Instructor: Laura McCaghy
Community: Elementary Ages, School Setting, 30 minutes
Plan Creation Date: November 1, 2016
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness
Class Intention: Main principle I want to convey- Stillness
How I will set the tone to create a therapeutic environment- Yoga mats in a circle. Relaxing music during the guided relaxation. Which specific challenging behavior am I trying to address? No problem behavior, just wanting to teach skills for finding stillness
Intro: We always start this class with “My name is __, and I am here. We see you.” We also will share one way that we’ve used something that we’ve learned in Yoga Calm class outside of class.
- Breathing Techniques – (integrating principle-based & social/emotional language): Belly Breaths using the Hoberman Sphere; student volunteers for the Hoberman and for counting; compliments.
- Yoga Flow – (Yoga-Based Movement integrating principle-based & social/emotional language): Go through the “calming routine” including pulse count, mountain, upward mountain, forward fold, tree, downward dog, and child’s pose
- Eye Pillow Activity – (Relaxation integrating the physical, emotional, and cognitive experiences from the lesson plan): Make eye pillows (socks, baggies, rice, pillow mist).
- Relaxation – Listen to guided relaxation while using the eye pillows (using the book, Goodnight Caterpillar).