Instructor:  Coral Popowitz

Community: Grade 3, Classroom Setting, Residential Treatment, 30-45 minutes

Plan Creation Date: April 1, 2014

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Academic/Therapeutic/Other Goals: Emotional Regulation

Props/Music Resources Required: Hoberman, chime, Music & CD player

Lesson Plan:


  • Chime – Listen to the chime and be still as you can be until it ends
  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere: 10 breaths


  • Mountain Pose – still and solid, tall and strong
  • Roots -align your feet, feel them firmly in the ground, imagine the stillness inside the earth where the roots grow
  • Chair Flow – from mountain to mountain, pointing out and holding the stillness of each pose
  • Tree Pose – still and strong in the wind and rain, be still and imagine a soft breeze through your branches, can your trunk stay still through the winds that change things?
  • Tree Circle – how much stiller and stronger, more balanced we are when we are together in community, when we help each other
  • Community Circle Activity – be still and think of the people in your community who support you


  • Stacked Hands on desk – feet still on the floor for 30 seconds
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • One Minute Exploration – of being still, laying on the lawn while the clouds float by

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