Instructor: Rebecca Andestic
Community: Grades 2-5, EDL Afterschool Program, 60 minutes
Plan Creation Date: January 1, 2014
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community
Props/Music Resources Required: chime, sphere, blocks or books for block creek, Music player, Yoga Calm Book
- Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere (student led) – Warm Up – (Seated at desks or on floor)
- Seated Spinal Twist
- Crescent Moon
- Volcano Breath – send good thoughts out to someone or a group of people, maybe an animal that might need some extra good thoughts today.
- Warrior Flow – Mountain—Chair—Warrior I—II (strong arms and back straight leg)—III—Star—other side Warrior III(find a focus point and keep your gaze)—II—I—Chair—Mountain. (3X Total go slow for first two to make sure students are properly forming the poses and then the last flow move a little faster).
- Arm Swings – as a release.
- Activate/Relax Walk – to music. Discuss times in life it might be good to have body “activated” or conversely “relaxed.”
- Block Creek – (can use books if don’t have blocks)
- Tree – (find your focus point to keep your gaze/ balance). Grow branches when steady.
- Tree Challenge – with partner
- Tree Circle – with group
- Chime – have a student ring to bring the group back to focus and calm.
- Relaxation – Think of one thing you have done really well recently…how did you do it? Did you practice this thing? If so, how long or often? Or did it come naturally? What do you think made you a natural at it? Was the thing challenging even though you did it well? Was it easy? Could others do this thing or is it special to you and your skills? Is it something you do alone or with others?
- Extension – Have students ask someone at home these very questions. Bring back their answers to share next time.