Instructor: Jaclyn Boyd

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

Plan Creation Date: March 21, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Strength

Lesson Plan:


  • 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.
  • Mindful Moment Card – “Imagine yourself in a peaceful setting. Now think of the people in your life who support you as you exhale. Picture all of those people creating a protective circle around you. Who are they? How do they support you?”
  • Community Circle Worksheet – Students can share their sheets with others around them.


All activities in a circle:

  • Mountain – Find strength and stillness here in Mountain. Notice around the circle, how our community is also strong and still, creating a calm atmosphere ready to support one another.
  • Arm Swings – Positive self-talk, modified for group: “We are strong. We are in control. We can do it.”
  • Shoulder Clock – Remember it is your job to cooperate and be sensitive to your partner. You count on one another to be successful with the shoulder clock.
  • Partner Pull – Remember to be both gentle and strong for your partner. You are a team as you do the partner pull.
  • Tree – As we hold this balance pose, stay strong and focused. Imagine the people in your community who help you to stay strong and supported.
  • Tree Circle – Remember that your neighbors are here to support you and that you can also support them. When you are centered, you help others to be centered.


  • Back Drawing

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