Instructor:  Janice Jordan

Community: Ages/Grades?, Therapy for children, Setting?, 30-45 minutes

Plan Creation Date: June 15, 2013

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Listening

Lesson Plan:

Class intention: To teach and model listening.  Poster of how to use Active Listening.  Listening to mind, body and emotions, Dim light, soft music, candles on each mat.


  • Breath work – emphasis on listening to the breathe moving in and out of the body creating wave-like sounds.
  • Belly breathing
  • Opening remarks – Use script from Yoga Calm: An Integrated Approach to Wellness, Listening Inquiry, page 32.  Listen to your heart, what is it telling you…etc.
  • Yoga-based Activities – have two children demonstrate
  • Back breathing exercise
  • Back drawing exercises
  • Pulse count


  • Yoga Top 10 – using words like listening to your body, activating, expand, contract.
  • Child’s pose – End in Child’s pose.
  • Social Emotional Activities – Communication Game on page 109 of Yoga Calm for Children – Situations: Sarah’s friends have been ignoring her lately.  Mike was accused of cheating during the baseball game at recess.  Mary said she no longer wants to be friends with me because I betrayed a confidence.  Ask group to write own situations.


  • Relaxation – Have children come up with thoughts.  Create a story about listening.

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