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

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SLO Yoga Center

672 Higuera Street

#200

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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This event is *SOLD OUT* with a waitlist. Two current registrants have offered to give up their spots for People of Color wishing to attend. If that's you, let us know!


The Workshop with Michelle C. Johnson, author of Skill in Action

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 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. We will practice asana (postures), meditation, mindfulness, pranayama (breathing), as you sharpen goals and visions for your work to change the world. This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion.

There will short breaks including a 30 minute break for lunch. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch in insulated bags to enjoy in SLO Yoga Center's community space; or grab a bite downtown.

About Michelle:

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.




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Thanks to generous sponsorship from lululemon in SLO, this event is FREE. Donations to local organization R.A.C.E. Matters will be gratefully accepted at the door. The mission of R.A.C.E. Matters is to center the lived experiences of Black and other People of Color through anti-racism education and cultural projects.


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