Welcome Parents and Students
I am looking forward to working with you this year!
Irene Cosmadelis is New York State certified in Physical Education and Dance. She received a B.A. in Dance and B.S.Ed. in Dance Education from Hofstra University, and an M.A.T. from Manhattanville College in Physical Education. She is RYT 200 certified in YOGA from the Integral Yoga Academy. Additionally she has certifications in Middle Eastern Dance and the Extinct Gypsy Skirt Dance, and has taken many courses from the famed 92nd Street Y Dance Education Laboratory. Ms. Cosmadelis has choreographed and created dance concerts in a variety of settings from private studios to public schools, has worked as an actress with the Minstrel Players for four seasons and has art exhibited in the Rogal gallery in New Paltz. Ms. Cosmadelis is enthusiastic to be teaching Physical Education emphasizing fitness and movement skills, that can be used throughout life supporting an enjoyable, healthy and active lifestyle.
CURRICULUM overview for this year will be YOGA, FITNESS STATIONS, DANCE, TBD.
INTRODUCTIONS AND RULES
Keeping Safe personal space bubble or kinesphere, Following directions
Being kind to others
UNIT 1 - YOGA
What is yoga?
What is an asana, what was the ancient purpose and why do we use it today?
What is sanskrit?
Who was Pantanjali?
What are the main type of yoga we use in class?
What is the Sun Salutation?
- Students will be able to demonstrate personal improvement of asanas over time, and correctness of asanas.
- Students will be able to understand how to move safely in asanas by making sure they are not trying to compete for a stretch and instead do the safest best stretch. Also we in the United States use yoga for fitness understanding the purpose of yoga in other cultures.
- Students will be able to research and find places where yoga can be practiced.