EMB #144: A Parenting Yogi


EM&B #144: A Parenting Yogi is the topics on todays show and I couldn’t be more excited to share this interview with you.  Brian Leaf the author of Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi was an absolute pleasure to interview.  Sometimes the interviews can get dry at times, having not always met who I’m interviewing before you never know what kind of personality you’ll be dealing with.  I have to say, Brian had me opening laughing out loud and equally engaged to what he had to say.  This book and interview is something everyone could learn from parents or not.  Here’s a brief bio of Brian:

Brian Leaf is the author of Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi and Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi, as well as the owner and director of the holistic New Leaf Learning Center in western Massachusetts. He has studied, practiced, and taught yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda for twenty-three years. Visit him online at http://www.misadventures-of-a-yogi.com.

A parenting yogi with Brian Leaf

A parenting yogi with Brian Leaf

Show Notes:

Brian opens the interview by talking about himself and how he bumped in to practicing Yoga.  I thought it was cool to hear Brian the #1 debater around which (not so cool) lead him to lead a very stressful life.  Which is when he found yoga, relaying that he fell in love at the very first class.

  • I asked Brian if I haven’t fell in love with Yoga just yet, do I any hope to do so.  I think you’ll be surprised at what he had to say.  Honest and real, sometimes there are other things we love. Just because we don’t love one thing (in the case for me yoga), he says, I’m sure there are other things you love to do.
  • I asked Brain how do you forgive and let go as a parenting yogi.  The answer was, to set this act intentionally, put it out there and receive.
  • I loved how Brain talks about learning from our children.  I told him I have the pleasure of teaching a children’s fitness class and always come away with a lesson or story to share with others.
  • Brain says we already know, naturally how to take care of our children.  He talks about trusting your intuition.
  • We talk about how to listen to your children, how to address their issues and give them a voice too.   A book he mentioned how to talk so kids will listen and so kids will talk.

a parenting yogi

Thank you

I just want to thank Brian from coming on the show.  It really was a pleasure to have him on and I’ll look forward to a future interview with him.  I was actually excited to find out this was only his 4th interview on A parenting yogi that was launched not too long ago, so I thought that was pretty cool.  Click on the link if you’d like more information on his previous book Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi.  And for more details about yoga, I  have a previous interview about pick your your yoga practice.

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