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Yoga for parents, Self-care for parents, Yoga and meditation, Parenting self-help, Mindfulness, Motherhood, Personal memoir

Parenting with Peace and Presence
Ten Powerful Practices to Help You Manage the Challenges and Cherish the Joys of Parenting
by Nicole St. Arnaud




“Parenting continually asks us for more: more stamina, more patience, more wisdom.”

In Parenting with Peace and Presence, long-time yoga practitioner Nicole St. Arnaud offers practical, supportive skills to help parents manage the challenges of parenting with ease and grace.

As a parent who is also experiencing the disabling symptoms of Juvenile Parkinson’s disease, Nicole had to find additional resources to supplement her strength and stamina. In this book, she describes the ten powerful practices that enabled her to manage the challenges and be present for the gifts of the early years of parenting.

Through anecdotes, explanation and simple exercises, she guides the way for other parents to use techniques such as conscious breathing, present moment awareness, concentration, and energy management to support themselves in their everyday life as a parent.

In these pages, parents will learn to:

• Stay calm during times of distress,

• Make up for lost sleep,

• Get more done in less time,

• Be present for precious moments,

• Make sound decisions,

• Prioritize self-care,

• Conserve energy,

• Use speech wisely,

• See the light in all things,

• Connect with their children, and

• Be the parent they want to be

If you want to parent with presence, awareness, peace, and joy, then this is the book for you.


"What a wonderful guide for new parents! Drawing on her decades of experience in yoga, Nicole translates what could be esoteric concepts into everyday actions that can bring out the best in parents and their young children.

Her personal stories, told with clarity and humour, offer examples of the trials new parents face in the awesome responsibility of caring for a new and demanding living being. She shows that powerful yogic tools—such as conscious breathing, mantra and reflection—work not just in a calm classroom setting but also in the hectic moment-to-moment demands of child rearing.

That Nicole has the additional challenge of Parkinson’s disease makes her advice even more potent. She assures new parents that if she can do it, you can do it.

Nicole has been a sincere student at Yasodhara Ashram for many years. Her courage, inner strength and generosity shine through her words. I know that this book, based on her lived experience, will help many parents in caring for their young children while also caring for themselves."

—Swami Lalitananda

President, Yasodhara Ashram


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Nicole St. Arnaud is a long-time yoga and meditation practitioner and a parent. She has certificates in Iyengar Yoga, Yasodhara Yoga, Heartmath, Reiki, and Conscious Parenting. Nicole has been living with chronic illness and exploring the healing journey for over twenty years. She has been blessed to learn from many great teachers and have the opportunity to explore many healing paths. She also has a master’s degree in Environmental Design and worked as a professional urban planner for twelve years.

Nicole is a contributor for theMighty.com, a HuffPost-affiliated website for people with chronic illness. She shares insights and reflections from her healing journey on her blog: aslowerkindoflife.com.

She lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with her husband and son.


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