SRJC Course Outlines

9/21/2019 4:00:52 AMKFIT 26.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  KFIT 26.1Title:  GENTLE YOGA  
Full Title:  Gentle Yoga
Last Reviewed:11/4/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  26.25Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Gentle yoga is based on hatha style yoga yet is less strenuous than other forms. This class benefits students that may have physical challenges, limited flexibility or those looking for a more relaxed, stress reducing yoga experience.The course progresses at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles.Yoga techniques for stress reduction, including breathing, meditation, and relaxation methods will be emphasized.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Gentle yoga is based on hatha style yoga yet is less strenuous than other forms. This class benefits students that may have physical challenges, limited flexibility or those looking for a more relaxed, stress reducing yoga experience.The course progresses at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles.Yoga techniques for stress reduction, including breathing, meditation, and relaxation methods will be emphasized.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2013Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2013Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Perform gentle yoga asanas based on individual flexibility and physical challenges.
2.  Design a gentle yoga practice designed to improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension and stress.
3.  Apply gentle yoga and stress management techniques and benefits into daily life practices
 

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1. Apply principles of movement and body awareness during gentle yoga postures.
2. Demonstrate gentle yoga asanas including floor, seated, kneeling, and standing postures.
3. Integrate proper breathing techniques during yoga asanas.
4. Describe meditation, breathing and relaxation methods.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Yoga Principles
   A.  Movement Principles
       1. Sagittal flexion, extension, and elongation
       2. Lateral flexion, extension, and elongation
       3. Rotation
       4. Inversion
       5. Centering
    B. Body Awareness
       1. Alignment
       2. Balance
        3. Integration
II.  Gentle Yoga
     A.  Modifications and progressions
    B.  Poses for backpain
    C.  Using props
III. Pranayama (breathing) Techniques
    A.  Integration with yoga asanas
     B.  Types of breathing
    C.  Benefits of breathing techniques
IV. Types of Meditation
     A. Visualization
     B. Concentration
     C. Mantra
     D. Stream of conciousness
V. Stress reduction techniques
VI.  Personal Gentle Yoga Practice
     A.  Designing a gentle yoga personal practice based on level and physical challenges
     B.  Integrating yoga and meditation practice into daily living
     C.  Benefits of gentle yoga and relaxation methods
     D. Using yoga techniques functionally

Assignments:
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May include any or all of the following:
1. Written personal yoga goals (1 page)
2. Reflective analysis of personal growth, experience and progress (1-2 per semester)
3. Journal entries (4-10 per semester)
4. Personal gentle yoga practice
5. Skill performance examination of proper techniques and gentle yoga asanas.
6. 1-3 exams and/or quizzes (Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion)

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
10 - 30%
Personal goals, journal entries, analysis, personal practice
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Skill performance examination
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Exams and Quizzes
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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Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Chronic Pain, 1st Edition. Kelly McGonigal and Timothy McCall. New Harbinger Publications: 2009
The American Yoga Association's Easy Does It Yoga : The Safe and Gentle Way to Health and Well-Being, 1st Edition. Alice Christensen. Touchstone: 1999. (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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