DANCE-180 - Introduction to Yoga - Phylise Smith
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Welcome to Dance 180 - Introduction to Yoga.
Yoga means to "yoke" and is defined as union - union of your body, mind and spirit.
This Dance 180 course focuses upon learning how to relax and how to develop a yoga practice that uniquely belongs to you. After completing the course, you will have been introduced to the importance of breath, stillness and yoga poses (asanas) that work for your body and mind. You will also be familiar with basic yoga Sanskrit terminology. Namaste - which means I see the divine in you.
Introduces yoga techniques designed to improve both fitness and health through mind and body integration.
What to Expect in this Course
This class begins with warm-ups to prepare the body for the yoga poses we will practice. Then we do breathing and relaxation exercises. Next, we practice standing and sitting yoga poses. At the end of our class period, we return to relaxation poses.
Types of Assessments
- Skills Demonstration (in class & video)
- Midterm (Skills and Terminology Tests)
- Oral Reports
- Final Exam Demonstration
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
Other Relevant Course Information
For our class and to practic your yoga, please have a quiet place where, if you can, you can be alone for at least 1 hour and a half. Preferably a carpeted floor room near a bare wall and or where you can put your legs on the wall. You will be introduced to legs up the wall pose.)
Please do not do your yoga on concrete floors.
Class materials include:
- A yoga mat (can be bought from Walmart, Target, Big Five.) If you are just beginning yoga, a thicker mat may be preferred.
- **If you do not have a mat, you can use a carpeted floor. Towels are not recommended to serve as a mat as they may bunch and move around.
- 2 towels or blankets for props to use for restorative (relaxing) poses
- 2 blocks or sturdy books that can support your weight when you put your hand on them.
- Yoga strap, belt or scarf that can be used as a strap.
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Last updated: 09/15/2021 Sub#: 643