Instructor: Dr. Mary Del Vecchio

Community: Various Ages, School or Therapy Setting, 30 minutes

Plan Creation Date: November 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Listening

How will I set the tone to create a therapeutic environment? Music, Chime, Essential Oil, Lights lowered

State which specific challenging behavior this plan will address: Plan will address holding your words when others are talking. Read “My Mouth is a Volcano.”

Lesson Plan:


  • Chime – Raise your hand when you cannot hear it any longer.
  • Read Story – “My Mouth is a Volcano.” Discuss as we read aloud. 10 minutes.
  • Belly Breathing – 10x Make breathing sounds- “let them out!”


  • Volcano Pose – 3x saying a word that is “rolling and running around in your mouth.”
  • Roots – 1 minute holding the words you want to say.
  • Warrior II Pose – 1 minute “I can hold my words, I can wait my turn, I am getting better at this.” Have each child share a positive word.


  • Child’s Pose – quiet – l minute.
  • Strong Voice – 10 minutes have each person lie on the floor with eyes closed.
  • Sharing – Share their special tip for being a better listener. Share how it feels when someone doesn’t listen and when they do listen. * End with chime.

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