Instructor:  Kristine Hatfield

Community: High School ages, Life Skills Class

Plan Creation Date: April 10, 2013

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Lesson Plan:

Props: Community Circle handouts, pencils, Mindful Moment Cards, CD

Calm – Use calm music

  • Belly Breathing – One student leading with Hoberman and another counting off selected number of breaths
  • Mindful Moment Card -“Take a moment to remember the names of all the people in your family. Think of aunts, uncles, grandmas, and grandpas, brothers and sisters. Imagine them making a circle around you to help you when you are in need.”

Activate ­

  • Volcano Breath – Think of someone or something you would like to send your heart thoughts to, maybe someone you just thought about. Get the image of that person, animal, or place strongly in your mind. With your next Volcano Breath, send your thoughts out to that person.
  • Star – Stand with feet 3 -4 feet apart and point toes straight forward like railroad tracks -Reach your arms out to your sides straight as lasers -Activate and firm your muscles to the bones and extend out through your arms, legs, head, and tail -Spread your fingers like rays of the sun, imagine sending out starbursts -Close your eyes and think of someone you want to send out starbursts to
  • Star Galaxy – Students come into a circle and press their hands together while in Star, shining the starbursts around the circle
  • Tree Circle – Move from the Star Galaxy to Tree Circle -Think of the person you sent heart thoughts to earlier, now imagine them holding your tree roots firmly in the ground -Notice how your friend is right here to help support you too
  • Tree – Now, by yourself, feel the support as you come into Tree without the circle
  • Rock and Roll – On the mat, sit with knees bent; reach hold behind your thighs -Keeping hold of your legs rock back and forward slowly along your spine from your upper back to hips


  • Community Circle – writing activity
  • Discussion – Individual sharing and group discussion of who are the supporters in their lives
  • Lie back on the floor with knees bent or straight, arms at sides
  • Relaxation – Do Relaxation “Crow Support” from


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