Creative Relaxation® Yoga Therapy Training - Level 2

For those who have previously completed the Level 1 Training

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Training Description:

Creative Relaxation® Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs Level 2 focuses on the benefits of specific postures relative to strength, flexibility, balance, and sensory processing challenges. You will:

  • Learn about the effects of stress as it relates to children with special needs
  • Experience routines to enhance vagal stimulation
  • Explore respiration and its role in the relaxation response
  • Learn how to ease classroom anxiety
  • Explore using breathing flows
  • Practice lessons for improving communication skills and increasing focus
  • Explore the challenges of transitions, with postures and techniques presented to help children move more easily from activity to activity
  • Experience hands on practice and guidelines for adjusting and assisting children in posture.

    Live Demo Class:
    Louise will teach one or more demo classes with children with special needs from the community.  You may bring your own child or student for pre-arranged instructional sessions.


Pre-requisite: Completion of Creative Relaxation® Yoga Therapy Level 1 training.

Louise GoldbergLouise Goldberg, MA, E-RYT 500, a certified yoga teacher since 1981, is founder of Creative Relaxation® and owner of Relaxation Now LLC. She has been a relaxation consultant with the Broward Schools for over 30 years, and is on the faculty of the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at the Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach. She is the author of Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs (Norton, 2013) and co-author of S.T.O.P. and Relax©, Your Special Needs Yoga Toolbox. Her DVD Creative Relaxation® Yoga for Children features children with ASD. She was also published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy in 2004. Louise has presented for the Autism Society of America annual conferences, "Weekend with the Expert Series," Learning and the Brain conference and SYTAR. She teaches yoga at the Miami Children's Hospital-Dan Marino Center Camp and has been an English teacher and remedial reading specialist. She has taught Yoga at the college level.


Here is a description of Louise's book: A how-to manual for yoga with kids in classrooms and therapeutic settings.

Yoga can improve behavior and focus, increase strength and flexibility, and improve self-regulation in children with special needs.  This book presents principles of Creative Relaxation® and teaches a range of poses specifically for use with children on the autism spectrum, with ADHD, and with sensory processing and emotional/behavioral disorders.  60 illustrated poses.


Florida news story on the benefits of Yoga Therapy for children with Autism featuring Louise Goldberg can be viewed here.

Yoga International featured Louise Goldberg, read the article here.



Upcoming Trainings


Note: This training is for those who have previously completed Creative Relaxation Level 1 Training and is offered as part of the ChildLight Yoga 95 Hour Program.

ChildLight Yoga Studio, Dover,NH

Check back soon for new dates in 2017!  

Course Includes:

» Syllabus
» Level 2 Training Certificate
» Listing on Creative Relaxation® Website

» CEU's, PDP's and Yoga Alliance credit hours may be available.  Please contact your credentialing organization to verify acceptance.



Yoga for Children:  200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children, by Lisa Flynn

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"Play with the practices in this book and bolster your child's resilience and self-esteem as you enhance your relationship." ~ Amy Weintraub

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