PCC/ CCOG / PE

Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 182J

Course Number:
PE 182J
Course Title:
Gentle Yoga
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$12.00

Course Description

Introduces techniques to better manage stress. Vinyasa yoga is a dynamic series of poses performed at a gentle pace and helps to reduce stress levels. Recommend for students with limited abilities and beginners who are not ready for Yoga I. Covers basic yoga philosophy, asanas, pranayama, meditation and relaxation for a holistic approach to better health and wellness. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

All gentle yoga students are required to participate in a one on one meeting with the instructor to assess the student€™s physical and mental needs and goals. Based on the result of the one on one meeting, the class will be adjusted to the overall needs of the students. An average class includes asanas for the major muscle groups, breathing techniques, balance activities, and skills for stress management.   This course utilizes the use of equipment to help tailor fit the class to each individual student.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Improve physical conditioning

Develop skills for maintaining lifelong health and fitness

Experience the relationship of the mind, body and spirit

Apply the principles, language and techniques of yogic conditioning

Course Activities and Design

Class is designed to include warm-up, asanas and pranayama

Utilizes props/equipment for balance, breathing techniques and stretching

Students keep records of personal experiences and goals in daily journal

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Successful tracking of goals and yogic experience through the completion of personal journal

Performing asanas and pranayama in a safe and comfortable environment

Completion of a written final essay about the goals that were achieved and how the student plans to continue with skills that they have learned in their daily life

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Development and progression of:

Balance

Flexibility

Kinesthetic Awareness

Alignment

Breathe Control

Strength

Proper Posture

Introduction to relaxation techniques

Experience the relationship between mind, body and sprit

Introduction to yoga philosophy and language

Elements of an on going yoga practice

Concepts and basics of warm up and cool down

Safety principles in a yoga practice

RELATED INSTRUCTION

Applies only to PTE courses used for Related Instruction in certificates of 45 credits or more.