Instructor: Amy Stringer

Community: Grade 1, School Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: May 5, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere: Model process of breathing with sphere. Cue to pull string from top of head to sit up tall. Ask student to hold sphere. Ask another student to count 5 or 7 breaths as we breathe.
  • Compliments – Community: Have students give compliments for volunteers.


  • Rock & Roll – Rock and roll 3 times, then come to standing.
  • Mountain – Cue all four corners of the feet. Imagery: Imagine you are a strong, tall mountain, standing tall like Broken Top Mountain. You are unshakable. You are covered with strong rocks and a dusting of snow. Small animals scurry about. A gentle breeze blows. Strength: Cue students: what makes you feel strong like a mountain?
  • Roots
  • Plank
  • Cobra
  • Down Dog
  • Sun Salutation Sequence – do once per side, hold each pose for 2 breaths
    Model first time, then choose student leaders for subsequent salutations.
    Community: After each sequence, have students compliment leaders.
  • Warrior 1 – Cue: front knee bent, back leg straight. Strength: cue to feel how this pose makes you feel strong and in control like a warrior.
  • Forward Fold
  • Chair
  • Forward Fold
  • Warrior 1
  • Plank
  • Cobra
  • Down Dog
  • Partner Strength Test in Mountain – First with feet together, then apart.
  • Strength Challenge – Student leader models pose, chooses count to hold for.
  • Compliments – ask students to compliment leader.
  • Archetype Game – Students start in squat position, then grow into pose for archetype and hold for 4. Then, students move for count of 8 in the way archetype would move.


  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman sphere.
  • Twist
  • Relaxation – Community: Ready, Set, Relax: Read relaxation story: Strength theme.

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