Course Content and Outcome Guide for PE 182J

Course Number:
PE 182J
Course Title:
Gentle Yoga
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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:
Kinesthetic Awareness
Breathe Control
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
Applies only to PTE courses used for Related Instruction in certificates of 45 credits or more.