Instructor: Amy Broich

Community: Kindergarten Ages, School Setting, 25-30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: November 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman sphere (breathing ball). Remind students how to breathe in as the ball opens and pause {or be still}, then breathe out as the ball closes, count at the end. Demonstrate for 3 breaths. Pick a student to lead and a student to count. They can decide how many to do. (3-10 max.) Compliments by other students when they finish.
  • Glitter Globe – Shake up the glitter globe and show how your body might feel sometimes when you are upset, angry or excited. Pass the ball around and let the students shake it too. Watch it settle. Ask children to describe what they see happening. How might this feel in your body? Tell them we are going to focus on stillness and how that feels in your heart, mind and body.


  • Activate/Relax Walk – Drumming a beat and students will move to that beat around the room (alternate fast and slow beats). When the drum stops, be still. Bring students back to one spot.
  • Mountain Pose -“Take a moment to notice your heart beat, your breath, and what your body feels like.” Now, activate your muscles to be as still as a giant mountain.
  • Volcano Breaths – Take 3 standing Volcano breaths to refocus breath, body and mind.
  • Tree Pose – [with foot kick-standed on your lower leg or upper leg], with hands at heart, focus on stillness, “Can you stand strong and still like a tree, without moving a muscle?” (3-5 breaths). Try the other side. When your body is still how does it feel?
  • Partner Tree Pose —Help each other be still.
  • Tree Circle – Make a circle with the students. Try Tree pose again, this time helping the friends beside you. Can we hold our trees in our forest still? Feel the stillness your friend has, draw from their stillness, and concentrate on your breath and what it feels like to be still.


  • Arm Swings – Find your own space again. Sitting, Take 3 arm swing breaths in, bringing your hands to your heart. “Think about what stillness felt like to you, in your body and mind. Would anyone like to share?”
  • Final Relaxation – Have students lay back, [flat on the floor] and melt like a puddle onto the floor. Eyes closed, body still. Calm music playing. [Quietly] Remind them that even when their mind or body feels like the glitter ball, all shook up and crazy, they can find stillness within themselves. Using their breath and focusing their mind, stepping back for a minute and noticing what they need at that time.

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