Secondary - Curricular 2023
- Fitness equipment used in Yoga/Pilates activities must be appropriate to the size and weight of the student and checked that it is safe for use.
- Regularly check mats for wear and tears.
- Mats must be non-slip.
- Mats suitable for Yoga-Pilates must be used.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear must be worn (for example, non-slip socks, gymnastic slippers or bare feet).
- Exercise space and surrounding area must be free of all obstacles (for example, tables, chairs) and provide safe footing and traction.
- Limit activities on stages to those that are stationary.
- For the type of Yoga to be taught and practiced in class (for example, from the gentle form of Viniyoga and Kripaul to the more vigourous Ashtanga and Power Yoga) the teacher/instructor must take into consideration the following:
- Fitness and flexibility levels of the students in the class
- Past experience the class has had with Yoga – Pilates
- Teacher’s/instructors knowledge/experience/ability/certification to teach the various forms of Yoga and know the potential risks involved and how to minimize those risks.
- Bikram Yoga or Hot Yoga where the facility is heated from 95 to 102 degrees must not be done as a curricular activity.
- Bikram, Ashtanga and Power Yoga are generally too vigorous for beginners and inflexible people.
- Students must be instructed not to attempt:
- full shoulder stands
- full lotus
- Resistance training for the development of endurance can be done emphasizing high repetitions and/or low weights.
- Where equipment is being used, (for example, resistance-rings, stability balls, foam rollers) students must be instructed in and demonstrate competency in the proper use of the equipment before using it independently.
- Stress correct body alignment for injury prevention.
- Encourage students to work at personal levels.
- A process must be in place to regularly disinfect equipment.
On-site supervision is required.
Note: Intramural/Club situations require teacher supervision.
Fri, 08/25/23 09:46 am