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
- Hoberman Sphere – student led
- Leg Extensions and Circles
- Table – (on hands and knees)
- 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.
- 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.