The LoveYourBrain Foundation has pioneered a FREE yoga program for people affected by traumatic brain injury designed to build resilience and community. LoveYourBrain was established by brothers, Adam and Kevin Pearce, following Kevin’s severe traumatic brain injury from a snowboarding accident before the 2010 Olympics. Watch a short documentary created by lululemon's social impact team about LoveYourBrain here.
WHY: Kevin’s TBI gave a glimpse into a new world—one where many people affected by this injury are plagued by intense isolation and disempowerment. This revealed the need for programs to rebuild community and resilience for healing. LoveYourBrain chose yoga because its holistic and dynamic nature can meet the individual needs of each person with traumatic brain injury, from wanting to rebuild strength and balance, to manage stress, and to find comfort in a community of people with shared experiences.
WHAT: The LoveYourBrain research-backed yoga program supports people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury and their caregivers to participate in a free six-week gentle yoga series. This yoga program is available across the US and Canada, and is launching locally at Samadhi Yoga Studio in Manchester, CT this October. Download the flyer.
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LoveYourBrain is visiting the Brain Injury Alliance of CT later this month to share more information with health professionals and advocates who work with individuals affected by traumatic brain injury. Come join a presentation to learn about how the program operates and how to refer individuals to participate. Individuals affected by TBI, including caregivers, are also welcome to attend and learn more about the program. Please see the attached flyer for more details!
When: Tuesday, August 21, 10-11am
Where: Brain Injury Alliance of CT, 1st Floor Training Room, 200 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095.
RSVP: Contact Rene Carfi at firstname.lastname@example.org.