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Phyllis Eckler

Yoga Skills I (KIN 251-1)

Objectives | Instructor | Prerequisites | Requirements | Grading | Extra Credit | Point System | Attire

Section # 28147 (Fall 2017)
Location: Women's PE Bldg. 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 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 student’s physical and emotional well-being.

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
LACC Faculty Website

Prerequisites: none

Requirements:
Purchase:
Hatha Yoga Illustrated by Martin Kirk & Brooke Boon (available at bookstore & Amazon) ISBN#: 0736062033
Bring this book 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, 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 out of 100 points as follows:

Attendance/participation is out of 60 points.**  Each class missed equals minus 3 points. Each late equals minus 1 point. Points can be made up by participating in any other Kinesiology classes with the permission of the class teacher up until the 12th week of the semester (see additional Extra Credit below)

Test on Routine #1: Wednesday, Oct. 11 (worth 10 points) NO MAKEUPS ALLOWED

Effort and Improvement: Worth 10 points

Final Exam: Group student choreography demonstration Wednesday. Dec. 13 (worth 20 points) NO MAKEUP DATES ALLOWED

If you require an accommodation in order to complete an assessment or the coursework please contact the teacher at least three weeks in advance.* NO MAKEUP DATES FOR TESTS, OR ASSESSMENTS  WILL BE GIVEN.**

Make-ups/Extra Credit:

1. You may make up this class in the any other Kinesiology class with the permission of the instructor. Please bring a note or makeup slip to verify attendance.

2. You may write a five paragraph comparison review of two dance films from an approved list of dance movies. The format of the review must follow this outline. Worth up to 10 points. To receive full credit for this paper you may wish to visit the Learning Skills Center on campus for help with writing and formatting.

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

Attire:
Ballroom or dress shoes should be worn for the  class. The shoes should be secure on your feet, with a strap across the ankle for women's pumps. The soles of the shoes should allow for turns but have enough traction not to slip. NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS (WITHOUT AN ANKLE STRAP) ALLOWED!

*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 Village 100A, 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 - a note from a parent is not eligible for an "excused absence".. 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.

This course requires respectful close contact between students. It is your responsibility to wear clean clothes, deodorant, and have clean hands in the class. Inappropriate behavior or touching will not be tolerated so please help keep this a comfortable safe environment for all.

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