Yoga Skills I (KIN 251-1)

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ONLINE -Asynchronously

  8/31/2019 - 12/18/2019
Section # 21350(Fall 2020)

Course Objectives:

Welcome to Beginning Yoga Skills!

This course introduces students to yoga with an emphasis on proper form to prevent injuries, modifications for tight, weak or inflexible bodies, correct breathing techniques as well as meditation practice.

You do not need to be an expert to enjoy this class. I hope to make it a fun opportunity for you to get fit, and flexible. You will learn the English vocabulary for yoga poses as well as the history and philosophy of this ancient practice.  All of these new skills will help  you  de-stress and move with confidence.

The following are the course outcomes or end result of participation: 

  • identify the 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
  •  employ correct use of muscle groups in order to gain maximum benefit from the Yoga poses.
  • design personal fitness routines that will be enhanced by the awareness of how breathing and relaxation affect the bodies flexibility and endurance.
  • SLO 1:. The student will create and perform a yoga vinyasa sequence, demonstrating the correct use of yoga poses (asanas), body alignment and modifications as appropriate.
  • SLO 2: Discuss how yoga practice and the various poses learned during the semesters have affected the studentís physical and emotional well-being.
Instructor:Ms. Phyllis Eckler - Instructor

Office hours: ONLINE BY CANVAS EMAIL & using ZOOM by appt.
Messages: (323)953-4000 X2865
E-mail: In this class we will be having "conversations" using the CANVAS Inbox. More information on how to do this can be found in Module 1.

Website: www.phylliseckler.info

Prerequisites: none
Requirements:

YOU WILL NEED:

 SPACE

A YOGA MAT

2 YOGA BLOCKS (One is OK but two are preferred)

 

 A RESISTANCE BAND.

YOU WILL NEED A COMPUTER WITH A CAMERA

 

 AND/OR A PHONE CAMERA!

In this class you will be videoing yourself.

 


 Hatha Yoga Illustrated
by Martin Kirk & Brooke Boon (used ones OK. available thru Amazon) ISBN#: 0736062033


 

1. This asynchronous course allows you to work on your schedule! You will need to check into CANVAS often and devote 2-4 hours a week to practice. The course has quizzes, discussions and assignments but the days that you do those are up to you! If you want to get ahead, you can move at your own pace in this course. Getting ahead is fine but if you get behind and miss deadlines, it may affect your grade. So stay on a schedule!

 

2. I and other students will be giving you feedback on your work. Your grades will reflect your skill improvement through the integration of these  suggested corrections.

 

3. The course will cover new poses and yoga terms. Students will become familiar with the Yoga Glossary used in class and use this terminology when discussing yoga practice, history and philosophy.

 

4. Students will be taught how to create flow in beginning level yoga routines.

 

5. Students will use Microsoft WORD to submit responses to weekly assignments.

 

 

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, 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 BY THE 2ND WEEK OF THE SEMESTER A GRADE OF "W" WILL APPEAR IN YOUR TRANSCRIPTS. FAILURE TO DROP THE COURSE BEFORE FINALS WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF "F".

 

Final grade will be based on a point system. Keeping track of points may be confusing but you can keep track of your achievement by looking under the "Grades" tab in CANVAS. This will inform you of your grade percentage in relation to 100 %.

As mentioned earlier, you can move ahead in the course at your own pace. If a discussion you have submitted, requires a response to other students, you are welcome to reach back to  that discussion later, to drop in your comments, (as long as it is before the due date!).

Late work will be penalized as follows: 5% will be deducted from the grade you achieved, for each day that the assignment/discussion is late. The minimum you will receive on any assignment, is 60% of your given grade. This should encourage you to get in all assignments - even if they are late, since additional points could add up to a passing grade!!

ay attention to due dates and FIRM DATES! Firm dates will be used for assignments that MUST be submitted by a particular date. No late submissions will be accepted for these assignments.

Keep in touch! If there are events going on in your life that are preventing you from completing the work - let me know by e-mail! Let's see if I can help you work to catch up.
 
Excused absences must be accompanied by a note from a doctor, hospital, jury duty receipt, or funeral program. An e-mail to the instructor must be delivered as well. No excused absences will be accepted for the final exam or performance.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES (School closed):

 

Labor Day - Sept. 7 (Teacher may not be available)

 

Veteran's Day - Nov. 11 (Teacher may not be available)

 

Thanksgiving Weekend - Nov. 26-29 (Teacher may not be available)

 

 

For other important academic deadlines please click on this link

Extra Credit:
 

 There will be a number of extra credit assignments in CANVAS over the semester. Each of these assignments will display that the grade is out of zero . This is just how they have to be shown, so that CANVAS doesn't penalize those who don't choose to do this extra work. I will always let you know, in the body of the assignment, the maximum extra credit points you can possibly receive for these assignments.

 

Grade Percentage 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. Having a large towel available to sit on or cover yourself with is helpful. 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 (Student Services Bldg., 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 oneís identity for the purpose of enhancing oneís grade.
 
Financial Aid If you need help paying for books and other college expenses, call the Financial Aid Office at (323) 953-4000 ext.2010 or email finaid@lacitycollege.edu.
 
Prohibited Discrimination
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