Online Class: Yoga 101

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Course Description

Yoga is accessible to everybody.  A history of 5000 years is proof of how lasting and magical this exercise art really is.  How many other exercises can boast worldwide acceptance? The fact is, over the past twenty years, yoga popularity has increased from minimal interest to one of the most popular exercise regimes around.  With so many different yoga schools, instructors and styles, the choices can be daunting.  This course is designed to give you the information you need to decide on the perfect combination that will make your practice the most enjoyable and satisfying.  You will be guided through the steps for beginner yoga poses and meditation, with emphasis on concentrated deep breathing.
If you're a yoga beginner and looking for a tool to help jump-start your program, this yoga course features in-depth instructions and inspiring information to introduce you to yoga.  If you're interested in building a home practice area, if you're seeking the right class for seniors, if you're an over forty baby boomer looking for an exercise regimen for the rest of your life, if you're physically challenged, or if you're just interested in finding out more about yoga, take this class!

You'll learn how regular practice helps to build the muscle strength required to hold yoga postures.  More than that, you'll develop increased lung capacity and provide the regular stimulation to the internal organs that help to balance chemical and hormone levels.  Regular assignments and instructions point the way to the correct position for balancing postures, to the extent that it becomes second nature - like riding a bicycle. Emphasis is on the latest methods to slow and calm your mind, release stress and purge your thoughts of the worries and stresses of the day.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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  • Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
    4.7 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (2,875 votes)

    Lesson 1: Unearthing Yoga's Roots

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

    Lesson 2: Yoga Mantra

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

    Lesson 3: Setting the Yoga Stage

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

    Lesson 4: Getting Started On the Yoga Track

    This lesson explains different beginning yoga exercises. 20 Total Points
    • Take Poll: Where Are You?
    • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignments
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Review Article: Yoga for Children and Youth
    • Take Poll: Favorite Animal Pose
    • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Review Article: Yoga Goals
    • Complete: 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
    • Take Poll: What's Important to You?
    • Take Survey: Course Comments
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: 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, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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    Course Title: Yoga 101
    Course Number: 7550364
    Course Requirements: View Course Requirements
    Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (2,875 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: Self Help (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
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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    Student Testimonials

    • "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.