Online Class: Yoga 101

This yoga course features in-depth instructions and inspiring information to introduce you to yoga, help you build a home practice, seek the right class for seniors, the over forty boomers and their families and, those who are physically challenged.

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Course Description

Yoga, an art of exercise that intertwines the physical, mental, and spiritual elements of one's being, has stood the test of time with its 5000-year-old history. Its universal appeal is unrivaled, with an ever-growing global community embracing its practice. In the past two decades, yoga has evolved from a niche interest to one of the most embraced forms of exercise worldwide. This surge in popularity has led to an abundance of yoga schools, instructors, and styles, creating a spectrum of choices for enthusiasts.

Our comprehensive course is meticulously designed to guide novices and seasoned practitioners alike, providing all the essential information to craft a personal yoga journey that is both fulfilling and delightful. Participants will delve into the fundamental yoga poses and meditation techniques, with a focus on deep, concentrated breathing—a cornerstone of the practice.

This program is a haven for beginners seeking a foundational understanding of yoga. It offers profound insights and step-by-step guidance to establish a personal yoga routine. Whether you're aspiring to create a serene practice space at home, searching for an age-appropriate class, managing physical limitations, or simply curious about yoga's many facets, this course welcomes you to explore and grow in your practice.

The course underscores how consistent yoga practice can significantly enhance muscular strength, necessary for maintaining asanas (poses), and increase lung capacity. It goes beyond physical benefits, offering techniques that stimulate internal organs, thus aiding in balancing chemical and hormone levels within the body. With assignments tailored to embed correct posture techniques into muscle memory, students will find harmony in balance and motion, akin to the effortless nature of cycling.

Detailed Course Structure:

Lesson 1: Unearthing Yoga's Roots Dive into the ancient origins of yoga, understanding its development through the ages and its relevance in the modern world.

Lesson 2: Yoga Mantra Learn about the power of mantras and how these sacred sounds can enhance focus, relaxation, and overall well-being.

Lesson 3: Setting the Yoga Stage Discover how to create an ideal environment for practice, one that fosters tranquility and focus, both internally and externally.

Lesson 4: Getting Started On the Yoga Track Begin your yoga journey with introductory poses, learning the proper alignment and techniques to build a solid foundation.

Lesson 5: Meditation and Yoga Integrate meditation into your yoga practice for a holistic approach that calms the mind and strengthens the connection with the self.

Lesson 6: Guided Imagery and Visualization and the Eight Limbs of Yoga Explore the eight limbs of yoga philosophy, and employ guided imagery and visualization to deepen your practice.

Lesson 7: Yoga Is for Everyone Addressing the inclusivity of yoga, this lesson will demonstrate adaptations and variations to cater to different abilities and body types.

Lesson 8: Ancient Self-Improvement Works Even Today Examine ancient yoga wisdom and how its application can lead to personal growth and self-improvement in contemporary times.

Lesson 9: Yoga Unites With Modern Medicine Discuss the intersection of yoga and modern healthcare, including the scientific evidence supporting its therapeutic benefits.

Lesson 10: Yoga Misconceptions Debunk common myths and misconceptions about yoga, paving the way for a clearer understanding and appreciation of the practice.

Lesson 11: Setting Goals and Minding Your Yoga Manners Learn about setting realistic yoga goals and the importance of 'yoga etiquette' within a class setting.

Lesson 12: The Right Yoga Class For You Conclude with practical guidance on selecting a yoga class that aligns with your personal goals, preferences, and lifestyle.

Throughout the course, learners will engage with assignments and examinations designed to reinforce the material covered. Additionally, polls and surveys will be utilized to encourage reflection on one's evolving relationship with yoga. Documents and resources will be provided to supplement the learning experience, ensuring a well-rounded and comprehensive understanding.

In a world where stress is rampant, and health often takes a backseat, this course stands as a bastion of wellness and serenity. It invites you to discover the transformative power of yoga, not just as a form of exercise but as a lifestyle choice that nourishes the body, calms the mind, and enriches the soul. Join us on this journey to embrace the ancient art of yoga and unlock a healthier, more balanced you.

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Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Unearthing Yoga's Roots

This lesson describes the history of yoga and the chants involved. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Why Yoga?; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introductions
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Yoga Mantra

This lesson describes how yoga can balance your life. 19 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Setting the Yoga Stage

This lesson explains the five points of yoga. 21 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Getting Started On the Yoga Track

This lesson explains different beginning yoga exercises. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Where Are You?
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignments
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Meditation and Yoga

This lesson defines what meditation is and discusses the different types of meditation. 18 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Guided Imagery and Visualization and the Eight Limbs of Yoga

This lesson discusses how imagery can help with relaxation and reducing stress. 17 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Yoga Is for Everyone

This lesson points out the benefits of yoga for all ages and sizes. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Favorite Animal Pose
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Ancient Self Improvement Works Even Today

This lesson discusses more poses to help with relaxation, diet tips, and yoga props. 18 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Yoga Unites With Modern Medicine

This lesson discusses the benefits and yoga exercises for chronic pain, arthritis, and flexibility. 18 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Yoga Misconceptions

This lesson addresses some of the common misconceptions associated with yoga. 20 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Setting Goals and Minding Your Yoga Manners

This lesson recaps poses, gives some new poses, and explains yoga etiquette. 19 Total Points
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: The Right Yoga Class For You

This lesson explains how to determine the right class for you. 17 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: What's Important to You?; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize unearthing yoga's roots.
  • Summarize yoga mantra.
  • Describe setting the yoga stage.
  • Summarize meditation and yoga.
  • Demonstrate basic Yoga exercises, poses, and routines.
  • Summarize ancient self improvement methods that can be effective.
  • Summarize yoga and modern medicine.
  • Summarize yoga misconceptions.
  • Define goals with yoga.
  • Select the right yoga class for you.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Yoga 101
Course Number: 7550364
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: November 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "Absolutely fantastic. Loved the recap at the end." -- Triona F.
  • "it was great! Very informative! Namaste." -- Juliana N.
  • "All information presented was very helpful...I would like you to know what a great instructor he is." -- Jenelle C.
  • "The instructor was very prompt in his response and seemed very interested in the student" -- Debbie M.
  • "What was most helpful was the 'step by step' directions for poses / breathing. I enjoyed this instructor's prompt responses to anything I submit...and his willfulness to give sound advice and direction." -- Vivian M.
  • "I found that learning about beginning poses and breathing, warm ups, and meditation were a great way to start. I feel like I can find a good yoga instructor now and a class that is good for me. Thank have been a great instructor. I had you in the Life and Wellness coaching also. You were very fast in grading and returning feedback, Namaste." -- Michele D.
  • "Overall it was great! The whole course, the history, poses, meditation, everything was helpful. I enjoyed the whole course." -- Pauline V.
  • "The assignments were very helpful. Also many of the links such as the ones to various poses and videos." -- Nancy C.