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Course Description: This is a hatha yoga class.

Students practice classic


poses[asana], breathing exercises [pranayama], restorative poses,
relaxation, and meditation techniques [pratyahara, dhyana & dharana].
Some time will be spent in anatomical studies, yoga philosophy and ethics
[yama & niyama]. Any form of yoga, from the very physical styles to the
more meditative ones, provides benefits only in relation to the amount of
interest and commitment applied. This class includes various sequences of
poses including Sun Salutation [surya namaskar].

BUILDING & COLLEGE POLICY:


NO food, gum, soft drinks, or active cell phones are allowed in classrooms or
workout areas
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DEPARTMENT POLICY: STUDENTS COMPLETE INFORMATION FORM BEFORE
PARTICIPATING

APPROPRIATE ATTIRE REQUIRED:


Be barefooted, hands and feet especially clean.Talk to Dee if there is a reason you
cannot be barefoot.
Clothes must be clean, odor-free, comfortable + easy to move in, like leggings,
shorts, or sweats, leotards, etc.
Wear stretchy clothes that hug without binding and make sure ankles are visible.
Neutralize oders. Avoid wearing anything strong smelling, pleasant or unpleasant,
some are allergic to smoke, some to perfume.
Temperature considerations are important because being too hot or too cold is
physically stressful and mentally distracting. Adjust the amount of clothing
according to the varied activities & the room. While a tank top may be best for
the main portion of class, it is possible long sleeves may be helpful at the end for
cooling down and relaxation.
Possibly bring a change of clothes for your other classes. Please do not wear
jeans, skirts, bulky fastenings, belts, heavy jewelry, shoes, etc. as these tend to
be problematic, uncomfortable, and awkward.

MORE YOGA CONSIDERATIONS AND PRACTICES:


WATER, ONLY, IN AN UNSPILLABLE CONTAINER ALLOWED. Before practice have
only light amount.
After a vigorous practice, it is recommended waiting 15 min. before drinking
much water.
HONOR DIGESTION: Eat light meals at least 1 - 2hrs before practice and, after
big meals wait 4hrs.
After practice, recommend waiting 30 min. before eating.
BE CONSIDERATE & HELP CREATE A HAPPY, CALM, QUIET + RESTFUL ATMOSPHERE:
ENTER QUIETLY, carefully open + close doors and/or mats to limit noise.
AVOID CONVERSING DURING CLASS. If you are confused ask the teacher, not
another student.
BE RESPECTFUL TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS asthis time is an opportunity to
recover a sense of equilibrium and peace.
CLEANLINESS: Showers are available in this building, ask if you cant find the
showers.
Yoga recommends that you bathe just before and after practice! Please avoid
wearing perfumes, smoky and dirty clothing.
TURN OFF CELL PHONES, Silence it or leave in car.
KEEP VALUABLES where you can see them, not in hallways, nor in the alcoves that
connect with the rest-rooms.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY:
This class is an activity and participation course. Specific poses will be
demonstrated, where upon students will then complete the poses to the best of
their ability. However, because of the varying degrees of capability within each
class, there will be times, when certain poses or actions must be modified or even
avoided due to specific circumstances for individual practitioners.

ISSUES THAT MAY REQUIRE MODIFIED PARTICIPATION:

INJURY, PAIN, ILLNESS, LIFE CHANGES like PREGNANCY or MOVING TO A NEW


HOME.
If something is troubling you, arrive early enough to communicate this before
class begins.
If you are late, it is still worthwhile to let Dee know ASAP,
This way you can have an alternative when you need it.
Waiting until the end of class to communicate doesnt help you and might be
harming.

ALTERNATIVES: learn a modification; do a substitute pose; just observe;


take notes; rest + listen; do breath work; do restorative poses, relax; meditate.
However, reading or doing homework of any kind is not an option.

WOMEN: during menstruation, it is recommended to avoid full inversions +


rigorous activities,
And instead utilize the above mentioned ALTERNATIVES.

COURSE RATIONALE:
The purpose of this course is to learn the specific skills and/or the techniques of
hatha yoga. By participating in this activity class, the student may gain health
benefits such as, increased flexibility, increased muscular endurance and
increased muscular strength, as well as improved cardiovascular endurance and
body composition. Students may also experience improvement in their emotional
and mental well being, due to the profound effects resulting from practicing yoga.
Participating in activity classes leads to a healthier lifestyle.
Discipline Objectives/Outcomes
1. Learn rules, fundamentals, skills + strategies of how to practice yoga.
2.Learn to correctly execute required skills and techniques as well as how to use
the equipment and facilities safely.

3. To understand how Kinesiology relates to a healthy individual lifestyle.


Course and Instructor Objectives/Outcomes:
1.

Learn the rules, basic skills, background and how to safely practice yoga.

2.
Begin to understand structural, physiological, and performance effects of
yoga.
3.

Improve physical fitness and mental well being through yoga.

4.

Guide students in developing their own practice outside of class.

~~~ GRADING SYSTEM ~~~

A = 100 - 90% B = 89 - 80% C = 79 - 70% D = 69 - 60% F = 59 - 0%


COURSE POLICY: ONES RECORD OF ATTENDANCE IS EVERYTHING!
Know that your attendance has been recorded before leaving each class.
Grades are primarily based upon attendance, Dee will take roll just before class
starts.
Interest, enthusiasm and written tests can help make up absences, see pg. 4.
-there is a sign in sheet for late arrivals-

FOR CLASSES MEETING TWICE PER WEEK


EVERY MISSED CLASS of 1 hr + 20, LOWERS ONES GRADE BY 5 POINTS.
100 or A+, One class missed: 95 or A, Two missed classes: 90 or A
Three missed classes = 85 or B, Four missed classes = 80 or B
Five missed classes = 75 or C, Six missed classes = 70 or a C
Seven missed classes = 65 or D, Eight missed classes = 60 or a D

Nine or more missed classes = 55 or an F

ATTENDANCE IS TO BE DOCUMENTED IN EVERY CLASS.


IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOUVE BEEN MARKED PRESENT
If you miss roll call, or are not sure that youve been accounted for, SIGN IN on the
roster. Every time you come to class, its your responsibility to make sure your
presence is recored before departing, otherwise you will be considered absent.

MAKE UP MISSED CLASSES IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:


1] Outside of class, working with the instructorduring office hours, counts double
the time spent, toward making up absences. This time, depending upon demand,
is limited to 90 min. per student and equals 10 grade points.
2] Take other yoga classes with that instructors permission. Have a simple note
ready for the end of class that the instructor can validate with the instructor's
signature & ph. #, having already written your name, the date, the time and
length of the class. Allowed up to 4 yoga classes of 60 90 minutes in duration
which make up 5 points each for a total of 20 points. Or take 2 yoga classes of 2
hrs. 40 min. each earning 10 pts. , limited to a total of 20 points.
3] The mid-term is a take-home test, with two weeks to return it. A grade of C or a
B raises grade by 5 points, an A raises grade 10 points.With a D or lower, the
grade remains the same. The mid-term becomes a study sheet for the final, so be
sure to turn in the mid-term, even if late, to get the correct answers.
4] The final is similar to the mid-term and will be taken in class, on or just before
the last day of the semester.
The grading and point system is the same as for the mid-term.
5] Perform Sun Salutation under the watchful eye of instructor: raises ones grade
by 5 points. Yoga IIs demo in front of class for 5 pts.
6] Color in the Musculo/Skeletal Chapter in the Anatomy Book [approx pgs. 45 65] Each page earns one point. You are limited to 20 pages = 20 points. Turn in all
colorings by the 2nd to last week, or your work may not be counted.

7] Design a home practice, perform poses and explain in writing, why you chose
them. Points vary due to ones level of interest and effort.
8] Write a book report or yoga video report, after discussing with instructor.
Points vary due to ones level of interest and effort.