Instructor: David Williams

Community: Adolescent Ages, Home or Yoga Studio Setting, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: August 9, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – feeling the weight of the body, make legs heavy and feel the connection the body has to the ground. Have student lead and determine length with number of breaths.
  • Forward Bend and One-Minute Exploration – imagine gravity and how it holds everything to the earth, things that are in the air eventually must return to the ground, etc.


  • Roots – imagine being rooted into the ground like a tree. Use props to help – tree branches.
  • Mat 20 – with focus on grounding, have a student lead poses.
  • Star, Galaxy, Tree Circle and Challenge – feel how your partner’s support helps you to root your foot to the earth.


  • Twist Pose – on floor for relaxation.
  • Back Breathing – imagination story about favorite tree, planting it and seeing it grow.

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