YOGA (Beg. & Int.)

KINE   1127/2127

Carolyn M. Mauck

Contact Information:                                                                                  FALL 2009

 

Office Gymnasium #110    Email address: cmauck@delmar.edu ;” My DMC” utilized

Office Hours: (MON – THURS: 8:30 am - 9:30 am ; Fridays 9:00 am – 10:00 am)

Office Phone: 361-698-1338 (please leave name and phone number on Voice Mail)

 

The purpose of the Kinesiology, Health Studies and Recreation Department is to provide instruction which will develop knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes in health, fitness, lifetime sports and recreational activities.

 

Catalog description:

 

Beginning: Instruction in the practice of Hatha Yoga.  General philosophy, history, and benefits toward wellness will be included.  Emphasis on the performance of asanas (postures), pranayamas (breathing exercises), dharanas (concentration exercises), and dhyanas (meditation and relaxation techniques) in order to improve wellness. 

Assessment Levels: R1 E1 M1.

 

Intermediate: Review and continuation of skill development in Hatha Yoga asanas and pranayamas.  Refinement of body alignment and introduction to more advanced asanas.  Introduction to dharanas (concentration exercises) and dhayanas (meditation and relaxation techniques).  Continued study of yoga philosophy, history and application to a healthly lifestyle.  Assessment Levels: R1 E1 M1.

 

Textbook:

 

Yoga: The Iyengar Way, by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta, published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 2001.

 

BEGINNING YOGA LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1.  The student will be able to identify the basic sitting, standing, prone, supine and inverted Yoga          postures.

2.  The student will be able to demonstrate proper posture and alignment in each of the basic

    postures.

3.  The student will be able to discuss the benefits of postures, breathing and relaxation techniques

    utilized in class.

4.  The student will share their outside experiences in Yoga in the form of a Journal.

 

INTERMEDIATE YOGA LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1.  The student will be able to identify the basic sitting, standing, prone, supine, inverted Yoga

     postures, twisting, balancing and jumping postures.

2.  The student will be able to demonstrate proper posture and alignment in each of the basic

     postures.

3.  The student will be able to discuss the benefits of postures, breathing and relaxation techniques

     utilized in class.

4.  The student will share their outside experiences in Yoga in the form of a Journal.

5.  The student will be able to refine their postures according to individual alignment and postural

    conditions.

 

 

 

Course Evaluation:

 

Midterm Exam                                             20%

Skills Demonstration (Pre & Post)           20%

Attendance/Participation                           20%

Home Practice Journal                                10%

Final Exam                                                    30%

 

 

 

Attendance Policy:

 

The student is responsible for all material covered (including handouts) during any absence. The accumulation of four absences for any reason during the semester will be grounds for the instructor

to drop the student from the course.  This is the equivalent of missing two weeks of classes and constitutes an excess of absences, regardless of the grade maintained by the student up to that point in the course.

 


 If the student stops attending class, it is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from the course at the Registrar’s office located in the Harvin Center.  Failure to do so could result in the grade of an ”F” in the course on your transcript.

 

SAFETY:

Students are responsible for the safety of all personal belongings. Dress appropriately for temperature and other weather conditions. Inform instructor prior to class if you are not feeling well, and never leave class without informing instructor.

 

DRESS AND APPROPRIATE ATTIRE:

See attached “Considerations for Yoga Class”

 

LOCKS AND TOWELS:

 

The KHSR Department will provide use of their lockers and / or baskets to all students enrolled in an KHSR course.  The student is responsible for turning in their lock on the last day of class or you will not be allowed to take the final exam.  You may check out a towel with a validated I.D. card at the equipment room.  You may provide your own towel if you wish.

 

 

 

 

 

Please hold in the utmost respect: ourselves, others, our space  and our equipment.

 

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Please turn off cell phones, pagers, or other instruments that might be disruptive during class. 

If this poses a hardship, please see the instructor individually.

 

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

MW (11:00 am)                     TT (1:00 pm)

 

Aug 24th                                   Aug 25th                       First day of class

Aug 26 &31st                            Aug 27 & Sept 1st         Pre Measure & Assessment

Sept  7th                                   -----------                      Labor Day Holiday

Oct 7th                                                 Oct 8th                        Midterm  SKILLS DEMONSTRATION

Oct 14th                                    Oct 15th                        Midterm Exam (scantron) Journals 1-5 DUE Nov 18th                               Nov 19th                       Final SKILLS DEMONSTRATION

Nov 23rd                                   Nov 24th                       Journals 1-10 DUE

Nov 30th                                   Dec 1st                         Post Measure & Assessment

Dec 2nd                                     Dec 1st                         Last day of class / Journals due/ Locks due

 

 

Final Exam (Pencil & Scantron 882 E form)

 

MW 11:00 am                                                  TR 1:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec 9th at 1:30 pm                      Tuesday, December 8th at 9:45 am

 

 

Students requiring special accommodations are encouraged to contact the Office of Special Services located in the Harvin Center - 188, phone 698-1298.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Considerations for YOGA Class

 

 

1.    Try  to   practice   YOGA on  an  empty  stomach.   Allow  two  hours  after  a light             

       meal and allow four hours after a heavy meal before practicing YOGA.

 

2.       Wear activity  clothing that allow you to bend and stretch.  Minimize jewelry, buttons, zippers, belts, pockets, etc.  Bike shorts and/or long leggings facilitate  postural and alignment adjustments.  Hair should be pulled back away from face. No street clothes allowed.

 

3.       Avoid practicing YOGA in direct sunlight or in a cold room.  Wear layers  to  accommodate   for varied temperatures.  The multi-purpose room is on the cool side.

 

4.       Do not HOLD the breath during the postures as  this  will cause strain.  The eyes, ears, throat, neck and abdomen should be relaxed.

 

5.       To avoid injury, do not force the body beyond its capacity... BE GENTLE.

 

6.       Backaches and various weaknesses come to the fore during practice... If this happens, inform your instructor  and  perhaps try the REMEDIAL PROGRAM (located in the back of your textbook).

 

7.       Any pain felt in a posture should be temporary.  Persistent pain is a sign of incorrect practice or  a physical  problem.

 

8.       If exhaustion is felt, the practice has been too long or the wrong postures have been attempted.  It may also indicate a weak physical condition or some ailment.

 

9.       REMOVE SHOES AND SOCKS before moving into the YOGA practice space.   YOGA is to be practiced in  BARE FEET.

 

10.   No food or drink is allowed in the Mult-Purpose Room.

 

11.   No chewing gum during YOGA.

 

12.   Make me aware of any physical limitation you may have.  You will be asked to complete a Health History Form, but it is far from comprehensive.  For your own safety, I must know if you have any current physical limitations, whether they are caused by an injury, illness, or are simply congenital. In addition, I must know if you are taking any prescription or over the counter medications.

 

13.   For specific guidelines during menstruation or during pregnancy, refer to guidelines found on page fourteen (14).

 

14.   Make every effort to attend every class.  Attendance is an important part of your grade, 20%.  If you cannot participate, please come to class anyway and observe.  Remember, if you can breathe, you can do YOGA.

 

15.    Feel free to bring your own Yoga mat, strap and blocks to class.