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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: Strength

Lesson Plan:


  • Chime – x2 – Thumbs up when you can’t hear the second chime.
  • Belly Breathing – 5-10 breaths.
  • Introduce Strength – What are the different ways that we can be strong? Body, mind, emotions. Can use yoga as a tool to create a strong body, mind, and emotions.
  • Set an Intention related to Strength – it can even be the word strength if that is speaking to you today.





  • Side Stretch – while sitting.
  • Gentle Seated Twist – feeling the strength of from your center helping to open and turn your body.
  • Volcano Breath – releasing anything you need to let go of – thoughts, feelings or beliefs that are draining your strength.
  • Arm Swings – breathing in anything you need to take in to help you feel strong. Person, place, intention.
  • Mountain – Find the strength of your body. Hug muscles to the bones. Strength test with feet together versus strong mountain pose.
  • Mountain to Mountain – with chair pose – x3-4. Holding chair progressively longer to feel their strength. (Could add a side plank after plank pose within the sequence for an extra strength challenge).
  • Star – activate your body.
  • Warrior 2 – holding for 20 count to feel strength.
  • Eagle Pose – Feel your strong body holding you in balance.
  • Boat Pose – x2 – Coming back to intention seeing how long you can hold it for the second time, noticing if it made a difference. (Could also use dolphin here).
  • Seated One Leg Extended Twist – noticing if your twist feels any different now than earlier.
  • Bridge














  • Lying Twist
  • Relaxation – Guided Imagery – boat ride, meeting someone who has helped them find their strength in the past.
  • Volcano Breath – End with a Volcano Breath to seal in the strong intention.


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