SRJC Course Outlines

7/13/2024 11:59:27 AMKIN 74 Course Outline as of Summer 2025

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  KIN 74Title:  YOGA PHIL LIFE ETHICS  
Full Title:  Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle, and Ethics
Last Reviewed:8/28/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled04 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

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 74

Catalog Description:
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Students will examine yoga philosophies and traditional texts, the history of yoga, yoga lifestyle, yoga's relationship with Ayurveda, and ethics for yoga practitioners and teachers involving code of conduct, scope of practice, and equity in yoga.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will examine yoga philosophies and traditional texts, the history of yoga, yoga lifestyle, yoga's relationship with Ayurveda, and ethics for yoga practitioners and teachers involving code of conduct, scope of practice, and equity in yoga.
(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 and describe the key historic events, philosophical and ethical principles, and lifestyle components of yoga.
2. Incorporate yoga philosophy, lifestyle, and ethics into yoga practice and teaching.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Describe the main historical events and influences of yoga from its origins to the present.
2. Differentiate between the types of yoga.
3. Identify and analyze yoga's philosophical systems.
4. Demonstrate and apply the yamas, niyamas, and teaching-specific ethical principles.
5. Describe fundamental Ayurvedic concepts and practices.
6. Analyze yoga lifestyle guidelines as they relate to one's own life.

Topics and Scope
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I. History of Yoga - Origins and Influences
    A. Evolution of yoga in India
    B. Expansion to the West
    C. Modern yoga in America
    D. Major influential yoga teachers
II. Types of Yoga
    A. Karma yoga
    B. Bhakti yoga
     C. Jnana yoga
    D. Raja yoga
    E. Hatha yoga
         1. Krishnamacharya lineage
              a. Lyengar yoga
              b. Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga
              c. Viniyoga
              d. Indra Devi
         2. Power Yoga
         3. Slow Flow yoga
         4. Yin yoga
         5. Restorative yoga
III. Yoga Philosophy
    A. Ancient texts
    B. Dualistic, non-dualistic, and tantric yoga philosophies
    C. The Yoga Sutras
    D. The eight-limbed path
    E. Religion vs yoga
IV.Yoga Ethics
    A. Yamas
    B. Niyamas
    C. Ethics for teachers
    D. Teacher-student relationships
    E. Setting boundaries
    F. Common ethical challenges in teaching
    G. Being part of a yoga community
V. Yoga Alliance Ethical Commitment
    A. Scope of practice
    B. Code of conduct
    C. Equity in yoga
VI. Ayurveda
    A. Overview of ayurveda
    B. Ayurveda's relationship to yoga
    C. Ayurvedic doshas
    D. Ayurvedic nutrition
    E. Ayurvedic daily routine (dinacharya)
VII. Yoga Lifestyle
    A. Creating a personal practice
         1. Asana
         2. Meditation
    B. Self-care for teachers
    C. Nutrition and other ingested substances
    D. Relationship with nature and the environment
    E. Self-knowledge and self-development
    F.  Spiritual and devotional practices
    G. Seva

Assignments:
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1. Reading textbooks and instructor prepared materials (10-20 pages weekly)
2. Written assignments (e.g. journals, short papers) based on reading
3. Oral presentations
4. Quizzes
5. Exam
6. Create and teach a presentation and class theme related to yoga philosophy, ethics, or lifestyle
7. Service project
8. Attendance, participation, and punctuality at every class meeting

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
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%
Oral presentations; designing and teaching a theme
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Quizzes; exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 50%
Service project; Attendance, participation, and punctuality; weekly reading


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Kleshas: Exploring the Elusiveness of Happiness. Adele, Deborah. On-Word Bound Books. 2023.
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Reprint ed. Satchidananda, Sri Swami. Integral Yoga Publications. 2012 (classic).
The Yamas and Niyamas. Adele, Adele. On-Word Bound Books. 2009 (classic).
Bringing Yoga to Life. Farhi, Donna. HarperCollins. 2005 (classic).
The Heart of Yoga. Revised ed. Desikachar, T.K.V. Inner Traditions. 1999 (classic).
Instructor prepared materials

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