Six-Week Summer Yoga Courses to Begin May 20 at Penn College

Published 05.06.2003


The Technology Transfer Center at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer yoga courses this summer for beginners, as well as those with some experience.

"Introduction to Yoga A Beginning Practice" will be offered on Tuesdays, May 20 through June 24, and again from July 8 to Aug. 12. The class will meet from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. for both six-week sessions.

This course for beginners will provide a comprehensive introduction to the practice of hatha yoga, including a review of fundamental asana for a solid foundation practice. Each class will include asana (posture) practice and relaxation. Those who have never practiced yoga, as well as those wishing to refine their understanding, will benefit from the class.

This general overview also will examine asana practice as it relates to posture, balance, flexibility, strength, skeletal and muscular integrity, health benefits, relieving tension, and the restorative qualities of yoga asana. No experience is necessary.

"Hatha Yoga Asana Developing a Regular Practice" will be offered on Thursdays, May 22 through June 26, and again from July 10 to Aug. 14. The class will meet from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. for both six-week sessions.

This six-week course will provide a regular intensive hatha yoga practice for those who have four years or less of regular yoga practice. Included will be a review of the fundamental asana and a broader examination of yogasana. Each class will include asana (posture) practice and deep relaxation.

Some experience is necessary for this challenging course, which explores sequences derived from 44 asana for flexibility, strength and balance. It will include a review of essential skills, traditional movements and counter poses, thematic practice, training the breath and developing a personal practice.

The cost for each of the six-week courses is $40. To register, call the Technology Transfer Center at (570) 327-4775.