Welcome to Yoga ~
KFIT 6, 6.1 and 6.2
Welcome to asynchronous Yoga!
You are in the right place if you signed up for Introduction to Yoga, Beginning Yoga or Intermediate Yoga. This includes sections 2251, 2253, and 2254.
This is an asynchronous course, meaning this course is all done online through Canvas and there are no zoom meetings. For attendance and participation points you will be asked to do two weekly pre-recorded video yoga practices and submit your time-lapse video in the assignments by Friday and Sundays at 11:55pm. Typically, the first video class is due by Friday and 2nd video-class is due by Sunday, unless there is a Holiday in which there may be just one weekly practice. If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to message me or email me. – 1.5 Units
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:
- Demonstrate introductory level Hatha yoga asanas and techniques.
- Improve flexibility, muscular strength, balance, and coordination.
- Properly demonstrate breathing and centering yoga methods.
Beginning Yoga Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate beginning level Hatha yoga asanas and techniques.
- Create a beginning level yoga practice designed to improve flexibility, muscular strength, balance, and coordination.
- Describe beginning relaxation, breathing and centering yoga methods.
Intermediate Student Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate intermediate level Hatha yoga asanas and techniques.
- Create an intermediate level yoga practice designed to improve flexibility, muscular strength, balance, and coordination
- Describe the historical origins of yoga and the eight limbs associated with a holistic yoga practice.
More info on COR (Course Outline of Record)
Instructor: Ameya Bela, M.A., E-RYT 500
Email: email@example.com or Canvas Conversation message
Office: PC238 (Petaluma Campus - Near the Clock Tower)
Drop-In Office Hours: Wednesdays 4:45-5:30pm in office
Virtual Office Hours: Email or call me to schedule a Zoom Session: https://santarosa-edu.zoom.us/j/6700389697
Course Web Site
Students will use the Canvas course web site for accessing videos and submitting time-lapse replay videos. Students will also use Canvas for things like accessing assignment instructions, submitting assignments, viewing classmate's work, sharing resources, and viewing grades.
None required - Instructor Prepared Materials available on Canvas
You will need the following software for this course.
Date Class Begins: 9/6/2022
FIRST CENSUS DATE: 9/20/2022
Date Class Ends: 12/9/2022
Last Day Drop for Refund: 9/13/2022
Last Day Add w/o add code: 9/6/2022
Last Day Drop w/o W: 9/20/2022
Last Day Add with add code: 9/20/2022
Last Day Drop with W: 11/14/2022
Date Midterm Roster: 10/19/2022 - 11/14/2022
Last Day for P/NP option: 12/9/2022
Date Final Exam: To be Arranged Date
Final Grades Due: 12:00 AM on 12/30/2022
Resources for Success
- Student Success Team
- Get a Laptop
Library resources - Librarians are available online.
- Apply for Financial Aid
Accessing Online Student Services
Basic Needs – Student Resource Center supports meeting student needs for food, housing, transportation, and much more.
- Student Health and Student Psychological Services
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.
I 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 I create an announcement.
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:
- Announcement: this is how I will communicate with the entire class
- Submission comment: this is how I will give you personal feedback on your assignments
- 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.
Physical and Mental Health
Should you experience any physical or mental health issues, know that all of us at SRJC care about your well-being. SRJC’s Student Health Services (SHS) has nurse practitioners and mental health therapists available. Confidential sessions are provided via secure Zoom or in-person. Sessions are free for SRJC students taking credit or non-credit classes, and some providers can converse with you in Spanish if you prefer. SHS also has on-site covid rapid testing and vaccinations available also at no cost. To start the process for any type of physical or mental health appointment contact Student Health at 707 527-4445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about all that Student Health Services provides is available at shs.santarosa.edu.
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. Attendance and participation will require that you do pre-recorded yoga practices and submit your time-lapse video in the assignments by Friday and Sundays at 11:55pm. Typically, the first video class is due by Friday and 2nd video-class is due by Sunday. Two sessions required each week except when there is a holiday. If you have an injury or illness, contact the instructor for a gentler option for a yoga practice for the week.
You may turn in recorded time-lapse video of you doing a recorded practice late for partial credit.
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.
Yoga Practice Participation – 135 points (5 points for each session x 27 sessions)
Class Assignments/Discussions - 60 points overall
Mid Term Exam – 15 points
Final Exam – 20 points
Skill Performance- 70 points
Total = 300 points
*Points are subject to change based on the number of assignments, discussions, and quizzes that are assigned. If any changes are made in the syllabus, or in grading, I will post an announcement.
Visit the “Grades” in Canvas to keep track of your grades. Grades are posted on the Canvas gradebook.
Grades will be assigned as follows:
|270 points or more|
240 to 269 points
210 to 239 points
180 to 209 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. It is your responsibility to take the online exams by the due date.
All assignments are due by 11:55pm on the due date. Late submissions may be accepted at the discretion of the instructor but will not receive full credit. If a student would like full credit for late work due to an unforeseen emergency, the student can provide written documentation to the instructor. Always include your section number with any communication with 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 Lessons on Avoiding Plagiarism
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 .). 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, with specifics to be handled in accordance with the appropriate SRJC policies and procedures.
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 (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 , as soon as possible, to better ensure such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.
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