Instructor:  Kelly O’Berry

Community: All Grades, Classroom Setting?, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: January 14, 2014

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Props/Music/Resources Required: Music & CD or IPod player, Chime

Lesson Plan:


  • Opening Chime – seated quietly on the mat, give thumbs up when you can no longer hear the chime
  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere: 10 breaths
  • Pulse Count – one minute


  • Shoulder Clock – holding still for the count of three at the 12, 3/9, 6.
  • Yoga Calm Mat 20 – 1 x holding poses focusing on stillness in each pose
  • Back Drawing – draw how you felt when you came to school today; draw how you feel now; draw how you hope the person in front of you is feeling. Draw a message for them and share them quietly.
  • Downward Dog to Forward Bend – hold pose for 10-15 seconds then gently walk hands each time to feet for Forward bend between each hold. Notice that length of time you are able to hold yourself still increases.


  • Child’s Pose –  30 seconds completely still
  • Pulse Count – One minute Pulse count – has your heart beat gone down or up?
  • Closing Chime – thumbs up when you can no longer hear-Notice if you hear it longer than at the start of class.

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