We are one of the select yoga studios across the country to offer the LoveYourBrain Yoga program, a free gentle yoga program for people affected by traumatic brain injury (including concussions). In partnership with the LoveYourBrain Foundation, we offer this program four times a year to people with traumatic brain injury and their caregivers because we believe yoga should be accessible to everyone.
LoveYourBrain Yoga is a 6-week series designed to build community and foster resilience. It incorporates gentle yoga to improve strength and balance, meditation practices to reduce stress, class themes to foster resilience and compassion, and facilitated group conversation to build community. So far, we’ve supported 68 people from the Upper Valley to participate in this program and experience the healing powers of yoga.
Here is what one of our students said, “The physical, the social, the spiritual are the domains that this series melds, and so very well. These domains, combined so well in this series, are everything I need, now, post-injury, and in future. The series has motivated me to pursue yoga instruction. The benefits of yoga practice per Love Your Brain Yoga have yielded amazing results for me in just six sessions. It has converted me. I would say that this series has transformed me in ways I had not expected, all good.”
Sign up while space lasts! The next series will begin on Monday, July 2nd from 2-3:30pm and registration is required by both people with TBI and their caregivers on the LYB website: http://www.loveyourbrain.com/yoga/practice
LoveYourBrain (LYB) is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury—from concussion to severe injury—through programs that build community and foster resilience. It was started by Norwich locals, Adam and Kevin Pearce, after Kevin suffered a near fatal traumatic brain injury in a snowboarding accident just before the Vancouver olympics. Yoga and meditation have been powerful tools to support Kevin’s healing journey, which motivated LYB to design a program to make yoga accessible to anyone affected by traumatic brain injury across North America. Read more about LYB’s impact here.