Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado

Adult Classes and Workshops

We are proud to offer a variety of classes and workshops to survivors of brain injury throughout the state of Colorado.  All classes and workshops are FREE; however, registration is required.  Please contact Michael with any questions at 720-907-1455 or Michael@BIAColorado.org.

1 – Central Mountain Region

2 – Denver Metro Region

Self Advocacy for Independent Life (SAIL) – Denver Metro

The Self Advocacy for Independent Life (SAIL) program aims to empower  individuals with the beliefs, knowledge, and skills to advocate for their needs and  wishes after BI. SAIL was developed for both individuals living with brain  injury (BI) who advocate for themselves, and family members who  advocate for/with them. This offering of the class is tailored to the Denver Metro and surrounding areas to provide a more personalized experience. (See map above to see what region you belong in)

Date and Time:

TBD

Location:

In-person at the BIAC office

Virtual Sessions using Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link.

Information and Registration

3 – Northern Region

Self Advocacy for Independent Life (SAIL) – Northern CO

The Self Advocacy for Independent Life (SAIL) program aims to empower  individuals with the beliefs, knowledge, and skills to advocate for their needs and  wishes after BI. SAIL was developed for both individuals living with brain  injury (BI) who advocate for themselves, and family members who  advocate for/with them. This offering of the class is tailored to the northern region of the state and surrounding areas to provide a more personalized experience. (See map above to see what region you belong in)

Date and Time:

TBD

Location:

Virtual Sessions using Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link.

Information and Registration

4 – Southern Region

5 – Western Slope Region

1-5 – Statewide

Adaptive Yoga

This specialized yoga class is adapted specifically for adults living with a brain injury in northern Colorado. Props such as chairs, bolsters, blankets, blocks, and fit balls are used to support the stability, safety, and comfort of each participant. Each class will provide the experience of various breathing techniques, mindful movement that includes both strengthening and stretching exercises, and relaxation techniques.

Date and Time:

6 week session February 1st – March 8th

Wednesdays at 9:00am

Location:

Virtual Sessions using Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link.

Information and Registration

Adults Living with a Pediatric Brain Injury

This group is designed for individuals over the age of 25 who have a history of head injury or injuries that
occurred before the age of 25. Family members are also welcome to attend. In this 8-week educational and discussion group we will explore the ways that head injuries affect us, the
hidden long-term impacts and strategies for addressing these impacts in our present lives, and develop
awareness for self-advocacy.

Date and Time:
Every other Thursday from November 17, 2022 – March 9th 2023 (no class December 29th)

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location:

In person:

Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO  80302

Virtual: Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link.

Information and Registration

Art Class

Art class is for adults living with brain injury to make art together with a clear prompt and great instruction from our facilitator. During the class there will be quiet time to make art at home while connected virtually, and to share what you are working on if you would like to. Basic art kits will be sent to registrants if needed..

Date and Time: 
2nd Tuesday of each month
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location:

In person: BIAC office 1325 S. Colorado Blvd. B300 Denver CO 80222

Virtual Sessions using Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link

*Virtual session is a pilot and we hope to be able to provide this possibility for this class

Information and Registration

 

Grief and Loss Group

This group will provide a supportive and healing environment for survivors of brain injury to move through their grief and loss towards and active engagement in life.

Date and Time: 
2nd Wednesday of each month
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:

In person: BIAC office 1325 S. Colorado Blvd. B300 Denver CO 80222

Virtual: Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link.

Information and Registration

 

The Language of Poetry – Virtual 

Join us in an hour of therapeutic writing facilitated by a fellow survivor. Use this time to express yourself, explore , have self-reflection, or just release emotions.

Offered Via Zoom!

*Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link

Date and Time
2nd Monday of the month (starting February 2022)
3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Location
Virtual Sessions using Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link.

Information and Registration

The Mindful Brain – Virtual 

Learn how mindfulness can help promote wellness in body and mind and help cope with the challenges of living with a brain injury or concussion.

Offered Via Zoom!

*Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link

Date and Time
1st Tuesday of the month
10:00 A.M. – 11:10 A.M.

Location
Virtual Sessions using Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link.

Information and Registration

Memory Workshop

Memory expert, Vicki Mizel presents a brain-training system that helps you think faster, excel at tests and public speaking, retain names and data, boost creativity and banish fear of age-related decline.

Date and Time:

8 Session Workshop: Weekly very Thursday, Starting Thursday October 20th, 2022 – December 15th, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m

*No Class on November 24th (Thanksgiving Day)

Location:

In person: BIAC office 1325 S. Colorado Blvd. B300 Denver CO 80222

Virtual: Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link.

Information and Registration

Movement with Music 

This movement involved music therapy class is facilitated by a Board Certified Occupational Therapist who manipulates the elements of music to facilitate therapeutic change through movement.

Date and Time:
Every 4th Thursday of the month
10:15 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.

Location:

In person: BIAC office 1325 S. Colorado Blvd. B300 Denver CO 80222

Virtual: Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link.

Information and Registration

Social Wellness Class

Join Mimi Hayes, author, comedian, and brain-injury survivor for a much needed wellness support group.

Date and Time
3rd Wednesday of the month 
3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Location
Virtual Sessions using Zoom – Please provide email during registration to receive Zoom link.

Information and Registration

 

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