LoveYourBrain OTTAWA

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

LoveYourBrain Ottawa is a FREE Yoga, Meditation & Guided Discussion series at PranaShanti Yoga Centre for people living with Concussion / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). We offer the LYB Ottawa program eight (8) times per year, approximately every 6 weeks.

Yoga, Meditation, Education & Connection have the potential to empower and transform the well-being of those living with concussion and TBI. 

THE LYB 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 or FAQs), as well as
  • Access to LYB-friendly drop-in classes for $5 upon completion of the series

IS THE LYB YOGA PROGAM RIGHT FOR ME?

Please visit the LYB Yoga page for more information about the 6-week Series, and to help you decide if this program is the right fit for you right now.

Click here for a short 1-pager, including some program details and eligibility criteria for the 6-week Series).

You can also check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

LYB Ottawa 6-week series::
WAITLIST NOW OPEN

If you have sustained a Concussion or TBI and would like to participate in the 6-week Yoga & Meditation series, please join the official waitlist here.

HOW DOES THE WAITLIST & REGISTRATION PROCESS WORK?

Step 1: Get on the waitlist*, by completing the online form here:
http://www.loveyourbrain.com/lyb-yoga-ontario/

Step 2: What happens once I'm on the waitlist?

A few weeks prior to each Series, LYB will send out an email to everyone on the waitlist with the dates/times of the next Series - inviting you to sign-up, by completing the full online Registration form.

Registration into the Series is on a first come, first serve basis.

You will remain on the waitlist if you do not register or the series fills, as we cap each Series at 13 students.

Step 3: How can I be prepared / increase my chances of getting into the next Series?

If you visit this page, LYB will post the date that the next Registration email will go out, as well as the dates/times of the next series.

This will help you plan your schedule accordingly, or ask a friend/family member to help you with the online Registration form.

Please Note:
We are working with our Partner Studio, PranaShanti Yoga Centre, LoveYourBrain, and the Ottawa community to raise love, support, and funds to offer this program as frequently as possible. 

By signing up for the waitlist, you are helping to reinforce the interest and demand!

Please reach out with any feedback, questions, or support to ensure a long and incredible future for this program in Ottawa!

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE
6-WEEK LYB PROGRAM?

1. Visit loveyourbrain.com/lyb-yoga-ontario to get your name on the waitlist, by completing a brief online pre-Registration Form.

2. When REGISTRATION for the next 6-week Series opens, LoveYourBrain will send an email to everyone on the waitlist, with an invitation to register + dates/times of the next Series to ensure that you are able to attend all 6 classes + a link to complete the full online Registration Form.

Upon receiving the email, please ensure that you:

a) check that the dates/times of the Series works with your schedule and you can attend all 6 classes in their entirety (all 6 classes are mandatory, including the first class), and

b) you meet the eligibility criteria (see above)

Registration is on a first-come, first serve basis.

Please note, demand is quite high, but rest assured we are doing everything we can to offer this program as frequently as possible. Thank you for your patience! 

Please note: If you do not register, or the Series fills before you are able, you will remain on the waitlist. 

3. Once you have been officially confirmed and registered in the 6-week Series, you will receive an email from LoveYourBrain including next steps to help you prepare for the classes.

Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before class your first week to sign-in at PranaShanti, connect with the LYB teacher & assistant, and to get comfortable/settled into the yoga room at the studio.

COMMON QUESTIONS

What if I can't attend the Series that I'm invited to register for (e.g. dates/time doesn't work with my schedule)?

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

Is the 6-week series a Restorative yoga class?

No. The LoveYourBrain program includes meditation, pranayama (breathing practices), mindfulness, gentle yoga, and a guided discussion. 

Every student is supported, encouraged and empowered to come as they are, and listen to their body, taking whatever they need from class each week. Students are encouraged to speak with the teachers before classes (or even between classes) about how to best tailor the class to their needs. 

Note: The 6-week series is designed specifically for the brain injury community and the yoga practice is designed to be progressive, building upon the sequence week-to-week, which includes strength building and balance poses, as well as mobility and relaxation poses.

For more information about the program, please visit: http://www.loveyourbrain.com/yoga/practice

Lyb Ottawa Mailing List

If you would like to be added to the LYB Ottawa mailing list please send an email with subject the "LoveYourBrain" via katedurie.com/contact 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.
 

Community Launch & FUNDRAISER | FRI. OCT 6

It's official ... Kevin PearceAdam PearceKyla Pearce and team will be arriving in Ottawa to celebrate the launch of LoveYourBrain in Canada!!

Please come out & support an unprecedented, first-of-its-kind offering for the brain injury community {& a mega dream come true}. 

Friday, October 6, 2017, at Makerspace North

Tickets
https://loveyourbrain-ottawa.eventbrite.com

FB Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/489576588052728/

PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!

4:30PM-5:45PM: Yoga
LoveYourBrain Friendly Yoga & Meditation Class

6:30PM-9PM: Gather, Share, Connect
Light bites and beverages
Hear from Kevin Pearce and the LoveYourBrain team
Screening of The Crash Reel
Q&A
...and so. much. more.

Expect to connect with new friends & old, learn about yoga as a healing modality, and leave the evening feeling empowered.

Come for YOGA + EVENING PROGRAM, or just the evening program. See Eventbrite for ticket breakdown options. 

Proceeds from this event will support the brain injury community in Ottawa through the LoveYourBrain Yoga program at PranaShanti Yoga Centre.

Our generous supporters & sponsors include:

URBAN JUICE PRESS
Strawberry Blonde Bakery
Pure Kitchen Ottawa
Culture Kombucha
Buchipop
Makerspace North
PranaShanti Yoga Centre

lululemon lululemon Ottawa
Rob Little, Photography
Hannah McClenaghan, MC

+ ... and an epic team of wholehearted volunteers. _/\_

If you would like to volunteer, sponsor, or simply receive more information about this event, please contact me
 

FUNDRAISING:: HELP MAKE THIS A SUSTAINABLE REALITY

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

Please donate generously! To keep the LYB Ottawa program running at it's current size, we need to raise $10,000 annually. 

In addition to fundraising events & possibilities below, you can also donate online:  https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/1291921

Other possibilities include::
Sponsorship, 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 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 FULL.
Thank you to everyone who applied & expressed interest in this program. We hope this is the beginning of many more trainings in Canada.

Please visit the LYB website here for hours, investment, additional details, or other locations that the LYB YTT will be offered::
http://www.loveyourbrain.com/yoga/train
 

What is LoveYourBrain?

For more information, please visit http://www.loveyourbrain.com/ 
 

xo k