with Louise Goldberg
TRAINING DESCRIPTION: LEVEL 1
Creative Relaxation® yoga may be used with all children, but the emphasis of the training will be teaching children with autism spectrum disorder, Asperger's , ADHD, sensory processing disorders, anxiety, and other special needs. In addition to educators, therapists and yoga teachers, the course is appropriate for parents who want to practice yoga with their children.
In this training, you will learn assessment techniques and ways to maintain control and avert meltdowns through communication and postures. 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, and to promote social interaction, as well as lessons for public schools, private sessions, and parent-child classes.
Of course HAVING FUN will be a main focus!
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, 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.
Read the recent article Louise wrote and published in AutismFiles Magazine here.
Tuition: Early Bird Discount $295 / $325 thereafter
LEVEL 1 TRAINING
Dates: January 28-29, 2017
Times: Saturday 9-5pm; Sunday 8:30-2:30pm
Early Bird Discount: Register by January 9th for $295
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
Check out our blog, The Kids Yoga Resource!