In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter
A letter from our founder.
I’d like to take this moment to tell you about Kitara’s origin story and make a clear declaration that Kitara stands firmly in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
I created Kitara as a stance for women’s sovereign health. Our current medical system is rooted in greed, fear, misogyny, and racism. For too long women have been told that the only source we could trust are the external experts outside of us. With Kitara, we say “No more.”
Vaginal steaming is a practice with ancient roots that span the globe. A medicine passed down through the generations, guiding women into deeper knowledge, intimacy, and trust of our bodies. In reverence for the plants and elements, vaginal streaming proudly weaves together our physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Trained healers offer support and encourage the truth that the wisest knowing already exists within us.
In contrast, the origin story of Western Gynecology is disgraceful and cruel. It involves white men brutalizing enslaved Black women and a mindset of power over others, rather than power from within. I don’t say this to say that all facets of Western Gynecology are “wrong.” I say it because origin stories often help us connect the dots for our own experiences, validating an inner knowing that was there all along.
Vaginal steaming is an accessible and universal medicine. However, I do not believe the revival of steaming in the US would be possible without the leadership and remembrance of Black and Indigenous healers. I am deeply grateful for the generosity of their shared wisdom and leadership.
As a white cisgender woman in this space it is my daily practice to explore my privilege and find ways to use it for good or dismantle it from the inside out. I do not take the support and trust of Kitara’s BIWOC community lightly. I am thankful and it inspires me to walk more boldly, each day.
Our mission statement sincerely concludes:
As our business grows, so will our activism.
With love + gratitude,
What do I need for yoni steaming?
Most simply, only three things you truly need to yoni steam are a safe pot, water, and fire/heat source. Yoni steam herbs may optimize the benefits of steaming but are not a required part of the yoni steam practice.
For safety information about steaming with only a pot and water, please check out the below video How to Yoni Steam at Home WITHOUT a Yoni Steam Seat.
For added safety, ease, and comfort, many yoni steam loving folks choose to support their practice with the use of a yoni steam seat or yoni steam sauna.
What is a yoni steam sauna?
A yoni steam sauna is a simple wooden box that allows the practitioner to sit safely and comfortably over a steam pot. You may also see this referred to as a yoni steam box, a yoni steam stool, a yoni steam seat, or a vaginal steaming sauna. It has many names, but they all refer to the same thing.
The Kitara yoni steam sauna is built with a strategic design so that a practitioner can use a burner to sustain the heat and steam.
Though a burner is not required for yoni steaming, we hear time and time again, "I wish I had purchased a burner sooner. Now that I have a burner, my yoni steam practice is so much easier!"
How to Yoni Steam WITHOUT a Special Seat
Though we of course love and recommened our Kitara Yoni Steam Seats, we also understand that you might want to try yoni steaming before you purchase one.
In this video, you'll meet Kitara's founder and Certified and Vaginal Steam Practioner Kit Maloney. Kit helps guide you through the earliest stages of your in-home yoni steam practice.
Do you have more yoni steam questions?
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The Fundamentals of Yoni Steaming
Safety: Don't Get Burned
8 Reasons to Yoni Steam
Yoni Steaming Herbs
How to Long to Yoni Steam
When to Yoni Steam
Working with a Practitioner
What to Expect from Yoni Steaming
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Written by Kit Maloney, Kitara's founder and Certified Vaginal Steam Practitioner in all advanced courses. With a Masters in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics and over 20 years experience as an advocate, activist, and entrepreneur in women's health and wellness, Kit generously shares her knowledge so that you can receive the very most benefit from your yoni steam practice.
The Kitara Yoni Steam Guide is demystifies, simplifies, and clarifies what you need to know in order to yoni steam safely and beneficially in your own home.
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