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Instructor: Rebecca Beese

Community: High School Ages, Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, 45-60 minutes

Plan Creation Date: March 19, 2015

Yoga Calm Principle/Lesson Goal: Stillness

Lesson Plan:


  • Lying on your Back
  • Chime – x2 – thumbs up when you can’t hear the chime.
  • Belly Breathing
  • Pulse Count – x2 – first on the pulse, second on the space in between the pulse.





  • Knees to Chest
  • Rock and Roll to Boat
  • Mountain with Roots – finding stillness at center.
  • Crescent Moon
  • Mountain to Mountain – x3-4 – holding poses (esp down dog and forward bend) to notice what stillness feels like in these poses. Both poses are good for winding down and finding stillness
  • Tree – x2 – second round use distraction to see if students can remain still when there is “chaos” going on around them.
  • Dancer








  • Child’s Pose – allowing student’s to find stillness. Emphasizing breathing into back.
  • Seated Twist
  • Lying Leg Stretch
  • Knees to Chest – gently rock.
  • Relaxation – Guided imagery – out in a quiet field. Imagine your lying in the soft grass, listening to the sounds of nature and the stillness in between…Allow for a few minutes of silence and stillness at the end.
  • Pulse Count – focusing on the stillness in between beats.
  • Volcano Breath – end with a volcano breath.







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