Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
PE 182I
Course Title:
Power Yoga
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Course Description

Covers intermediate and advanced Hatha yoga poses. Offers exposure to other areas of mind body fitness and an opportunity to study a selected yoga topic in depth. Recommended: Prior knowledge and skills to perform the Sun Salutation A and B. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Conducted as a learning-performing type class with outside individual research to enrich student knowledge and skill. Includes teacher and student directed activity. Includes asana practice & relaxation practice

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the class students should be able to: 

  • Develop personal ongoing intermediate and advanced yoga practice.
  • Maintain a fitness, health, and wellness program that incorporates yoga.

Aspirational Goals

  • Experience the relationship of the mind, body and spirit.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Participation Records
  • Personal Programs
  • Pre and Post Measurements
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Research Project
  • Written assignments and exams
  • Opportunity to share postures or other health information with class
  • Class Presentation or demonstration

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Advanced asanas and sequences of asanas. Progressing in a yoga practice for:

  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Kinesthetic Awareness
  • Alignment
  • Breath Control
  • Strength
  • Interpret and apply the benefits of yoga postures
  • Personal application of Yoga philosophies
  • Demonstrate safety principles for asana practice
  • Select asanas appropriate for personal needs
  • Identify and apply relaxation techniques for stress reduction