Instructor: Amy Schaffer

Community: Therapy Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: November 1, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Community

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breaths – with Hoberman Sphere – First lead by instructor then student lead
  • Compliments – activity for the student who lead the belly breaths


  • Mat 20 – modified – After tree pose, repeat sequence with a student leader
  • Mountain
  • Eagle – Expand into “flying eagle” – Imagine yourself flying over your school and all the way back home
  • Eagle – other side – Expand into “flying eagle” – Imagine yourself flying over your favorite amusement park
  • Mountain – Think about activating your muscles as you pull them in tight towards the center of our body – “hugging into” our center
  • Tree Circle – Noticing the many trees and creating a big beautiful forest with all of our favorite animals imagine how the animals work together in the forest and protect each other – Include variation of dropping hand down without support of the circle – Switch sides
  • Shoulder Clock – Switching sides
  • Partner Pull – Reminder the activity is not a tug-of-war – Noticing the teamwork between us and our partner and the combined balance and stretch – Noticing without our partner this activity would not be as easy to do – Switching sides
  • Arm Swings – See if the group can lift and lower their arms together or in sync with each other
  • Dancer Modified – Include variation of doing it once with eyes open and once with eyes closed – Imagine what it would be like if you had the support of the community around you while you practiced the pose with you eyes closed – Switch sides


  • Seated Volcano Breaths – Thinking about heart thoughts we would like to send out to the group
  • Relaxation – Ready…Set…R.E.L.A.X. story page 142 “Endless Stream”

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