About Brain Injury

  • Build strength
  • Create more self-empowerment
  • Learn to adapt to change
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Regain balance
  • Support resilience

Somatic yoga therapy is supportive, holistic way for people living with brain injury to discover their inner abilities to learn, grow, heal and thrive.

Over 3 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur in the US and Canada each year. That’s one every 11 seconds. There are also many other types of brain injury, which are in the category of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). These include things like strokes, concussions, or aneurysms.

The effects of brain injuries are far-reaching from the patient to their caregivers to friends and communities like churches and social groups. For many individuals living with brain injury, isolation, a lack of purpose, and stigmatization are barriers to healing. Somatic yoga therapy supports all of these aspects of healing, as well as physical challenges.

My training for teaching yoga to brain injury patients was with Love Your Brain Foundation. That training program informs my somatic yoga therapy practice.

Research studies evaluating Love Your Brain yoga have shown these % of participants reporting:

  • 77% improved quality of life
  • 61% increased resilience and cognition
  • 67% enhanced positive affect

Read more about research demonstrating the positive effects of yoga and meditation for those living with brain injury.

Ready to get started?

We can begin working together when your doctor clears you for movement. If you and/or your caregiver would like to have an initial conversation, schedule a free 30-minute phone consultation.

Or, if you’re ready, schedule your appointment, either in person in my Saint Paul studio or as a virtual visit. Please email a note from your doctor to yoga@elenbahr.com at the time you make your appointment.

I look forward to working with you!