Instructor: Melanie Scott

Community: Ages 9-10, Home Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: March 13, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Objective: The students will practice stillness and poses he/she can use in the class or anywhere to prepare for calm.

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – Chair belly breathing with “magic hands” for 10 breaths. Let a student lead for at least 5-10 more breaths. Let students compliment volunteers.
  • Pulse Count – Talk about stillness and how it brings us to a calm so we can concentrated and learn.


  • Chair 15 Flow – Teacher led Chair 15. After students have practiced, let each student practice leading a favorite pose from the chair 15.
  • Archetype Game – Talk about being still between archetypes so we can think about what it looks like and how they want to act it out.
    • Angry
    • King/Queen
    • Monster-scary self
    • Angel-kind/giving self
    • Clown-silly self
    • Courageous explorer-facing adversity Wild child
    • Peaceful child
    • Animal that is most like you Trickster-sneaky self
  • Discussion – Talk about how there is a time and place for all archetypes, but school, for example, wouldn’t be a good place for wild child. Talk about some of the feelings like anger. It’s ok to express anger, but do it in a safe manner were no one gets hurt. Ask them times in their life when stillness could be important.


  • Twist Pose
  • Relaxation – Stillness story – pretend you are the animal that your felt represented your animal archetype. Imagine the scenery and environment of your animal. What do you see? Trees, rivers, water, other animals? Take a minute to be still and visualize.

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