Instructor: Shasta Rueckert

Community: Elementary Ages, School Setting, 25-30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: April 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Listening

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing​ – with Hoberman Sphere ­ listen to how quiet your breath can be, student led.
  • Pulse Count​­ – Imagine a drum beating. Listen to the beat of your heart for 20 beats.


  • Yoga Flow – Simple flow, Practice the following flow to the beat of the drum, holding each for 8 beats:
    • Mountain
    • ­Upward Mountain ­
    • Crescent Moon­ – both sides ­
    • Tree ­
    • Star ­
    • Mountain
  • Archetype Game​­ – We are going to become statues of different characters. Spread out around the room. Start in squatting position. As I count to 4 you will grow into a statue, listening carefully to the character I call out. You will then walk and move around the room as that character would move. When I say ‘freeze’, go back into a squat. Listen to your bodies and notice which archetypes/characters are easy and which are uncomfortable for you to act out. Rules: no touching, running or talking.


  • Child Pose
  • Mindful Moment Card​ on Listening ­ – In the next moment, listen to all the different sounds in the room. How many can you hear? Where are the sounds coming from? Which sounds do you find pleasant?
  • Chime​­ – Listen to the sound of the chime. When you no longer hear it, come out of child pose and back to the classroom.

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