Instructor: Andrea Keeley

Community: Grades 1-6, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: March 1, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Lesson Plan:


  • Yoga Calm Guidelines
  • Class Rules/Expectations
  • Review of Basic Yoga Techniques


  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere (seated on floor). One volunteer operates the sphere. One volunteer counts breaths. Operates chooses between 5-10 breaths. 2-3 compliments for both operator and counter.
  • Community Circle – Fill out page individually. Share answers with the group.


  • Physical Warm-ups/Stretches:
    • Cat (back like a rainbow)
    • Cow (back like a bowl)
    • Table with stretching/wiggling (back and forth, circles, figure 8’s, draw the alphabet)
    • Downward Dog with leg stretches (remember hands like bear paws)
    • Child’s Pose with arm reaches
  • Pose Flow (each leg once or twice):
    • Start in Upward Mountain (laser beams to the sky)
    • Swan dive to Forward Bend
    • Hands back to knees for Halfway Fold
    • Back to Forward Bend (rag doll)
    • Move to Bent Knee Lunge (right leg forward) with arms reaching to the sky
    • Hands down and legs back to Downward Dog, peddling like a bike if needed
    • Kick right leg back and forward to Bent Knee Lunge (same leg) with arms reaching to the sky shooting lasers out of your middle fingers
    • Rise up to Warrior I
    • Rotate to Warrior II (fingers reaching to front and back of the room)
    • Reach back to the mat and move into Bent Knee Lunge (same leg) with arms up
    • Hands down and legs back to Downward Dog (gaze between the legs)
    • Relax in your version of Child’s Pose
  • Trust Walk – Pick half the group to be leaders of the others around the room. Leaders then become followers. Have discussion on being leaders and followers – preferences, what if everyone wanted to be a leader or follower, etc.


  • Final Stretches:
    • Rock and Roll
    • Twist
    • Happy Baby
    • Child’s Pose
  • Relaxation – Guided Relaxation/Savasana – A Complete Meal (pg. 86 of Relax book).

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