Instructor: Brad Hayes

Community: Grades 3-5 Special-Ed Students, School Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: April 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength

Props: Music, Hoberman Sphere

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – Have a student lead the belly breathing.
  • One Minute Relaxation – Ask the students what it means to be strong. Then give them one minute of silence to think about it. Ask them to share with another student. Have the class come together and invite a few students to share.


  • Mountain – Ask them to feel their own strength. Ask, What is your strength? Practice Mountain silently so they can listen to their strength.
  • Warrior Flow – Practice the following flow three times holding each pose for at least four counts:
    • Star
    • Warrior II to left
    • Star
    • Chair
    • Warrior II to right
    • Star
  • Tree Challenge II – Have the student’s pair up and practice.
  • Mountain – Stand in Mountain again and feel your strength.


  • Forward Bend – Ask students when does it take strength to listen to your own body and mind.
  • Belly Breathing
  • One Minute Relaxation – Ask the students if they have ever had to be strong enough to make themselves small, to talk to someone unfamiliar to them, or to set out on a difficult journey. Ask them to imagine the times they had to be strong in different ways.

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