Instructor: Tiffany Johnson

Community: Grades K-6, School Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: May 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Listening

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breaths – invite two students to lead (up to 5 breaths) – Focus on hearing your breath.
  • One Minute of Silence – Ask the students what it means to listen? To truly hear. Ask them to spend the next 30 seconds listening mindfully.
  • Chime – Thumbs up when they hear the silence at the end of the sound.
  • Mindful Moments Listening Card – Sit quietly and listen to your heart. What does it say today?


  • Roots – Have students send roots into the ground from all four corners of their feet and then from their toes.
  • Crescent Moon – Slight bend to the right, listening to our bodies. Creating a sky full of beautiful moons. Slight bend to the left. Being open to hear others’ thoughts/opinions and to learn from one another.
  • Dancer – (right leg)- activate your core as you reach for the sky
  • Dancer – (left leg)
  • Roots – Remain planted in the ground. Stand firm with what you believe.
  • Chair Twist
  • Forward Fold – Listen to your breathing. Letting go of negative thoughts, expectations and/or pressures from others.


  • Social/Emotional Game – Name a feeling- ask students to close their eyes and identify where they “feel” that feeling. (listening to our bodies)
  • Relaxation – Mindful Moments Listening Card: Take a moment to listen to your body. What is it feeling right now? Is it trying to tell you something? Is it peaceful & content?
  • Volcano Breaths – (up to 5)

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