Yoga Instruction

Yoga Instruction - CCL

Effective term: 
20162 Fall
Final term: 
20182 Summer
Total credits required: 

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.

Program 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.

PED101YOYoga (1) OR
PED103YOYoga (0.5) OR
Permission of Program Director 1
BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
PED101YOYoga (1) OR
PED102YOYoga - Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YOYoga (0.5) OR
PED201YOYoga - Advanced (1) 4
PED150Tradition and Practice of Yoga I 2
PED155Tradition and Practice of Yoga II 2
PED270Teaching Yoga: Level I 2
PED271Teaching Yoga: Level II 2
PED272Teaching Yoga: Alignments and Adjustments 2
PED274Teaching Yoga: Practicum 1
Restricted Electives
Choose 1-2 courses from List 1 to complete 1 credit AND 1-2 courses from List 2 to complete at least 2 credits OR choose 2 courses from List 2 only to complete 3 credits.
List 1 (1 credit)
PED102YAAstanga Yoga – Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YAAstanga Yoga (0.5) OR
PED201YAAstanga Yoga – Advanced (1) OR
PED101YOYoga (1) OR
PED102YOYoga – Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YOYoga (0.5) OR
PED201YOYoga – Advanced (1) OR
PED101YKKundalini Yoga (1) OR
PED102YKKundalini Yoga – Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YKKundalini Yoga (0.5) OR
PED201YKKundalini Yoga – Advanced (1) OR
PED101YPPower Yoga (1) OR
PED102YPPower Yoga – Intermediate (1) OR
PED103YPPower Yoga (0.5) OR
PED201YPPower Yoga – Advanced (1) 1
List 2 (2-3 credits)
PED280Introduction to Yoga Therapy 2
PED281Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles 2
WED162Meditation and Wellness 1
  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)