love your brain
LoveYourBrain started in Vermont with two brothers, Kevin and Adam Pearce. The movement is now spreading throughout the country, using yoga to help people who have experienced traumatic brain injuries.
Kevin Pearce, co-founder of LoveYourBrain, was on the brink of competing in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics when he experienced a traumatic brain injury that caused him to have to learn how to walk and talk again.
Many people can be released from the hospital after a traumatic brain injury and not have supportive tools to live with the traumatic brain injury. While time in the emergency room can save lives, the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury and rebuilding a life can be very difficult. There can be many challenges not visible to the human eye, and the accidents can uproot one's core sense of self.
LoveYourBrain began by spreading awareness and magnifying an issue that felt invisible yet extremely prevalent.
Because of the complexity of traumatic brain injuries and the variety of individual stories, Adam and Kevin wanted to create an authentic process that focused on the whole person: cognitive, social, and emotional wellness.
LoveYourBrain brings a neuro-inspired lens to yoga and wellness. A few specific tools the program offers are yoga sequences that help blood flow move to your brain, poses that prevent dizziness and headaches, and information about the role of food and nutrition to brain health and healing.
LoveYourBrain began with their retreat program in Vermont. They created a 6-week yoga program to be able to spread the experience of LoveYourBrain throughout the country. By 2019, LYB hopes to expand its programs to 25 states across the US and around the world
The glassybaby white light fund recently donated $10,000 to Love Your Brain retreat program. Our funding is helping make the expansion of LoveYourBrain's Retreat program possible in 2018-19.
Growth from one annual retreat to four in the coming year will provide 150 people affected by traumatic brain injury to cultivate the resilient mindset, physical capability, and support system essential to one’s health and happiness.