Yoga Foundations is the first weekend in the Yoga Integrated Science 200 hour yoga teacher training program. This weekend long workshop style class includes an introduction to the Yoga Integrated Science education philosophy and a brief history of yoga. Students will learn about the ethical guidelines of yoga from a historical perspective and how they relate to practice in today’s world. Students will be introduced to the concept of the yoga asana and to inspirational yogic philosophies, including the Yamas and the Niyamas.
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
- 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
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.
Donna joins Yoga I.S® with over 35 years of teaching experience. Donna was inspired originally by her first teacher, Maja Trigg, in 1969. Maja was the founder of Yoga East in Louisville, KY.
- M.Ed Master is in Health Education University of Louisville
- BA Training and Development University of Louisville
- Minor in Health Promotions from the University of Louisville
Donna holds certifications in Integrative Yoga Therapy®, Yamana® Ball, and Hatha Yoga. She is a licensed HeartMath® Provider, specializing in Biofeedback and stress management. Donna has taught in fitness centers, yoga studios, hospitals, wellness retreats, and the women’s prison system. She is the creator of a meditative style of movement called “Feel, Follow, and Flow™” and is in the process of completing a visualization book called “Imagine You are Doing It Right™”. She has had extensive training in Ashtanga Yoga, Ayruvedic Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation.