SRJC Course Outlines

6/10/2023 4:50:40 AMPHYED 75 Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  PHYED 75Title:  YOGA  
Full Title:  Yoga
Last Reviewed:4/13/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled4.003 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 70.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  34 - 4 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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This class is designed for individuals of all fitness levels, dancers and athletes who want to improve posture and movement efficiency, increase strength and flexibility, develop mind/body awareness through yoga postures, and learn methods of stress reduction and relaxation.  Students will be introduced to the hatha yoga principles of intention, connection, relaxation, breathing, detachment, anchoring, and elongation through postures or asanas.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Based on hatha yoga postures, the course will emphasize coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, relaxation techniques, pranayama, or yoga breathing methods, rest-work cycle in exercise, and mind/body connection.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:34 - 4 Enrollments Total


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2005Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2005Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate level one yoga postures/asanas, including floor, seated
  and standing postures.
2. Perform hatha yoga postures applying the principles of anchoring,
  elongation, and breathing in tandem with postures.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of breath integration with yoga
4. Assess and evaluate personal experience with hatha yoga.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the history, principles, and processes of
  of yoga.
6. Discuss various approaches to yoga.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Theoretical Information:
   A.  History of Yoga
       1.  India
       2.  Introduction of yoga to the United States
       3.  Current styles and approaches to yoga in the United States
   B.  Yoga philosophy
       1.  Eight steps of the yoga path/process
       2.  Seven principles of yoga:
           a.  release or relaxation
           b.  mental detachment
           c.  integration of breathing into postures
           d.  intention or purpose
           e.  anchoring or rooting
           f.  elongation or expansion
           g.  connection (both physical and body/mind/spirit connection)
       3.  The five yamas
       4.  The five niyamas
       5.  Hatha yoga in relation to other forms of yoga
       6.  Yoga compared/contrasted to current American cultural
II.  Hatha yoga fundamentals
    A.  Asanas
        1.  Seated asanas
            a.  stretches
            b.  forward bends
            c.  arches
            d.  twists
        2.  Floor asanas
            a.  spine stretches
            b.  supported back stretches
            c.  floor twists
            d.  abdominal postures
            e.  inverted poses
        3.  Standing poses
            a.  balances
            b.  wide-stance poses
            c.  inverted poses
            d.  twists
        4.  Asana and breath series
            a.  sun salutation
            b.  energizing exercises
            c.  reed series
            d.  variations of the above
    B.  Savasana or transforming/rest pose
    C.  Pranayama/breathing techniques
        1.  complete breath
        2.  cleansing breath
        3.  alternate nostril breath
        4.  double breath
        5.  3-fold breath
III.  Life integration of hatha yoga
     A.  Diet and nutrition
     B.  Adaptation of postures as required by body type, level of
         fitness, injuries, exercise or personal goals
     C.  Yoga postures/asanas as a benefit to other forms of exercise
     D.  Developing a personal practice
IV.   Meditation
     A.  Process
     B.  Methods

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May include any or all of the following:
1.  Written assessment of personal growth and experience in yoga class,
   includes analysis of asanas/postures.
2.  Reflective journal.
3.  Practice and demonstration of yoga postures/asanas.
4.  1 to 3 quizzes.
5.  Design of personal yoga practice.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Written assessment, journal
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams, Demonstration of asana
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Completion, Essay/short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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