Yoga Instruction

Yoga Instruction - CCL

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Yoga Instruction. 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 Code

5446 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Yoga Instruction 

Course Format

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

How long will it take?

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

 

    MCCCD Program and Award Information
    Effective term: 
    2018 Summer
    Final term: 
    2019 Summer
    Award: 
    CCL
    Total credits required: 
    22
    CIP Code: 
    51.3602
    Description

    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.

    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:1
    PED101YOYoga (1) OR
    PED103YOYoga (0.5) OR
    Permission of Program Director1
    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
     
    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
    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)
    PED101YOYoga (1) OR
    PED102YOYoga – Intermediate (1) OR
    PED103YOYoga (0.5) OR
    PED201YOYoga – Advanced (1) OR
     
    PED101YKKundalini Yoga (1) OR
    PED103YKKundalini Yoga (0.5) OR
     
    PED101YPPower Yoga (1) OR
    PED102YPPower Yoga – Intermediate (1) OR
    PED103YPPower Yoga (0.5)1
     
    List 2 (2-3 credits)
    PED280Introduction to Yoga Therapy2
    PED281Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles2
    WED162Meditation and Wellness1
    Competencies
    • Apply anatomical and physiological knowledge to the instruction of yoga and the development of movement skills. (BIO160, EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
    • Demonstrate an intermediate level of proficiency in yoga. (PED101YO, PED102YO, PED103YO, PED201YO)
    • Identify and define the major terms and concepts related to the philosophy and practice of yoga. (PED150, PED155).
    • Identify and describe the cultural/historical roots and the spiritual traditions of yoga philosophy and practice. (PED150, PED155)
    • Explain the relevance and benefits of yoga to modern day life and describe major issues and trends related to its practice. (PED150, PED155)
    • Describe the physical and mental health benefits that may be associated with yoga. (PED150, PED155)
    • Utilize a range of techniques to assess the skill levels of yoga students. (EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
    • Develop, implement, evaluate, and revise lesson plans and instructional approaches for teaching yoga based on student needs. (EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
    • Demonstrate effective methods for teaching principles of alignment of yoga asanas. (EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
    • Recognize common misalignments of yoga asanas and demonstrate techniques used to correct them. (EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)
    • Demonstrate effective teaching methods and styles for teaching more advanced yoga asanas. (PED272, PED274)
    • Apply evaluative feedback from self and others to develop and refine teaching approaches and style. (EXS270, PED271, PED272, PED274)