Five Orange County elected officials arrested at Monday protest
Healing with Yoga
CHAPEL HILL — A Carrboro alderwoman hopes five Orange County officials’ arrests at the General Assembly this week encourages other local government leaders to take a stand.
“I would love for other elected officials across the state to be inspired to speak out about how business is being run in Raleigh and about some of the bills that have been put forward,” Alderwoman Michelle Johnson said Tuesday.
Getting to Know Michelle Johnson
In January, Michelle Johnson found herself in an unlikely place – in Kenya, crossing a stream that reeked of raw sewage and trash, to join villagers convening in an open field to participate in a yoga class.
Two years prior to this moment, Johnson, a member of the Carrboro Board of Aldermen, had seen a three-minute video sent out by Lori Burgwyn of Franklin Street Yoga that convinced her to go to Africa and become an ambassador for the Africa Yoga Project.
I first met Michelle Johnson at a vinyasa teacher training intensive last November in Savannah GA. During this training I had the opportunity to work with Michelle in small groups and in a one-on-one teaching scenario. When I think back to my time in training with Michelle one word continues to flood my mind, strength.