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: Stillness

Lesson Plan:


  • 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.
  • Calm Voice Worksheet – Help students to develop a calm and peaceful voice that can be used during difficult experiences. (Incorporate this activity with children aged 13-17).


  • Child’s Pose – Find stillness and focus on slow controlled inhales and exhales.
  • Boat – Sitting on your sits bones, press down through the sits bones as you rise up with your head.
  • Mountain – Notice your feet are grounded, firmly and strong. Stand strong and tall like a mountain.
  • Forward Bend – Slowly bend at your hips and fold your body in half, letting your back, head and arms flow free like a waterfall.
  • Upward Mountain – Notice your feet are grounded, firmly and strong. Standing in stillness like a mountain.
  • Tree Pose – Standing in tree pose, bringing your hands up and out to grow your branches. Maintain stillness like a strong tree.
  • Twist – Lying on the mat, bring your knees into your chest and gently let them fall to one side.


  • Back Breathing – Pair up and have one student take child’s pose while the other rests their hands on their back. Breath into the back feeling the hands rise and fall like waves in an ocean.
  • Relaxation – Progressive Relaxation.

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