MSU students stretch their minds (and bodies)
The Teacher Education and Human Performance department recently hosted a level 1 YogaFit® certification workshop on MSU’s campus. The weekend event was open to students and community participants, and was selected as a YogaFit® host site featured in its May newsletter.
This training provides students with an internationally recognized certificate to open the door for new career opportunities. Some of the MSU students will be teaching yoga to individuals age 70+ in a fall research project being conducted by HPER and the Psychology/Addictions Studies Department. The students will utilize Yogafit method for research comparing the effects of yoga compared to Zumba Gold exercise for 70+ year olds on various cognitive and physical assessments.
Based on the science of hatha yoga, yogafit blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. The YogaFit method is the only nationally recognized continuing education partner for the American Council on Exercise, and has been a member of the International Health, Racquet & Sports club Association since 1997.
The MSU student participants were funded by grants from the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning, Minot State Club of Physical Educators and MSU Student Clubs and Organizations.