Instructor: Ashlesha Tamboli

Community: Elementary Ages, School Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: May 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – Both these breathing exercises are done while sitting on a chair:
    • Belly Breathing 6 times.
    • Hoberman sphere 5-8 times.
  • Reflection – Ask them what helps them find stillness or calm.


  • Chair Yoga Flow – Go behind chair:
    • Three volcano breaths. Breath out what keeps you calm.
    • Still mountain.
    • Tall still mountain.
    • Bend forward and put arms on chair. Forehead on the arms and feel the stillness within.
    • Stand up to tall mountain.
    • Above two steps three times.
    • Then it becomes night time and crescent moon is out…..transitioning to crescent.
    • Crescent moon two times on each side.
    • Transition to star pose. Close their eyes and imagine they are a star in the sky. Feel the stillness.


  • Chair Child’s Pose – Come back to chair and head down on the table.
  • Relaxation – They imagine that they are sitting out on a warm night with a blanket and seeing crescent moon and lots of stars. Ask them to notice what they are seeing and have them see if there is a message for them in the sky.
  • Chime – When story is done ring the chime and they can bring the head up when they stop hearing chime.
  • Sharing – They can share the experience.

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