YOGA WEEKLY SYLLABUS SPRING 2018

Friday Class

Instructor: Phyllis Eckler

 

NOTE: Page numbers referenced below for asanas pertain to the book Hatha Yoga Illustrated*,

Pages referenced for muscles pertain to the book The Key Muscles of Yoga**

 

Dates

Topics Covered

Feb. 9

Handout: Yoga I Course Outline

                 Yoga II Course Outline

                  Yoga III Course Outline

Self-assessment page and ice breaker

 

Feb. 16

NO CLASS PRESIDENT'S DAY WEEKEND

Feb. 23

 

Handout: Skeletal Terminology

Corpse pose (Savasana) (p.196), Bridge (Setu Banda Sarvangasana) (p. 106), Reclining Big Toe (Supta Padangusthasana) (p. 184), Knees to chest (Apanasana)(p. 180)

YOGA 2 Muscles: Hamstrings (p. 59), Iliopsoas (p.57), Psoas,

March 2

Bound Angle w/side and front stretches (Baddha Konasana), Baby Cradle (p. 160), Incline Plane (Purvottanasana)(p. 78), Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)(p. 136),  Boat (Navasana) (p.64),

Handout: Yoga Glossary, Decoding Asanas (Yoga 2 & 3)

YOGA 2 Muscles: Abdominals (p.118), Romboids (p.157)

March 9

Cat & Cow (p. 116), Child's Pose (Balasana)(p. 194), Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)(p. 30), Cobra (Bhujangasana)(p. 100), Plank (p. 86)

YOGA 2: Extended variations

Handout: Yoga  I Reading Schedule

Yoga II Reading Schedule

YOGA 2 & 3 Muscles: Pectoralis (p.148), Erector Spinae (p. 128-129)

March 16

Crescent Moon/Lunge (Alanasana) (p. 38), Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I) (p. 40), Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)(p. 36), Extended Side Angle (Utthita Parsvakonasana) (p. 32), Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)(p. 118), Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) P. 210 (with variation)

YOGA 2 Muscles: Quadriceps (p. 96), Piriformis (p. 91)

March 23

Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) (p. 74), Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) (p. 138),  Lateral Incline Plane (Vasistasana) (p. 80), Tree (Vrksasana) (p. 60),  Sun Salutation

Handout: Chakras

YOGA 2 & 3 Muscles: Gluteus maximus (p. 68), Latissimus dorsi (p.135)

March 30

NO CLASS- Cesar Chavez Day

 

April 6

 

NO CLASS -Spring Break

April 13

Triangle (Trikonasana)(p. 34), Intense Side Stretch (Parsvottanasana) (p. 54), Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III) (p. 70), Chair (Utkatasana)(p. 46), Upward Facing Bow (Urdva Dhanurasana)(p.112), Bow Pose (Dhanurasana) (p. 108),  Upward facing Dog (Urdva Mukha Svanasana)(p.102), Sun Salutation (Suriyama Namaskara)

Handout: Yoga Overview

YOGA 2 & 3 Muscles: Deltoids (p. 172), Triceps (p. 190), Biceps (p. 188)

    

April 20

Spinal Twist (pretzel), Open Angle (Upavistha Konasana) (p. 144),  Dancer (Natarajasana)(p. 72), Revolved Extended Side Angle (Parivrtta Parsvakonasana) (p. 42), Revolved Half Moon (Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana) (p. 66), Sun Salutation

Online handouts:

Mid-term Study Guide for Yoga I

Mid-term Study Guide for Yoga II & III

April 27

  Mid-term Test

Handout:

Assignment Yoga 1: Preparing a Short Vinyasa

Assignment Yoga 2: Group Yoga Vinyasa

Assignment Yoga 3: Group Yoga Vinyasa

 May 4

Take up Mid-term Test.

Yoga 1 Presentation: Preparing a Short Vinyasa

 Yoga 2 Workday for: Group Yoga Vinyasa

Yoga 3 Workday for: Group  Yoga Vinyasa

May 11

 Swaying palm, Camel (Ustrasana)(p. 104), Upward facing Dog  (Urdva Mukha Svanasana)(p.102)

Yoga 1: Perform Vinyasa for teacher

Yoga 2 Presentation: Group Yoga Vinyasa taught to class

Yoga 3: Presentation: Group Yoga Vinyasa taught to class

May 18

Standing Intense Spread Leg Pose (p. 48), Warrior III (with partner), Downward facing dog on elbows, Eagle pose (p.58)

Yoga 1: Partner Vinyasa

 

Handout:

Yoga 1 Final: Yoga Practice Final Exam

Yoga Final Self-Reflection Paper

 Yoga 2 Final: Vinyasa Final Exam for Yoga II,

Final Written Paper for Yoga II

Yoga 3 Final: Vinyasa Final Exam for Yoga III

Final Written Paper for Yoga III

 

May 25

Final Exam for some Students 9:00-11:00a.m. (see schedule)

June 1

 Performance Final Exam 8:00-10:00a.m.

 

*Kirk, Martin, and Brooke Boon. Hatha Yoga Illustrated. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 2006. Print. ISBN-10: 0736062033

**Long, Ray, and Chris Macivor. The Key Muscles of Yoga: Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga. S.l.: Bandha Yoga Publications, 2006. Print. ASIN: B00JS50UHQ