Did you know brain injury affects more people in Canada between the ages of 14-45 than the combined effects of HIV, MS and cancer!!! It is Canada's number one killer and disabler in this age group, yet it is so unknown! Recovery can be a long road.

#loveyourbrainNL is a brain health, awareness and fundraising campaign NLBIA started for Brain Injury Awareness Month of June 2016. It is inspired by LoveYourBrain Foundation started by Olympic Hopeful Kevin Pearce who has found that Yoga and mindful practices have helped him find his new normal with a life forever changed by a brain injury. It is pretty awesome that science agrees with the benefits of mindful practices they promote!

Whether you are recovering from a brain injury or just interested in the neurological improvements one can achieve connecting use of both mind and body, #loveyourbrainNL is for everyone!

Yoga studios and instructors are encouraged to register a donation based class or more during the month of June to promote Brain Injury Awareness. We will advertise your studio and a portion of all proceeds will go to similar adaptive programs for those with Brain Injuries.

Everyone is welcome to check out our list of June Events and find a brain healthy way to help support survivors and their caregivers in this province. Keep an eye out for our free outdoor Brain Injury Awareness Month Launch and the opportunity to host a donation based introductory mindfulness or yoga session at your work place. Email nlbia2011@gmail.com for details, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.