FREE Dolphin-Themed Yoga Lesson Plan & Two Class Handouts
Hi, my name is George Watts.
I’m a BWY yoga teacher with a love of yoga class handouts.
Hope you like the dolphin peak pose lesson plan and the two dolphin-themed handouts (dolphin pose and dolphin relaxation).
Free Lesson Plan Downloads
Short Lesson Plan Download
Each yoga lesson plan you create within the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner comes with a short version of the lesson plan. The short version is perfect for taking into class with you. It’s short and sweet.
Long Lesson Plan Download
Each yoga lesson plan you create within the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner comes with a long version of the lesson plan. The long version has everything you need to practice the lesson plan before getting to class. You can take it to class with you (but you may prefer to take the short version). The long version is a great handout to give to your students, especially your one-to-one students. It immediately shows your professionalism and increases your expertise in the eyes of your students.
Stream Lesson Plan
Each yoga lesson plan you create within the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner comes with a video stream version of the lesson plan. You’ll be able to provide the streams to students as a URL, so they can practice from home.
Dolphin Themed Handouts
They are 2 of the 250+ yoga class handouts included as a bonus within the Yoga Genie Lesson Planner. With this epic bonus, you’ll be able to download an MS Word Document with 450+ pages of yoga class handouts.
It’s taken me years to create this document.
They include all the “yoga class handouts” that I’ve created for my own yoga classes over the years. And the best part is that you’ll be able to edit every single one of the handouts.
You Can Use The Handouts:
- As a teaching aid for your classes
- As handouts for your classes
- As a template for your own handouts
If you don’t want to download the free Dolphin Pose handout, here’s the info…
Allow yourself to have more fun! Dolphins are known for their ability to have fun. They are playful and filled with joy. They are also nimble and strong. Allow yourself to become a dolphin and be aware of all the things to be joyous of in your life right now. Joy is your birthright. You don’t have to ‘do’ something to deserve to bask in it.
Reasons to practice Dolphin
Strengthens arms, wrists, spine ¨Tones abs ¨Unleash joy within.
Plank Pose, Standing Forward Bend
Keep knees bent if you have shoulder or neck injuries
Dolphin Pose Teaching Steps
Step 1: Come onto the floor on hands & knees. Set knees directly below hips and forearms on the floor with shoulders above wrists. Press palms together and forearms into the floor.
Step 2: Curl toes under, exhale & lift knees away from the floor. Keep knees slightly bent & heels lifted away from the floor. Lengthen the tailbone away from the back of the pelvis and press it lightly toward the pubis. Against this resistance, lift the sitting bones toward the ceiling, and from inner ankles draw inner legs up into groins.
Step 3: Continue to press forearms actively into the floor. Hold head between upper arms.
Step 4: Straighten your knees (if upper back rounds keep bent). Continue to lengthen the tailbone away from the pelvis and lift the top of the sternum away from the floor.
Step 5: Release your knees to the floor with an exhale.
Guided Dolphin Relaxation
If you don’t want to download the free guided dolphin relaxation handout, here’s the info…
This week’s relaxation
Lie on your back or choose a comfortable sitting posture or sit in a chair. Close your eyes and find yourself on a balmy tropical BEACH at sunset, the coconut palms swaying gently in the warm breeze, the sand warm, soft and golden under your feet.
The SEA is calm and a beautiful blue. All you can hear is the quiet lapping of the waves as they break on the seashore. Bring your awareness to the blue sea and notice the light dancing across the waves. Become aware of the sun-drenched horizon.
You are aware of MOVEMENT, you hear sounds, and as you look out into the distance, you see shapes moving, dolphins dancing amongst the waves, twisting and turning, diving under and over the waves playing with each other, chasing and twirling up into the air.
See how NIMBLE they are. How full of life. How playful. How they invite you to come and join them. Hear their call, the high whine and the low humming sound. They are calling you to come and play with them. Suddenly you are in the warm, blue water and you sense the dolphins gliding around you. You feel them welcoming you to a world filled and flowing with joy and peace. They invite you to be CHILDLIKE again. You feel as if you are DISSOLVING IN THE BLUENESS and you are surrounded by love and light. Suddenly you feel lighter as if two friendly flippers have plucked a heavy weight from your shoulders. You feel a wonder-filled sense of joy and freedom. You start playing with your new dolphin friends and dance in and out of the waves. The dolphins are smiling at you. You smile back. They call your name and remind you that you have to be on your way. It is time to go. You feel sad to be leaving, but they tell you that you can come and swim with them any time.
When you feel ready become aware of the FLOOR. Lie still for a few minutes and be aware of where you’ve been and how you feel. Say quietly in your mind – “OM SHANTI” (peace).