CSPH 4311: Foundations of Hatha Yoga: Alignment & Movement Principles

3 CreditsOnline Available

This course is the first course in a sequence of three (3) courses in the University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers’ Education & Training Sequence. Students who complete the three courses A-F or S/N may be qualified to register with Yoga Alliance (YA) as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Students who audit the course cannot use the course to be registered with Yoga Alliance. This course will introduce students to the anatomical considerations and understanding critical to executing safe and effective Hatha Yoga instruction. This course includes, as essential to Hatha Yoga, an overview of human gross anatomy and bodily systems (specifically neuro-musculoskeletal and respiratory systems). Students will learn and practice foundational concepts of Hatha Yoga and movement, as related to Yoga Asana. Additionally, students will be introduced to methods of effectively communicating these principles as a Hatha Yoga instructor. prereq: KIN 3027 Human Anatomy for Kinesiology Students (or equivalent, with instructor permission). Recommended: DNCE 1331 for students with no prior yoga experience. These courses can be taken concurrently.

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