Finding Refuge: A RETREAT WITH MICHELLE CASSANDRA JOHNSON
Friday – Sunday, november 4-6, 2022 | held in-person at sangha studio - Williston
We are all holding so much in our hearts these days. This past year and a half, many of us have experienced more loss than any other time in our lives. We have waded through more uncertainty than the nervous system was designed to respond to. And now, there is more clarity and wisdom about the systems that need to be dismantled for us all to thrive. It is time to gather together and find refuge in one another and our spiritual practice.
About Michelle Cassandra Johnson - Michelle is the founder of Skill in Action; she is a social justice warrior, author, dismantling racism trainer, empath, yoga teacher and practitioner, and an intuitive healer. With over 20 years of experience leading dismantling racism work and working with clients as a licensed clinical social worker, Michelle has a deep understanding of how trauma impacts the mind, body, spirit, and heart. Her awareness of the world through her own experience as a Black woman allows her to know, first-hand, how privilege and power operate.
Michelle holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary and a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has worked in several non-profits and served as an elected official and on many non-profit boards of directors. Michelle has led Dismantling Racism Trainings with large corporations, small non-profits, and community groups, including the ACLU-WA, Duke University, Google, This American Life, The Center for Equity and Inclusion, Eno River Unitarian Universalist Church, Lululemon, and many others. She published the first edition of Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World in 2017 and Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief was released in July 2021. She released a 2nd edition of Skill in Action in November 2021.
Michelle teaches workshops in yoga studios and community spaces nationwide and is on the faculty of Off the Mat, Into the World. She was a Tedx speaker at Wake Forest University in 2019, and she has been interviewed on several podcasts in which she explores the premise and foundation of Skill in Action, along with creating ritual in justice spaces, our divine connection with nature and Spirit, and how we as a culture can heal.