Instructor: Galina Weber
Community: Ages 7-11, “Parent Works” group for children taken out of home by social services, 30 minutes
Plan Creation Date: January 10, 2016
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness
Words: “I can calm and self-sooth myself”
- Belly Breathing – with hands on Belly. Practicing still and calm breathe with students. Ask the students what makes them feel the most still and calm? Let them share the answers.
- Tree – While practicing balance on both sides ask the students to imagine them being very still trees that are not moving at all and being calm. Practice Strong Voice.
- Activate/Relax Walk – I will use the drum for this activity. Ask children to start walking around and relax their muscles, calm their body and try to quiet down their mind. On the command they freeze and need to become a suggested animal and activate their muscles. Ask the students when it is good to be still and calm? Let them share the answers.
- Yoga Flow – Simple Flow. Downward dog. (Mountain, Forward bend) 2 times. Mountain, Chair.
- Trust Walk – Ask students who like to guide and who likes to be guided? Let children try both roles and talk about the importance of the guide to keep the responsibility of the other person being safe while the follower is trusting their guidance. Talk with children about who is it safe and not safe to trust.
- Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere. Ask one student to lead and another to count. Ask children to pause after each exhalation and inhalation and try to tune in to the calm and still moment while pausing.
- Twist – Both sides on the floor.
- Calm Voice – Working with Calm Voice worksheet.