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Instructor: Anne Byer

Community: Middle School Students with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, School Setting, 45 minutes

Plan Creation Date: February 10, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman sphere- passing the sphere around the circle breathing/in and out with each student until it goes all the way around the circle
  • Chime – raise hand when no longer hear the chime


  • Mountain
  • Upward Mountain – inhale arms to the sky, activate all the way through your finger tips, imagine that all the upward mountains in the room were part of a beautiful mountain range- some taller, some shorter, but all part of a whole
  • Tree – Left leg grounded and right leg up. Repeat on Left side.
  • Community Tree – Left leg grounded and right let up. Feel the support of your classmates and teachers. Your tree is strong. When you start to lose your balance your whole classroom is here to make you stronger. Repeat on other side.
  • Chair – actively extend your arms toward the sky as you press your hips back while bending your legs. Tell yourself “I am strong”
  • Downward Dog – Remember the strength of your classmates as you firmly extended your palms to all four corners as you straighten your arms and push back through your sits bones pressing your hips and thighs to the back wall. We are all here to make each of us stronger and to make our community stronger.


  • Child’s Pose – as you relax into the fold of your legs and extend your arms forward, rest your head on the mat or your fists. Feel the support of the ground. Remember you always have the support of your community too.
  • Relaxation – Corpse Pose – Pass out stone to those interested. Focus on your breath, not trying to change it, just noticing it. Let the stone slowly rise and fall. Imagine yourself surrounded by all those who love you and care about your and support you. You can always carry them in your mind even if they are not beside you.

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