Introductory course to Yoga

I have prepared a 3 week course on the introduction of yoga for a community class. This class is to introduce the student to yoga. The history of yoga will be explored and various components of a yoga practice.

Course Syllabus

Yoga for Beginners


Course Description

Yoga for beginners is a introductory course to the practice of yoga. This is a 3 week course that will focus on the origins of yoga, the 8 limbs of yoga and the beginning postures of yoga. This course will provide a brief look into the practice of yoga as a method of complementary medicine. At the end of this course students will be able to decide if they want to add a yoga practice to their health journey.


Course Objectives

History of yoga

Introduction of the 8 limbs of yoga

How yoga can be used in Complementary Medicine

Introduction to Yogi breathing

Introduction to yoga postures

Is a yoga practice right for you?


Course Materials

Pen, Paper and comfortable clothes



Assignments are due at the end of each week.



General Course Outline Handout

Lesson One

History of Yoga

  • What are the origins of Yoga
  • The History of Yoga



Lesson Two

  • What are the 8 Limbs of Yoga
  • How Can Yoga be utilized in CAM
  • What is Yogi breathing

Lesson Three

  • Introduction to Yoga postures
  • Is Yoga right for you

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