Instructor:  Rebecca Andestic

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

Plan Creation Date: January 1, 2014

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength

Props/Music Resources Required: chime, sphere, Yoga Calm Book, paper (or strong voice worksheet) and pencils

Lesson Plan:


  • Hoberman Sphere (student led)
  • Cat/Cow
  • Alternate Arm and Leg Kicks – strong arms and legs, activate (look down if easier to balance, try to hold steady). 3x each side.


  • Yoga Flow – Up Mountain—Forward Bend—Plank to low plank—Cobra (great for strengthening lower back which is the base and center of your body)—Down Dog – Step up and rise slow to Mountain. Repeat 2x
  • Standing Flow – Mountain—Chair—Warrior I—Warrior II(strong warriors! Activate those arms and legs, reach across the room)—Side Angle Pose—Star (shine bright stars!)—Side Angle Pose—Warrior II—Warrior I—Chair—Mountain. Arm Swings to Release tension. Repeat 2 x
  • Superman (woman) – be a strong super hero. Straight/strong arms and legs;
  • Bow
  • Bridge – strong solid bridge!
  • Harassment Prevention (pg. 117)
  • Strong Voice (pg. 122) – Teacher asks questions and students listen then fill out answers to questions on worksheet. Share answers.


  • Chime – have student ring to bring everyone back to center.
  • Belly Breathing
  • Pulse count
  • Relaxation – Happiness Recipe questions: students simply think of answers in their heads, no writing. Then share answers as part of discussion.
  • Extension – Have students bring happiness recipe questions home to interview someone. Bring back their answers to share next time.

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