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Week 8 OUTLINE

HERE IS A GUIDE ON HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR YAMAS LESSON.

CLASS INTRO (15 MINS)

ACTIVITY 1: LINKED TO SOCIAL TOPIC (15 MINS)

ACTIVITY 2: LINKED TO PHYSICAL TOPIC (15 MINS)

CONCLUSION AND MEDITATION (10 MINS) 

THIS WEEKS SOCIAL FOCUS IS : Confidence and Self Love (Self-esteem)

THIS WEEKS PHYSICAL FOCUS IS : My body My temple (Health and Wellbeing)

1. CLASS INTRO - 15 MINS

A. WELCOME CLASS AND INTRO TO TOPIC- 5 mins

GET THE GROUP SEATED AND FOCUSED, INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND SESSION RULES.

UNDERSTANDING CONFIDENCE + SELF LOVE

Confidence refers to the feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something: a feeling or belief that someone or something is good or has the ability to succeed at something.

Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others.

Questions to start discussions:

Why are confidence and Self love good for me?  How can I show my confidence? Do I love myself at the moment?

MY BODY MY TEMPLE (HEALTH + WELLBEING)

Health and well-being can be described as the achievement and maintenance of physical fitness and mental stability.

Why is it important? 

Why should I be healthy? What does being healthy feel like? Am I healthy? What can I do to improve my health and wellbeing? What things do I already try to do for good health and wellbeing? 

B. COMPLETE JOURNAL OR WORKSHEET- 5 mins

NO LONGER THAN 5 MINS

Stick in and complete necessary worksheet, write thoughts and topic definition (worksheet will say the weeks social skill and the weeks physical skill)

C. Quick 5 pose stretch/warm up:- 5 mins

NO LONGER THAN 5 MINS

(5 new poses or stretches each week) Salutes if desired

2. SOCIAL TOPIC GAME/ ACTIVITY (15 min)

Topic- Self love and Confidence 

There are 3 activity options below, select the one best suited to your age group. If you have spare time feel free to complete 2+ activities with your group. 

A. CHALLENGES with confidence-

Instructions: 

1. Think of a few physical challenges (some strength or fitness challenges, or a cartwheel or difficult yoga pose) 

2. Get the children to complete the challenge once… Then get them to complete the challenge with positive self talk (I can do this, Im doing great, I love this) 

3. Discuss with the kids how the challenge became easier when the kids were confident and encouraging themselves. 

Benefits: Discuss how the task became less challenging or even a little enjoyable when the kids were filled with self love, and confidence

B. COMPLIMENT BALL

Items needed: 

Soft Pillow basketball

Instructions: 

1. Gather the players into one big circle or into smaller group circles.

2. Players take turns tossing one ball to different players in the circle. As each toss is made, the tossing player gives the receiving player a compliment.

3. The receiving player then tosses the ball to someone else, again, giving a compliment as the ball is released.

4. If desired, gradually add more balls as play continues. This will increase the pace and the level of challenge to players as they try to think of compliments to give.

5. Ask the kids how they felt being complimented and complimenting others

Benefits:

Boosts students self-confidence and helps to identify traits that other people notice that you may not realise. This activity also fosters a connection between students.

C. SCISSORS PAPER ROCK TOURNAMENT (CHEERING FOR CONFIDENCE)

Instructions: 

1. Children must form pairs and challenge their opponent to scissors paper rock 

2.The winner goes on to find another winner in the room to verse. The loser cheers for their winner chanting their name as they play others 

3. Once that person looses they join the chanting for the new winner and the group of cheering peers follow the new winner around.

3. Eventually there is only 2 people left in the final round and the group of children should all be cheering for either side. 

5. Winner wins final round 

Lessons learnt:

Discuss how the children felt playing when they were cheered on by peers. Did the confidence improve how they played or make them feel positive? 

Video guides below if available 

3. PHYSICAL SKILL- GAME/ ACTIVITY (15 min)

Topic- My body My temple (Health and Wellbeing)

There are 3 activity options below, select the one best suited to your age group. If you have spare time feel free to complete 2+ activities with your group. 

FOODS (Sometimes, All the time, Treat)

Instructions: 

1. Chose 3 walls or corners around the room to represent “Sometimes, all the time, Treat” Teacher yells out a food “Apple… Chocolate” The kids must travel to the wall that is best suited.

2.Travels should be done in (bear walk, bunny hops, crab walk etc) 

3. If a child travels to an inappropriate wall they must do a punishment challenge (strength, sit-ups, burpees) 

Lessons learnt:

Discuss how a healthy diet should not be restricted, we can eat most things as long as we eat them in moderation or appropriately. 

B. THINK OF ANOTHER GAME TO INCORPORATE THIS TOPIC

Video guides below if available 

4. ENDING DISCUSSION & MEDITATION (10 min)

BRING THE GROUP BACK INTO A CENTRAL CIRCLE, DISCUSS ANY LAST IDEAS OR LEARNINGS FROM THE GAMES AND ANSWER ANY LAST QUESTIONS 

Ask the kids what they have learnt and how they will carry these skills into the rest of their week 

FINISH WITH A NEW MEDITATION EACH WEEK

MEDITATION TECHNIQUE TO RECOGNISE THOUGHTS BUT LET THEM PASS LIKE CLOUDS 

This is a visualisation tool to help kids when meditating. Tell the children to close their eyes and imagine a blue sky horizon in front of them. 

The sky is perfectly blue and has no clouds. As the children lay they may notice they start thinking about different thoughts. 

Ask the children to imagine that thought as a fluffy little could, entering the clear skies. The kids should not be frustrated that they were distracted by that thought but should rather visualise that thought is simply a cloud entering and they should visualise the cloud then floating out of the horizon, to return to horizon to blue and clear. 

Challenge the children to lay for 2-3 minutes while maintaining that clear blue sky, if thoughts come, recognise that thought and visualise pushing it out of mind like a cloud.  

5. GAME SUGGESTIONS FOR IF YOU HAVE EXTRA TIME

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