Instructor:  Kelly O’Berry

Community: Grade 4, Special Education Class, Alternative Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: January 14, 2014

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Props/Music/Resources Required: Music & CD or IPod player

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – Seated (chair) belly breathing with Hoberman sphere student lead
  • Pulse Count – find your pulse by placing two fingers beside your mouth and drawling a line straight down beneath your chin to your throat. 30 seconds, ask students to remember the number.
  • One-Minute Exploration – Think about how you are feeling and how that has shaped your day so far; have students share with one word or pass if they do not want to share.


  • Sun Salutation – (Middle section of Chair 15 Flow) 3 times, first lead by adult then student(s) directed
  • Community Circle activity – decorate circle and share with one another, post on desk or wall for students to see support
  • Tree Circle – notice how your classmates and staff support you in this circle or our class community.
  • Tree – notice the difference in support you have as you transition to support yourself as a tree.
  • Tree Circle – end with the connection of students with each other.


  • Child Pose – at desk
  • Pulse Count – ask students if they remember their pulse count from the start of the activity and compare it to the current pulse rate.
  • Relaxation – Share the “Sense of a Goose” Story

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