Hi, I’m Kate! I can’t wait to walk this path alongside you, sharing the tools that have helped me feel calmer.
The short bio:
Kate Lynch (she/her) is the parent of an amazing atypical kid, an inclusive yoga and meditation teacher, and author of the upcoming book Atypical Kids, Mindful Parents: The joys and struggles of raising neurodivergent kids. Her little neurodiverse family lives in a magical land called Brooklyn.
Advance praise for Atypical Kids, Mindful Parents:
"This book is a godsend for parents who want to help their atypical kids blossom and thrive while also caring for themselves. Kate Lynch provides a desperately needed roadmap through challenging territory."
—Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes
The long bio:
Kate Lynch (she/her):
Kate is the parent of an amazing atypical kid, an inclusive yoga and meditation teacher, and author of the upcoming book, Atypical Kids, Mindful Parents.
She began teaching yoga and cultivating community in 2002, hoping to relieve some of the suffering in the world after 9/11. Since then she has shared the tools that help her find joy, healing and calm in the face of self-doubt, pain and anxiety.
Her courses, workshops and retreats are welcoming, friendly and intuitive, and reflect her core values: empathy, integrity, equity and respect.
Kate's students include deeply feeling, empathetic people who want to break cycles and co-create a more inclusive future. She specializes in teaching mindfulness tools to anxious parents of atypical kids. These simple strategies help parents feel calmer, no matter how intense their neurodivergent kid is in the moment. She encourages a collective sense of belonging.
Kate has advanced training in mindfulness, meditation, polyvagal-informed therapeutic movement practices, prenatal and postpartum yoga, yoga for kids, and integrating equity. She offers accessible variations, and encourages self nurturing, mindful breathing and awareness.
Kate's little neurodiverse family lives in a magical land called Brooklyn (AKA Lenape territory). In her role as Ocean’s mama, Kate continues to learn about advocacy and neurodiversity.
She writes for Mutha Magazine, Autism Advocate Parenting Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine, Accessible Yoga Blog, The Good Men Project, and The Mighty.
Kate has been recognized as a top writer in Mindfulness and Parenting on Medium, where her work has been published in Better Humans, Family Matters and Age of Empathy among others, and has over 11,000 followers. Her blogs are Inclusive Yoga & Mindful Parenting and Atypical Kids, Mindful Parents.
Kate's teachers include Bo Forbes, Seane Corn, Michelle Cassandra Johnson, and Hari Kaur, and she is profoundly influenced by Tara Brach and Thich Nhat Hanh. She is a member of the Yoga Service Collective.
Everything that informs Kate’s life inspires her practice and teaching. At one time her worlds felt separate and she didn’t know how they fit, but now she recognizes that one word sums up her intention in all facets: Inclusion.
“The way she teaches - direct, clear, nothing extra but nothing held back, lets the yoga do the work and tells you just what is helpful to give you focus and intention.”