Instructor: Sarah Dutton

Community: Grades 5 – 12, School Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: July 5, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – Support your breath with your hands on your belly.
  • Pulse Count – Notice your pulse and any changes like quickening or slowing down, strengthening or getting weaker.
  • Arm Swings – Focus on your deep cleansing breaths as your arms gently move.


  • Table – Feel your hands and legs supporting your body.
  • Alternate Arm/Leg Kicks – Focus on reaching and expanding the arms and legs while staying firmly grounded.
  • Downward Dog – Remember the square on the hand and use all four corners of the hand to support the body. Equally disperse weight between feet and hands.
  • Dolphin – Use your arms and feet to support your body and feel the weight of the earth below your body.
  • Bridge – Create a bridge that feels strong and stable.
  • Boat – Lift your chest and support the pose with your core strength.
  • Block Creek – Have your friends help you across the creek. Remain confident.


  • Child’s Pose with a Guided Relaxation – Read from a Mindful Moment card. I let one student come up and choose which card we will read. After the card is read students are encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences from the meditation.

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