Instructor: Kelsey Lauer

Community: Ages 5-12, Yoga Studio Setting, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: July 31, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:


  • Chime – have students give a thumbs up when they no longer hear the sound
    Pinwheel- demonstrate how to make the pinwheel move and then allow each student one chance to make the pinwheel move with his/her breath
  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman sphere – Have one student lead with another student counting off the selected number of breaths (3rd student picks number of breaths); have students give compliments
  • Volcano Breaths – Practice these breaths to release the worries and bring in the positive, happy thoughts


  • Yoga Flow – side twist (seated), cat/cow (seated with legs criss-cross), child’s pose, thread the needle, cat/cow (knees), one arm/one leg balance, cat/cow, Downward Dog, one leg lunge, side twist with one hand on ground, Downward Dog, forward fold, mountain, warrior 1, warrior 2; remind students to activate in warrior poses and to ground feet into the Earth
  • Mat Tag – teach the students the game of mat tag to allow them to expend some energy
  • Yoga Flow – bent knee balance, tree, circle tree, mountain, volcano breaths, forward fold, boat x3, long stretch on back, spinal twist


  • Relaxation – on back- guide students through a meditation where they visualize floating as a bird high above the Earth, passing through the white, fluffy clouds
  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman sphere- switch what students count/demonstrate/pick number
  • Chime – have students give a thumbs up when they no longer hear the sound

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