Instructor: Jaclyn Boyd

Community: Grades 6-8 Choir Group, School Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: March 21, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:


  • Chime – Close your eyes and focus in on the chime. When the sound stops, slowly bring your attention to the front of the room.
  • Belly Breathing – w/ Hoberman Sphere – student leader and counter – Following student leader keep your hands on your belly and feel the expanse as you inhale and fall as you exhale. Feel your tailbone grounded into the earth.
  • Pulse Count – Find your pulse and listen to the rhythm of your heart. Imaging you are playing the rhythm of your heart as a drum for 30 beats.


All activities in a circle:

  • Volcano Breath – Exhale with a big eruption on “Shhhhh”.
  • Roots – Feel long and strong roots growing from your feet, grounding you to the earth. As you explore how your weight can shift, know that your roots will keep you grounded.
  • Chair – Sit back, muscles activated, hold yourself strong while your balance keeps you grounded.
  • Tree – Practice keeping yourself grounded and anchored. Imagine a person who helps keep you safe, and imagine that person holding your foot firm to the earth.
  • Tree Circle – Know that the other people in our choir can help to hold you balanced and keep you grounded.


  • Back Breathing
  • Mindful Moment Card – “Think of your favorite tree. Now imagine that you can plant that tree in a special place. Go to thatplace, dig a hole, and plant the tree. Imagine that you can see into the future and watch the tree grow tall.” Students share their favorite trees.

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