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COURSE NUMBER: PEMW110
COURSE TITLE:Yoga I
DIVISION:Sciences
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:1
CONTACT HOURS:30
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:45
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This class offers knowledge and skills to keep fit for life. In particular, this class introduces the values and skills of Hatha Yoga (Yoga of exercise) to the beginning student and offers opportunities to expand knowledge, applications and skills in routines for the experienced student. The emphasis of the class will be on asanas (poses) and vinyasa (flow) for increased flexibility, improved health, relaxation, and reduced stress in daily living. A typical class will include breathing techniques, meditation, and asana practice, including standing, balancing, and inverted poses. Class participants will be exposed to the language, philosophy, history, and concepts of Yoga. The poses and flows are adaptable and can be personalized for any level of fitness. Students are encouraged to understand their own limitations and work within their bounds. Both graded sections and pass/fail sections are offered for this course.

PREREQUISITES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe and categorize Yoga techniques using appropriate terminology in exams and short research or observations reports.
  • Apply the underlying concept of Yoga techniques in the student workout using both asanas and vinyasa sequences that are selected.
  • Promote knowledge and awareness of the skeletal alignment & body mechanics through intelligent use of the body during the student workouts.
  • Cultivate breath control, relaxation techniques and kinesthetic awareness as illustrated in the student workout.
  • Increase strength, coordination, flexibility and range of motion as measured by student self-assessments.
  • Recognize and apply the value and benefits of an on-going yoga practice by developing a personal ongoing yoga home-practice.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  • The history of Yoga, who developed it and where it came from and why
  • Working knowledge of the concepts and the language in which yoga uses
  • Executing proper technique and proper form through mat work

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:

No textbook required

Students need suitable attire (Sweats, gym pants, shorts, tights, t-shirt or capri’s, yoga pants, non-slip socks) Please be sure that no clothing is too revealing as we will be bending and stretching into different poses.

Yoga Mat


EVALUATION:
Attendance
Class Participation/Proper Execution
Class Observation/Visit
60%
15%
15%
10%

Examinations:
Practicals: Include Proper Execution of the poses that we cover in class

Assignments:
  • Researching Pilates Vocabulary provided by the instructor
  • Researching the History and benefits of Pilates from scholarly articles
  • Practice Timesheets (Each student should spend at least 20 minutes practicing poses). Time sheets may be emailed or turned into instructor by Friday of each week
  • Date and time
  • Poses practiced / Duration of each pose
  • Each Student must participate in a Yoga class (this can be a class at the YMCA or App on phone/internet) and write a short summary of what was experienced in the class. What exercises is the instructor using? Did the members understand what was expected of them? Were they executing the exercise properly? What teaching techniques did the instructor use? Due by the last day of class.
Attendance:
  • Students are required to be in class a minimum of 8 times during the 8-week class in order to receive a passing grade.
14-16
12-13
11-12
8-10
0-7
A
B
C
D
F

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Spring 2019

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