Yoga Therapist Helps Pets
Muscle Activation Techniques Specialist and Yoga therapist Lauren Eirk focuses on living compassionately every day. The Louisville native opened Yoga Integrated Science Wellness Center in 2010. Her vision was not only to teach Yoga, but to help empower people to live healthily and holistically.
And for Lauren, this means also caring about animals.
“I feel such a calling to help those who cannot help themselves,” says Lauren, who once wanted to be a veterinarian.
But with limited time to volunteer, she decided to host a monthly benefit class for the Kentucky Humane Society. Attendees make a cash donation of their choice. Every $10, $20 or more adds up: since 2014, the studio has collected more than $5,000 to help our animals. In addition, the studio has a “wish list” bin in the lobby to collect needed items.
Lauren shares her home with five rescued cats, and she adores dogs, too. Each of them has a story of how they came into her life, including Jacob, who was found in a dumpster. Her KHS kitty Leo was adopted from the Springhurst Feeders Supply, and recently her mother adopted a dog from KHS.
“We are so grateful for Lauren’s compassion,” says Alisa Gray, KHS Development Director. “She is proof that anyone can be a positive change-maker for homeless animals.”
How to Participate
Yoga Integrated Studio is located at 211 Clover Lane in Louisville. Visit yogaintegratedscience.com or call 502-891-0072 to register for the class or drop in. The class is held the last Saturday of each month from 9:30–10:45 a.m. This flow yoga class, taught by Lauren, is open to all levels. A monetary cash donation or pet item from the KHS wish list is your admission to the class. Please bring a yoga mat with you to class. All other yoga props will be provided.
Yoga Integrated Science is a health and wellness studio, which focuses on strength and building muscle, helping people to get fit and stay healthy. Lauren says her classes are appropriate for people of all skill levels and abilities.