Hi, I’m Sally Brown from Bikebuddha Yoga. I’m a yoga teacher and academic researcher based in the north of England. My goal is to bring accessible, inclusive yoga to underserved people and places, including inner-city communities, older people, wheelchair users and neurodiverse people.
As I am autistic myself, I am passionate about the benefits yoga can offer for neurodiversity. Yoga includes meditative elements that can help calm a busy mind. Elements such as breath work and postures can aid with some of the issues and challenges people with neurological difference can face, including sensory overload and anxiety. Yoga classes are also a great way to relax from social masking and take part in a parallel group movement activity.
I run specialist yoga sessions designed to be beneficial to autistic and other neurodiverse people. My classes are always calm, light-and music-free and offer an opportunity to take a break from excess sensory input.
I’ve also blogged about the importance of community yoga