Louise Goldberg, ERYT 500, owner of Relaxation Now LLC and Creative Relaxation®, has been a consultant with the Broward County Florida Schools for over 30 years, providing in-service and direct instruction on yoga-based therapies. She is the anatomy instructor for the 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training at the Yoga Center of Deerfield Beach, FL, where she teaches and has her private practice. Louise has been teaching yoga at the Miami Children’s Hospital-Dan Marino Center day camp for children with special needs since 2002.
Her new book, Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs, published by Norton Professional Books in August, 2013, is available at Barnes and Noble stores and at Amazon.com. Louise is under contract with Norton for a new book on classroom yoga, forthcoming in 2016.
Creative Relaxation® ® is Louise’s program in yoga therapy for children, with an emphasis on autism, ADHD, sensory challenges, emotional behavior disorders and other special needs. She attracts yoga teachers, educators, therapists, and parents from around the country to her Creative Relaxation® teacher trainings, which include certification and CEU’s for Levels 1 and 2.
She is a co-author of S.T.O.P. and Relax, Your Special Needs Yoga Toolbox ©2010. Her DVDYoga for Children ©2004 features children on the autism spectrum. She was published in theInternational Journal of Yoga Therapy 2004 for her work with children in schools. She has presented at the International Association of Yoga Therapists 2013 symposium in Boston, at the Learning and the Brain Conference (San Francisco, 2012), the Autism Society of America National Conferences (2008, 2009, 2011), Florida Rehab Nurses conferences, and for CARD centers and the “Weekend with the Expert Series.”
She holds a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A. from the University of Connecticut. Louise has been an English teacher at the middle, high school and college levels, and a remedial reading specialist. She is a licensed massage therapist and cranial sacral therapist with nearly 30 years’ experience, and was certified as a yoga teacher through the Sivananda organization in 1981.
Louise works as a consultant, leading in-service trainings, workshops, classes, and lectures for educators, medical professionals, corporations, and parent groups nationally.