Instructor: Ashley Justen

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

Plan Creation Date: April 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Lesson Plan:


  • Quiet Listening – Begin with 30 seconds of quiet listening, this could also be done with a chime.
  • Belly Breathing – while lying on back. Say “trying to keep your body as still as possible, the only thing moving should be your belly and your breath.” Do this for 10 breaths.
  • Pulse Count


  • Yoga Flow: Mat 20 – there are many poses in this flow that correlate to stillness. Possible talking points…
    • Boat – imagine you are a boat on the lake during a calm day. How still would you be?
    • Mountain/Upward Mountain – Imagine you are a tall, strong mountain. Even when the winds are pushing you, you stay perfectly still.
    • Plank – How still can you hold your body?
    • Chair – Imagine the chair is supporting you and providing you with stillness.
    • Tree – plant your roots firmly into the ground. Feel as your branches move about but you remain still.
    • Twist – Allow your body to remain on the ground without moving, feeling calm and connected.
    • Repeat this flow 2 times


  • Belly Breathing – Student lead belly breaths with Hoberman sphere.
  • Changing Channels – Can ask students for a specific channel they would like to be on. Incorporate sensory details.
  • Pulse Count – Do pulse count again to compare the BPM before the yoga and after.

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