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The Science of Flexibility (weekend 2) | 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

October 20, 2018 - October 21, 2018


The Science of Flexibility is the second unit in the Yoga Integrated Science 200 Hour yoga teacher training program. This two day workship style weekend explores the science of flexibility and its historical continuity. Students will learn about where range of motion comes from and the many theories about stretching. Students will review and discuss the most current research on the topic and will explore the ways to increase range of motion in specific situations. Students will also be exposed to basic neurophysiology and how muscles create tension.


About the Yoga Integrated Science 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Course

The Yoga Integrated Science 200 hour yoga teacher training certification program is an anatomy based yoga teacher training program. This program is composed of 6 individual emersive, workshop-style units over a 6 month period. Each course unit is composed of 2 or 3 full days, depending on the unit. The program meets once a month in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Yoga Integrated Science Wellness Center.

This program meets the Yoga Alliance 200 hour requirements when taken as a full course. All Yoga Integrated Science yoga teacher training program course units are appropriate for anyone who wants to learn about the system of Yoga. Individual course units can be taken as continuing education or to further your presonal knowledge in an area.

The full certification program will cover the following topics:

  • The origins of Hatha Yoga
  • The history and science of flexibility and range of motion
  • Structural anatomy and basic mechanics of lower body, trunk and spine, upper body and cervical regions of the body
  • Comprehensive analysis of various applicable Hatha Yoga Poses
  • Introduction to the science of adjusting and how to incorporate yoga props
  • Yoga philosophy
  • The ethics of yoga
  • Pranayama/ breathing techniques
  • Meditation
  • General sequencing techniques
  • The business of Yoga

Daily yoga practice and studio membership is included with full course registration. During your course, several of the most influential yoga styles and methods will be introduced, analyzed, and directly experienced.

To register for the full course, please click here.

Master Instructor Lauren Eirk

Lauren Eirk, Owner, Yoga Integrated Science

The creator of Yoga Integrated Science™, Lauren Eirk, MS 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 25 years, Yoga I.S.® is her vision.

Lauren’s work has been featured in such magazines as Yoga Journal®, Self®, IDEA® Fitness Journal, 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 Houston and DCAC International, AEA/ IAFC, ECA, Can-FIT Pro, Fit in the City®, Fitour®, Resist-A-Ball®, and Sarah’s City Workout®

  • B.A. Double Major: Art and French, University of Louisville: Graduated Cum Laude
  • B.S. Physical Therapy, University of Louisville
  • M.S. Health Fitness Management: Graduated Magna Cum Laude



Lauren is a Certified E-RYT 500 Level Registered Yoga instructor and has studied Yoga with  Master teachers David Swenson, Sianna Sherman, John Friend, Francois Rault, Doug Keller, Doug Swenson, Beryl Bender Birch, John Schumacher, and Ramanand Patel.  She is a Certified IAYT Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists®  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.

Read more about Lauren’s extensive experience on her bio page.



October 20, 2018
October 21, 2018
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Lauren Eirk


Yoga Integrated Science Wellness Center
211 Clover Lane Suite K
Louisville, KY 40207 United States
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