Instructor: Laura McCaghy

Community: Elementary Ages, School Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: November 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Class Intention: Main principle I want to convey- community
How I will set the tone to create a therapeutic environment- mats in a circle, soft music, muted lighting.  Which specific challenging behavior am I trying to address? It’s a newer group and we are trying to get to know each other and build on what we learned in the introductory lesson.

Lesson Plan:


  • Breathing Techniques – (integrating principle-based & social/emotional language): Belly breaths & the hoberman sphere (students do the hoberman, counting, and complimenting)


  • Yoga Flow – (Yoga-Based Movement integrating principle-based & social/emotional language): review roots, mt, upward mt, tree
  • Tree Circle
  • Tree Challenge


  • Craft Activity and Relaxation – (Relaxation integrating the physical, emotional, and cognitive experiences from the lesson plan): Make a tree (using paper lunchbags)—relate their individuality too our individuality
  • Read a poem “Advice from a Tree”
  • Listen to a story about the many ways trees help/support us
  • Relaxation – Forest themed guided relaxation

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