LoveYourBrain OTTAWA

It's official ... LoveYourBrain has arrived in Canada! 

Yoga & Meditation have the potential to empower and transform the well-being of those living with concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

LoveYourBrain Ottawa is a FREE Yoga & Meditation series at PranaShanti Yoga Centre for people living with concussion and brain injury. This program includes:

  • A 6-week series: one (1) 90-min class per week; each class is a combination of yoga, meditation/ mindfulness/breathing exercises, and guided discussion specifically designed for the brain injury community (see eligibility criteria below), as well as
  • Access to LYB-friendly drop-in classes for $5 upon completion of the series

Please click here for more information about the LYB yoga & meditation program (short 1-pager, including program details and eligibility criteria).

6-WEEK yoga & Meditation SERIES?

1. Visit and confirm that the date & time the next 6-week series will be offered works with your schedule. All 6 classes are mandatory, including the first class:

Our next 6-week Series will be offered from:

Tuesday, August 8 - Tuesday, September, 12 

Note: Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis. At the present time, demand is quite high, but please rest assured we are doing everything we can to offer this program as often as possible, and improve the registration process. _/\_

2. Sign-up for the PRE-REGISTRATION waitlist
When registration opens, everyone on this waitlist will receive an email from LoveYourBrain directly with instructions on how to register. This email goes out approximately 2-3 weeks before the Series begins; this date is published on the LYB website noted above.

Please check your schedule to ensure: you can attend all 6 classes in their entirety, you meet the eligibility criteria (see above).

3. Upon REGISTERING in the program, if you have secured a spot in the 6-week Series, you will receive an email from LoveYourBrain including next steps to help you prepare for the classes.

4. Please bear with us! Until we can catch-up with initial demand (the Series are filling in less than an hour), please make sure you sign-up for the pre-registration waitlist and act quickly when you receive the official registration email from LoveYourBrain.

You will remain on this waitlist until you have fully registered and been enrolled in the 6-week Series, so there is no need to sign-up for the waitlist again.

Lyb Ottawa Mailing List

If you would like to be added to the LYBOttawa mailing list please send an email with subject the "LoveYourBrain" via and indicate your interest (e.g. to participate in the 6-week program, to be a LYBO yoga teacher, to volunteer, and/or donate funds or prizes to raffle at our fundraisers), or simply to be kept in the loop on LoveYourBrain Ottawa related events and activities.


To cultivate a sustainable, high quality AND free program, we will be seeking out creative ways and generous souls to invest in this much needed community offering. 

Possibilities include:: Financial sponsorship, as well as donation of prizes for raffles/silent auctions, food or drink for fundraising events, event venue/space, as well as partnerships, and volunteers to help at events.

Please reach out if you are interested supporting LoveYourBrain in any of the above capacities.

LYB Yoga Community FundraiseR

Our first LoveYourBrain Community Fundraiser was held on Sat. April 1, 6:30 - 9:00pm at PranaShanti and SOLD OUT in record time. Thank you for all your support!

The event was an evening of inspiring, uplifting, body, brain, heart & soul nourishing: a 75-minute FLOW/YIN/Meditation class, amazing prizes, raffles/silent auction, sips n snacks, lots of love and community connection.

Donation = $40 per person

Thank you to our partners, supporters, and generous donations from:

Saje Natural Wellness
PranaShanti Yoga Centre
Seekers Centre
HalfMoon Yoga
Pure Yoga
Origin Trade
City of OM
JetBlack Hair & Studio
Hampton Wellness Centre
Life Therapies
Nathalie Beaupre - Forensic Healer
Goldfly Co.
Kate Rykman Artist
The Ten Spot

Every single participant walked away with a yoga mat ("THE MAT") from lululemon, and the first 40 to arrive received gift bags filled with Brain-Loving essential oils from Saje Natural Wellness. We are so blessed by the support of these two incredible organizations and teams.

50% of your donation went directly to LoveYourBrain, and 50% went to the LYB Ottawa team to help establish the program, ensure it is sustainable, and that we can attract/pay the highest quality teachers. 

Community Launch | FRI. OCT 6

Save the date:: Friday, October 6, 2017 | 6:00pm

Connection, eats & drinks; partial screening of The Crash Reel documentary; learn about the LoveYourBrain program and why yoga + meditation are at the core; presentation from Kevin Pearce; Q&A panel with the LYB team; guided Meditation; Silent Auction; and more. 

We will also be the first Canadian LYB Yoga Teacher Training at PranaShanti that weekend. More details will be available soon!

If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact me

LYB Yoga Teacher Training (YTT)

We are thrilled to announce that we are hosting the first LYB Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) in Canada, at PranaShanti October 6, 7, 8

Registration is NOW OPEN! Approximately 10 spots left!

Please visit the LYB website here for hours, investment, additional details, as well as the link to register::

Space is limited, so clear those calendars, make the investment, and we'll see you in October!!

What is LoveYourBrain?

{more coming soon}

For more information, please visit 

LYB Ottawa 6-week series::

If you have sustained a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) and would like to participate in the 6-week Yoga & Meditation series, please join the official waitlist on the LoveYourBrain website.

The third series will run::

August 8 - September 12, 2017
Every Tuesday, for 6 weeks
PranaShanti Yoga Centre
2:00pm - 3:30pm

We are in the process of confirming our 4th series to begin mid-to-late September as well. Stay tuned!

Upon being added to the waitlist, you will receive an email from LYB as soon as registration is open. Until we get ahead of demand, registration is on a first-come first-serve basis. 

Please check your schedule, eligibility criteria, and register as soon as you receive the email. 

xo k