Mind Body Movement: Yoga and Pilates

DANCE AND SOMATIC MOVEMENT STUDIES 221

This course combines Hatha Yoga and Pilates Method mat exercises with the goal of improving postural alignment, core stabilization, muscular strength, spinal articulation, as well as body awareness and psychological well-being. Students will be guided through beginning level yoga breathing practices (Pranayama), yoga postures (Asanas) and Pilates Method mat exercises. Intermediate level postures and exercises will be added as the class progresses. An emphasis will be placed on practicing safely with optimal postural alignment, joint stabilization and breathing technique. The instructor will offer modifications that address specific issues relating to posture, range of motion, weakness and injury. Reading material will address topics in yoga and Pilates, as well as related topics in exercise science and functional anatomy. No previous training in yoga or Pilates is required. May be repeated one time for credit. This course is offered as Pass/Fail only, unless students are pursuing the Certificate in Somatic Studies; these students must enroll for a letter grade.
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Mind Body Movement: Yoga and Pilates
INSTRUCTOR: Susan Volkan
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