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Instructor: Andrea Witherspoon

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

Plan Creation Date: January 18, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Props: CD player, CD, mats, breathing ball, Ready Set Relax, 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)  – “Imagine a tunnel that goes deep into the ground. Travel that tunnel into a small cozy room deep inside the earth. What is in the room? Who is there? Notice how it feels to be inside this room.”


  • Elephant Stomp
  • Shake it out
  • Shoulder Clock
  • Partner Pull
  • Teach Moving Story Poses:
    • Alternate Arm/Leg Kicks
    • Cobra – Lift heart, gaze straight ahead. Pelvis neutral.
    • Tree – Ground four corners of foot into mat. Activate arms and lift heart.
    • Eagle
    • Warrior – Ground four corners of feet into mat. Gaze above middle finger. Engage core and hug into mid-line. Relax shoulders
    • Child’s Pose
    • Rock and Roll
  • Coyote Moving Story
  • Mat Tag


  • Back Drawing
  • Twist
  • Relaxation Story
  • Volcano Breaths – Heart Thoughts on 5th breath

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