This class will empower you through deep stretching and yoga postures combining several different yoga styles (hatha, restorative, nidra) while developing mindful awareness practices (mindful walking, body scan, breath awareness). Students will participate in journaling using poetry, song lyrics and blogs to discuss topical issues such as perfectionism, exclusion, happiness, anxiety, body image and confidence builders. Students will learn how to deflect stress and ease into a positive path of happiness. Students will cultivate a practice to increase their happiness, confidence and resiliency.
**We are following the DESE guidelines and the district protocols that has been set in all of our classes for the Wellesley Public Schools. Our syllabus will be modified to reflect safe physical distancing with wome of our activities. Our focus this semester will be standards 3, 4 and 5 of the National Physical Education Standards. ***
Class 1: Check In, course overview, 3 breaths
Class Class 2: How do I spend my time?, intention setting, Healthy Mind Platter, 3 breaths
Class Class 3: Yoga
Class 4: Intention setting; core SEL competencies, guided breath awareness w/ music Intention, mindfulness and the brain, breathing 1 minute
Class 5: Yoga
Class 6: Intention, walk with partner, 4 R’s, breathing 1 minute
Class 7: Intention, body scan, rainbow walk
Class 8: Social Dancing I; breath awareness
Class 9: Mindful standing, mindful walking (once slow, once with inner “faster” circle), Progressive Muscle Relaxation
Class 10: Social Dancing II; breath awareness
Class 11: Mindful walking extensions II and III, Mindfulness of objects, sounds, etc…
Class 12: Experiencing gratitude (group activity, script, letter writing). Write a letter to someone showing gratitude (specific, deserved, personal)
Class 13: Yoga
Class 14: Mindful Walk, Exploring Emotions, Playtime
Class 15: Caring practice (script), Connecting Time (sit back to back then face to face and discuss a person/place/event that makes you happy), Progressive Muscle Relaxation (10 mn.):Body Scan Meditation (Links to an external site.),
Class 16: Yoga Nidra
Class 17: Mindful eating, Discuss final projects
Class 18: Mindful listening, partner activity
Class 19: MAP, Being Present, journaling
Class 20: Share your Passions; Introduce PBL, The Ripple Effect
Class 21-25 Time to work on final project
Class 26 -29 Discussions and Share out of The Ripple Effect
Class 30: Wheel of Awareness Activity
Class 31: MAP; Joy
Class 32-34: Final Wrap-up/ Feedback/
Standard 1. The physically literate individual
demonstrates competency in a variety of
motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2. The physically literate individual
applies knowledge of concepts, principles,
strategies and tactics related to movement
Standard 3. The physically literate individual
demonstrates the knowledge and skills to
achieve and maintain a health-enhancing
level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4. The physically literate individual
exhibits responsible personal and social
behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5. The physically literate individual
recognizes the value of physical activity for
health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression
and/or social interaction.
Assessments: Formative & Summative, PBL, journaling, class discussion and group work.
CMINDFUL AWARENESS PRACTICES:
***Breathing 3 breaths
Breathing 1 minute
Breathing 3 minutes
Breathing iTunes 7 minute female w/ music
Body scan iTunes
Breathing iTunes 7 minute male w/o music
Breathing iTunes 14 minutes male w/o music
Progressive muscle relaxation iTunes 12 minutes
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