Yoga Instruction - CCL

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.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5446
Total Credits Required
22
Catalog Year
2019-2020

At Scottsdale...

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Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, day, evening, full-time and part-time.  

Program Length

It takes a minimum of 12 months as a full-time student including summer school. 

Textbooks
  • $177 for book and supplies
  • Yoga manual is provided 
Program Contacts

Carlyn Sikes, Yoga Program Director
Office: FWC 
Phone: (480) 42306771
carlyn.sikes@scottsdalecc.edu

Amy Goff, Division Chair
Office: PE-147
Phone: (480) 423-6685
amy.goff@scottsdalecc.edu

Elizabeth Gush, Division Secretary
Office: PE-150
Phone: (4800 423-6606
elizabeth.gush@scottsdalecc.edu

Program Notes:

Set up an advising meeting by contacting: 
Carlyn Sikes, Yoga Program Director
Phone: (480) 423-6771
carlyn.sikes@scottsdalecc.edu

 

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Practice industry accepted professional and ethical behavior.
  2. Utilize effective written and oral communication skills in accordance with the professional conventions within the field of yoga.
  3. Utilize a range of movement techniques based in body knowledge to assess the skill level of yoga students and demonstrate appropriate movement modifications.
  4. Analyze yoga philosophy, historical roots, current issues and trends in personal and professional yoga practice.
  5. Develop and implement individual strategies for yoga instruction grounded in established theories, philosophies and guidelines.
  6. Apply evaluative feedback from self and others to develop and refine teaching approaches and style.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

$40,810

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2018.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PED101YO or
PED103YO
Yoga or Yoga 0–1
PED150 Tradition and Practice of Yoga I 2
PED270 Teaching Yoga: Level I 2
Restricted Electives Choose from list of Restricted Electives below 1–2
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate Taken every semester 1
If you are intending to transfer, meet with a transfer specialist.

Spring Semester (Term 2)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Spring Semester (Term 2)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PED155 Tradition and Practice of Yoga II 2
PED271 Teaching Yoga: Level II 2
Restricted Electives Choose from list of Restricted Electives below 1–2
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate Complete PED102YO every semester 1

Summer Semester (Term 3)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Summer Semester (Term 3)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate Complete PED102YO every semester 1
PED272 Teaching Yoga: Alignments and Adjustments Summer Course 2

Fall Semester (Term 4)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 4)
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate Complete PED102YO every semester 1
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology SG 4
PED274 Teaching Yoga: Practicum Practicum course 1
Restricted Electives Choose from list of Restricted Electives below 1–2

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PED101YO or
PED103YO
Yoga or Yoga 0–1
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology SG 4

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PED101YO or
PED102YO or
PED103YO or
PED201YO
Yoga or Yoga - Intermediate or Yoga or Yoga - Advanced Complete PED102YO every semester 4
PED150 Tradition and Practice of Yoga I 2
PED155 Tradition and Practice of Yoga II 2

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PED270 Teaching Yoga: Level I 2
PED271 Teaching Yoga: Level II 2

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PED272 Teaching Yoga: Alignments and Adjustments Summer Course 2
PED274 Teaching Yoga: Practicum Practicum course 1
Restricted Electives Choose from list of Restricted Electives below 1–2

Restricted Electives: 

Students must complete at least one credit from List 1 and two credits from List 2, OR three credits from List 2. 

List 1 
PED101YO Yoga (1) 
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate (1) 
PED103YO Yoga (0.5) 
PED201YO Yoga - Advanced (1) 
PED101YK Kundalini Yoga (1) 
PED103YK Kundalini Yoga (0.5) 
PED101YP Power Yoga (1) 
PED102YP Power Yoga - Intermediate (1) 
PED103YP Power Yoga (0.5) 1 

List 2 
+ PED280 Introduction to Yoga Therapy (2) 
+ PED281 Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles (2) 
WED162 Meditation and Wellness (1) 2-3

Program Area Key
Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Yoga Instruction (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=135205).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.