Lotus Yoga has partnered with the LoveYourBrain (LYB) Foundation to offer yoga to people who have experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and their caregivers. LYB was launched by the family of Kevin Pearce, a professional snowboarder who suffered a near fatal traumatic brain injury while training for the 2010 winter Olympics. Kevin’s remarkable resilience was documented and transformed into the award winning HBO Documentary, “The Crash Reel,” which brought light to the experience of traumatic brain injuries. Kevin and his family experienced first hand the potential for healing and resilience yoga and mindfulness offer.
Join us on 3/29 at 6p at Lotus Yoga for a community screening of The Crash Reel. Lotus Yoga’s Trisha Meili, a long-time yoga practitioner, TBI survivor, author and community advocate will be presenting at this event to share her experience of healing through the power of community support, yoga and mindfulness.
Special thanks to our friends at lululemon for partnering with us to make this event happen!
Trisha Meili sustained a traumatic brain injury in April 1989 when she went for a run in NYC’s Central Park and was beaten, raped and left for dead. Her story is about the capacity of the human body, mind and spirit to heal. It is a story of hope and possibility.
Trisha is deeply grateful for all the support she has received over the past 30 years. To Trisha, that support, which continues to this day, is crucial to her healing process.
A place Trisha found support was in her yoga studio. Her practice has provided a safe place for her to explore living inside a new body and new mind each time she arrives at the mat. Trisha loves the confidence her practice gives her and is amazed at how her practice continues to progress.
For Trisha, yoga has become not only a physical practice that has helped continue her recovery, but also a spiritual practice that helps her stay centered, grounded and at peace amidst the stresses of living as a brain injury and rape survivor. She tells us, “Yoga allows me to continue to learn, grow and heal both on and off the mat.” For this she is grateful.