Instructor: Robin Hicks
Community: Grades 4-6, Skills group, School Setting, 30 minutes
Plan Creation Date: June 28, 2013
Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness
Academic/Therapeutic/Other Goals: Calming and Stillness
Props/Music/Resources required: Breathing ball, raspberries, kit kat, berry fruit punch, tea set
Create tone in the room: Having a nice set of dishes adds to the value of the activity.
- Belly Breathing – Students participated in using the breathing ball lead by one of the group members. Discussion point: Giving students the opportunity to slow down and look around the room for any new things or flowers. Having students think about what they are going to say before they say it. Create tone in the room:
- Introduce the theme & activity – Having the students get in the connecting circle and greet each other in a positive way. Explain the benefit of this exercise and how it develops good eating habits, manners, and appreciation for beauty.
- Mindful Snack Activity – Take time to decorate each mat with dishes, napkins, cups and plates. Once each mat has been decorated, pass around a bowl of fresh fruit and a small amount of chocolates to each student. Next pass around a picture of fresh juice and have student pour a glass themselves. Give a direction that no eating until everyone is served. Once everyone has been served take time and have the students look smell and feel the fruit before eating. Giving directions to eat slower and try to explain what your tasting and how if feels when you eat slow. It would be nice to bring the students attention to all that occurs so that we can eat fruit and other foods for example who grew it and the trucks that carried it.
- Downward Dog
- Belly Breathing – get group back together seated in their chairs ready to relax with the breathing ball.