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Join Yoga Buzz in welcoming yoga teacher, social justice activist, and Dismantling Racism trainer Michelle Johnson to St. Louis for a weekend workshop diving into a conversation of yoga as a radical tool for activism, all with the goal of creating equity, justice, and personal transformation that ripples outward.
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.
I am an author, yoga teacher, social justice activist, licensed clinical social worker and Dismantling Racism trainer. I approach my 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 my work focuses on helping people better understand how power and privilege operate in their life. I explore how privilege, power and oppression affects the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energy body.
Friday, July 20: 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, July 21: 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, July 22: 10:00am-4:00pm
Full and partial scholarships are available. Please email email@example.com for more information on how to apply.