About Us

Essential Parenting is an insight-based and practice-oriented parent education program that optimizes the developmental potential of both children and their parents. Based on a variety of teachings including the work of Gordon Neufeld and the cutting-edge field of Interpersonal Neurobiology spearheaded by Dr. Dan Siegel, Essential Parenting’s unique parenting classes are built to help you align with your children as they are in the present moment. In each parenting class, we combine cutting-edge developments in Interpersonal Neurobiology with practices that deepen awareness and capacity for self-regulation such as mindfulness meditation, somatic practices, and inquiry. Essential Parenting classes will empower you to open beyond judgments and reactivity and return you to your innately wise, intuitive, and loving heart. In doing so, we support our children in becoming more fully themselves, creating a ripple effect of wholeness, confidence, and well-being in our communities and on our planet.