Instructor: Tabita Green

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

Plan Creation Date: March 29, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Lesson Plan:


  • Name Game – (I’m Tabita, I’m here. I see you.)
  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere​– discuss the benefits of breathing, student
    leader w/ compliments. Ask how they feel after breathing (calm, relaxed, etc.).


  • Mountain​ – spread toes, press feet into the ground. Stand very still by activating your
  • Activate/Relax​ – feel the difference between activated (& still) and relaxed.
  • Mountain​ – imagine that you are tall mountain standing still with snow falling down on you.
  • Roots  ​– find your center and stillness.
  • Forward Bend ​– press feet down, lengthen legs, come up in chair pose.
  • Downward Dog ​– focus on spreading fingers, alternate with Child Pose for stillness.
  • Dancer ​– discuss benefits of good balance, challenge students to stand still in pose
    for 10 seconds, do both sides.
  • Tree ​– imaging you’re a tree and it is completely still outside, now imaging that it’s a
    bit windy (alternate to contrast stillness with movement).


  • Floor Twist​ – hold pose and lie still for several seconds
  • Back Drawing​ – script on p. 62
  • Calm Voice​ – activity & worksheet, encourage students to share (in class and at home)
  • One-Minute Exploration​ – imaging sitting by a very still lake (p. 176)

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