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Phyllis Eckler

Group Practice Yoga Routine

GROUP PRACTICE YOGA ROUTINE

STEP 1:  As a group, create a vinyasa (flowing) yoga routine using at least four flexibility asanas (two on the floor and two standing), four strength asanas (two on the floor and two standing), and one balance. Write the order of your asanas below (you decide the order).

Make sure to do all poses on BOTH sides (unless they are symmetrical asanas) and you may use any extra transition poses to get from one asana to another (this may entail doing more than the nine poses, which is fine). As you plan your  vinyasa, try the moves out to make sure that they flow well and easily together. Entire routine cannot be more than 20 minutes!

ONLY USE ONE GROUP MEMBER’S PAGE FOR PLANNING AND TRY TO WRITE IN PENCIL AS THERE MAY BE CHANGES. AFTER STEP 2, ALL MEMBERS OF THE GROUP CAN COPY THE MASTER PAGE.

ASANA                                            TYPE                          TRANSITION           
                          (strength /flexibility/balance, floor/standing)   (if necessary)

1._________________________       _________________          _____________

2._________________________       _________________          _____________

3. _________________________      _________________          _____________

4.__________________________     _________________          _____________

5.__________________________     __________________          _____________

6.___________________________   __________________          _____________

7.___________________________   __________________          _____________

8.____________________________ __________________          _____________

9.____________________________ __________________          _____________

10.________________________   ______________________        ________________

11._______________________   ______________________            ________________

12.________________________   ______________________            ________________

You made add more lines if necesassary.

STEP 2: Get the teacher to approve and sign off on your vinyasa plan.

STEP 3: Divide up the sections of asanas among all the group members.

STEP 4: Go home and write a script with “do’s and don’ts” for your asanas including breathing cues.  Try out your section and say the “do’s and don’ts” out loud to prepare for leading the group.

STEP 5: With your group teach the vinyasa to the class.

Memorize your vinyasa by practicing it several times.You will be leading the class in your routine so remember to use breath and move SLOWLY.

GROUP VINYASA RUBRIC

1.     PRESENTATION: Leader names the asana (pose). Uses strong voice projection.

2.     DO'S & DON'TS/BREATH: Each group member directs a section of the vinyasa giving proper cues about breathing and alignment (i.e. dos and don’ts).

3.     VARIATIONS/MODIFICATIONS: Leader gives suggestions (such as using the block or going deeper) of  modification or variations on the asana for different fitness levels.

4.     TIMING: Each asana is held for at least three to five breaths or repeated with other moves (e.g. Warrior I with bent and then straight knee, done three times).

5. CORRECT ALIGNMENT: Asana is demonstrated correctly.

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