Instructor:  Jennifer Brandt

Community: Grades 2-6, After School Community Ed. Class, Classroom Setting?, 45 minutes

Plan Creation Date: January 14, 2014

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Props/Music/Resources Required: mats, 8 blocks, hoberman sphere, bell

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing with (seated) Roots – Sitting on the floor, feel like you are a tree. Strong and rooted. Rest hand on belly, one on heart. Feel where body moves on inhale. Focus on moving the belly.
  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere (5-10 breaths) – Both hands on belly. Breathe with the ball.


  • Cat/Cow – Begin connecting breath to movement
  • Alternate Leg/Arm Kicks – Bring awareness to center of body
  • Yoga Flow – I do the first one then have 3 volunteers lead the next 3
  • Tree – Ask the kids for any tricks that help them balance
  • Block Creek – First round go one at a time. Next round with eyes closed with friends helping
  • Compliment Game – Compliment friends who helped you


  • Progressive Relaxation – Bring awareness to each part of the body from toes to head. Activate and relax the muscles of each part of the body.

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