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3-day Immersion
Finding Refuge & Skill in Action

with Michelle Cassandra Johnson

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We are all holding so much in our hearts these days. Over the past two years, 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. It is time to cultivate and hone skills to disrupt the injustice causing so much suffering in our world.

The Finding Refuge and Skill in Action weekend immersion is a space designed for you to peer into your heart and notice what is present there. It is a space for you to process the tenderness housed in the heart and heal the places in your heart that feel fractured or broken.


During the immersion, we will explore

  • how patterns of privilege, oppression, and imbalances of power become internalized and embodied

  • how systems of oppression build grief in the individual and collective bodies

  • how dominant culture conditions and shapes our thought patterns, behaviors, and actions

  • how to engage spiritual and contemplative practices as skills to build social change

  • how to move into collective action.


We will also explore cultural trauma, individual, interpersonal, and collective grief, why it is so important to make space for our grief, and our collective resilience. With the aid of ancestors, benevolent beings, and guides, we will remember how to heal individually and collectively. We will make space to breathe, grieve, gather, move, rest, and celebrate.


  • October 14 from 5-7pm

  • October 15 from 11am-6pm

  • October 16 from 11am-6pm


This immersion will include asana and meditation practices, pranayama, ritual, journaling, self-reflection, small and large group discussions, and more! This immersion is for

  • yoga teachers and practitioners

  • spiritual practitioners

  • activists

  • organizers

  • people who want to build intentional community and authentic relationships with others


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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.


Select the tier that best aligns with your financial resources:

  • $250 (supporting tier)

  • $200 (sustaining tier)

  • $150 (supported tier)

About our Tiers
  • Supporting: you can comfortably afford food, housing, healthcare, and some financial savings. You can generally afford leisure activities.

  • Sustaining: you may stress about your basic needs, but can usually meet them. Although sometimes stressful, you have some expendable incomes after meeting your monthly expenses.

  • Supported: with less expendable income, you could use extra community support to access the benefits of yoga with a lessened barrier of cost.


In addition to our commitment to foster an inclusive community that honors all body shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities, we also have a responsibility to make yoga more accessible to communities of color that have historically been underrepresented in wellness spaces and have more often been impacted financially by systemic racism. This is why we offer an optional reduction in cost for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color without assuming that all who identify as BIPOC require or want financial support for this program. Please select the $150 pricing option at checkout. 

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