Book Review: Classroom Yoga Breaks by Louise Goldberg
Reviewed by Ellen Campbell
Several years ago, I reviewed Louise Goldberg’s highly informative book, Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs [See review in Newsletter Issue 53]. I found it to be an excellent resource for teachers, parents, and therapists, as well as a go-to guide for anyone looking to create a “curriculum of calm” for children with special needs in a home or school environment.
Ms. Goldberg has published a new book, Classroom Yoga Breaks, Brief Exercises to Create Calm; a work I believe deserves a spot on the bookshelves of educators and school administrators at every grade level. Louise Goldberg’s writing draws on over thirty years of Yoga Therapy experience. She is attuned to the stresses and demands that our current educational system places on children and teens, and offers a well-researched guide to help adults teach young people specific techniques for managing the emotions (anxiety, lack of focus, anger or low self-esteem, to name a few) that may arise in institutional academic settings.