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CCL - Yoga Instruction

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Yoga Instruction prepares students to become qualified yoga instructors. The program provides students with a foundation in the theory, tradition and practice of yoga, knowledge of anatomy and physiology applied to yoga instruction, instructional methodology in the art and science of teaching yoga asanas, and practice teaching experience.
Major Code: 5446
Award: CCL
First Term: 4056
Total Credits: 22
Program Last Updated in MCCCD Records: Jan 21st, 2010
Prerequesites: 1 credits
PED101YO Yoga (1) OR
PED103YO Yoga (0.5) OR
Permission of Program Director 1
Required Courses: 19 credits
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
PED101YO Yoga (1) OR
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YO Yoga (0.5) OR
PED201YO Yoga - Advanced (1) 4
PED150 Tradition and Practice of Yoga I 2
PED155 Tradition and Practice of Yoga II 2
PED270 Teaching Yoga: Level I 2
PED271 Teaching Yoga: Level II 2
PED272 Teaching Yoga: Alignments and Adjustments 2
PED274 Teaching Yoga: Practicum 1
Restricted Electives: 3 credits
PED101YA Astanga Yoga (1) OR
PED102YA Astanga Yoga – Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YA Astanga Yoga (0.5) OR
PED201YA Astanga Yoga – Advanced (1) OR
PED101YO Yoga (1) OR
PED102YO Yoga – Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YO Yoga (0.5) OR
PED201YO Yoga – Advanced (1) OR
PED101YK Kundalini Yoga (1) OR
PED102YK Kundalini Yoga – Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YK Kundalini Yoga (0.5) OR
PED201YK Kundalini Yoga – Advanced (1) OR
PED101YP Power Yoga (1)
PED102YP Power Yoga – Intermediate (1)
PED103YP Power Yoga (0.5)
PED201YP Power Yoga – Advanced (1) 1
PED280 Introduction to Yoga Therapy 2
PED281 Introduction to Yoga Therapy I-Upper Body 2
WED162 Meditation and Wellness 1
Free Electives: None
General Education Requirement: None
General Education Core: None
First Year Composition: None
Oral Communication: None
Critical Reading: None
Mathematics: None
General Education Distributed Credits: None
Humanities and Fine Arts: None
Social and Behavioral Sciences: None
Natural Sciences: None
Program Competencies:
  1. Apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to the instruction of yoga and the development of movement skills. (BIO160, EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
  2. Demonstrate an intermediate level of proficiency in yoga. (PED101YO, PED102YO, PED103YO, PED201YO)
  3. Identify and define the major terms and concepts related to the philosophy and practice of yoga. (PED150, PED155).
  4. Identify and describe the cultural/historical roots and the spiritual traditions of yoga philosophy and practice. (PED150, PED155)
  5. Explain the relevance and benefits of yoga to modern day life and describe major issues and trends related to its practice. (PED150, PED155)
  6. Describe the physical and mental health benefits that may be associated with yoga. (PED150, PED155)
  7. Utilize a range of techniques to assess the skill levels of yoga students. (EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
  8. Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise lesson plans and instructional approaches for teaching yoga based on student needs. (EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
  9. Demonstrate effective methods for teaching principles of alignment of yoga asanas. (EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
  10. Recognize common misalignments of yoga asanas and demonstrate techniques used to correct them. (EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
  11. Demonstrate effective teaching methods and styles for teaching more advanced yoga asanas. (PED272, PED274)
  12. Apply evaluative feedback from self and others to develop and refine teaching approaches and style. (EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)