Instructor:  Marianne Turnbull

Community: Ages/Grades?, Classroom Setting?, 1 hour

Plan Creation Date: January 14, 2014

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Goal: To have the children experience stillness in a variety of ways

Lesson Plan:


  • Chime
  • Belly Breathing
  • Intro the topic of Stillness – the ability to quiet ones mind and body. When still you can learn things about yourself, you learn how to control your body and you may discover something new!
  • Pulse Count – make sure children can find their pulse.


  • Mountain, Warrior and Forward Fold – Expand – encourage the children to find the stillness in each pose.
  • Dancer – Featured Pose
  • Mat 20 – start with pulse count, encourage children to find the stillness in each pose, end with pulse count. Compare the number.


  • Color and Talk – Mandala coloring pictures. While coloring ask children to identify the quiet activities they enjoy doing at home. Encourage down time.
  • Guided Relaxation – with legs up the wall. Picture it Tree – Yoga For Children by Lisa Flynn
  • Clean up
  • Mindful Snack – What are these flavors? Where does it come from? How does it grow? How does it get to St. Paul MN? How many workers were involved?

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