Instructor: Janina Haug

Community: Grades 5/6 and up, Classroom setting?

Plan Creation Date: February 27, 2013

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Listening

Lesson Plan:

This lesson is designed for older children probably grade 5/6 and up. It is also more appropriate for children who have been practicing yoga for some time/mid to end of year school year. This lesson would be good to do before an important field trip or school event.

Class Intention: Play Communication Game (pg. 109 in Yoga Calm book)

We will play this game before any Yoga based activities as a way for the children to become mindful and aware of their thoughts and others thoughts/feelings.


  • Breath Work – Hoberman Sphere using partners to lead, 1 child manipulate the sphere and 1 child count – Do 6 breaths
  • Pulse check
  • Opening Remarks – “We have to listen to our bodies before we can listen to others”


  • Yoga-Based Activities –  Start standing- volcano breath, mountain, upward mountain, forward fold, R lunge, down dog, L lunge, down dog, plank, cobra, down dog, jump/walk to forward fold, chair, back up to mountain. Repeat this 2-3 times depending on children’s response.
  • Partner Pulls – Really LISTEN to your body and your partners body.
  • Social/Emotional Game – Communication Game- Have chart on board….Question/Topic- “Your friend wrote a mean note about you….”


  • Relaxation – Changing Channels game (pg. 108)- Think of a time you were not her/his friend?

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