Attend a LoveYourBrain Training

Whether you realize it or not, you know someone who has been affected by brain injury. We’ve trained over 700 yoga teachers, clinicians, and yoga practitioners with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make yoga and meditation more accessible to the brain injury community.

loveyourbrain yoga for traumatic brain injury - Level 1

This comprehensive, 18-hour, in-person training is designed for yoga teachers, health professionals, yoga practitioners, people with brain injury, and caregivers looking for practical tools and skills to make yoga, meditation, and pranayama accessible for people with traumatic brain injury, including concussion. It’s also for yoga teachers who want to be certified to teach in the LoveYourBrain Yoga program and deliver our research-backed, six-week curriculum to their local brain injury community through partnerships with LoveYourBrain Affiliate Yoga Studios across North America.

 
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"Besides the neuroanatomy & physiology, tailoring asanas, meditation, and pranayama, teaching techniques and facilitating the group discussion which were all super useful, I found that the emphasis on inclusion, compassion, and community extremely valuable and inspiring. I also think it was indescribably valuable to have the combination of yoga teachers, clinicians, caregivers and people affected by TBI all sharing perspectives and experiences. That really made for an unique and very sustainable source of knowledge, education and inspiration. And how you as teachers lovingly set the atmosphere of inclusion by welcoming all perspectives as equally important and valuable was a profound learning experience for me." Elizabeth H., Yoga Teacher

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LOVEYOURBRAIN YOGA and meditation FOR BRAIN INJURY online training

This 7-hour online training filmed with Yoga International is designed for anyone interested in learning about how the brain operates, what happens when it’s injured, and how yoga and meditation can be used for healing. We dive into common types of acquired brain injury, including TBI, stroke, hypoxia/anoxia, tumor, and share practical tools for adapting yoga and meditation to meet the unique needs of these populations. (This training does not certify yoga teachers to teach in the LoveYourBrain Yoga program. You must take our Level 1 training to be certified).

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LoveYourBrain Yoga for traumatic brain injury - Level 2 (coming soon)

This comprehensive, 20-hour, in-person training is designed for yoga teachers, health professionals, and practitioners who have completed our Level 1 training (or with special permission) and are looking to deepen and expand their knowledge and skills in accessible yoga, meditation, and pranayama for people with traumatic brain injury, including concussion.

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loveyourbrain yoga for health professionals

This comprehensive, 18-hour, in-person training is specifically designed for health professionals working in inpatient to post-acute brain injury services for patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other forms of ABI who want to integrate yoga-based tools into their clinical practice. We dive into a wide array of adaptive yoga, meditation, and pranayama techniques to accommodate a broad range of brain injury symptoms and severity levels.

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“This training provided me with a fresh perspective regarding the benefits and uses of yoga as a therapeutic tool. The training brought to light subtle changes I could make in my communication approach when speaking with clients and caregivers to support a more encouraging and supportive therapeutic environment.”

Rennie Saltzman, PT, DPT, Director of Physical Therapy, Pediatric Services, Easter Seals

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what can i expect?

Learn more about the teaching team here. Our trainings cover a range of topics, but typically include:

  • Hands-on experience learning gentle and chair-based 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

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

  • Learn the LYB 6-week FUNdamentals series, which incorporates TBI-focused yoga and meditation best practices, class themes to foster resilience and compassion, and facilitated discussion

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

  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of research evaluating the feasibility and impact of yoga and meditation for TBI rehabilitation

  • Learn the science of yoga nidra and how it can be applied to the TBI population to address sleep and mental health concerns

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"Thank you so much for this amazing weekend! I have never been in such an empowering, compassionate, and supportive environment. There was so much love and curiosity in that room. I am still blown away and processing the whole thing. I could go on and on and on about how validating and beneficial the content was. As someone who has been practicing yoga with TBI for many years your modifications and queuing hit the nail on the head over and over again! As you know the healing process from TBI can be an isolating experience but over the past couple months I've been at a point in my healing where I’ve been searching for people to connect with in person. I don't know why it took me my surprise but I wasn't expecting this weekend to be an answer to those prayers. I am so grateful for all the new friends I made. Also I am so grateful that I was able to just do what I could this weekend and truly love and respect my brain!"           

Katie Probst, Yoga Teacher and member of the TBI community

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“I am so impressed; not just by the wealth of knowledge shared with us, but also by the community vibe built around the program. The training was truly a life-changing experience for me. I left feeling completely inspired and so eager to share the LoveYourBrain mission with the world.”

Amber Chesbrough, Yoga Teacher