CCOG for PE 182J Summer 2024

Course Number:
PE 182J
Course Title:
Gentle Yoga
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Course Description

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

Upon completion of this class students should be able to: 

  1. Utilize skills developed through participation in Vinaysa yoga to help maintain lifelong health and fitness.
  2. Apply Vinyasa yoga principles, language and techniques to physical conditioning programming.

Aspirational Goals

1) Experience the relationship of the mind, body and spirit

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.