Instructor: Susan Jepson-DeResta

Community: Grades 4 & 5 Gutsy Girls/Guys Group

Plan Creation Date: May 31, 2011

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Lesson Plan:


Belly Breathing: with Hoberman sphere (student-led).


Activate/Relax: Play music that is soothing but lively. Have the children walk to the beat; stop the music when it is time to activate.

Shoulder Clock: Pair children by height where possible. Breathe into upper chest and spread fingers; exhale and move arms back “one hour” (12 inches) at a time.

Tree: Imagine that three of your friends are holding your foot to the ground keeping you strong. Close your eyes and feel their support.

Tree Circle: Imagine a beautiful forest with all the tree branches reaching out and supporting one another. Imagine a gentle breeze rustling through the branches. Imagine a calm, still day and the branches are perfectly quiet and still.

Trust Walk/Sensory Adventure: Discuss friendship and the importance of balance. Sometimes you lead and sometimes you follow – it is important to do both at the appropriate time. Discuss the importance of trust. What does it mean to be trustworthy?


Pulse Count

Mindful Moment: Take a moment to remember the names of all the people in your family. Think of aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, brothers, sisters and close friends. Imagine them making a circle around you when you are in need of support and love.

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