Instructor: Sarah Parks

Community: Grade 5-6 Girls, After-Hours Class (1 hour)

Plan Creation Date: April 22, 2009

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Lesson Plan:

Intro Remarks: Community/Girl issues/Trust

  • Belly Breathing
  • Arm swings
  • Volcano Roots

Partner Work:

  • Shoulder Clock
  • Partner Pull – refer back to Roots
  • Group Tree

Mat 20 sequence (4x):

  • Alt Arm/Leg
  • Cat/Cow
  • Bridge
  • Rock N Roll
  • Twist

Relaxation: Journey with a group of friends through forest to ocean. Campfire on the beach. Appreciation/Trust.


Notes/Reflections: Timing was good! The class ended up only being 5 of the girls, I had anticipated 8, so I was one of the partners, which I actually really enjoyed. I had girls switch partners often so everyone worked with everyone. It really worked well to teach Roots because I found myself really coming back to that in so many poses. I am still struggling with how much to “correct” with downward dog and plank in the Mat 20 sequence. Some of the girls have their legs/feet pressed together, which compromises their balance. Overall, though, a great class! 

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