CSPH 4313 - Hatha Yoga Teaching Principles & Methodology

This course is offered in remote online format. Please see the Schedule Builder for synchronous meeting dates and times.

Course Description:

This course will provide students the opportunity to study communication and sequencing principles necessary for teaching effective, safe Hatha Yoga classes. Using knowledge and skills gained during the first two Hatha Yoga courses, students will develop skills to design and facilitate Hatha Yoga Asana, Pranayama, and meditation techniques. Students will have the opportunity to practice their learned skills through participation in Service Learning teaching.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course , students will be able to:

  1. describe and demonstrate safe, effective, & efficient sequencing principles in Hatha Yoga Asana classes;
  2. lead Hatha Yoga classes using the 5 Key Tools of Hatha Yoga teaching as presented in University of Minnesota Hatha Yoga Teachers’ Education & Training Program;
  3. identify and teach Pranayama & Meditation techniques;
  4. describe and demonstrate use of effective communication tools in Hatha Yoga class;
  5. identify and explain Hatha Yoga Asana sequences for general and special populations;
  6. explain considerations of Verbal/Visual/Physical cueing and demonstrate proper/safe use of these techniques;
  7. identify the ethical considerations and legal issues for Hatha Yoga Teachers.

Additional Information:

This course is the third  course in a sequence of three (3) courses in the University of Minnesota Yoga Teachers’ Education & Training Sequence. Students who successfully complete these courses A-F or S-N are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). Students who only audit the course cannot use the course to be registered with Yoga Alliance.

Course Details

Course ID: 
CSPH 4313
CSPH 4311, CSPH 4312
Semesters Course Offered: 
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