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Instructor: Kelly McLean

Community: Grades 2-5, School Setting, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: April 20, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength

Lesson Plan:


  • Intro – Today’s theme is strength. What do you think of when I say strength? Did you know there are 3 kinds of strength? Physical-strong muscles, Mental-focusing your attention and Emotional- able to release your feelings.
  • Belly Breathing – with Breathing Sphere: 6 breathes, student leader, compliments.
  • Pulse Count – find pulse, lead count while distracting them for 30 sec. what were your strategies for staying strong in their minds?
  • One Minute Exploration – close our eyes, think of a time when you felt really strong. What were you doing? Who were you with? How did it feel in your body? What were your thoughts? Can you think of 3 things you do to make you feel strong? Share thoughts.
  • Belly Breathing – demo belly breaths, ask student to lead, what kind of strength is necessary to get in front of a group?


  • Rock & Roll – demo, roll back and forth, try side to side.
  • Boat – demo rocking and rolling and stopping in boat. Feel the strength in your stomach muscle.
  • Mountain Test – demo, practice activating your superhero, find partner and practice test on each other.
  • Warrior Flow – demo star, warrior II and chair, practice each x2.
  • Try this Flow – Star, Warrior II, Star, Chair, Warrior II, Star holding each pose for 8 beats.
  • Star Circle – feel strength, press neighbors hands gently. Could you feel each other’s strength?
  • Archetype Game – (drum) freeze, walk around like: Queen, warrior, villain/witch, trickster-fool (makes you laugh), friendly one, angel, monster, peaceful one.


  • Guided Relaxation – lie down, close eyes, listen to boat story.

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