Instructor: Tiffany Johnson

Community: Grades 3-6, School Setting, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: May 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing
  • One Minute of Silence – As the students what it means to be grounded? To be physically present in the moment?
  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere- Have student(s) lead- (up to five).


  • Yoga Flow – Abbreviated Chair 15 -Mountain to Mountain-
    • Mountain- Imagine a beautiful mountain.
    • Upward Mountain- Breath in the mountain air. (3 breaths)
    • Forward Bend-
    • Lunge- right leg back
    • Upward Lunge- notice the beauty of the sky keeping your feet firmly planted.
    • Chair Dog
    • Lunge- right leg forward
    • Upward Lunge- again, keep your feet firmly planted as you take in the warm sun.
    • Forward Bend
    • Chair
    • Upward Mountain- Imagine a light rain falling on you. It’s a warm, peaceful rain. The sun is shining and the flowers and trees are refreshed.
    • Mountain – You are strong and grounded.


  • Relaxation – Mindful Moments Grounding Card: Imagine being in an orchard filled with trees. On the tress are your favorite fruit. Pick the fruit and out them in a big woven basket. Now imagine taking the fruit home and making fresh pie with them. Is there someone there helping you? You bake the pie in the oven. You can smell the fruit. Now imagine that you sit down and eat a piece of your favorite pie, fresh out of the oven.
  • Belly Breathing – feel your belly full. Release gratitude for the experiences you have had in nature that keep you grounded.
  • Volcano Breath – breath fresh air into your day.

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