Instructor:  Linda Scherer

Community: Middle School ages, Day Treatment Skills Group, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: July 29, 2013

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Academic/Therapeutic/Other Goals: Increase students sense of belonging to a larger whole and their trust that they can accept and find support in other people

Props/Music Resources required: Blocks, music, notepaper, blindfold


  • Breathing – Hoberman sphere with student leading 10 breaths
  • Volcano breath – Ask students to think of a positive they receive from a group they are a part of and something they share with a group.
  • Roots – Do roots exercise. What makes them strong? Ask students if they want to share person who gives them strength.


  • Tree Circle/Tree Challenge – Do community supported tree exercise and tree challenge. Talk about ability to offer support and use support in balance pose.
  • Block Creek – Play Block Creek and talk about the difference between hand support, voice support and no support while blindfolded.
  • Calm Voice – Do calm voice exercise.


  • Volcano Breath – Return to volcano breath and bringing strength to heart center.
  • Discussion – Bring shoulders back to a heart opening position and discuss the importance of openness in community. Demonstrate the difference between a closed stance and an heart open stance.
  • Relaxation – Come down to a lying or sitting position and conclude with guided relaxation boat ride.


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