Instructor: MaryClair Birkemeir

Community: PE Setting, Grades 1-5

Plan Creation Date: January 14, 2009

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – Lying on their backs, breathing so I can see their hands moving up and down.
  • Pulse count – 30 seconds.  Compare each other’s pulse counts.


  • Mountain to Upward Mountain to Chair – work on smooth transition. Watch each other in 2 groups with compliments afterwards.
  • Dolphin – Imagery, imagine being in the water and flipping your body out into the warm sunlight.  Repeat four times.
  • Eagle to Eagle on a cliff – Work on getting good and balanced perched on the tree and then take off soaring! Repeat twice on each leg.
  • Sun Salutation – 2 sun salutations with different leaders (one female, one male; choose students who have demonstrated leadership qualities today and name those qualities for the class).


  • Trust Walk – Have a discussion regarding the importance of building trust in a community. Who do you trust? Why? Who do you not trust? Why? Is trust easy to grow? What about destroy?


  • Progressive Relaxation – alternately tense and relax specific muscle groups.
  • Pulse count – compare difference between pulse count in the beginning, and pulse count at the end of class.

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