Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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

Course Description

Expands application of the values and skills of Hatha yoga. Includes intermediate yoga exercises for increased flexibility, improved health, relaxation, and reduced stress in daily living. Recommended: prior class in Hatha yoga. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Conducted as a learning-performing type class with outside individual research to enrich students' knowledge and skill. It includes teacher and student directed activity. Includes asana practice, relaxation practice, and videos to enrich learning. Each student will select a topic for further exploration and present a report to the class and a written report to the instructor. A Yoga textbook and a completed physician's exam report are recommended.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Improve physical conditioning related to flexibility through participation in intermediate-level Hatha yoga.
  2. Develop and maintain a personal yoga practice, applying intermediate-level Hatha yoga skills.

Aspirational Goals

  1. Recognize and apply the value and benefits of an on-going yoga practice

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Participation Records
  2. Personal Programs
  3. Pre and Post Measurements
  4. Performance Evaluation
  5. Research Project
  6. Written assignments and exams
  7. Opportunity to share postures or other health information with class
  8. Class Presentation or demonstration

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

SUBJECT MATTER: CONCEPTS, THEMES, ISSUES (TOPICAL AREAS)
 

  1. Advanced asanas and sequences of asanas
  2. Progressing in a yoga practice for:
    1. Balance
    2. Flexibility
    3. Kinesthetic Awareness
    4. Alignment
    5. Breath Control
    6. Strength
  3. Interpret and apply the benefits of yoga postures
  4. Personal application of Yoga philosophies
  5. Yoga in health care


COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:
 

  1. Practice warm up and cool down routines
  2. Demonstrate safety principles for asana practice
  3. Select asanas appropriate for personal needs
  4. Identify and apply relaxation techniques for stress reduction
  5. Perform group analysis of personal programs