with Louise Goldberg
TRAINING DESCRIPTION: LEVEL 1
In this training, you will learn therapeutic assessment techniques, interventions for to maintaining control, and suggestions for averting meltdowns through communication and postures. You will have plenty of hands-on practice with variations to accommodate specific challenges and ages. Ideas for creating a safe environment and the use of a visual curriculum will be presented. Louise will share methods for using your voice and body efficiently and techniques for working in small spaces. You will learn yoga postures and routines for calming and energizing, techniques to promote social interaction and enhance sensory processing skills, as well as lessons for public schools, private sessions, and parent-child classes.
Of course engaging the child and HAVING FUN with movement will be an essential part of the training!
Creative Relaxation® Teaching Principles:
-create a sacred space
-engage the child
-provide tools for success
-develop opportunities for independence
Louise's book: A how-to manual for yoga with kids in classrooms and therapeutic settings. Available on Amazon.com, Norton, or most Barnes & Noble bookstores. Please purchase the book and bring to the training.
About the Book: 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.Want to learn more? Consider continuing to Level 2!
Louise Goldberg, MA, E-RYT 500, certified Yoga Therapist, has been teaching yoga to children with special needs since 1981. She is the founder of Creative Relaxation® and owner of Relaxation Now LLC. She has been a relaxation consultant with the Broward Schools for over 35 years and is the owner/director of the Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach, where she teaches on the faculty of the 200-hour and 500- hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Trainings. She is the author of Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs (Norton, 2013) Classroom Yoga Breaks (Norton, 2017) and co-author of S.T.O.P. and Relax©, Your Special Needs Yoga Toolbox (2004). 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, Symposium for Yoga Therapy and Research, Yoga in Schools Symposium, and National Kids Yoga Conference. 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 pre-K through college level and implemented Creative Relaxation in schools and centers. She leads teacher trainings and retreats internationally.
Read the recent article Louise wrote and published in AutismFiles Magazine here.
Level 1 Course Includes:
» Creative Relaxation Yoga for Children DVD and curriculum
» Supplemental Handout Materials
» Level 1 Training Certificate
»Possible CEU's, PDP's and Yoga Alliance credit hours. 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
"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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