Instructor:  Mary T. Schmitz

Community: 2nd Grade Classroom,  Crisis Intervention, School Setting, 45-60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: April 2, 2013

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Academic/Therapeutic/Other Goals: Crisis Intervention: SAFETY & SECURITY

Tools: Hoberman Sphere, Bubbles, Feathers, Chime, Tissues, Music/Ipad

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – Hoberman Sphere – just breathe!



  • Mountain
  • Sequence – Cat-Cow-Dwn Dog-Fwd Fold-Mtn-Star-Fwd Fold-Child’s Pose (repeat) (Language: “Activate” (Spider Man) “Expand” (reaching to the stars in the universe)
  • Discussion – Explore what they KNOW, HEARD, SAW, FELT, WONDERED
  • Grounding Statements – “I am safe”. “Right here, right now, we are safe together”. “All Feelings are OK”



  • Warrior I
  • Wood Chopper
  • Conductor Breath (“What do you want/need to let go of?”)


  • Bubble breaths – gently sending out care & compassion


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