Instructor: Ryanne Truh

Community: Ages 5-17, Pediatric Inpatient Mental Health Setting, 30-60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: November 1, 2016

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Listening

Lesson Plan:


  • Healthy Breathing Inquiry – Be present and mindful for this activity focusing on your breath.


  • Child’s Pose – Find stillness and focus on listening to your breath. Controlling your inhales and exhales.
  • Mountain – Notice your feet are grounded, firmly and strong. Stand strong and tall like a mountain. Listen to what your body and mind are telling you.
  • Forward Bend – Slowly bend at your hips and fold your body in half, letting your back, head and arms flow free like a waterfall.
  • Roots – Standing in mountain slowly begin to move back and forth. Make circles to left, and circles to the right. Listen to your body and what your mind is saying during this activity.
  • Warrior I – Holding this pose to energize and find strength. Incorporate strong phrases such as “I am strong” and “I am a warrior.”
  • Warrior II – Hold this pose while repeating strong phrases or adding new phrases such as “I control my emotions” and “I am in control.”


  • Volcano Breath – In a seated position, bring hands together at your heart. With an inhale slowly bring your hands up and over your head. With your exhale, slowly “explode the volcano” while you move out to the side and the back in towards your heart.
  • Relaxation – 1-minute exploration: Think of three things you have done very well.

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