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Skill in Action Workshops With Michelle Johnson in Capitol Hill
Dec 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
One event on Dec 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm
Skill In Action and Dismantling Racism with Michelle Johnson
December 13 & 15, 2019
8 Limbs Capitol Hill
“Many are wondering how to respond to increasingly oppressive policies, political divisions and the current cultural upheaval. While we have questions about how to respond, I believe that we must respond with steadfastness and courageous hearts to the urgent concerns of this time.” – Michelle Johnson
Dismantling Racism – for Yogis, Activists, Change Makers, Healers, Helpers
Michelle Johnson, anti-racism trainer, yogi, and activist will lead us through a Dismantling Racism workshop focused on understanding systems of power, privilege, and oppression.
If you are experiencing overwhelm, confusion, or despair about the current cultural context and you want to better understand how race was constructed and the impact of white supremacy on us all join Michelle for this workshop.
The dismantling racism workshop includes:
* Embodied practice (breath work and some movement)
* Storytelling based on our life experience
* A look at personal, cultural, and institutional racism
* A history of the race construct
You will leave with a shared language and framework to better understand personal, institutional and cultural racism. CEUs available for social workers and yoga teachers.
Skill in Action – All are welcome
Skill in Action is a workshop designed to explore patterns of oppression, power and privilege, and to respond to the current cultural challenges through practices of self-study, contemplation and collective action. In this workshop, we will deepen our understanding of the principles of justice and yoga; the workings of power and privilege, oppression and identity, suffering and liberation, and loving kindness.
The most effective tool of White Supremacy is divide and conquer. This system of oppression causes us to distance from ourselves and others, leaving us split apart both individually and collectively. Dismantling White Supremacy and systems of oppression requires turning towards, and facing one another. Through sharing and conversation we will explore the ways White Supremacy and oppression become internalized, and how we, in turn, embody and perpetuate oppression individually and collectively.
We will practice asana (postures), meditation, mindfulness, pranayama (breathing), chanting and mantra work to sharpen our goals and visions for our work to change the world. We will create concrete plans to put our goals into action.
Registration will open by August 28, 2019
Cancellation Policy: Refunds of 90% up to five days prior to workshop. No refunds allowable after that time.
About the instructor: Michelle Johnson
Michelle C. Johnson is an author, 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 life. She explores how privilege, power and oppression affects the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energy body. Her book “:Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World” was written for yoga teachers and practitioners.
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