Instructor: Jane Hulett

Community: Grades 5-6, Summer School Setting, 85 minutes

Plan Creation Date: November 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing
  • Lesson Plan/Goal ­ Community – Talk about community as a group of people that you spend time with. Ask them what are some of the communities that they have. (school, church, neighborhood, family, sports teams, 4­H). What are some good things about being part of a community. (helping, caring, fun) What can make it hard sometimes? (people don’t get along, bullying) What are some things people do to help in a community? (clean up, volunteer). Discuss how our yoga class is a community and how we’ve helped each other.
  • Community Circle Activity -­ fill out, decorate, share.


  • Yoga Flow – As a community, create a yoga sequence on the whiteboard. Support ideas as they are given, arrange poses that flow well together. Do the yoga sequence.


  • Relaxation ­ – Think of someone in your family or a friend who is very special to you. Think of how they have supported you and some of the good times you’ve had together.
  • Story – ­ Lost and Found ­ Boy helps a penguin back to the South Pole only to discover that the penguin just wanted to be with him. Discuss why I might have chosen this book. (The boy and the penguin were a community because the boy realized the penguin wasn’t lost, he just wanted to be with him.)
  • Back Drawing ­ – Teacher guided but switch to students’ suggestions.

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