I am lucky enough to be one of the teachers in on the ground floor of a project that provides #yoga to the patients at Sutter Center for Psychiatry. It has been an enormous challenge and a third eye-opening experience. The #YogaSeedCollective, the non-profit that organizes the outreach effort, is a quietly powerful force in the community, offering classes at the local prisons, drug rehabilitation centers and now at Sutter. Getting involved with this community of hardworking, no-nonsense yogis is one of the best things that has happened to me since arriving in #Sacramento. I feel inexpressible gratitude to them, on my own behalf and on behalf of all the people they serve.
I wrote a short piece about my experience at Sutter, you can read it here in the Yoga Seed’s Outreach update:
Also, I want to say, of my own volition, how impressed I am with Sutter’s facility. The dedication and level of understanding I see every day with the staff is awe inspiring. I recently lost someone in my life to suicide, and while that person was not part of this community, I wonder if his situation would have changed had he access to care like Sutter provides. If you or someone you know is suffering from mental illness, I would strongly urge you to seek help and based on my limited experience, I would not hesitate to recommend SCP. (I have not been paid or am in any way affiliated with Sutter; I am an independent contractor through the Yoga Seed.)
To visit Sutter’s website, vist: http://www.suttermedicalcenter.org/psychiatry
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