New Study Confirms the Many Positive Benefits of Participation in the LoveYourBrain Yoga Series

Local Rehabilitation Center and Studios Collaborate with LoveYourBrain Yoga to Bring Beneficial Series at No-Cost to Brain Injury Survivors and Caregivers

A recent study conducted on the LoveYourBrain Yoga Series confirms the many positive benefits that traumatic brain injury survivors and caregivers gain through participation in the program.

The recent study included 1,563 participants, including individuals from the Lansing area.  Eligible participants included traumatic brain injury survivors and caregivers, ages 15-17, ambulatory, and capable of gentle exercise and group discussion.

The study found significant improvements in resilience, positive affect and well-being, and cognition among the participants. The study concluded that LoveYourBrain is feasible and acceptable and may be an effective mode of community-based rehabilitation for brain injury survivors and caregivers.

Professional snowboarder and Olympian, Kevin Pearce, who suffered a nearly fatal brain injury while training for the 2010 winter Olympics, started LoveYourBrain Yoga. LoveYourBrain’s mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury through programs that build community and foster resilience. LoveYourBrain improves lives, creates community, and optimizes the health of everyone they reach through yoga, meditation, and mindfulness programs.

LoveYourBrain Yoga continues to impact thousands of lives throughout the country and right here in our own community. LoveYourBrain has three Michigan based affiliates, two of those being right in the Lansing region: Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center and Hilltop Yoga.

Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center was the first LoveYourBrain Clinical Affiliate in the nation. Origami offers the FUNdamental Yoga Series at no cost to brain injury survivors and caregivers. The specialized yoga practice targets relaxation, breathing, and strengthening of the body and mind. Following each session, a group discussion focuses on various themes such as mindfulness, resilience, and gratitude. Origami’s sessions are modified to all skill levels.

Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located just outside of Michigan State University’s campus. Origami provides comprehensive rehabilitation for adolescents and adults with neurological dysfunction through their residential, outpatient, and community-based programs. Through their compassionate and innovative services, Origami creates opportunities and transforms lives.

For more information or to sign up for Origami’s LoveYourBrain Yoga Series, call (517) 336-6060 or visit The complete LoveYourBrain Yoga study can be read online here. To register for LoveYourBrain Yoga at a local studio, visit