Kyla Pearce, MPH, PhD candidate, RYT 200, is director of program design and evaluation for the LoveYourBrain (LYB) yoga program.
As a yoga teacher and researcher, she has blended her knowledge and skills to develop a traumatic brain injury (TBI) focused yoga curriculum that integrates meditation, gentle yoga, and facilitated discussion for the LYB Foundation. This curriculum is being offered in yoga studios located in seven states across the United States in an effort to make yoga more accessible to the TBI community. To prepare yoga teachers to deliver this curriculum and to understand how to tailor yoga and meditation for TBI, Pearce leads teacher training workshops, which have reached nearly 200 yoga teachers and clinicians to date.
Kyla Pearce is currently pursuing her doctorate degree with research interests in the application of yoga and meditation for community-based rehabilitation for TBI and other neurological disorders.