Course Syllabus

KFIT 6, 6.1, & 6.2 Introduction, Beginning, and Intermediate Yoga
Sections 2071, 2536, & 1002 - Course Syllabus

M/W 12:30-1:30pm for yoga practices with other work to be done online on canvas. Flexible Participation Option: In person PC808 on the Petaluma Campus, Live on Zoom, or utilize recorded instructor videos  – 1.5 Units

Course Description

Introduction Yoga Course Description: This introductory level class is designed for individuals with no previous yoga experience. Using Hatha yoga asanas (postures), students will practice introductory level flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination. Yoga techniques for mind-body connection and centering will include breathing and relaxation methods.

Beginning Yoga Course Description: This beginning level class is designed for individuals with no previous yoga experience, Using Hatha yoga asanas (postures), students will emphasize beginning level flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination. Yoga techniques for mind-body connection and centering will include breathing and relaxation methods.

Intermediate Yoga Course Description: This intermediate level class is designed for individuals with previous yoga experience. Using Hatha yoga asanas (postures), students will emphasize intermediate level flexibility, strength, balance, and coordination.  Course covers the history of yoga, chakras, meditation, and the eight limbs of yoga.

Student Learning Outcomes

Introduction Yoga Student Learning Outcomes:

  1.  Demonstrate introductory level Hatha yoga asanas and techniques.
  2.  Improve flexibility, muscular strength, balance, and coordination.
  3.  Properly demonstrate breathing and centering yoga methods.

Beginning Yoga Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate beginning level Hatha yoga asanas and techniques.
  2. Create a beginning level yoga practice designed to improve flexibility, muscular strength, balance, and coordination.
  3. Describe beginning relaxation, breathing and centering yoga methods.

Intermediate Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate intermediate level Hatha yoga asanas and techniques.
  2. Create an intermediate level yoga practice designed to improve flexibility, muscular strength, balance, and coordination
  3. Describe the historical origins of yoga and the eight limbs associated with a holistic yoga practice.

More info on COR (Course Outline of Record)

KFIT 6 - Introduction to Yoga

KIFT 6.1 - Beginning Yoga

KFIT 6.2 - Intermediate Yoga

Instructor Contact

Instructor: Ameya Bela, M.A., E-RYT 500     

Email: or Canvas Conversation message

Office: PC806 (Bldg 800 / Fitness Center)

Phone: 707-778-4118

YouTube Videos: (Links to an external site.)

Drop-In Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays (beginning 8/18/21), 1:30-4pm Pacific Time either in office or on Zoom:


Course Web Site

Students will use the Canvas course web site for assignment instructions, submitting assignments, viewing classmate's work, sharing resources, and viewing grades.


None required - Instructor Prepared Materials available on Canvas

Required Software

You will need the following software for this course. 

Important Dates

Date Class Begins:    8/16/2021        

Date Class Ends:    12/10/2021

Last Day Add w/o add code:    8/22/2021        

Last Day Add with add code:    9/5/2021

Last Day Drop for Refund:    8/29/2021         

Last Day Drop w/o W:    9/5/2021         

FIRST CENSUS DATE:    9/7/2021  

Last Day Drop with W:    11/14/2021

Last Day for P/NP option:    12/10/2021      

Date Final Exam:    by December 12th 11:55pm

Resources for Success

Pass‐NoPass (P/NP)

You may take this class P/NP. Due to the pandemic, the P/NP deadline is extended to the last day of class. You must decide before the deadline, and add the option online in your portal or file the P/NP form with Admissions and Records. See deadline for P/NP under "Important Dates" above. With a grade of C or better, you will get P. Once you decide to go for P/NP, you cannot change back to a letter grade. If you are taking this course as part of a certificate program, you can probably still take the class P/NP. Check with a counselor to be sure.

Instructor Announcements and Q&A Forum

The instructor will post announcements on the “Instructor Announcements” page in Canvas throughout the semester. Canvas notifies students according to their preferred Notification Preferences as soon as the instructor creates an Announcement. A “Q&A Forum” is also on Canvas to ask for assistance of your classmates or instructor.

In order to check your notification settings; please click on ‘Account’ in the upper left hand corner when you are logged into canvas, then click on ‘notifications’.  If you are logged into canvas, the communication settings link should take you straight to the page.

I highly recommend that you update your user settings to make sure that you receive the following right away (Click the check mark – notify me right away) for:

  1. Announcement: this is how I will communicate with the entire class 
  2. Submission comment: this is how I will give you personal feedback on your assignments
  3. Conversation message: this is where I send students private messages through Canvas 

Feel free to change the settings on any others based on your personal preferences. 

Class Meetings

We will have regularly scheduled class on Campus in the Fitness Center. You can attend the class in person, or you can attend LIVE on Zoom. Either way, class will be Monday and Wednesday from 12:30-1:30pm. Participation is flexible and students also have the option of taking the class through my pre-recorded yoga classes and turning in a time-lapse replay if they can not make the live session. All other class assignments and material will be done asynchronously, student can access and complete at their own pace while still adhering to the due dates. Please see more info under Options for Participation below.

Options for Participation 

Since this is a movement-based class, regular attendance and participating in the yoga practices are critical for success in this course. Participation consists of attending class and participating in the entire class period. Arriving late, leaving early, or giving minimal effort will negatively affect this portion of your grade. Roll will be taken at the start of class. If you arrive after roll call, it’s your responsibility to check in after class to receive credit. Instructor will be doing check ins if on zoom and part of your participation is responding to any chat prompts, polls, or breakout room exercises.

If you must leave early on a rare occasion, please tell the instructor before class begins. Your options and instructions for participation are detailed in the participation assignments. 

Make-up Policy

You may make up FOUR absences per semester by submitting a recorded time lapse video of you doing the recorded practice. These should be submitted in the participation assignment date of absence. 


Students who fail to attend the first class (face-to-face courses) or do not log-in to an online class after the second day of the semester will be dropped from the class. It is strongly advised that if you need to miss more than one class/homework deadline in a row that you contact me to avoid being dropped from the class.

Course Evaluation

Yoga Practice Participation – 160 points (5 points for each session x 32 sessions)

Class Assignments - 50 points overall 

Mid Term Exam – 30 points

Final Exam – 30 points

Skill Performance- 70 points

Total = 330 points

Grading Policy

Visit the “Grades” in Canvas to keep track of your grades. I grade once a week and post grades and submission comments on the online Canvas gradebook.

Grades will be assigned as follows:






297 points or more



264 to 296 points



231 to 263 points



198 to 230 points

If taking Pass/No Pass you need at least 70% of the total class points. 


There will be an online midterm and final exam. The material comes from the class content and supplemental materials on Canvas. If any exam is missed, a zero will be recorded as the score. It is your responsibility to take the online exams by the due date.

Late Policy

All assignments are due by 11:59pm on the due date. Late submissions are not accepted without prior arrangement.  Upon the discretion and approval of the instructor, a student may have an opportunity to make up missed work due to an unforeseen emergency with written documentation provided to the instructor. 

Standards of Conduct

Students who register in SRJC classes are required to abide by the SRJC Student Conduct Standards. Violation of the Standards is basis for referral to the Vice President of Student Services or dismissal from class or from the College. See the Student Code of Conduct page.

Collaborating on or copying of tests or homework in whole or in part will be considered an act of academic dishonesty and result in a grade of 0 for that test or assignment. I encourage students to share information and ideas, but not their work. See these links on Plagiarism:
SRJC Writing Center Lessons on avoiding plagiarism
SRJC's policy on Academic Integrity

Access and Accommodations

It is the mission of the Santa Rosa Junior College to support inclusive learning environments. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or to accurate assessment of achievement—such as time-limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos—please notify the instructor as soon as possible. Students are also welcome to contact the  Disability Resources Department Links to an external site.   Links to an external site. (DRD). DRD is a resource for students that provides authorization for academic accommodations, training and access to assistive technology, and collaborates on strategies for academic success.  Students with disabilities who believe they need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact  Disability Resources Links to an external site. , as soon as possible, to better ensure such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

Other Important Policies and Practices

Right to Privacy

All students have the right to learn freely and safely in both the physical classroom and the virtual classroom. Students may not share course contents, materials, recordings, or any other information containing representations of their classmates in writing, text, image, or video. This includes emails between students, posts to discussion boards, video threads containing signed dialogue, and any other media that contain the efforts of students who engage with the course (See Acts of Misconduct C., D., and E Links to an external site. .). This especially applies to Zoom cloud recordings which are only stored on a temporary basis for the specific purpose of content review as deemed to be of benefit for all those enrolled in this course, and which are only available in TechConnect Zoom in Canvas. Students also may not discuss the performance of their classmates outside of the classroom. Violations of student privacy are subject to disciplinary action Links to an external site. , with specifics to be handled in accordance with the appropriate SRJC policies and procedures.


IMPORTANT: The Course Summary below is a chronological list of assignments to help you keep track of due dates. It does not contain links to course learning materials. Please access the course materials through Modules. 

Course Summary:

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