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PDP credit courses are a great way for students to schedule a workout into their academic weeks or balance their course loads. From swimming to group fitness to dance, BU offers something for everyone! Classes generally meet once or twice a week, for varying times. Most are held in BU’s new, state-of-the-art Fitness and Recreation Center. Register for your class on StudentLink, and then pay fees (if necessary) on My FitRec.

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PDP MB 100 T'ai Chi, Beginning

Fall ‘21

A classical system of martial arts and exercise developed in China 700 years ago. It is characterized by fluid and slow movements designed to cultivate internal energy, balance yin and yang, develop body flexibility, and promote efficient and healthful body movement.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 9:30 am – 10:20 am Hung FRC L133

PDP MB 101 Hatha Yoga, Beginning

Fall ‘21

This slow, fluid, graceful exercise helps develop muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, balance, slow deep breathing, and deep relaxation.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 M 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Rogers FRC L133
B1 R 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Rogers FRC L240
C1 T 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Mehta FRC 220
D1 M 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm Rogers FRC L240
E1 W 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm Strange-Lee FRC L240
F1 R 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm Rogers FRC 220
G1 F 9:15 am – 10:45 am Mehta FRC 220

PDP MB 102 Ashtanga Yoga

Fall ‘21

The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga is a beginner level sequence of yoga postures linked with movement and breath, designed to bring strength, flexibility and stamina to the body and tranquility to the mind. The class features a warm-up sequence including sun salutations, the first half of Primary Series, relaxation techniques and meditation.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm Porta FRC 220
B1 WF 1:25 pm – 2:15 pm Strange-Lee FRC 220

PDP MB 103 Mindful Zen Meditation

Fall ‘21

Includes sitting, breathing exercises and interactive exercise to gain insight into ourselves and be more relaxed and awake for our day-to-day life.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 R 9:30 am – 10:45 am Choi FRC 220
B1 R 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Choi FRC 220

PDP MB 104 Sivananda Yoga

Fall ‘21

This Hatha Yoga class follows the teachings of Swami Sivananda which revolve around frequent relaxation and full yogic breathing. A typical class starts with relaxation, follows with various breathing exercises, warming up the body with rounds of sun salutations before beginning the standard program of 12 basic asanas which then may be expanded upon in different ways depending upon the class. This is a traditional, slow paced, meditative class that helps encourage proper breathing, flexibility, strength and vitality in the body while calming the mind.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 TR 8:00 am – 8:50 am Strange-Lee FRC L126
B1 TR 9:30 am – 10:30 am Strange-Lee FRC L131

PDP MB 105 Gentle Restorative Yoga

Fall ‘21

This is a hatha/kripalu style class with the focus on breathing, long periods of holding postures, and variations of posture flows that are gentler on the neck, wrists, knees, and back. Each class will focus on posture options to protect students that have chronic pain or are working through an injury and using breathing techniques to ease into a meditative mindset. The end of class concludes with a 10 minute savasana.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Mehta FRC L133

PDP MB 106 Guided Yoga Meditation

Fall ‘21

Meditation is a technique for making the mind more stable, peaceful and clear and for developing insight and good qualities. Learn and practice a variety of guided meditations from the yoga tradition including meditation on the breath, visualization, mantra meditation and mindfulness meditation. Class will also include gentle yoga postures that help prepare the body for seated meditation.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Strange-Lee FRC L133
B1 R 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Mehta FRC L131

PDP MB 110 Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga

Fall ‘21

Often called "Flow" yoga, Vinyasa Yoga links breath and movement while "flowing" through a series of poses. These classes will move through poses more quickly than Hatha Yoga, but are less strenuous than Power Yoga. Classes will work to improve strength, flexibility and balance while promoting relaxation and stress release.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm Mehta FRC L137

PDP MB 115 Yoga/Pilates Fusion

Fall ‘21

Yoga/Pilates Fusion combines the slow, fluid movements of traditional Vinyasa Yoga with the core stabilization and muscular control of Pilates for a perfect blend of exercises that builds flexibility, balance and strength. This flowing format is fun and easy to follow and will boost your metabolism, burn fat and raise your energy levels. Every class finishes with a few minutes of deep relaxation.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 WF 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm Strange-Lee FRC L131

PDP MB 201 Hatha Yoga, Low Intermediate

Fall ‘21

Prereq: PDP MB 101 or the equivalent. Deepen harmony of mind and body through gradual perfection of postures and increased attentiveness to breathing. Stress, stiffness, and weakness transform into deep relaxation.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 W 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm FRC L133

PDP MB 202 Ashtanga Yoga, Intermediate

Fall ‘21

Prereq: PDP MB 102 or prior yoga experience and ability. Students will be guided through the energizing and flowing sequence of postures that comprise the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, including intermediate backbends, arm balances, and inversions. For those who wish to experience new potentials of strength and flexibility.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 11:15 am – 12:45 pm Rogers FRC L240

PDP MB 203 Hatha Yoga, High Intermediate

Fall ‘21

Prereq: PDP MB 201. For dedicated intermediates who wish to perfect the more difficult moves and increase their understanding of the mechanisms of the human body.   [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 F 10:10 am – 11:40 am Rogers FRC L133

PDP MB 302 Ashtanga Yoga, High Intermediate

Fall ‘21

Prereq: PDP MB 202 or prior yoga experience and ability. This class is for dedicated Ashtanga Yoga practitioners who want to take their practice to the next level. In addition to reviewing and practicing the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, students will be introduced to the Intermediate Series in a safe and gradual manner. The Intermediate Series is a challenging practice that cleanses the nervous system through a combination of twisting, back-bending, hip-opening and strengthening postures.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 T 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm FRC 220

PDP MB 401 Yoga Teacher Training: 200-Hour Part 1

Fall ‘21

This course is the first part of a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS) 200-Hour Teacher Training class. Students who complete this class and PDP MB 402 Yoga Teacher Training: 200-Hour Part 2 are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT). The course includes techniques, training and practice; teaching methodology; anatomy and physiology and yoga philosophy ethics and lifestyle. Students will be observed teaching both as an assistant and as a lead instructor.  [ 1 cr. ]

Section Days Times Instructor Location
A1 MW 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Adams FRC 220

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