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Teacher's Certification in Yoga

Credits Required: 16 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

Teacher’s Certification in Yoga is a program based upon the standard 200-hour training in yoga for yoga teaching certification. This program has six formal courses: Yoga I, Yoga II, Yoga III, Yoga IV, and Nutrition. 

The student will be trained in the teaching of physical asanas, the philosophical and historical aspects, terminology and knowledge of yoga language (Sanskrit), world diversity and literature, and nutrition.

The elements of yoga include the philosophy including that of Patanjali, various styles of yoga, including Sir Patthabi Jois and ashtanga, and teacher techniques. The training involves physical, philosophical, and pedagogical participation and education. Courses are typically offered so that students can complete the program in 16 months.

 

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Curriculum 16 credits

First Semester - 3 Credits

CodeTitleCredits
HPER 130Yoga I 3.00
HPER 130Yoga I 3.00
HPER 140Yoga II 3.00
HPER 230Yoga III 3.00
HPER 250Yoga IV 4.00
HPER 220Nutrition 3.00

Course Descriptions

HPER 130 - Yoga I

This course introduces the student to Hatha Yoga. The course involves physical exercise, meditation, and the study of yoga history and principles. 3-0-3

HPER 130 - Yoga I

This course introduces the student to Hatha Yoga. The course involves physical exercise, meditation, and the study of yoga history and principles. 3-0-3

HPER 140 - Yoga II

Yoga II is designed for the student who has successfully completed Yoga I. It is a combination of Hatha Yoga Principles and Ashtanga Yoga Principles. The student will study advanced yoga theory including drishtis, bandhas, mudras, meditation, and vinyasas. The exercise and theory is based upon Sri Pattabhi Jois’ principles. This is an arduous course based on a student’s deeper commitment to yoga. Prerequisite: HPER130 3-0-3

HPER 230 - Yoga III

Yoga III is for the student who successfully passed Yoga I, and II. It is a continuation of the physical experience of yoga, the beginning of accomplishing lesson plans and teaching, and combining anatomy, nutrition, and health concepts with the yoga experience. 3-0-3

HPER 250 - Yoga IV

This course is the final course in the Yoga Certification process. It is designed to be a guided internship that can be fulfilled by shadowing and interning to an independent Yoga instructor and/or an on-campus interning with other Yoga courses or health science offerings. A minimum of 9 hours of internship per week is required. Prerequisite HPER130, HPER140 and HPER230. 1-9-4

HPER 220 - Nutrition

This course was designed to introduce key nutritional terminology, recommended dietary allowance guidelines, and analysis of diet and menu choices. Students will be able to read food labels, recognize proper food choices, and apply guidelines to everyday situations. 3-0-3