My Story

The mission of Brian Aubin Yoga and Wellness is to bring the benefits of yoga, meditation as well as the skills and compassion of stress management and meditative practices to all individuals - especially those affected with, or impacted by, autism, special needs, mental health issues, and substance misuse.

Photo by: Alex Thomas Photography

Photo by: Alex Thomas Photography

Brian Aubin is a Long Island native, who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in his late teens. Prior to and immediately following his diagnosis, Brian struggled with anxiety and depression, as well as alcohol and drug addiction and suicidal tendencies. Brian is now sober and healthy.

Over the last few years, Brian discovered yoga and wellness, attending classes and retreats at various studios across the island. Through exposure to these new ideas, Brian began to explore holistic health, such as Ayurvedic diets, spirituality and loving-kindness. This has benefited him profoundly. 

Brian participated in a training to teach hot yoga in 2014. From there, he expanded his certifications to include 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Hatha Teacher Training; Trainings in Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®, Five Element Yoga® , Accessible Yoga, Yoga of Recovery®, Relax and Renew® Restorative Yoga Level One and Level Two, he is also certified as a Reiki conduit. In the spring of 2016, Brian looked to find a training that would help him with his passion to better serve the autism community. Through that search, he discovered Ashrams for Autism and completed the Samadhi Spectrum training . In Levels One and Two of the training, Brian learned how to use yoga and mindfulness to improve the lives of individuals on the spectrum and to assist the caregivers and parents of those living with ASD. Today, Brian is a teacher and staff member at Ashrams for Autism. Sharon Manner, the organization’s founder, feels “honored and grateful to have Brian on her team.”

There is no one panacea for autism and addiction, but yoga and meditation have helped Brian to feel more grounded, and much less anxious and depressed. Due to that, Brian wants to share yoga, stress management and reiki with other individuals with autism and special needs. Brian plans on dedicating his skills and energies to this underserved community. Through the powerful and healing force of yoga and wellness, Brian truly believes that his students will learn to access a world where they are happy and free. 

My Certifications

Intensive Study in the Foundation and Teaching Techniques of the Beginner Hot Yoga Series
Led by Lara Schneeberg
Sayville Hot Yoga - 2014 

200-Hour Hatha Yoga Curriculum    
Led by Desiree Joy Sparrow
The LI Kula Yoga & Wellness Center - 2015

Yoga of 12 Step Recovery Leadership
Led by Nikki Myers
Kaia Yoga - 2016

Samadhi Spectrum Level One Yoga for Autism
Led By Sharon Manner                                       
Samadhi Sun/Ashrams for Autism - 2016

Samadhi Spectrum Level Two Yoga for Autism Stress Management for Parents
Led by Sharon Manner & Dr. Marc Rosenbaum        
Samadhi Sun/Ashrams for Autism - 2016

Reiki Level One, Two and Three              
Led by Danielle Rae
Long Island, NY - 2016/2017

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra ®
Led by Jennifer Reis
The Arlington Center - 2016

Accessible Yoga
Led by Jivana Heyman
Integral Yoga Institute NYC

 Yoga of Recovery®
 Led by Durga Leela
 Yogaville - 2017

Five Element Yoga®
Led by Jennifer Reis
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health - 2017

Kidding Around Children’s Yoga
Led by Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz
Integral Yoga Institute NYC - 2017

Tibetan Tones®  Vibrational Sound Therapy
Led by Elaine Mackle and Manan Sharma 
Sonic Wellness Institute - 2017

Adaptive Yoga Moves Any Body
Led by Mindy Eisenberg
Walk The Line to SCI Recovery - 2018

Adapting Yoga for Disability - Level 1/11 Combo Workshop
Led by Matthew Sanford
Mind Body Solutions - 2018

Raja Yoga
Led by Swami Karunananda
Yogaville - 2018

Relax and Renew® Learning to Teach Restorative Yoga Level One
Led by Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.d., P.T
Yoga Tree Castro - 2018

Relax and Renew® Therapeutic Applications of Restorative Yoga Level Two
Led by Judith Hanson Lasater Ph.d., P.T
Yoga Tree Potrero - 2018

Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training “Teacher in Training”
Led by Chris Germer, Ph.D., Michelle Becker, LMFT, Steven Hickman, Psy.D. and Beth Mulligan, PA-C
Joshua Tree Retreat Center - 2019