk and spine and its structure and mechanical abilities. We will look at several trunk-related yoga postures in-depth to reinforce the material.

This course covers pranayama and vinyasa and the anatomy of the respiratory system. Also introduced is Yog-ression™: the science of progressive yoga sequencing, with creation, observation, and feedback. An introduction to the process of vinyasa yoga will be covered. End the weekend with an introduction to restorative yoga, designed to relax and renew.


Thursday-Sunday 6/4/2020 – 6/7/2020 From: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm

This Longevity Course is dedicated to therapeutic practices for long term health and wellness. We will set the tone with Yoga Philosophy according to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with the nine major mental, physical obstacles to yoga and exercise in general. This weekend is dedicated to the Science of Aging, teaching to multiple health and fitness levels, and working with students with common health-related issues.

We will be delving into the Yoga Integrated Science Method of Adjusting and introduce the how, when, and why’s of using Yoga props. In addition, this weekend will cover the structural anatomy of the upper extremities, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand including joint mechanics. Analyze and experience various Yoga Asanas associated with the upper body.  Enjoy practices for deconditioned and aging students using chairs and other props in order to enhance learning and improve overall joint mechanics.


Thursday-Sunday 7/23/2020 – 7/26/2020 From: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
The Mindfulness Course is focused on the mind-body connection with an in-depth study of the Science of Meditation, brain anatomy, neuroplasticity, and the effects of stress in our

busy lives.

Three major inverted poses will be addressed and analyzed, including a western explanation of ancient nadis and the chakra system with a comparison to our central nervous system. Discover anatomy as it relates to ancient Yoga with The Chakra system, Nadis, and Energy Bodies. Experience a chakra-based practice.

We will present an in-depth lecture regarding the profession of a a Yoga Instructor, including discussions on planning a class, music, adjusting, sequencing, incorporating philosophy, pranayama, and commanding a group. Discover the qualities of leadership to be able to effectively inspire others to participate in their health.

Finish the Course with a summary of how to become a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a wrap-up discussion of the entire course.

About Lauren Eirk
Louisville and is a certified E-RYT 500 level Yoga Instructor with Yoga Alliance® with over 30 years of teaching experience. A Yoga Alliance® Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), she is the developer of the 200 Hour RYT training program, 300-Hour RYT Advanced Biomechanics of Hatha Yoga Programs, and the Yoga I.S. Mechanix™ program for her 500 hour Registered Hatha Yoga School Yoga Integrated Science™.  Lauren is a Certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT for International Association of Yoga Therapy®.  Lauren is a Certified MATRx Full Body Specialist, making her one of 57 world-wide leading experts in the treatment of muscular Imbalances.  Lauren is a certified personal trainer, and an International Continuing Education Provider, member of the Body Bar® Instructor Team, and an influencer for Athleta Brand Clothing.  She is a Mentor for AFS, Association for Fitness Studios, offering guidance to other health and fitness entrepreneurs.  In her personal life, Lauren has a passion for animal rights and volunteers her time for The Humane Society in Kentucky when possible. Lauren teaches in the Yoga I.S.® Louisville Studio and is the director of the 500+ hour RYS Teacher Training Program.


April 2
July 26


Lauren Eirk


Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O’Hare
5550 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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