Instructor:  Stephanie Swift

Community: Grades 4 – 6, Classroom Setting – Music room – After School Enrichment

Plan Creation Date: April 9, 2013

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Lesson Plan:

Props/Music Resources required: Anjali CD & CD player; stones; Drum


  • Visualization – “What does stillness look like? Sound like? Feel like?” 30 seconds
  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere: Student led– “Place one hand on belly and one hand on chest. Breath from belly to chest.” Hold the stillness after the last breath. 2 minutes


  • Mountain – “Press all four corners of your feet into the ground and lift the top of your head to the sky. Close your eyes and imagine that you are a big, strong mountain. Notice how you remain still throughout all time. As the seasons change from spring to summer to fall to winter, you remain still.” 1 minute
  • Yoga Calm Mat 20 – Mountain to Tree with focus on stillness. “Notice postures that require you to be strong require you to find stillness first: lunge, plank, chair, and tree. Find your strength in your stillness.”
  • Mountain to Mountain – Invite two students to lead – 20 minutes – Compliments for student leaders
  • Tree Challenge I – Find stillness while partner tries to distract you. Switch. 5 minutes
  • Tree Circle – Imagine a storm is blowing your branches; return to stillness. 5 counts each. Repeat 2 or 3 times. 5 minutes


  • Pulse Count – 15 second count. Ask what the numbers were.
  • Supine Twist – Practice Belly Breathing while in the pose.
  • Relaxation – Slowly read the questions from the Calm Voice Worksheet; pausing after each for reflection. Share. 10 minutes

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