Yoga Skills III (KIN251-3)

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  Fridays 9:00-11:00a.m.
Section # 28654(Fall 2017)
Location: Kinesiology South Bldg.(KS) Rm.202
Course Objectives:
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 modalities
  •  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. 

    SLO 2: Compare and contrast two different yoga styles with regard to philosophy, theory and practice.
Instructor:Ms. Phyllis Eckler - Instructor
Office Location: KN227. Office hours: Fri. 8:30-9:00a.m., 12:20-12:40p.m.
Messages: (323)953-4000 X2865
E-mail: ecklerp@lacitycollege.edu

Website: www.phylliseckler.info

Prerequisites: none
Requirements:
Recommended:
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 Volume 1 by Ray Long (available from Amazon and at LACC Bookstore) ISBN:160743-2382

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 alignment

4. Demonstrate an understanding the use of breathing in body work and meditation.

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.

Grading:
 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.

Please check Weekly Syllabus for course activities and information

Mid-term Quiz on Asanas and Historical Background is out of 10 points.

(If 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 section.

FINAL EXAM TIME: TBA

(If you have a conflict with the exam time or require a special accommodation please see teacher 3 weeks IN ADVANCE*) No Makeups**

NO CLASSES:

Friday Nov. 10 - Veterans Day

 

Friday, Nov. 24 - Thanksgiving

 

Extra Credit:
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.

2. For additional extra credit you may watch the following video, answer the questions on this form and submit it to the teacher. This will provide 3 points extra credit.

Point System:
90-100 A
80-89 B
70-79 C
60-69 D
Below 60 F

Attire:
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.

*ALL LATECOMERS MUST CHECK-IN WITH TEACHER AT THE END OF CLASS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN PARTIAL CREDIT FOR ATTENDANCE.

*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.
**Excused 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.
Board 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 one’s grade.

 

Copyright ©2017 by Phyllis Eckler