What are the details?

Location:

 Bend Yoga, 808 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Dates:  

Friday, February 12th at 7pm: screening of The Crash Reel documentary with Kevin Pearce and the LYB Team

Level 1: Saturday, February 13th, 9am - 5pm (2 hour lunch break)

Level 2: Sunday, February 14th, 10am - 12pm -- for teachers interested in becoming certified by LYB to teach in our program.

 

Application deadline extended to January 30 - Only a couple spots remaining

$100 non-refundable deposit due by January 30th


What to expect?

Level 1

  • Opportunity to watch The Crash Reel documentary and learn about the role of being a caregiver from Adam Pearce and Janna Leyde

  • LoveYourBrain Yoga & Meditation Teacher Training Manual

  • Hands-on experience learning gentle yoga modifications, effective sequencing, and fundamental teaching tips to meet the unique needs of this population

  • Learn meditation practices and pranayama techniques to focus the mind and calm the nervous system

  • Insight into neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, the impact of TBI on the individual and family, and how neuroplasticity influences healing

  • Connections to the broader LoveYourBrain community and movement to shift the culture around TBI recovery and brain health

  • Tools and awareness to exercise more compassionate yoga teaching

 

Cost: $250 and agreeing to host a donation-based class during our fundraiser, MindfulMarch, during Brain Injury Awareness Month. 100% of funds raised go directly to LoveYourBrain’s programs.


Level 2

This optional workshop is required for any teacher interested in becoming certified by LYB to teach in our program (you must also attend the Level 1 training).

  • The LoveYourBrain Fundamentals Curriculum: For yoga teachers who want to delve further into LoveYourBrain’s approach and learn our specific 6 week introductory curriculum for TBI survivors and their caregivers. This unique curriculum incorporates TBI-focused yoga and meditation best practices, class themes to foster resilience and compassion, and conversation facilitation skills to support TBI survivors to discuss their healing through yoga and meditation.

  • Each class is designed around a theme that is informed by one of the ten key factors for cultivating resilience.

  • Drawing on the skills learned in Saturday’s workshops, you will also learn fundamental conversation facilitation skills to support TBI survivors to discuss their healing through yoga and meditation.

  • You will have the opportunity to both practice and teach parts of the curriculum to make the experience as applied as possible.  

  • Additional requirements to obtain LYB certification include watching The Crash Reel, reading Traumatic Head Injury: Cause, Consequence, and Challenge (aka “The Red Book”), and completing an assessment.
     

Cost:  An additional $50