This course will focus on the proper method of yoga practice. Students
completing this course
will be able to:
- identify the philosophical, historic and cultural roots of yoga practice
- practice stress reduction techniques using a variety of
- focus on the Hatha Yoga technique as well as breathing
and meditation/relaxation exercises derived from other styles.
- identify a variety of yoga poses using the Sanskrit names
- identify and employ correct use of muscle groups in order to
gain maximum benefit from the Yoga poses.
- design personal fitness routines for others that will be enhanced by the
awareness of how breathing and relaxation affect the bodies
flexibility and endurance.
- SLO 1:
Create and teach one standing, one seated, and one inversion asana
(3 poses) demonstrating correct positioning of yoga poses (asanas),
, cueing strategies ( supporting balanced body alignment) and
applying modifications as needed.
Compare and contrast two different yoga styles with regard to
philosophy, theory and practice.
Phyllis Eckler - Instructor
Office Location: KN227. Office hours: Fri. 8:30-9:00a.m.,
Messages: (323)953-4000 X2865
Hatha Yoga Illustrated by Martin
Kirk & Brooke Boon (available at bookstore)
Bring this book to class each week. ISBN#: 0736062033
Required: The Key Muscles of Yoga
by Ray Long (available from Amazon
and at LACC Bookstore)
Bring books to class each week.
1. Attendance is crucial as it is the
basis for all improvement.
2. Knowledge of the historical and cultural roots of Hatha Yoga
3. Identify and perform yoga movements or poses with correct
4. Demonstrate an understanding the use of breathing in body work
5. Evaluation of one's own fitness level and awareness of
changes that the class has brought about with regard to flexibility,
stress management and overall body alignment.
NOTE: If you have any special needs or physical considerations
please consult the instructor prior to beginning this class.
Notification of the instructor regarding pregnancy, neck or back
problems, glaucoma, heart problems or high blood pressure (that is not being treated)
is required. Modifications may be suggested and precautionary measures
(including clearance by your medical professional) should be followed
in order to assure your safety.
IF FOR SOME REASON YOU CANNOT COMPLETE THIS COURSE YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
DROPPING THE CLASS. IF YOU DO NOT OFFICIALLY DROP THE COURSE A GRADE
OF "F" WILL APPEAR IN YOUR TRANSCRIPTS.
Final grade will be out of 100 points as follows:
Attendance with participation in the practice is out
of 60 points. Each class missed
equals minus 3 points.** Each tardy (late) equals minus 1 point.
Syllabus for course activities and information
Mid-term Quiz on Asanas and Historical Background is out of 10
you require a special
accommodation please see teacher IN ADVANCE*).
Bring a #882-E-LOVAS Scantron and a #2
pencil No Makeups**
Effort and improvement including in class
assignments is out of 10 points.
Final exam is out of 20 points - 10 points
for research paper and 10 points for performance
FINAL EXAM TIME: TBA
you have a conflict with the exam time or require a special
accommodation please see teacher 3 weeks IN ADVANCE*) No Makeups**
Friday Nov. 10 - Veterans Day
Friday, Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving
1.A maximum of 6 hours of classes may be made up in any
other class taught by Ms. Eckler or in any other yoga class with the permission of the instructor for a credit of
3 points for two hours of makeup. Have the teacher
of the class sign a note or makeup slip (available from Ms. Eckler).
Make sure that your name, the date and the length of the class you
took is on the note.
For additional extra credit you may watch the
answer the questions on this
form and submit it to the teacher. This will provide 3 points
Below 60 F
Students should wear loose comfortable clothing
that allows stretch and bare feet. It is best to perform Yoga practice
on an empty stomach. PLEASE BRING A LARGE TOWEL TO CLASS. Mats will be
provided but you are welcome to bring your own.
MUST CHECK-IN WITH TEACHER AT THE END OF CLASS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN PARTIAL CREDIT FOR
*Students with a
verified disability who may need a reasonable accommodation(s) for
this class are encouraged to notify the instructor and contact the
Office for Special Services (SSV 100, 323-953-4000 X2270) as soon as
possible. All information will remain confidential.
absences must be accompanied by a note from a doctor, hospital,
jury duty receipt, or funeral program. An e-mail or phone call to
the instructor must be delivered as well. No excused absences will
be accepted for the final exam or performance.
Rule 9803.28 Academic Dishonesty.
Violations of Academic Integrity include, but are not limited to,
the following actions: cheating on an exam, plagiarism, working
together on an assignment, paper or project when the instructor
has specifically stated students should not do so, submitting the
same term paper to more than one instructor, or allowing another
individual to assume one’s identity for the purpose of enhancing
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