Aria Club hosts a yoga class to benefit the LoveYourBrain Foundation
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What: A Yoga with Essential Oils Experience, benefitting LoveYourBrain Foundation.
When: 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday, March 26.
Where: Aria Athletic Club & Spa, Vail Cascade Condominiums, 1300 Westhaven Drive, Vail.
Cost: $20 suggested donation.
More information: Call 970-476-7400, or visit http://www.ariafitnessclub.com.
VAIL — March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Bronson Killpack, a brain injury survivor turned yoga teacher, will share his experience and bring awareness to the cause by teaching A Yoga with Essential Oils Experience to benefit LoveYourBrain Foundation at Aria Athletic Club & Spa in Vail on Saturday.
Killpack will teach a yoga class focusing on the breath while slowly moving through a vinyasa practice. Paying attention to where you are in the moment, via alignment, thought and the aroma of therapeutic-grade essential oils will help enhance, energize and invigorate the senses aromatically, topically and internally. Bronson will leave a little time for Q-and-A at the end of class for any questions regarding traumatic brain injuries or the LoveYourBrain Foundation.
This yoga class is open to all community members and accessible to all levels of yoga practitioners. A suggested donation of $20 will benefit the LoveYourBrain Foundation.
Bronson found yoga and essential oils after a skateboarding accident that nearly took his life. He ended up having five brain surgeries total; the last three were reconstructing his skull and replacing the bone with a prosthetic polymer plate.
Bronson had to learn how to walk and talk again, while gaining an abundance of gratitude for the power of breath. It all eventually lead him to the yoga mat, yoking, learning, growing and, for the past three years, teaching others to find themselves on their mats, too.
“I’ve always had an issue with being told what I can and can’t do, so using that energy, along with my yoga practice and essential oils, I overcame many of the biggest obstacles,” he said.
“With an abundance of love from friends, family, yoga and essential oils, I found a light in a time of darkness. Through this life-changing event, as chaotic as it was, I found myself at peace and ignited with the desire to spread the knowledge and love that I have received.”
About the foundation
The LoveYourBrain Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by brain injury. It’s a growing family of likeminded individuals who believe that the brain is our most important piece of equipment. Their message — love your brain — embodies a positive approach to brain-injury prevention, recovery and brain health.
Brothers Kevin Pearce and Adam Pearce established the LoveYourBrain Foundation in 2014, marking four years since Kevin Pearce suffered a near-fatal traumatic brain injury while training for the halfpipe competition at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Kevin Pearce’s road to recovery has inspired millions through the HBO documentary “The Crash Reel,” his speaking engagements and, now, through the programs pioneered by the LoveYourBrain Foundation. The Foundation develops products and experiences that optimize brain health.
“Through the themes of connect and educate and empower, we are building a community that supports you and those you care about to love your brain,” Kevin Pearce said. “By helping people protect and nourish the brain, we believe our efforts will lead to a healthy, happier world.”