Instructor: Tida Chambers

Community: Classroom Setting??, Ages 15-16

Plan Creation Date: October 14, 2009

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing with Hoberman sphere – 10 breaths-explained how conscious breathing helps to calm the monkey mind, using visual of sphere to see lungs expanding and contracting, fully oxygenating the body, and calming mind
  • Pulse count – 1 minute-explained that we would compare heart rate to after breath


  • Roots – with body activated, and eyes closed circle left and right?  Notice how feet help to ground, and balance, feel your center?
  • Rock and Roll
  • Boat – go within, and feel your stillness, activate your muscles to hold the pose.
  • Mountain – Close your eyes, think of being on top of a mountain, and snow falling, feel how peaceful it is.
  • 4 sets of Sun Salutations – had 2 different students lead 2x each. Focus on finding stillness within, used the drum for consistent beats and hold
  • Pulse count – discuss how physical activity strengthens heart, muscles, systems of the body.
  • Dancer – Balance comes with quieting your self talk or using Positive self talk, focusing on body to hold and find stillness.


  • Ask students to be perfectly still for 30 seconds
  • Guided Relaxation – Imagine floating in a very still pool of water, allowing yourself to feel floating, sounds of nature, silence, smell of grass, clouds above.

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