Instructor:  Brenda Arnold

Community: Grade 5, Classroom Setting?, 45 minutes

Plan Creation Date: April 26, 2014

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Academic/Therapeutic/Other Goals: Building strength/foundation/anxiety/anger

Props/Music Resources Required: Calming music

Lesson Plan:


  • Breath Work – use Hoberman Sphere to relax the body, Breathe 8 times
  • Pulse Count


  • Volcano – picture yourself like a volcano and exhale all your tension/anger/anxiety. Allowing all of you emotions to leave your body. Letting go of this. Next:
  • Mountain – Push feet into the ground – standing strong, spread your toes. Feel the earth center/hold you and connect yourself with this feeling, Feel the strength of the mountain. Who balances you? Where do you get your support? After: What was this like?
  • Wood chopper – Imagine what it would be like without your problem? Picture what it is that is bothering you/problem and let go of this anger/frustration by chopping it away.
  • Chair 15 – Mountain to Mountain with focus on holding poses for 5 count.


  • Down Dog – Relax, breath, then lying down do….
  • Relaxation/Guided Imagery – Imagine that you are on a Boat Ride: read script
  • Write or draw what you learned.


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