Hi, I'm Kit, an autistic yoga teacher

Yoga is one of my special interests, and I help neurospicy, large sized, and disabled folks feel more comfortable in their skin.

 

Forget tight workout clothes, loud music, bright lights and spaces that don’t make you feel welcome. Instead, come to the homestead (virtually) for accessible, neurodivergently joyful classes designed with you in mind. Join a livestreamed community class from the comfort of your own home or book a private session for more individualized support.

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My interest in yoga began a few decades ago. I picked up some videos, found the teachers weren’t built like me and even the “beginner” videos were too much, and so my ADHD brain let it go…Until 2021 when I found a yoga teacher training that seemed like something I could do, and so I did. I completed both a 200 hour and 300 hour training, and the more I talked to people about the yoga, the more I realized we all shared the same frustrations.

And honestly, the more I leanred about yoga, yoga philosophy, and understanding I was a very neuropsicy individual…well the more I had to say about yoga and neurodivergence.

Because let me tell you, it’s not a “fix”. It’s not a “cure”. And while I won’t deny it helps my chronic pain conditions, it also isn’t the “cure all” that people claim it to be. So join me here at The Autistic Yoga teacher (by Chicken Yogi) where I talk “just yoga” and how it intersects with neurodivergence, disability, and accessibility.

Whether you’re neurospicy too, large bodied, or deal, like I do, with fibromyalgia or another chronic pain condition, I think you’ll find something you like here. Welcome. I’m so glad you found my page.

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    Recent Blog Posts

    Don’t Look To Yoga As A Fix

    Don’t Look To Yoga As A Fix

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    When checking in with yourself means “no one home”

    When checking in with yourself means “no one home”

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    Yoga Teachers, Are You Aware of the Stories You Tell?

    Yoga Teachers, Are You Aware of the Stories You Tell?

    Offering a trauma informed space means working to cultivate safety in all aspects of your yoga classes--on and off the mat. This includes the icebreaker games you play before classes and the stories you tell online. Recently I attended a yoga teacher seminar and the...

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    Is Your Yoga Class Too Fast To Be Accessible?

    Is Your Yoga Class Too Fast To Be Accessible?

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    Welcome to the Autistic Yoga Teacher

    Welcome to the Autistic Yoga Teacher

    Welcome to the AYT (Autistic Yoga Teacher) blog. In this blog I'll discuss aspects of yoga which affect autistic individuals. I'll also be putting together classes for yoga teachers to bring more accessibility and inclusiveness into their studios and onto the mats....

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