SRJC Course Outlines

7/21/2024 12:34:42 PMKIN 72 Course Outline as of Summer 2025

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  KIN 72Title:  YOGA TEACHING METHOD  
Full Title:  Yoga Teaching Methodology
Last Reviewed:8/28/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  KINES 72

Catalog Description:
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Students will learn yoga teaching methods, sequencing, pacing, and cueing techniques with effective class management and communication skills. Special emphasis will be placed on how to create a student-centered, inclusive, accessible, and equitable class environment to appropriately address the needs of a diverse population.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will learn yoga teaching methods, sequencing, pacing, and cueing techniques with effective class management and communication skills. Special emphasis will be placed on how to create a student-centered, inclusive, accessible, and equitable class environment to appropriately address the needs of a diverse population.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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 2017Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Identify personal teaching style and effective instruction techniques for various learning styles and participant levels.
2. Analyze the ethical commitment and business aspects of the yoga profession and its relationship to building a successful career in the field.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify effective communication skills and class management techniques for yoga instruction.
2. Demonstrate effective class organization techniques and time management.
3. Assess specific needs of individuals and special populations and apply modifications and variations in yoga poses and sequences to address multi-levels and variable physical capabilities.
4. Describe the types of teaching and learning styles.
5. Identify effective demonstration, assisting, and correcting techniques.
6. Analyze the qualities of an effective teacher and creating an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning environment.
7. Describe the business aspects of yoga instruction.
8. Apply the three elements of Yoga Alliance's ethical commitment for scope of practice, code of conduct, and equity in yoga.

Topics and Scope
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I. Communication Skills
II. Class Environment Management and Organization
    A. Class etiquette
    B. Time management
III. Multi-Level Participants
    A. Modifications, regressions, and progressions of postures and sequences
    B. Effective demonstration, assisting, cueing, corrections, and feedback
    C. Addressing special needs, injuries, and/or physical limitations for safety, inclusivity, and accessibility of practices
IV. Qualities of a Yoga Teacher
V. Teaching Styles
VI. Learning Styles
VII. Business Aspects of Yoga Instruction
    A. Yoga related professional organizations and credentialing
    B. Marketing and promotion
    C. Teaching settings
    D. Continuing education
    E. Insurance and liability
    F. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillator (AED), and first aid certification
    G. Regulation of the profession
    H. Resources for yoga teachers
VIII. Yoga Alliance Ethical Commitment
     A. Scope of practice
    B. Code of conduct
    C. Equity in yoga position statement

Assignments:
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1. Read from textbooks and instructor-prepared materials (10-20 pages per week)
2. Written assignments
3. Quizzes
4. Exams
5. Practical demonstrations
6. Marketing project
7. Attendance, punctuality, and participation at all class meetings.

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%
Written assignments; marketing project
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
10 - 30%
Practical demonstrations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Quizzes; exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 50%
Attendance, punctuality, and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Professional Yoga Teacher's Handbook. Roundtree, Sage. The Experiment. 2020.
Instructing Hatha Yoga. 2nd ed. Ambrosini, Diane. Human Kinetics. 2016 (classic).
Teaching Yoga. Stephens, Mark. North Atlantic Books. 2010 (classic).
Yoga Sequencing: Designing Transformative Yoga Classes. Stephens, Mark. North Atlantic Books. 2012 (classic).
Instructor Prepared materials

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