Course Syllabus

KFIT 6, 6.1, & 6.2 Introduction, Beginning, and Intermediate Yoga

Course Syllabus

Sections 5595,8419,5341, 6486,6476, 6487

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HYFLEX (Hybrid Flexible) Course: In-person, Online Synchronous and Asynchronous Options - 1.5 units

What does that mean? I will be meeting with in person students on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-6pm in Room PC808 in Building 800 on the Petaluma Campus. I will have a camera set up for students that are participating remotely by zoom (Click TechConnect Zoom in the course navigation menu) once you are logged into the canvas course for zoom links. I will also be saving the video recordings for you to access and participate at another time. This will also be housed in TechConnect Zoom click "Cloud Recordings" at the top. All assignments and quizzes will be done on Canvas. 

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

Kristine Marchus


I respond to emails within 24 hours. If I don't feel free to email again as I may have missed it. 

Office Hours: In person, zoom, or phone appointments available please email to schedule. I am happy to work with your schedule and we are not limited to the hours scheduled below. 

Petaluma Campus Office Hours PC806: MW 4:10-4:30pm

Home Office Hours: TTH 5:30-6pm

As a student, I sometimes thought attending office hours was burdensome to my instructor or I was bothering them—please know this is not the case!  My passion for teaching is grounded in being there to help students even with a small question, possibly linking you to a helpful resource, or helping you fulfill your goals and dreams. We can meet in person, by phone, or zoom. 

Office Location: PC808 and Home Office 

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. Use your SRJC Portal ID and passcode to log in:


None required - Instructor Prepared Materials available on Canvas

Required Software

You will need the following software for this course. 

Important Dates

Date Class Begins:1/19/2023 

Date Class Ends (FINAL):5/23/2023


Dropping the Class

If you decide to discontinue this course, it is your responsibility to officially drop it to avoid getting no refund (after 10% of course length), a W symbol (after 20%), or a grade (after 60%). Also, for several consecutive, unexplained absences, the instructor may drop a student.

Pass‐NoPass (P/NP)

You may take this class P/NP. You must decide before the deadline, and add the option online in your portal or file the P/NP form with Admissions and Records. With a grade of C or better, you will get P.

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. If you aren't getting the announcements in your email make sure you have verified your email address in canvas. 

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*If email address has exclamation point it means you need to verify your email address with canvas to receive messages 

A “Q&A Forum” is also on Canvas to ask for assistance of your classmates or instructor.  You can also use the help feature in the bottom left hand corner of canvas with a question mark labeled "Help". 

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. Hidden message. Next assignment you turn in include "I read the syllabus" for 5 points extra credit. ;)
  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 In-person yoga sessions (Petaluma Campus PC808) while simultaneously LIVE Zooming on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8pm. Participation is flexible and students have the option of doing the zoom recordings at their own time,  if they can't make a live session. I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to attend in person or LIVE zoom. All other class assignments and material will be done  asynchronously, students 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, participating in a regular yoga practice is  critical for success in this course and is 50% of your grade. Your options are as follows. 

  1. Attend in person PC808, Petaluma Campus
  2. Attend LIVE Zoom Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8pm 
  3. Follow recorded Zoom Yoga Sessions each week and submit recorded videos BY THE END OF THE WEEK.
  4. Written options and Youtube Yoga Videos from Instructor will be given mid-way through the term

LIVE Zoom Instructions

Please have your video "on" but microphone muted unless you have a question. If you are having technical/internet issues or other issues with this, please email your instructor privately about your concerns.  I will enter in your participation scores for the assignment after each class session.  If you are consistently late or leaving early, not participating fully throughout the class, points will be deducted from your score.

Pre-recorded Instructions

If you are doing recorded videos, you will be required to turn in a time-lapse video of you doing each of the practices. You will attach the time-lapse video on the participation assignment by the due date. Include a description of the video you chose to do in the submission comments. For example, the date of the zoom video class or name of instructor video on youtube (youtube and written option is only valid mid-way through semester as indicated on the assignment instructions).  Instructions for recording time lapse videos are in the assignment details.  

Make-up Policy

You may make up to FOUR absences per semester. Make ups can be done by completing a recorded video and submit a time lapse video in that particular assignment that you received a zero or "missed" class/participation points in. Emailed make ups are not accepted. This means that if you missed a live zoom class or missed the deadline for turning in a recorded video you have up to four opportunities to make these up late. Deadline to turn in four make ups is Friday, May 19th


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

  • Introduction Discussion - 10 points
  • Yoga Goal Discussion  - 10 points
  • Meditation Discussion - 10 points
  • Pranayama Discussion - 10 points

Mid Term Exam – 30 points

Final Exam – 30 points

Skill Performance- 40 points

Terminology - 10 points

Anatomy - 20 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 and complete the midterm exam and the final exam to pass the class.


There will be an online midterm and final exam. The material comes from the class content and supplemental materials on Canvas with study guides to help. 

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.

Resources for Success


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 More information about all that Student Health Services provides is available at

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.Links to an external site.

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 plagiarismLinks to an external site.
SRJC's policy on Academic Integrity (Links to an external site.)

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 actionLinks to an external site., 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 DepartmentLinks 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 ResourcesLinks to an external site., as soon as possible, to better ensure such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.


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. If you are only accessing the materials based on due date you will be missing a lot of content and information.  Please access the course materials through Modules. 

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