The Act of Radical Self Care
Nov
28
to Dec 19

The Act of Radical Self Care

Through this course you will learn to:

  • Create a sustaining self-care practice

  • Affirm the gifts you embody as a healer and empath and create strategies to respond to empathic fatigue.

  • Learn skills from various modalities to keep you centered and grounded.

  • Connect with your intuition. We are in conversation with the Divine all of the time: how to recognize the signs. 

  • Deepen your relationship with your spirit guides.

  • Create rituals for stability in a chaotic world.

  • Develop an intentional practice of setting boundaries.

  • Connect to your heartbreak and making space for grief.

  • Hold space for the collective good: Centering what is in service of the group.

  • Create the counter-story of our resilience and survival.

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Skill in Action Yoga Class and Book Reading
Dec
23
1:00 PM13:00

Skill in Action Yoga Class and Book Reading

The current social context highlights how power and oppression is present in the very air we breathe. Michelle C. Johnson, author of Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just world will lead a thirty minute yoga class followed by a book reading. She will read from her book exploring the intersection of justice and the principles of yoga. Q&A and book signing to follow. 

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Skill in Action Weekend Intensive
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Skill in Action Weekend Intensive

Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Practice of Yoga to Create a Just World

Villager Yoga, Birmingham, AL

February 2nd and 3rd 9:00am-4:00pm

Are you wondering how to stay grounded and centered and respond to the current political and cultural context? Contemplative practices such as yoga and meditation can serve as points of refuge when we feel lost, hopeless and uncertain. Skill in Action, a practice that bridges yoga and justice, will lead you through a transformative two-day workshop focused on contemplative practice, justice and healing. Skill in Action provides experiential embodied activities to wade through emotions, learn our history and challenge the urge to remain complacent. If you are a yogi, healer, or social change agent this workshop is designed for you.

White supremacy’s most effective tool is Divide and Conquer, which causes us to distance from ourselves and others, leaving us split apart both individually and collectively. Dismantling white supremacy requires turning and facing one another. Through the practice of yoga, we can experience a personal transformation that allows us to approach one another with honesty, skill and awareness.In this workshop, we will deepen our understanding of the principles of justice and of yoga, the workings of power and privilege, oppression and identity, suffering and liberation, and loving kindness. In addition, we will discuss what we internalize from living in a white supremacist culture and how these internalizations impact us individually, as people of color, as white people, and as a collective. We will practice asana (postures), meditation, mindfulness, pranayama (breathing), chanting and mantra work as you sharpen goals and visions for your work to change the world. You will also create concrete plans to put your goals into action.

This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion. You will have an hour-long lunch break on Saturday and Sunday.

Sample Agenda:

9:00am Gathering and Centering
9:30am Dharma Talk
10:00 Principles of Justice, Yamas and Niyamas
11:00 Asana Practice
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Analysis about how power moves, power analysis
2:00 Application
3:00 Discussion and Closing

Led by: Michelle Johnson

Investment: $175 limited early-bird

$200 regular

$225 fund-a-friend (if you can afford this option, it will allow more to attend without financial burden)

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Radical Self-Care
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Radical Self-Care

Radical Self-Care

The "self" truly is a reflection of everyone that we interact with; there is no separation and we are inextricably linked. The current cultural context is one that is greatly imbalanced, causing dysfunction, separation, isolation, trauma and harm individually and collectively. Self-Care is a radical act of resistance. As we move into a new year, it is time for us to consider how we want to more intentionally care for ourselves and others.

Through the practice of meditation, ritual and movement, this workshop will focus on the relationship that you have with yourself and how that informs your relationships with others. In this workshop we will explore what it means to make space to practice self-care and what it means to care for the collective good. We will set intentions focused on living into the highest version of ourselves, and make space to heal our hearts so that we can more clearly see our connection with others.

This workshop will include meditation, movement, chakra clearing, journaling, intention setting and a soothing savasana. 

Please bring a journal with you.

30.00 (Scholarships available)

18 Springs has a scholarship fund if you need financial support to be able to participate in this offering. Please contact: info@michellecjohnson.com for more information about scholarships.

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Race and Resilience with Kerri Kelly and Michelle Johnson
Dec
4
to Dec 6

Race and Resilience with Kerri Kelly and Michelle Johnson

These are trying times and we need spaces to truth tell, grieve, learn, heal and build skills. Join Kerri Kelly and Michelle Johnson, two social change activists, for an an online series focused on dismantling racism and connecting with our individual and collective resilience.

Dismantling Racism and Working Across Lines of Difference

As a community, we can't afford to evade our responsibility for creating a just world by believing that our personal transformation is disconnected from collective liberation.

To create a racially equitable space we need a shared understanding and definition of racism and whiteness. In this session, we will define racism and white supremacy and share an analysis that explains personal, institutional and cultural racism. We will discuss the history of the race construct, how racism impacts spiritual spaces and offer tools for application of the analysis. We will explore ways to work across lines of difference in our communities and social change work. We will offer tools and practices to integrate our work and center social justice in spiritual practice.

To Register Sign up Here: Dismantling Racism and Working Across Lines of Difference

NOTE: This is a two session online course on 12/4 7-9pm EST AND 12/6 7-9pm EST. Ticket price includes BOTH sessions.

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Skill in Action Workshop
Nov
11
1:00 PM13:00

Skill in Action Workshop

This workshop will explore our actions and reactions, not only individually but collectively and help us harness our power so that we may take action and create social change. Through the practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation we will connect with our inner fire, agni, to gain clarity about our actions and their alignment with our higher purpose all in service of our collective humanity. You will leave this workshop with a deeper connection to self, your community and all beings. This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion.

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Skill in Action Weekend Workshop
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Skill in Action Weekend Workshop

  • Charlotte, NC, 28205 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

White supremacy’s most effective tool is Divide and Conquer, which causes us to distance from ourselves and others, leaving us split apart both individually and collectively. Dismantling white supremacy requires turning and facing one another. Through the practice of yoga, we can experience a personal transformation that allows us to approach one another with honesty, skill and awareness.

In this workshop, we will deepen our understanding of the principles of justice and of yoga, the workings of power and privilege, oppression and identity, suffering and liberation, and loving kindness. In addition, we will discuss what we internalize from living in a white supremacist culture and how these internalizations impact us individually, as people of color, as white people, and as a collective. We will practice asana (postures), meditation, mindfulness, pranayama (breathing), chanting and mantra work as you sharpen goals and visions for your work to change the world. You will also create concrete plans to put your goals into action.

This inclusive, all-levels workshop is designed for anyone who wants to understand how to link the practices of inner and outer change- on the mat, off of the mat, and within their lives. You will leave the workshop feeling connected, alive, free, and motivated to practice seva (service) as you take your yoga into the world. Yoga teachers will gain new skills to bring to their teaching.

No yoga experience is necessary.

To Register Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/skill-in-action-weekend-workshop-tickets-50238305123

Cost: $150.00

Scholarships available!

The workshop is from 6:00-9:00pm Friday, November 9th & 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturday, November 10th.

Michelle Johnson is a yoga teacher, social justice activist, licensed clinical social worker and Dismantling Racism trainer. She approaches her life and work from a place of empowerment, embodiment and integration. With a deep understanding of trauma and the impact that it has on the mind, body, spirit and heart, much of her work focuses on helping people better understand how power and privilege operate in their lives. Michelle specializes in trauma, eating disorders and racial identity work. In 2015, Michelle began leading Skill in Action Yoga Teacher Training, which is focused on the intersection of yoga and social justice.
 

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Healing Ourselves, Healing our Communities
Nov
5
to Nov 14

Healing Ourselves, Healing our Communities

Marisol Naranjo-Herrera and Michelle Cassandra Johnson have come together to create a virtual connection with people of color seeking a deeper relationship with themselves and their own healing. As people of color, we often find ourselves navigating whiteness, white spaces, and a toxic culture. We are positioned to caretake and evade our own healing due to structural & cultural racism. This course will explore how internalized oppression impacts our mind, heart, spirit and physical body, both individually and as a collective group of people of color. We will offer healing practices throughout our two sessions and create space to share our collective healing wisdom.

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Radical. Responsive. Ready.
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Radical. Responsive. Ready.

  • 18 Springs Community Healing Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Michelle C. Johnson, Founder of Skill in Action: Yoga & Social Justice and Kerri Kelly, Founder of CTZNWELL, have teamed up once again an informative and transformative workshop. Friends, these are dark times that require an even deeper dive into understanding how we got to where we are and what skillful actions we can take in response. No one can escape the effects of white supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism. It is time for us, all of us, to be part of creating a just world. Michelle and Kerri will explore the intersection of contemplative practices (mindfulness, movement and yoga) and justice. They will discuss spiritual bypassing to deepen your understanding of how you/we can engage with spiritual practice to respond to the cultural context. Michelle and Kerri will share organizing principles as they inspire you to take action. The session will include: a dharma talk, discussion, meditation, partner and group work, movement, and breath work. We will guide you. Now is the time. Join us.

Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and yoga mat if you have one. We will have props and mats in the space. We will take a lunch break around 12:30pm. You are more than welcome to bring your own lunch or to go to a place nearby to nourish your body and spirit.

For more information and to register visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/radical-responsive-ready-tickets-50001805747

18 Springs Community Healing Center has a scholarship fund if you need financial support to be able to participate in this offering. Please contact: info@michellecjohnson.com for more information about scholarships

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The Joy of Activism
Sep
14
7:30 AM07:30

The Joy of Activism

The Joy of Activism with Michelle and Cheryl

 

Join Michelle C. Johnson and Cheryl Schirillo for The Joy of Activism featuring meditation, music and movement on the 2nd Friday of each month from 7:30 – 8:45 am at 18 Springs (detailed directions and parking info below).

Michelle and Cheryl have teamed up for this new offering because they believe that their strength and tenacity as activists grows from their ability to regularly plug into joy and deep self-care. So often social change movements are a response to the toxicity present in our society, especially oppressive, cultural norms and the abuse of power and privilege. They feel it is helpful for activists to work in partnership with Nature, create and connect with joy and light, and to make space to rejuvenate so we may continue doing our social change work in the world. This monthly event will include metta meditation, music, intention setting and visioning, art and movement. There is no set fee for this offering, but heart donations of $5-$20 are appropriate and appreciated.  

18 Springs Community Healing Center is located across from Wake Forest University and next to the BB&T Center. The address is: 2424 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Enter into the parking lot off Reynolda Rd. You will see a small building with a large picture window directly in front of you: that is 18 Springs. Parking is available near the front door.

Michelle C. Johnson is a social justice warrior, yoga teacher and practitioner, and an intuitive healer. Learn more at: https://www.michellecjohnson.com

Cheryl Schirillo-Johnson is a mindfulness meditation teacher, shamanic sound healer, spiritual activist, social change artist, and business leader. Learn more at: https://www.mybridges.net

 

 

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Skill in Action Book Reading and Meditation
Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Skill in Action Book Reading and Meditation

The current social context highlights how power and oppression is present in the very air we breathe. Michelle C. Johnson, author of Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just world will read from her book exploring the intersection of justice and the principles of yoga. Q&A and book signing to follow. 

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Asheville Yoga Festival
Jul
26
to Jul 28

Asheville Yoga Festival

  • Asheville Yoga Festival (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Michelle is thrilled to be presenting two classes, a book signing and a day-long immersion at this year's Asheville Yoga Festival. The classes and book signing come included with your festival ticket price, and the day-long immersion can be purchased separately. Read on for details.


Skill in Action Dharma and Karma Workshop
July 27, 1:30-3pm

Karma, a term used very often in and outside of yoga spaces means the sum or our experiences and actions in deciding our fate or destiny. Dharma is our duty or higher purpose, and calls us to take action in co-creating our destiny with the universe. This inspiring yoga journey will explore our actions and reactions, not only individually but collectively and help us harness our power so that we may take action and create social change. Through the practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation we will connect with our inner fire, agni, to gain clarity about our actions and their alignment with our higher purpose all in service of our collective humanity. You will leave this class with a deeper connection to self, your community and all beings.


Radical Self Care Workshops
July 28, 1:30-3pm 

In yoga, the "self" truly is a reflection of everyone that we interact with; there is no separation and we are inextricably linked. The current cultural context is one that is greatly imbalanced, causing dysfunction, separation, isolation, trauma and harm individually and collectively. Self-Care is a radical act of resistance.It is time for us to consider how we want to more intentionally care for ourselves and others. Through the practice of yoga, this workshop will focus on the relationship that you have with yourself and how that informs your relationships with others. In this workshop we will explore what it means to make space to practice self-care and what it means to care for the collective good. We will set intentions focused on living into the highest versions of ourselves, and make space to heal our hearts so that we can more clearly see our connection with others.


Meet and Mingle + Book Signing
July 27, 4:00-5:00pm


Immersion: Radical, Responsive and Ready! Creating a Just World Through The Practice of Yoga
July 26, 9am-4pm
 

During the Asheville Yoga Festival in 2017, we began a discussion about the external cultural and political landscape and its intersection with the practice of yoga. Friends, these are dark times that require an even deeper dive into understanding how we got to where we are and what skillful actions we can take in response. No one can escape the effects of white supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism. It is time that yogis mindfully and actively engage in creating justice through the practice of yoga. Radical, Responsive and Ready will inspire you to change. Four yoga practitioners, Kerri Kelly, Chelsea Roberts Jackson, Carrington Jackson and Michelle will engage you in an exploration of the intersection of yoga and social justice. The session will include: a dharma talk, meditation, partner and group work, asana, and breath work. This moment is about you asking yourself to commit to creating a just world through your practice of yoga. We will guide you. Now is the time. Join us.

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Weekend Intensive
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Weekend Intensive

White supremacy’s most effective tool is Divide and Conquer, which causes us to distance from ourselves and others, leaving us split apart both individually and collectively. Dismantling white supremacy requires turning and facing one another. Through the practice of yoga, we can experience a personal transformation that allows us to approach one another with honesty, skill and awareness. In this workshop, we will deepen our understanding of the principles of justice and of yoga, the workings of power and privilege, oppression and identity, suffering and liberation, and loving kindness. In addition, we will discuss what we internalize from living in a white supremacist culture and how these internalizations impact us individually, as people of color, as white people, and as a collective. We will practice asana (postures), meditation, mindfulness, pranayama (breathing), chanting and mantra work as you sharpen goals and visions for your work to change the world. You will also create concrete plans to put your goals into action.

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The Art of Inclusivity: for Teachers, Wellness Workers & Healers
Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

The Art of Inclusivity: for Teachers, Wellness Workers & Healers

Our culture is constructed in a way that only allows for some to prioritize their own wellness. So often, taking care of oneself seems like a privilege only afforded to some. Michelle Johnson, author, yoga teacher, social justice activist and licensed clinical social worker, has spent time considering how to create the most inclusive spaces for contemplative practice. If you have an interested creating inclusive healing spaces join Michelle as she shares from her new book: Skill in Action, Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World. Michelle will explore the intersection of yoga and justice as an entry into understanding how to create inclusive spaces for healing. The workshop will include contemplative practice, journaling, self-reflection and small group discussions. Show up to learn more about yourself and to identify ways to inspire justice. 

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Skill in Action: Yoga + Social Justice
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Skill in Action: Yoga + Social Justice

Let's explore our actions and reactions, not only individually but collectively to help us harness our power so that we may take action and create social change. Through the practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation we will connect with our inner fire to gain clarity about our actions and their alignment with our higher purpose all in service of our collective humanity. You will leave this workshop with a deeper connection to self, your community and all beings. This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion.

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Cultivating Courage in the Heart of Activists and Allies
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Cultivating Courage in the Heart of Activists and Allies

In this workshop, Michelle will share from her new book: Skill in Action, Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World. Michelle will explore the intersection of yoga and justice as an entry into understanding how to create inclusive activist spaces that center healing and resiliency. The workshop is not a yoga class, but will include contemplative practice, journaling, self-reflection and small group discussions. Show up to learn more about yourself and to identify ways to inspire justice.

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Yoga and Social Justice Workshop
Jul
15
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga and Social Justice Workshop

This three hour workshop will explore our actions and reactions, not only individually but collectively and help us harness our power so that we may take action and create social change. Through the practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation we will connect with our inner fire, agni, to gain clarity about our actions and their alignment with our higher purpose all in service of our collective humanity. You will leave this workshop with a deeper connection to self, your community and all beings. This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion.

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Yoga + Social Justice: Reading and Talk
Jul
13
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga + Social Justice: Reading and Talk

Are you are interested in the intersection of yoga and justice, the role of contemplative practice in activists spaces and exploring your relationship to power and privilege? Author, yoga teacher, social justice activist and licensed clinical social worker, Michelle Johnson, is offering a book reading and discussion on the intersection of yoga and justice based on her new book: Skill in Action, Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World. The reading and discussion will include self-reflection through journaling and paired shares as well as a meditation focused on justice in the body. Show up to learn more about yourself and to identify ways to inspire justice. 

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Skill in Action: Yoga + Social Justice Workshop
Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

Skill in Action: Yoga + Social Justice Workshop

This workshop will explore our actions and reactions, not only individually but collectively and help us harness our power so that we may take action and create social change. Through the practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation we will connect with our inner fire, agni, to gain clarity about our actions and their alignment with our higher purpose all in service of our collective humanity. You will leave this workshop with a deeper connection to self, your community and all beings. This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion.

Cost: $25 for general public, $10-$15 sliding scale for yoga teacher trainees.

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Skill in Action: Yoga + Social Justice
Jul
1
12:00 PM12:00

Skill in Action: Yoga + Social Justice

This three hour workshop will explore our actions and reactions, not only individually but collectively and help us harness our power so that we may take action and create social change. Through the practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation we will connect with our inner fire, agni, to gain clarity about our actions and their alignment with our higher purpose all in service of our collective humanity. You will leave this workshop with a deeper connection to self, your community and all beings. This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion.

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Yoga + Social Justice Workshop
Jun
30
2:30 PM14:30

Yoga + Social Justice Workshop

Join Michelle at Unfold Studio for this three hour workshop will explore our actions and reactions, not only individually but collectively and help us harness our power so that we may take action and create social change. Through the practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation we will connect with our inner fire, agni, to gain clarity about our actions and their alignment with our higher purpose all in service of our collective humanity. You will leave this workshop with a deeper connection to self, your community and all beings. This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion.

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Yoga + Social Justice: Talk, Class & Reading
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga + Social Justice: Talk, Class & Reading

Join Michelle at (com)motion PDX for a talk that explores our actions and reactions, not only individually but collectively in order to help us harness our power so that we may take action and create social change. Through the practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation we will connect with our inner fire to gain clarity about our actions and their alignment with our higher purpose all in service of our collective humanity. We'll finish with a reading from Michelle's new book, Skill in Action. You may also purchase books at the event if you like.

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Free Skill in Action Book Reading
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Free Skill in Action Book Reading

The current social context highlights how power and oppression is present in the very air we breathe. Michelle C. Johnson, author of Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just world will read from her book exploring the intersection of justice and the principles of yoga. Q&A and book signing to follow.

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Apr
27
to Apr 29

Race and Resilience with Kerri Kelly and Michelle Johnson

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Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-resilience-online-immersion-tickets-43071349566

These are trying times and we need spaces to truth tell, grieve, learn, heal and build skills. Join Kerri Kelly and Michelle Johnson, two social change activists, for an informative and transformative workshop focused on dismantling racism and connecting with our individual and collective resilience. Together, we will explore systems of power and privilege, the impact of racism on our collective wellbeing and build the skills and practices to transform our society from the inside out.

To make this workshop accessible we will be offering it virtually through, Zoom, an online platform that will allow you to live video with us or call in. We will record all of the sessions for you to reference at a later date. Each day will begin with a live meditation and movement practice to prepare us to move into the content and analysis building. We will support a practice of applied learning based on the content offered and we will end with time for your self-reflection and integration of the lessons from the day. Here's what it will look like:

Morning Session (10am EST Live): Yoga/Meditation + Journaling (2 hours)

Afternoon Session (5pm EST Live): Lecture + Discussion + Workshop (2 hours)

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-resilience-online-immersion-tickets-43071349566

Kerri and Michelle are deeply committed to creating accessible spaces. One way they ensure accessibility is to offer a sliding scale for workshops. We have three different price points for this program. You decide which one works for you. If our price points are cost prohibitive please let us know. We don't believe in turning anyone away. We do believe in sustaining the work and continuing to provide radical programming about the intersection of oppression and yoga.

Kerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement to mobilize the wellbeing community into a powerful force for change. Her work was sparked on 9-11, when she lost her fireman step-dad in the towers. She quickly discovered the power of mindfulness, not just as a tool for personal healing, but as a catalyst for collective change.  Since then, Kerri has worked passionately across communities to fight for justice and wellbeing.

Kerri is recognized for her work to bridge personal practice with social change and politics. She’s been instrumental in translating the tools of wellbeing into practical application and social action in the public sector, working in collaboration with community organizers, spiritual leaders and policy makers. Her leadership has inspired a movement to democratize wellbeing that is actively organizing around issues of economic justice (Fight for 15), food system reform (Plate of the Union), civic engagement (voteWELL) and more.

For more information about her work go to ctznwell.org and kerrikelly.co

Check out her recent TEDx talks:

Michelle Johnson is a yoga teacher, social justice activist, licensed clinical social worker and Dismantling Racism trainer.  She approaches her life and work from a place of empowerment, embodiment and integration. With a deep understanding of trauma and the impact that it has on the mind, body, spirit and heart, much of her work focuses on helping people better understand how power and privilege operate in their lives. Michelle explores how privilege, power and oppression affects the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energy body. Before Michelle became a certified yoga teacher she was practicing clinical social work and began her private practice in Chapel Hill, NC in 2001. Michelle specialized in trauma, eating disorders and racial identity work. She has experienced the powerful transformation that comes with embodiment through the practice of yoga. In 2008, Michelle went through yoga teacher training with the goal of infusing different treatment modalities into her practice to better help clients align their minds and bodies. She became a certified yoga teacher in 2009 and went on to complete a 500-hour certification in 2012.  In 2015, Michelle began leading her own teacher training. Skill in Action Yoga Teacher Training is focused on the intersection of yoga and social justice and it inspires people to consider how they can radicalize their yoga practice to create a just world. Michelle believes in social change and knows that it is her responsibility to embody and inspire change.

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Restore
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

Restore

Things are fast-paced, overwhelming, and sometimes challenging in the world, therefore Rest and Recovery are essential. During this two hour workshop, Michelle Johnson and Tess Perrin will invite you to settle down and to reconnect with your body, heart, and spirit.

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Kirtan-A Musical Meditation
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

Kirtan-A Musical Meditation

Join us for an evening of kirtan and community at 220 Studio! Kirtan is part of the Bhakti tradition, the yoga of loving devotion, and is essentially a joyous sing-along. Through call and response singing, we can experience a deep connection with one another and ourselves. Most of the chants are in Sanskrit, the language of light, which offers us the opportunity to become immersed in the sounds, not the meanings of the words. The chants are essentially stories that help us reconnect back to our hearts and one another.

Michelle Johnson and Tess Perrin will lead you in this musical meditation, offering traditional chants with the accompaniment of their harmoniums. All are welcome for this celebration, so please bring a friend! Warmth will be provided in many forms including tea, sitting supports, and hungry hearts. This offering is by donation - all profits will go to Living Yoga.

Future kirtan gatherings will be held on the following Fridays at the same time with other guest artists: February 9, March 16, April 13, May 11, June 15, and July 13.

Reserve your space here.

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Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Book Reading: Skill in Action

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This event is FREE and open to the public! RSVP here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScA9qkDDPnSla4cDytDW235D7Ti9HPl4HAYNbJ3A7lqjBIG5w/viewform

Join Michelle Johnson for a book reading and signing featuring my new book, Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World.

Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World asks readers to explore the deeply transformational practice of yoga, and become social change agents so that they can create a world that is just for all. The book explores liberation for ourselves and others, while asking us to engage in our own agency, whether that manifests as activism, volunteer work, or changing our relationships with others and ourselves.

This event is donation based with all proceeds benefitting Living Yoga's trauma-informed yoga programs. Skill in Action will be for sale as well, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Living Yoga.

You can read more about the book here: https://www.michellecjohnson.com/skill-in-action-book/

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The Radical Act of Self Care with Amy Burtaine and Michelle Johnson
Mar
6
to Jun 12

The Radical Act of Self Care with Amy Burtaine and Michelle Johnson

Self-care is critical if we want to navigate our lives with grace and ease. We must develop practices and rituals, remembering to remember our own humanity. Self-care is where we begin. It is a radical act to demand that our own well-being be centered.
Please join us for an eight-week course of building tools and building community toward the radical practice of self care.
 

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Self-Care is a Radical Act
Dec
31
2:00 PM14:00

Self-Care is a Radical Act

This workshop will focus on the relationship that you have with yourself and how that informs your relationships with others. We will explore what it means to make space to practice self-care and what it means to care for the collective good. We will set intentions focused on living into the highest versions of ourselves, and make space to heal our hearts so that we can more clearly see our connection with others.

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