A Yogi Mama’s Guide to Yoga, Ayurveda and Your Child
A Book for Parents and Kids
About the Book
Parents who want to better understand the energies that inspire and motivate their children will find Jenny Bee’s A Yogi Mama’s Guide to Yoga, Ayurveda & Your Child a creative and helpful tool along the way. Jenny takes you on an empathetic journey relatable to every parent. What makes my child tick? How can I help them fully become their happy healthy selves? Jenny, in her own journey with her children, has found good answers through Ayurveda and yoga, and even better, she shares those with you with humour and love in this very special book.
As a lifelong yoga practitioner, parent and teacher of children, and follower of the Ayurvedic diet, I am confident that you will enjoy your relationship with children even more once you read this book and, to the best of your ability, follow the practices and tips given within its pages.
– Shakta Khalsa, founder and director of Radiant Child® Yoga
This is a unique book written for parents and children and is about kids, yoga and Ayurveda, and how we can all become better, more intentional parents with the help of the intuitive five-thousand-year-old sister science of Yoga. The heart of the book is three beautifully illustrated poems, each written to clearly explain one of Ayurveda’s three doshas, which in combination make up a person’s prakriti (their nature). The text is simple enough that children of all ages will have a sense of what this Ayurveda thing is. And it won’t be lost on Mom or Dad either.
About the Author
In her 20s, Jennifer Hardy-Berthiaume (a.k.a. Jenny Bee) had a thriving career as a journalist and editor. After the birth of her second child and a postpartum depression diagnosis, she turned to a career that better suited her—teaching Yoga. She specializes in yoga for women and children, is a yoga therapist, doula, birth educator and Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant. (Yes, lots of projects—that is Vata).
In watching herself and those around her, Jenny discovered how simple it could be to use Ayurveda to make tweaks in diet and lifestyle. She became determined (that’s the Pitta) to help others better understand the people around them and find more balance in their own lives. She believes that it’s in understanding Ayurveda that we find compassion and learn the tools we need to meet our friends, colleagues, spouses and children where they are.
Jenny teaches in Montreal and runs the popular collective blog A Yogi Mama’s Guide. She lives with her Vata-Pitta daughter and Kapha-Pitta son and husband. She’s written many books for children (her Vata) but this is the first one that her Pitta pushed her to publish.