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Instructor: Kelly Mulvehill

Community: 8th Grade, After School Girls Group, School Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: March 1, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Listening

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – with one student leading with Hoberman sphere and another counting off a selected number of breaths. Ask for 2-3 compliments for the leader. Have the leader compliment the counter.
  • Chime – Ring a chime and have students listen until there is no more sound. When they no longer hear the sound, they can give a thumbs up.
  • Mindful Listening – Listen to sounds outside the room for one minute and share what they heard. Next listen to sounds inside the classroom for one minute and let them share. Then listen to sounds inside their body for one minute and ask them what they heard in their own body.


  • Volcano Breath – Listen to the sound of your breath as you inhale and exhale loud like a volcano.
  • Walking to the Beat with Drum – Ask a student leader to beat the drum and have students walk to the beat. If the leader slows it down or speeds it up, students need to listen and change to the beat. Give compliments at the end.


  • Compliment Game – Sit in a circle and place the large Hoberman sphere over a student. Have the other students give compliments to that student. Tell students to notice how their body feels when they listen to their own compliments and when they give compliments.
  • Read Mindful Moment Card – Take a moment to listen to your body. What is it feeling right now? Is it trying to tell you something? Is it peaceful and content?
  • Personalized Relaxation – Ask each student to name something that makes a soft sound. Write all their words down. Lead them on a listening journey, listening to the different things the students suggest.

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