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Instructor: Andrea Witherspoon

Community: Grades 3-5, Community Group, Athletic Club Setting, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: January, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Props: CD player, CD, mats, breathing ball, Good People Everywhere, flowers, cotton balls, essential oil, yoga blocks, drum, bean bags, mindful moment cards, moving story, posters

Lesson Plan:


  • Welcome and overview of ground rules
  • Introductions/Name Toss Game
  • Belly Breathing – (breathing ball)
  • Child’s Pose
  • Mindful Moment Card (while in Child’s Pose)  – “Take a moment to remember the names of all the people in your family. Think of aunts, uncles, grandmas and grandpas, brothers and sisters. Image them making a circle around you to help you when you are in need.”


  • Roots – Start in mountain pose. Shift weight from right to left, then front to back. Feel the four corners of your feet. Make a circle as you shift your weight. Make the circle smaller and smaller until you are standing still.
  • Tree
  • Tree Circle – press into the hands of your friends beside you. Do the tree circle in a windstorm.
  • Tree Circle – with animals in the forest – Allow children to be in the circle and pick an animal to be while the trees stay grounded.


  • Back Drawing – Light rain, heavy rain, lightning, thunder, puffy clouds, sun, and a gift. Allow children to share what they gave to their friend and then share with the group as well.
  • Twist
  • Relaxation Story – Good People Everywhere

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