Because yoga injuries and malpractice cases are real and prevalent in the exercise industry today, yoga teachers have a great responsibility. Our 200- and 300-hour yoga teacher training programs provide teachers-in-training with a deeper understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of yoga.
Our weekend-long courses meet once a month. Individual workshops are also available for anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of their own bodies and practice.
Our 200 RYT-structured coursework and program have all been approved for submission to Yoga Alliance®. Yoga Integrated Science teachers-in-training learn to understand and apply the latest scientific research in anatomy, biomechanics and yoga philosophy to the art of yoga practice.
Any of our teacher training courses can be taken à la carte for personal interest or for teacher certification with RYT. Our next course is starting soon! Submit your application to begin the conversation today.
This seven-month program meets for one weekend each month. In it, you’ll learn to understand human anatomy and will cover how to apply isometric resistance to guide strength and mobility.Submit Application
This course will cover the following topics:
Yoga Integrated Science
211 Clover Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
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Training Series Syllabus
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 – Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The weekend includes an introduction to Yoga Integrated Science, plus a brief history of yoga. This class begins the foundation of Yoga Integrated Science with an introduction to yoga asana and inspirational yogic philosophy — including the yamas and the niyamas. Learn about the ethical guidelines of yoga from a historical perspective, as well as how they relate to today.
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 – Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This two-day weekend explores the science of flexibility and its historical continuity. Learn where range of motion comes from and the many theories about stretching. By observing the most current research today, see how joint range can be improved without stretching, and learn basic neurophysiology and how muscles create tension.
Friday, Nov. 06, 2020 – Sunday, Nov. 08, 2020 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In this class, we’ll explore the general joint anatomy of the foot, lower leg, knee and hip through 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 forceful yoga. Foundational yoga philosophy includes the nine major mental and physical obstacles to yoga and exercise in general, as well as an introductory look at the book the Bhagavad Gita with the 20 Values necessary for an enlightened being.
Friday, Dec. 04, 2020 – Sunday, Dec. 06, 2020 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This class is devoted to the structure and mechanical abilities of the trunk and spine, and the introduction to vinyasa. We’ll look at several trunk-related yoga postures in-depth to reinforce the material, and will start looking at pranayama and vinyasa and the anatomy of the respiratory system. Also introduced is YOGression™ — the science of yoga sequencing with creation, observation and feedback.
Friday, Jan. 08, 2021 – Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This class will cover the anatomy of the heart chakra at the center of all we do — the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand joints. In this course, we’ll be analyzing and experiencing several upper-body poses to reinforce the lecture. Learn the art of teaching to multiple skill levels, an introduction to the realities of aging, plus guidelines for teaching to the deconditioned and/or senior population. Discover the qualities of leadership to be able to effectively inspire others to participate in their health.
Friday, Feb. 05, 2021 – Sunday, Feb. 07, 2021 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This class is an introduction to the joint anatomy and mechanical abilities of the cervical and capital spine. Three major inverted poses will be addressed, experienced and analyzed. An introduction to restorative yoga will be presented including a western explanation of ancient nadis and the chakra system with a comparison to our central nervous system. Experience a chakra-based practice. Class six will use all the anatomy and biomechanics we have learned in classes one through five to introduce the intricate science of adjusting from all asana categories. By this weekend, students will have had a lot of teaching experience and can begin verbalizing what they are learning to others.
Friday, Mar. 05, 2021 – Sunday, Mar. 07, 2021 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
In this course, we’ll be reviewing all anatomy in a comprehensive Q&A session. We’ll present an in-depth study of the science of meditation (which you will have been working on) and its effects on the brain and our overall chemistry, and a lecture on the teaching of yoga that includes class types, music, sequencing, incorporative philosophy, pranayama and commanding a group. Finally, we’ll do an in-depth analysis on the business of yoga and how to market yourself to complete the weekend.
Our final two days will include teaching methodology oral examinations regarding creation, instruction, observation, direct experience and critical analysis of your peers.
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10:30 am - 10:45 am:
10:45am - 12:00pm:
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1:00pm - 2:00 pm:
Guided Practice (1hr)
2:00pm - 3:00pm:
3:00pm - 3:15pm:
3:15pm - 5:15pm:
5:15pm - 6:30pm:
6:30pm - 7:30pm:
Yoga Lab (2hrs)
Guided Practice (1.5hr)
Office Hours (1hr)
paid in full
To learn more about our four-part intensive training, fill out the form below to hear from a specialist and receive a free guide on flexibility and yoga by Lauren.
Based in Louisville, KY, where she founded Yoga Integrated Science™, Lauren Eirk, M.S. is a certified E-RYT 500-level yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance® with over 30 years of teaching experience and a Yoga Alliance® Continuing Education Provider. Additionally, she is one of the world’s leading experts in the treatment muscular imbalances. Eirk is the developer of the strength-focused 200-hour RYT training program and has spent her life teaching and studying in the health, fitness and yoga communities, learning from some of the most influential teachers like Sianna Sherman, Rodney Yee, John Friend and more along the way. Today, she takes that knowledge and continues to teach and train teachers across the country, building healthier and stronger communities through the practice yoga.