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Teacher's Certification in Yoga

Credits Required: 15

Teacher's Certification in Yoga is a program based upon the standard 200-hour training in yoga for yoga teaching certification.

Students will be trained in the physical asanas and vinyasas of yoga, the philosophical and historical aspects, terminology and language, the nutritional and ayurvedic health philosophy, anatomy, holistic health, the founders of yoga, the various types and elements of yoga (including ashtanga and hatha), and teaching techniques.

Your training will include physical, philosophical and pedagogical involvement.

Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

First Semester - 3 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
HPER 130
Yoga I
3.00
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

Second Semester - 3 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
HPER 140
Yoga II
3.00
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

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester - 3 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
HPER 230
Yoga III
3.00
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.

Fourth Semester - 3 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
HPER 240
Yoga IV
3.00
Yoga IV is an internship for students who have successsfully passed Yoga I, II, and III. It can be accomplished on or off campus with times designated to meet with the instructor. Yoga IV requires a student portfolio and teaching evaluations.
HPER 245
Holistic Approaches to Health (To receive the certificate, this course must be completed during any semester in which it is offered.)
3.00
This course introduces students to the anatomy and physiology of the body systems especially the muscular, skeletal, and joint systems, Altermative medicine approaches such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, ayurveda, hatha yoga, nutrition, herbal medicine, vegan diets, meditation, music therapy, and massage are also discussed in this course.