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Course Syllabus

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Course Description
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This course focuses on the instruction and development of four core categories for a Yoga Teacher Training: Techniques, Training, and Practice, Anatomy and Physiology, Yoga Humanities, and Professional Essentials. With a focus on these categories, you will analyze textbooks, watch videos, have the opportunity to participate in weekly Zoom sessions, interact with your fellow students in our Facebook Group, as well as complete outside research for full immersion learning. Major topics covered are: the History of Yoga, Yogic Philosophy, Teaching Basics, Pranayama, the Asanas, Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology, and Meditation. On top of these topics, we will cover the basics of sequencing your own Hatha Yoga classes and how to create your own lesson plans. We do this by explaining effective teaching methods, how to engage your students, and how to help your students through their discovery of Yoga and the benefits that Yoga promises for the mind, body, and spirit. We will also discuss alignment in-depth and how to assist your students through modifications and variations during your classes. Throughout this course, visual aides are provided to assist you in practicing your technique as well as to enhance your understanding of a Hatha Yoga practice. You are asked to engage in physical activity, and to demonstrate your abilities as an instructor, while also using the resources for this course to supplement your learning.

Core Curriculum Breakdown
Techniques, Training, Practice85 hours
Anatomy & Physiology30 hours
Yoga Humanities35 hours
Professional Essentials50 hours

Course Objectives:

The purpose, or goal, of this course is to instruct you on the proper practice of Hatha Yoga, and help you learn to facilitate classes knowledgeably and creatively, while also keeping the safety and security of your students as the top priority. You will develop an understanding of Hatha Yoga practices and methodology, how to assist students, how to adjust students and utilize modifications, as well as understand how to create Lesson Plans and facilitate them. You will also use outside resources to research Yoga topics to ensure a full understanding of the materials and find additional resources to enhance your abilities.

Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • Understand the anatomy and subtle anatomy of the human body in regard to how Yoga affects us.
  • Learn the different asanas and how they affect the body, mind, and spirit.
  • Develop an understanding of the metaphysical system of Chakras, as well as the Mudras.
  • Assess Yogic Philosophy and how its origins affect practice today.
  • Create an understanding and ability to implement and demonstrate Yoga philosophies and practices.
  • Evaluate the impact and benefits Yoga can provide.
  • Discover the anatomy of breathing and how Pranayama techniques, like Dirga (Durga) Pranayama and Bhastrika Pranayama, are achieved and relate to your practice.
  • Examine and synthesize information from alternative sources to continue and expand on the study of Yoga.
  • Understand the role of meditation and concentration in the Yoga class.
  • Analyze Yoga techniques and methodology to develop lesson plans, that are coordinated, and flow for students physically and mentally.

With the above in mind, this course is broken down into the 17 Lessons, listed below, so that the information is easily digestible.

Along with the information provided throughout these Lessons, you will also utilize outside textbooks. There are 3 required textbooks in total that are purchased separately. A list of these textbooks, and where to find them, is covered in the next Lesson Topic: “Required Textbooks”. Each Lesson will provide either information for you to read (either within this portal or outside materials), videos for you to watch, and/or soundtracks for you to listen to. Each Lesson will direct you to what information you need to review, and then you will have a quiz and/or assignment to complete. Directions are provided in each Lesson so that you know exactly what is expected of you for each quiz/assignment.

Students will also have the opportunity to join weekly Zoom Sessions held every Wednesday from 2-3pm ET. During these sessions, a lead instructor will go over course topics, provide additional guidance on assignments, and answer questions. It also provides an opportunity to interact with your peers. If you are unable to attend, recordings of these lectures are provided after each session so that you can review the information at a later date. The schedule for these sessions, and a breakdown of topics discussed, can be found in the Lesson “Link to Zoom Sessions / Weekly Agenda”. Recordings of these sessions can be found under the Lesson “Zoom Session Recordings”.



Coursework:

Quizzes

All of your quizzes are in multiple choice format for you to complete within this Portal. They consist of multiple choice, sorting, fill in the blanks, and/or true or false questions. The purpose of these quizzes is to help you gauge your understanding of the materials after each Lesson and focus your learning. Quizzes are open book, so feel free to use your resources.

Quizzes will be graded automatically when submitted and can be completed as many times as you need. (Only the highest score will count towards your grade.) You need to score at least 85% on each of your quizzes to pass. You cannot move onto your next quiz until a passing score is received on the previous quiz.

If you get stuck, review your notes and textbook(s) to try and figure out the answer. If you still can’t figure it out, Student Support is only an email or phone call away.

Note: Quiz answers are saved if you accidentally close out of a quiz. However, every browser is different, and answers can sometimes be blocked from saving. Because of this, we ask that you do not start a quiz unless you have the time to complete and submit it. Any lost answers cannot be recovered.

Final Exam

Your Final Exam consists of 70 multiple choice format questions for you to complete within this Portal. You cannot start this exam until you receive a passing score on all of your quizzes. The questions consist of multiple choice, sorting, fill in the blanks, and true or false questions. This exam covers all of the topics discussed throughout this course. The purpose of this Final Exam is to help you gauge your understanding of all the material covered in this course. Keep in mind that this exam is open book, so feel free to use your resources.

Your Final Exam will be graded automatically when submitted and can be completed as many times as you need. (Only the highest score will count towards your grade.) You need to score at least 85% to pass.

If you get stuck, review your notes and textbook(s) to try and figure out the answer. If you still can’t figure it out, Student Support is only an email or phone call away.

Note: The answers to your Final Exam are saved if you accidentally close out of it. However, every browser is different, and answers can sometimes be blocked from saving. Because of this, we ask that you keep a copy of your answers, and that you do not start your Final Exam unless you have the time to complete and submit it. Any lost answers cannot be recovered.

Essays

You will have three essays to complete throughout your course. Each essay is based off of a topic that was covered within that Lesson and is designed to help you expand your knowledge on that topic as well as find additional resources that you can reference in the future. The purpose of these essays is to help students understand how to practically apply course topics. Essay topics, and their requirements, are listed on the Assignment page for each essay. Essays are graded for content, not grammar. They are submitted by uploading them directly to this Portal as a PDF file. No other file type will be accepted. You will see a box on the Assignment page for each essay that will allow you to upload your completed assignments under the directions for each assignment. You will need a score of at least an 85% on each assignment to pass.

Note: Your essays will not be graded automatically, as they will be reviewed once all of your coursework (Quizzes, Essays, Final Exam, Lesson Plan, Practical Exam, and Forms) have been completed and submitted. They will remain as “Pending” until graded at the end of your course. You will be able to move forward in your coursework once these assignments are uploaded, so you do not need to wait for grading to complete your course.

60-minute Hatha Yoga Lesson Plan

For this assignment, you will create a 60-minute Hatha Yoga class that is structured for adult students and must be structured as a Hatha Yoga class. You can utilize the resources that you reviewed throughout this course, as well as outside materials and your past experiences, to complete this assignment. This assignment is designed to provide practice for students in creating a class structure that flows and is safe/ethical for their students. This lesson will also be the foundation for your Practical Exam. Requirements for this assignment, are listed on the Assignment page for your Lesson Plan. Your Lesson Plan is submitted by uploading it directly to this Portal as a PDF file. No other file type will be accepted. You will see a box on the Assignment page that will allow you to upload your completed assignment. You will need a score of at least an 85% to pass.

Note: Your Lesson Plan will not be graded automatically, as it will be reviewed once all of your coursework (Quizzes, Essays, Final Exam, Lesson Plan, Practical Exam, and Forms) has been completed and submitted. It will remain as “Pending” until graded at the end of your course.You will be able to move forward in your coursework once this assignment is uploaded, so you do not need to wait for grading to complete your course.

60-minute Hatha Yoga Practical Exam

For your Practical Exam, you will submit a 60-minute video of you conducting a Hatha Yoga class. This class is based off of your Lesson Plan, so once you have your Lesson Plan memorized, it will be time to demonstrate your abilities by recording a full 60-minute Practical Exam video of you conducting your class. Your video must include at least one student. Your class can be either in-person with your student or completed remotely (ex. Zoom). This exam will allow you the opportunity to demonstrate your teaching style and ethics, display your knowledge of the asanas and modifications, and show your overall ability to assist students. A detailed breakdown of the requirements for this exam, and how to submit it, can be found on the Assignment page for your Practical Exam. You will need at least an 85% to pass this exam.

Note: Your Practical Exam will not be graded automatically, as it will be reviewed once all of your coursework (Quizzes, Essays, Final Exam, Lesson Plan, Practical Exam, and Forms) has been completed and submitted. You will be able to move forward in your coursework once this exam is uploaded, so you do not need to wait for grading to complete your course.


Forms

Once you complete all of your coursework, you will see the final section of the course called “Forms”. In this section, there are 2 forms for you to fill out. The first is an Ethics Form and the second is your Exam Submission Form. Your exams will not be considered completed until both of these forms are filled out and submitted. Do not fill out and submit these forms until all of your other coursework has been completed and submitted.


You will have one year from the date of purchase to complete your course and submit your assignments. If you need an extension, we offer the following plans for extensions on or before your due date:

1 Month – $35
3 Months – $65
6 Months – $95
1 Year – $125

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*Extensions processed, after your due date, will be $35 per month.


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