Instructor:  Cynthia O’Connell

Community: Ages 8-10, After school group, Boys and Girls Club, 40-60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: June 18, 2013

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Academic/Therapeutic/Other Goals: Children standing up for themselves

Props/Music Resources required: laptop for music, sphere, mindful moments cards

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere, student lead, 5- 10 breaths, and one student counts
  • Pulse Count
  • Mindful Moment card – Grounding, ask students to sit and close their eyes. Student reads: Imagine yourself sitting on a large warm rock on the top of a mountain. It is a beautiful clear day and you can see for miles. Where are you and what can you see?
  • Discussion – Start discussion of what students see and what they hear. How do they feel when they are in this place? Explain what being grounded means.


  • Roots – feet in number 11, student led.  First with eyes open, then closed.
  • Mat 20 – Finish in Mountain and hold position, body activated and aligned. Hold for 30 seconds. Then stressing confidence 1 minute.
  • Harassment Prevention activity – Steps in stopping Harassment – Practice


  • Sphere breathing – student leads
  • Guided relaxation – using the image of walking through the forest and sitting down under a tree observing life around you.

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