Instructor: Diane Ames

Community: Grades 3-5, School Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: October 20, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Listening

Atmosphere:  quiet background music playing

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – Hoberman sphere breathing, 5 breaths with an audible counter
    in/out through nose, become aware of own breathing.
  • Discussion Questions – What does it mean to focus on something? When could this skill be important? How do you focus? Is there a trick you use?
  • Pulse Count – 30 second pulse count, slide down from corner of mouth, raise hand when you found it. Quick share: Who was able to focus & not lose count? How did you do it? Were there any distractions you had to overcome?


  • Yoga Flow – Upward mountain, crescent, chair, fwd bend, plank, bow, alt arm/leg ext, cat/cow, round up to stand. Use quiet/soft drum beat, then try it with varying strength beats (volunteers).


  • Leg Stretches – Single leg ext/ankle circle.
  • Belly Breathing – Take a couple belly breaths, hands on stomach.
  • Relaxation – Longer progressive relaxation or The Boat Ride p136.

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