As I was driving to Bend over the Santiam Pass last year, I was taken by the view. There, just ahead of me, the heavy grey clouds abruptly ended and blue sky began. It looked like God had drawn a line in the sky with Her crayons. It was dramatic. Behind me was darkness and compression. Ahead of me lay the promise of spaciousness, light and breath. This is what it feels like to emerge from depression. We all get the blues from time to time. We all have stories to tell. When we get stuck in our story and let the story get stuck in our bodies, this is depression. It seems strange to say that I am excited about a workshop dealing with depression, but I really am. I am so excited to share with you tools that I use myself. In Yoga Body Mind Skills for Depression, we will learn poses, breath work, and meditations designed to move energy up, out and around our body. We will explore ways to bring our story out of shadow and into the light in order to become more whole beings. James Gordon states on page 1 of his book Unstuck, “I understand depression to be the beginning of an unfolding process of self-awareness, not the grim end of a disease process….depressions’ signs and symptoms can be used as opportunities rather than viewed as catastrophes.” The process is still unfolding for me, but with this understanding of depression I do not have to leave the grey clouds behind. I just have to see where they lead. Are you ready to start your journey? This 8 week series begins on April 2, 7-8:30pm, and lasts thru May 21st. Click here to register!