• Episode 21: Jenny Berthiaume

    I, Yogi Mama

    “I always knew I was going to write a kids book.”

    “I don’t tend to think of failures as failures.”

    Jenny Berthiaume is an author, yoga instructor, and works with moms as a doula and pre-natal yoga instructor.

    Podcasting Bliss

    We had a blast in this one, folks!

    Jenny, Scott and myself were fuelled by coffee, chocolate, and kombucha as we explored the topics of motherhood, writing, yoga, and more.

    Guiding Wisdom

    Jenny shared some insight into the process of writing her book on motherhood: A Yogi Mama’s Guide To Yoga, Ayurveda & Your Child. She told us about the major challenges and what helped her through the process.

    She also shares her approach to helping mothers in the pre and post stages of birth, and how a period of post-partum depression following the birth of her second child was a key turning point in focusing her sights on health and wellness and finding ways to help moms thrive through the process of early parenthood.

    All this and more! Jenny Berthiaume on The SpiritBros Podcast!

     

     

    Want to spend more time with Jenny?

    Her personal Facebook page. Her yoga instructor Facebook. Her “A Yogi Mama” Facebook.

    Her website (features her web comic).

    Her Book.

     

    SHOW NOTES

    TIME MARKERS

    • [4:47] Jenny walks us through the many versions or her name and how they each fit a specific function.

    • [9:07] Jenny on her first professional calling, and how it is related to the show “Survivor.”

    • [10:02] On her first contact with Yoga.

    • [13:37] On how post-partum depression following the birth of her second child led to a career turn towards health and well-being.

    • [21:44] Jenny on what brought her to study to become a doula.

    • [23:02] What are the challenges of early motherhood that aren’t always openly discussed?

    • [27:52] Her breastfeeding insight for new moms.

    • [28:02] On discovering Ayurveda and incorporating it into her personal practice.

    • [35:47] Jenny gives us some advice on how to cool our very Pitta, caffeinated state.

    • [37:17] On the first ways she incorporated Ayurveda into her family life.

    • [44:15] On deciding to write a book about Ayurveda and Motherhood.

    • (51:02] “I always knew I was going to write a kids book.”

    • [53:52] On how she decided on the format of her book.

    • [56:22] On how one of her purposes with the book was to help mother’s fully accept their child as they are.

    • [58:07] How she marketed her book.

    • [1:02:22] Jenny on the biggest challenge in writing the book.

    • [1:04:12] What surprised her in the process of writing?

    • [1:06:44] On beginning her blog.

    • [1:11:52] On how she chooses her next projects. On her application to Expo Yoga.

    • [1:13:02] Co-creating with Neo: Travel Your Mind.

    • [1:20:22] Key tribes and mentors in Jenny’s life.

    • [1:27:12] On her personal health routine.

    • [1:35:42] “I don’t tend to think of failures as failures.”

    • [1:36:02] Jenny on dropping out of University a “couple of times.”

    • [1:42:52] On what she learned tree planting.

    • [1:45:57] What is Jenny’s dream for 10 years from now?

    • [1:47:37] En-Lightning Round.

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