Instructor:  Rebecca Andestic

Community: Grades 2-5, EDL Afterschool Program, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: January 1, 2014

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Props/Music Resources Required: chime, sphere, music player, Yoga Calm Book, Book or short story on Martin Luther King

Lesson Plan:


  • Hoberman Sphere – student led
  • Leg Extensions and Circles


  • Woodchopper
  • Table – (on hands and knees)
  • Cat/Cow
  • Alternate Arm and Leg Kicks
  • Roots – sway back and forth, round and round, keep roots strong and ground down into earth.
  • Yoga Flow 1 – Mountain—Forward fold—high to low plank—up dog—down dog (3x)
  • Yoga Flow 2 – Up Mountain—Chair—Warrior I—II—Triangle(focus on straight strong legs and not so much bending over, stay lifted in the side body)—Star—Triangle—Warrior I—II—Chair—Mountain.
  • Arm Swings – as a release then do flow series again (3X).
  • Dolphin – With all of the following poses, ground down and create a solid foundation with appropriate body parts.
  • Bridge
  • Bow
  • Boat
  • Archetype Game – with music suited to each Archetype; Sneaky or Trickster; Clown or silly self; Kind and Friendly self; Monster, scary self; Strong self, warrior


  • Belly Breathing – Hoberman sphere (student led)
  • Strong Voice (pg. 122)—have students just keeps thoughts in head and discuss when it’s good and appropriate to use a strong voice. How have people in the past used their strong voices for change? Bring in a little story about Martin Luther King.

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