Instructor:  Janice Jordan

Community: Ages/Grades?, Therapy for children, Therapy Yoga room, 45-60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: June 15, 2013

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Lesson Plan:

Class Intention: To create an atmosphere of stillness so children experience stillness.  Candle light, visualizations of stillness, pictures from the lake, canoeing at dawn, etc.


  • Breathing – Hoberman Sphere demonstration, practice deep breathing 6 times.  Give student Sphere and let another student pick out the number of breaths.
  • Pulse Count – Teach pulse taking.
  • Opening remarks – Benefits of stillness, inner voice, observer of own mind.


  • Child’s Pose and Downward Dog – Yoga-Based Activities – Begin with Child’s Pose and then Down Dog. First movement in Down Dog and then stillness.
  • Mat 20 – Use words like active, expand and teach midline
  • Downward Dog – End with Down Dog and then
  • Child’s Pose – Have a child demonstrate/lead both beginning and ending poses
  • Social Emotional Activities – During Child’s Pose ask Calm Voice questions. Allow time to reflect.
  • Discussion – Children sit up and write responses and then discuss.  How does this relate to managing anxiety?  What are other ways you have found to self-calm?


  • Relaxation -Full body stretch, corpse pose. Image of Swan Lake foggy morning at dawn. (Choose own favorite water scenario.)
  • Breathing – Unifying breath with Hoberman Sphere; student led.

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