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Instructor: Susan Dannen

Community: Older Elementary/Middle School Ages, School Setting, 45-60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: November 4, 2014

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing – with the Hoberman sphere. Class will decide on number of breaths for the exercise. Student leader will use Hoberman sphere for the selected number of breaths. Compliments to leader.
  • Singing Bowl – student will lead, focus on student being still in their chair and listening to hear when the bowl stops “singing” – raise hands when no longer hear bowl. Compliments to the leader.
  • Slide of Yoga Calm Rules – ask for volunteers to read each of the rules




  • Start soft sounds of a stream in the background with stream video– 15 Minute Chair Flow – Emphasize Stillness with poses
  • Pulse Count – Relax into your chair and find your pulse. Be still and think of your pulse like a drumbeat – count the beats of the drum and feel how still your body becomes with each beat
  • Student leader for flow in front of room and student leader on drum and another with the singing bowl for flow, with music in background – comment , as we are active in our flow, listen to the drumbeat and bowl to help you be still in the poses, like the beat of your heart
  • Volcano Breath – Standing by chair – feel breath rising up to the beat of the drum – send a wish out to a friend
  • Roots – stand with feet hip-width and feet facing forward – as you rock back and forth feel the four corners of your feet, as your rocking getting smaller feel yourself becoming more still as you find your center
  • Mountain Pose – feel your feet grounded strongly on the four corners as you hug your body in – Feel the strength and stillness in your body as you listen to the drumbeat
  • Continue rest of Chair Flow – emphasize listening to drum and bowl while holding poses
  • Compliments to leaders









  • Belly Breathing – Return to sitting in chair for Belly Breathing with Hoberman sphere – will do 4 breathes – each on progressively slower
  • 1 Minute Relaxation – rest head on desk on top of hands – ask students to listen to the stream in the background and read script about being still next to a stream and all the things around them that they notice when being still
  • Sharing – end with students sharing on how the stillness felt in the body – when it was hardest to be still and the easiest for them and their favorite part of the group that day

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