Be Inspirational- alone we can do little but together we can do so much
Over 3 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
occur in the US and Canada each year
That’s one every 11 seconds
The LoveYourBrain Foundation is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury and raises awareness about the importance of brain health.
A global campaign to raise awareness and funding for traumatic brain injury. Pure has fundraised for Love Your Brain since 2018. This Year Pure will continue to raise money and hope we can raise more money then we ever had before.
Who is Love Your Brain?
On December 31st, 2009, professional snowboarder Kevin Pearce sustained a life-threatening traumatic brain injury (TBI) before the 2010 Vancouver winter Olympics. What followed was a remarkable healing journey, captured in the ‘The Crash Reel,’ a film by Lucy Walker. This film brought to light the prevalence and complexity of TBI around the world. In meeting millions of people on the film’s global tour, Kevin and his brother Adam began to realize that while each person’s injury and story are unique, the pathway to healing is dependent on community and resilience.
Why community? From the immediate aftermath of Kevin’s accident, he and his family felt the outpouring of love and support that comes from a community of friends and fans spread across the globe. His community was there at every step of his journey toward healing and through his own transformation.
Why resilience? Because TBI can be a lifelong experience, for both the person affected and their caregiver(s). Kevin and Adam discovered firsthand how cultivating resilience was a necessary catalyst to moving forward.
But along the way, Kevin and Adam also discovered that for many people, community and resilience aren’t easily accessible. Isolation, lack of purpose, and stigmatization are common threats to healing after a TBI. Together, with the lived experience of TBI and caregiving for someone with TBI, they wanted to provide the tools and resources they’d discovered to those who need them: the millions who experience a TBI each year.
And that’s when LoveYourBrain was born.
In 2014, LoveYourBrain began as a question: how can we help people build community and cultivate resilience? And since then, we’ve created and provided free and accessible programs for people affected by TBI.
Our programs are intentionally designed around what Kevin discovered in his own healing journey: that yoga and mindfulness can be powerful tools for self empowerment and finding the resilience that exists within us all.
Our programs are developed to address and support the ‘whole person’ challenges that arise, not only for those with TBI but for the caregivers who play an essential role in healing.
And our programs are building communities of support, resources, and compassion all across North America.
Today, we’re the leading organization providing holistic support to the TBI community. We’re a thriving nonprofit rapidly growing across the US and Canada. We’re a partner to world-renowned hospitals and community yoga studios in 60+ locations. We’re a small and mighty team that values inclusive community, growth, and resilience. It’s why more than 50% of our team has their own lived experience with TBI.
At LoveYourBrain, we believe everyone in the TBI community deserves to access their resilience, embrace who they are now, and reach their full potential. For More Information on Love Your Brain visit their website HERE
Are You Ready to be Inspirational and Join us in Fundraising!
Sign Up For One of These Fundraising Classes
Please Sign Up in Advance so we can ensure enough food and drinks for everyone
Love Your Brain Mantra, Meditation, and Gentle Movement Monthly Donation Classes on February 27 and March 27 at Noon with Maura
Join Maura Fields for our Monthly Mantra, Meditation, and Gentle Movement Class. Maura will guide you through beautiful sanskrit mantras, explaining them and allowing you to experience their power through practice which can be incorporated into your daily practice! A mediation will be incorporate into the practice along with gentle movement.
No prior knowledge or meditation experience necessary – all levels and beginners welcome!
Sunday Virtual Meditations for Love Your Brain on March 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 7 PM with Liv
Join Olivia virtually to start the week by resetting with a guided meditation for Love Your Brain. Olivia interns for LYB and continues to support the Non-profit. This is Virtual on Zoom. Participants will receive a text with meeting ID and Password
Mind Body Yoga Practice with Live In Studio and Virtual paired with TBI educational Talk with Dr. Marc Kesselhaut Virtually on March 11 at 5 PM
Join Dr. Marc Kesselhaut for an information session on TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) followed by a mind body yoga practice with Olivia Kesselhaut who interns for Love Your Brain. This class is open to everyone with a suggest donation of $20. virtual session held on zoom
Donation Suggestion $20
Full Moon Workshop on March 18 at 6:30 PM with Ashley
Channel the vibrant and healing energy of the Full Moon through yoga, wisdom teachings, personal reflections, and more. In each workshop, we invite in mindful movement and reflection to help us release what is no longer serving us and tap into spontaneous, optimistic and adventurous side. This moon is to welcome the change of the season ahead. We will begin with an overview of the lunar cycle and the meaning behind this full moon and meaning of the changes of the season. We will then move into gentle movement and yin passive holds to tap into your intentions and absorb the connection of mind, body, and spirit soul. Class will end with a guided meditation. Donation $20
Yin Yoga on April 1 at 6:30 PM with Christine
Replenish, revive, balance and restore through long-held, deeply relaxing “stretching” poses that open and energize the energy pathways of the body as you quietly activate and gather your prana—your life force. This class is donation based for Love Your Brain Fundraiser.
join Love Your Your Brain Meditation Challenge and benefit from mindfulness, loving kindness, and yoga nidra practices that support sleep, stress relief, self-compassion, attention skills, anxiety and more. You’ll receive a meditation by email each day of your Challenge, starting March 1st.