Phed 120b intermediate Yoga

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University of Southern California

Physical Education Department

PHED 120B Intermediate Yoga


Instructor: Isabelle Mazumdar


Office hours: By appointment

Office: PHED 213

Course Description: This class is a more in-depth study of Hatha Yoga, specifically, Asanas, Pranayama and relaxation.

Course Objective: This second level will aim to reinforce the student’s knowledge of Hatha Yoga, with the practice of intermediate and advanced asanas, breathing techniques and relaxation as a means toward stress reduction and overall health and fitness.

CourseMaterial: Dykema, Ravi. Yoga for Fitness and Wellness 2nd ed.2011 (not mandatory)
A copy is available at the Leavey Library.

We will use it in addition to classroom instruction for resources and class information.

Location: PHED 201, upstairs next to the North Gym.
Equipment: All props will be provided in class: mats, straps, blankets, bolsters, and blocks. Please bring your own hand towel and water if needed. You may use your own mat or other equipment.
Lockers are available, sign-up in room 108 (PE Office).

Locker Rooms are open from 7:30am-3pm M-TH and closed on Fridays.

The lockers will need to be cleared out the week of the PE Dept. finals (week 15).

USC Physical Education IS NOT responsible or any lost, stolen or damaged property.  If you choose to bring any valuables to class, it is strongly recommended that they be locked up during class.

Evaluation Criteria:

Testing locations will be announced on Blackboard™

Active Participation

70 points

Practical midterm

40 points

Practical final

30 points


60 points


200 points

Point/grade-base cutoffs










Below 100

Plus and minus will be issued for each grade, based on percentage range.
Attendance: Because this is a Physical Education course, regular attendance is required for the participation portion of the grade, and is a large component of your final grade. Tardiness and/or leaving early will not be tolerated as it disrupts the class and practice – this is especially true of 50-minute class sections. If you are late or leave early, you will only receive partial credit for attending the class. You will be expected to attend the section for which you are enrolled. Make-ups are not allowed except for emergency situations and then only upon approval from instructor.
General Guidelines for practice

Please notify me of any injuries, illness, or medical conditions (including pregnancy), prior to starting your practice. This is confidential and necessary to avoid complications and to help adapt the practice to your specific needs as best we can.

Wear clothing that allows freedom of movement, athletic wear is best. No jeans or street clothes and no socks or shoes, as yoga is practiced barefoot. No jewelry or watches.

Practicing on an empty stomach is recommended, but not a rule.

No cell phones allowed.

No candy or chewing gum during practice.

Academic Accommodations

Students requesting academic accommodations based on a disability are required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP when adequate documentation is filed. Please be sure the letter is delivered to the instructor or TA as early in the semester as possible. DSP is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. The office is in Student Union 301 and the phone number is (213) 740-0776.
Department of Physical Education-Yoga- PHED 120B
Spring 2014- Course Outline

Week 1


Day 1 Introduction/Orientation. Review of syllabus.

Day 2 – Vinyasa review

Surya namascar A & B

Week 2


Martin Luther King 1/20

Pranayama: Review Ujjayi breathing


Week 3



Forwardbend asanas- physiology & anatomy

Last day to add/drop or change registration status without a W: Fri. 1/31

Week 4


Prana and the subtle body

Pranayama: Nadi Shodhana

Backbend asanas- physiology and anatomy

Week 5


Kapalbhati Pranayama

Spinal twists

Week 6


President’s day 2/17

Balance poses/Arm balances

Midterm practical assignment posted

Week 7


Inverted asanas
Bhastrika Pranayama

Anatomy- Alignment review

Week 8


Midterm practical

Week 9



Mudra- Bandha

Inverted asanas -Arm balances


Week 10



Inverted asanas


Week 11


The subtle body- Prana/ Nadis/ Chakras and Kundalini

Inverted/ Advanced asanas


Week 12


Restorative yoga
Last day to drop a class with a W: Fri.4/11

Week 13


Pratyahara- Yoga Nidra (a guided, deep-relaxation practice called ‘yogic sleep’)

Final practical assignment posted

Week 14


Final Practical
Week 15


Review and

Final- Location TBA (P.E finals are held a week earlier than core classes)

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