Kevin Pearce is a world class, professional snowboarder. He was training to compete in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics when he suffered a fall that changed his life forever.
Kevin sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and it stopped him from competing in snowboarding again.
With the help of his family, Kevin decided to use his TBI as a source of inspiration, education and awareness to others suffering from the same injury. While he was recovering, he realized there were very few programs for people living with TBI. This inspired the creation of LoveYourBrain.
LoveYourBrain is a non-profit organization aiming to improve the lives of those living with a brain injury. This organization works to connect, educate and empower people to live a life with optimal brain-health, regardless of injury. Kevin says “there’s nothing more important then your brain and you need to love it!” He found yoga to be a therapeutic practice which helped instill peace and hope during his recovery. The poses and techniques in the LoveYourBrain yoga classes are used specifically for those with TBI. Kevin and the LoveYourBrain foundation are working hard to spread the word about the program in hopes that more yoga and mindfulness programs will be used to help people with TBIs.
Kevin had previously created a life as a snowboarder, but this lifestyle changed after his fall. Today he is happy and able to live an awesome special life!
“Pain is inevitable but suffering is a choice.” -Kevin Pearce