Instructor: Kirsten Jamieson
Community: Ages 6-10, 6 children, Home Setting, 45 minutes
Plan Creation Date: October 11, 2013
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community
- Mat Tag
- Belly Breathing – with Hoberman sphere – student led (5-10 breaths) – compliments
- One Minute Exploration – A time when you felt supported
- Arm Swings with positive self talk phrases – “I am strong. I am can do it. I am a good friend. I can be responsible.” Keep your legs firm and active. Extend through your arms as you move with your breath.
- Mat 20 – try to keep your breath strong and even as you move through the flow. – student led followed by compliments
- Shoulder Clock – work together with your partner to keep your movements smooth and even. Try to feel the speed that your partner’s arm is moving and keep synchronized. Feel your chest open more fully with the support of your partner’s movements.
- Star Pose – plant your feet firmly on the ground keep your muscles strong – extend your arms and legs fully – reach up from the top of your head and make your back long – open your chest and reach out your fingers as though you are sending out beams of light
- Star Galaxy – press your hands firmly against those of the students on either side. Feel the extra strength that comes from the friends on either side of you. How does this change the feeling of the pose for you? Know that you are sharing your strength with the circle too.
- Tree Circle – keep pressing your hands into the hands of those beside you. Plant one foot firmly into the ground and lift the other as you come into Tree pose. Use the support of the group to help keep you steady and secure. Your strength is helping the others in the group to stay steady too. Imagine we are trees in a forest helping each other stay strong in howling gales and storms and providing a place of shelter for all the animals and plants of the forest. – add animal challenge
- Tree – In what ways does the pose feel different when you do it without the support of the circle?
- Community Circle – Differentiated for the younger 2 who draw their picture to represent those in their lives and are helped to label the diagram by the older students or me.
- Relaxation – while being read “Mr Big” by Ed deVere
- Discussion – How is Mr Big’s life changed when he finds a supportive community? How does Mr Big make a change in the lives of those he meets?