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

Major Code: 
5446
Award: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
22
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Students must enroll in a Physical Activities: Yoga course each semester.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-1
PED101YOYoga (1) OR
PED103YOYoga (0.5) OR
Permission of Program Director0-1

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Description

Offered only at SCC, the Yoga Teacher Training Program offers a unique, high quality education. It is an accredited, professional program in which prospective teachers are trained in a broad and in depth curriculum that encompasses studies in Yoga philosophy and history, biomechanics, anatomy, detailed postural alignment, therapeutics and the art of teaching Yoga. Key areas of instruction that are taught in SCC's Yoga Program are principles of the breath, meditation, postural sequencing, observation, verbal and physical adjustments, use of voice, and organization of course curriculum.

The Yoga Instruction 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. 

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. 

Cost
  • $2,003 for in-state tuition and fees
  • $7,307 for out-of-state tuition and fees  
Textbooks
  • $177 for book and supplies
  • Yoga manual is provided 
Program Curriculum

The following is a suggested schedule for students entering the Yoga Teacher Training program at SCC. This is for a student who is planning on completing the Occupational Certificate by the end of Fall semester. It is understood that some students will need to take less credits each semester for their own personal reasons and can take longer than Fall to complete their coursework. It should also be understood that PED102YO Intermediate Yoga is required every semester that a student is enrolled in the program and must be taken for the entire semester. For the 200 hour RYT students DO NOT need to take BIO160 or the 3 credits of electives. For the 500 hour RYT students need to take the full Occupational Certificate in Yoga Instruction to include BIO160 and all sections of the Yoga Therapy coursework. 

Fall

  • PED270 Teaching Yoga Level I 
  • PED150 Introduction to Tradition and Practice of Yoga 
  • PED102YO* (this is required every semester enrolled in the program) 
  • Optional/Electives: *(electives are not required for 200 hour RYT) 
    • PED101YO Beginning Yoga, PED101YP Power Yoga 
    • PED280 Intro. To Yoga Therapy and PED283 Yoga Therapy Low Back Principles 
    • WED162 Meditation and Wellness 
    • Anatomy for Yoga Teachers *(only required for 200 and 500 hour RYT) 
  • Total credits: 6

Spring

  • PED271 Teaching Yoga Level II 
  • PED155 Introduction to Tradition and Practice Of Yoga 
  • PED102YO* (this is required every semester enrolled in the program) 
  • Optional Electives *(electives are not required for 200 hour RYT) 
    • PED101YO Beginning Yoga, 
    • PED101YP Power Yoga 
    • PED282 Intro. To Yoga Therapy II 
    • PED284 Yoga Therapy Knee Principles
    • WED162 Meditation and Wellness 
  • Total Credits: 6

Summer

  • PED272 Teaching Yoga Level III: Alignments and Adjustments 
  • PED102YO* (this is required every semester enrolled in the program) 
  • Optional Electives *(electives are not required for 200 hour RYT) 
    • PED101YO Beginning Yoga, 
    • PED101YP Power Yoga 
  • Total Credits: 4

Fall

  • PED274 Teaching Yoga Practicum 
  • BIO160* (this is required for the Occupational Certificate in Yoga Instruction and 500 hour RYT. It can be taken during any of the semesters you are enrolled) 
  • PED102YO* (this is required every semester enrolled in the program) 
  • Optional/Electives: 
    • PED101YO Beginning Yoga, 
    • PED101YP Power Yoga 
    • PED281Yoga Therapy Shoulder Principles
    • PED283Intro. To Yoga Therapy 
    • WED162 Meditation and Wellness 
    • Anatomy for Yoga Teachers *(only required for 200 and 500 hour RYT) 
  • Total Credits: 6
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

 

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:19
BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology4
 
PED101YOYoga (1) OR
PED102YOYoga - Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YOYoga (0.5) OR
PED201YOYoga - Advanced (1)4
A total of 4 credits of Yoga is required.
 
PED150Tradition and Practice of Yoga I2
PED155Tradition and Practice of Yoga II2
PED270Teaching Yoga: Level I2
PED271Teaching Yoga: Level II2
PED272Teaching Yoga: Alignments and Adjustments2
PED274Teaching Yoga: Practicum1
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:3
Students must complete at least one credit from List 1 and two credits from List 2, OR three credits from List 2.
 
List1
PED101YOYoga (1)
PED102YOYoga - Intermediate (1)
PED103YOYoga (0.5)
PED201YOYoga - Advanced (1)
PED101YKKundalini Yoga (1)
PED103YKKundalini Yoga (0.5)
PED101YPPower Yoga (1)
PED102YPPower Yoga - Intermediate (1)
PED103YPPower Yoga (0.5)1
 
List2
PED280Introduction to Yoga Therapy (2)
PED281Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles (2)
WED162Meditation and Wellness (1)2-3
Competencies
  • Practice industry accepted professional and ethical behavior. (PED101YO, PED102YO, PED103YO, PED201YO, PED270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
  • Utilize effective written and oral communication skills in accordance with the professional conventions within the field of yoga. (PED150, PED155, PED270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
  • Utilize a range of movement techniques based in body knowledge to assess the skill level of yoga students and demonstrate appropriate movement modifications. (PED101YO, PED102YO, PED103YO, PED201YO, PED270, PED271, PED272, PED274, BIO160)
  • Analyze yoga philosophy, historical roots, current issues and trends in personal and professional yoga practice. (PED150, PED155, PED274)
  • Develop and implement individual strategies for yoga instruction grounded in established theories, philosophies and guidelines. (PED150, PED270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
  • Apply evaluative feedback from self and others to develop and refine teaching approaches and style. (PED101YO, PED102YO, PED103YO, PED201YO, PED270, PED271, PED272, PED274)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list 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.