Instructor: Tabita Green

Community: Grades 3-5, After School Group, Parks & Rec Setting, 45 minutes

Plan Creation Date: April 12, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:


  • Name Game – (I’m Tabita, I’m here. I see you.)
  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere​– seated, encourage students to feel the
    connection to the ground with each outbreath. Student leader w/ compliments.
  • Happiness Recipe​ – Students fill out worksheet and share what they have written.


  • Mountain ​– ask student to demonstrate, reminder of spread toes, press feet into the
  • Roots –> Mountain​ – plant feet firmly and imagine roots growing from the bottom of
    your feet into the ground. “Feel the connection between your feet and the ground.”
  • Upward Mountain -> Crescent Moon – ”As you reach up to the sky, imaging sending
    energy from the center of the earth to the sun.”
  • Forward Bend ​– keep feet connected to the ground, lengthen legs, relax your neck, and the skin on your face, and your throat, etc.
  • Chair​ – move from forward bend to chair and hold, press down the four corners of
    each foot, finish in Mountain pose.
  • Star – press feet firmly into the ground, activate!
  • Triangle​ – keep feet connected to ground while holding the pose.
  • Child​’s Pose – let your head be heavy on the earth.
  • Rock and Roll ​– ”push your back into the ground”.
  • Boat ​– feel the energy!


  • Floor Twist​ – hold pose and lie still and feel your body connect to the ground.
  • Progressive Relaxation ​(p. 133)

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