Instructor: Kristin Wittmayer

Community: School Ages (for a child with a high engine), 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: April 22, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Lesson Plan:


  • Game – Begin more active with “shake” game while then transitioning to mats for calm.


  • Belly Breathing – Breathing with use of drum or metronome.
  • Environment – Dim lights, close blinds, reduce extraneous noise.


  • Woodchopper – Mountain pose with wood chopper to release energy x 4-5 reps.
  • Roots – Mountain pose with “roots”.
  • Yoga-Based Movement – Mountain→ forward fold → down dog →child’s pose → down dog → forward fold → mountain.  Repeat this section x 2-3 repetitions.


  • Back Breathing – In child’s pose, place weighted item on back (or therapist/parent hands as tolerated) for back breathing/diaphragmatic breathing. Pressure touch can be very calming and organizing.

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