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
Intro Remarks: Community/Girl issues/Trust
- Belly Breathing
- Arm swings
- Volcano Roots
- Shoulder Clock
- Partner Pull – refer back to Roots
- Group Tree
Mat 20 sequence (4x):
- Alt Arm/Leg
- Rock N Roll
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!