Instructor:  Coral Popowitz

Community: Ages?, Adolescent Girls Group, Residential Treatment, 60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: April 1, 2014

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Listening

Academic/Therapeutic/Other Goals: Self-harm reduction

Props/Music Resources Required: Queen images, Hoberman, chime, Music & CD player

Lesson Plan:


  • Queen Images – handed out, treat yourself like a Queen today
  • Chime – Listen to the chime – focus on preparing to listen to your body
  • Belly Breathing – with Hoberman Sphere: 10 breaths


  • Mountain Pose – tall and strong, like a Queen before her people
  • Tree Pose – find balance, stay focused, spread your branches and listen to the wind
  • Roots – wind the roots down to the earth’s core, connect yourself to the center of everything, feel your power, hear your strength in the stillness of the earth
  • Eagle – perched at the treetops, listening to every sound, aware and in their body, feel the twists and turns of your body
  • Flying Eagle – listening to what’s in the wind as it blows by (pain, hurt, anger like the wind, passes by)
  • Forward Fold – hug your body, listen to your heart beat, your lungs breathe, send love to your body
  • Mat 20 – listening to how the body feels and what it says at each pose
  • Conflicted Feelings – knowing what your feelings are and feeling your feelings


  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Guided Imagery on Feelings
  • Volcano Breath – breathe in the good, breathe out the pain, breathe in calm, breathe out fear, breathe in peace, breathe out kindness

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