Instructor:  Rafaela Steen

Community: Grade 1, no previous yoga experience as a class, Classroom Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: November 6, 2013

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Goal: help students to experience feeling grounded

Props/Music/Resources Required:Hoberman Sphere, On The Day You Were Born book, Anjali cd

Lesson Plan:


  • Hoberman Breathing – led by student with counter, compliments for student and counter
  • Pulse Count – 15 seconds


  • Roots – Feel yourself anchored to the ground, and imagine people who care about you holding your feet to the ground- supporting you. As you circle, think about what it is that you are circling around? Who circles around you with love and care?
  • Sharing – Have students share.
  • Dancer – Use positive self-talk- “I am strong, I am in control, I can do it.” Have student demonstrate.
  • Triangle – Visualize yourself as a star opening up and shining in the beautiful night sky.
  • Twist – Try positive self-talk again- “I am strong, I am in control, I can do it” as you twist to each side.
  • Story – Read On The Day You Were Born by Debra Frasier


  • One Minute Exploration – lights off , music on – Think about what you bring to the world, to our school, to our class, to your family. What special gift do you bring every day with you? What makes you- you?
  • Sharing – Have a few students share out.

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