10/31/2013 10:00 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Yoga a powerful mental health aid

Linda Malone is now channelling the sadness of her brother's death by suicide into the Blu Matter Project, a non-profit program promoting mindfulness and peace on the yoga mat to lift people out of depression.

Malone's initiative is partnering with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and offering yoga classes to referrals, reports CBC's Nil Koksal.