Our Retreat program is designed for adults with TBI and caregivers who are interested in participating in an interactive group setting focused on our core pillars of community, mindfulness, movement, and nutrition to promote personal growth and healing.
Individuals with TBI Eligibility Overview
Sustained a TBI (includes concussion)
Medically stable to participate in in a multi-day, overnight experience
Physically able to walk or use assistive devices for safe mobility and participation in gentle movement and yoga
Cognitively able to follow directions, communicate, and attend to group workshops
Able to regulate intense emotions
Available to attend entire event
Our retreats are a powerful opportunity for the loved ones of individuals with TBI to connect with others and learn about approaches to support their own wellbeing. To achieve this, we offer participants with TBI the opportunity to invite a caregiver to attend with them. Given our peer-support model, siblings and spouses, rather than parents, are best suited to attend.
Would this serve me?
In addition to the eligibility criteria, this experience may be most beneficial for those who are:
Eager to connect with others and contribute to a compassionate community
Interested in learning about and practicing mindful choices that promote wellness
Open to engaging in group discussions
Motivated to carryover lessons from retreat into daily life
What is the cost?
There is no cost to attend our retreats. Participants are responsible for their own travel expenses to and from the retreat, but once there we provide lodging, food, and activities. To enable participants to attend for free, each participant is responsible for fundraising a minimum amount (range can be anywhere between $300-$750 and is determined by size and focus of the retreat). This model enables LoveYourBrain to offer retreats at no cost to the participant and puts the participant in a unique position to help grow the retreat program and pass on their experience to others.
How do I apply?
When we have availability, our application form will be available on our website. Once reviewed, applicants will be contacted for next steps, which may include a video interview. All applicants will be contacted to be informed of our decision. Make sure to sign up for our newsletters and follow us on social media where we will update you with new retreats and availability.
What is a typical daily schedule?
Why is availability limited?
Since 2014, we have hosted a single retreat each year with our partners, Zeno Mountain Farm.
One of the core philosophies of ZMF is that “people are invited back year after year”. It is imperative that we honor this model within this partnership, and will continue to have limited openings for this annual retreat.
As we expand to different locations and partnerships, we will have opportunity to open more spaces to new participants. Our numbers will vary depending on the location and focus of each retreat. We will create as many spaces for participants as possible, while maintaining a group size that allows for us to offer the most meaningful program possible.
Will you host more retreats in the future?
Yes! It is our intention to expand our retreat program. We are interested in offering retreats at more locations, and with different focuses, to make these accessible to more people each year.