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Instructor: Cynthia Endicott

Community: Grades 1-5, Boys and Girls Club, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: May 17, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:


  • Ground Rules – Review rules with poster.
  • Pinwheel Breath
  • Belly Breathing – Using the Hoberman sphere – Select a leader from volunteers. Have the Leader select a counter. The children can choose the number of breaths the group needs. Close with compliments.


  • Mountain – Root feet in. Feel grounded in the earth.
  • Volcano Breath – Feel the energy and power of the earth flowing through you.
  • Roots – Lets find our center.
  • Tree – Let’s create our own trees. Start by grounding your feet into the earth.
  • Tree Circle – Let’s join together to create a beautiful forest.
  • Eagle – Imagine you are an eagle soaring over a beautiful forest.
  • Eagle Circle – We will soar together above the earth.
  • Crescent Moon – It is getting darker. Now bring your arms overhead and side bend to become a sky full of moons.
  • Star Pose – We notice all the beautiful stars in the night sky. Can you show us what the stars look like?
  • Block Creek – Our eagles are returning home and fly together over the sparkling stream.


  • Child’s Pose – It’s time to return to our nests and rest.
  • Final Relaxation – “Imagine you are the eagle. Dream about what the eagle would do the next day. Think about your cozy eagle’s nest at home.” Or read a story or book such as “Sleepy Little Yoga” or read a mindfulness card on Grounding.

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