Instructor: Andrea Keeley

Community: Grades 1-6, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: February 15, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength

Lesson Plan:


  • Review of guidelines and theme


  • 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.
  • Volcano Breath – with one student volunteer for motions and one for the counter. Volunteer chooses number of breaths. 2-3 compliments for both operator. Send heart thoughts to someone on the last volcano breath and share with the group.
  • Strong Voice – Complete this exercise individually and then pair up and share with partner.


  • Woodchopper – Arms clasped overhead and chop the log. Volunteer for motions and counting. Volunteer chooses number of chops up to 5. 2-3 Compliments for leader and counter.
  • 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 (strong arms)
    • Rotate to Warrior II (fingers reach to front and back of 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 (bear paws)
    • Relax in your version of Child’s Pose
  • Tree Challenge – Partner up and take turns in Tree and in distracting partner.
  • Tree Circle – Form a circle with the group. Pose in Tree as a group (each leg). Create a storm and then get still. Have a few kids as distractors.


  • Final Stretches:
    • Rock and Roll
    • Twist
    • Happy Baby
    • Child’s Pose
  • Relaxation – Guided Relaxation/Savasana – Pillar of Strength (pg. 129 in Relax book).

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