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Brian Leaf

Brian Leaf, MA, is the director of the New Leaf Learning Center, a holistic tutoring center in Massachusetts. In his work helping students manage ADD and overcome phobias concerning standardized tests and math, Brian draws upon twenty-one years of intensive study, practice, and teaching of yoga, meditation, and holistic health. He is certified by the New England Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine and holds licenses or certifications as a yoga teacher, massage therapist, energy worker, and holistic educator. He also incorporates Bach Flower Essences, craniosacral therapy, Reiki, shiatsu, and tai chi into his work.

Brian is the author of twelve books, including Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi, Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi, Name That Movie!, and McGraw-Hill’s Top 50 Skills for a Top Score. His books have been featured on the CW,, Fox News, and

Brian lives in western Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. His website is

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The Perfect Parent: An Excerpt from Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi

The twentieth-century philosopher Fred Rogers said, “My hunch is that if we allow ourselves to give who we really are to the children in our care, we will in some way inspire cartwheels in their hearts.” Then he put on his sweater and changed into sneakers....

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A Talk with Brian Leaf about Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi

The subtitle of your book is Cloth Diapers, Cosleeping, and My (Sometimes Successful) Quest for Conscious Parenting. What do you mean by Conscious Parenting? Conscious Parenting is really no different from conscious anything else. It could be...

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Misadventures of A Garden State Yogi Video Contest

To celebrate the launch of his new book, Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi, author Brian Leaf is...

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A Talk with Brian Leaf author of Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi

What inspired you to start doing yoga? Did you have any idea the impact it would ultimately have on your life?

I signed up for yoga in 1989 on a lark because my brother, Larry, had taken kung fu and skeet shooting electives during college....

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"Follow Your Heart" an excerpt from Misadventures of a Garden State Yogi

I have since found that feeling good about my work is absolutely crucial to my happiness. When I work a job that is out of line with my values, I become depressed, and when I am in dharma, following my heart, doing what I believe in and what feels right, I am filled with...

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