#yogaforsocialchange

My life to this day @esther_tholen 😬😂
My life to this day @esther_tholen 😬😂
Love this photo of Lalita dasi ❤️
Love this photo of Lalita dasi ❤️
Was a big day 😌
Was a big day 😌
Hahaha actually so true!
Hahaha actually so true!
Congratulations on your new job boofhead @foster13 💕🙏🙌 wishing you all the best and we’ll miss you heaps! Love you! (was looking for a photo of you/us in my photo reel and found this 😍🤸‍♀️ #smoked 🙌😂)
Congratulations on your new job boofhead @foster13 💕🙏🙌 wishing you all the best and we’ll miss you heaps! Love you! (was looking for a photo of you/us in my photo reel and found this 😍🤸‍♀️ #smoked 🙌😂)
When the Drs told me, “you never fully recover, you just learn to manage it better.” I knew there was a flaw in the system. Something missing from the clinical route of healing imbalances of the mind.
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Healing is possible with the right knowledge, mindset and techniques.
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This easy to understand (and apply) course will help you (and/or your clients) understand how to embrace simple lifestyle techniques for balancing and healing the mind 💕 a combination of Ayurvedic Psychology and yoga therapy techniques, this course covers everything you need to know to achieve mental vitality 🙏#-
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DM for more info 🙃🌿
When the Drs told me, “you never fully recover, you just learn to manage it better.” I knew there was a flaw in the system. Something missing from the clinical route of healing imbalances of the mind.
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Healing is possible with the right knowledge, mindset and techniques.
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This easy to understand (and apply) course will help you (and/or your clients) understand how to embrace simple lifestyle techniques for balancing and healing the mind 💕 a combination of Ayurvedic Psychology and yoga therapy techniques, this course covers everything you need to know to achieve mental vitality 🙏#-
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DM for more info 🙃🌿
Always wondered what the word for a group of kids was 😂🤷‍♀️😆
Always wondered what the word for a group of kids was 😂🤷‍♀️😆
Happy #earthday 🌏 ❤️🙏 thank you Mother Earth, for your patience, tolerance and Medicinal qualities - I pray that we start to realise how much you do for us, and return some of the love you give 🌿🤗
Happy #earthday 🌏 ❤️🙏 thank you Mother Earth, for your patience, tolerance and Medicinal qualities - I pray that we start to realise how much you do for us, and return some of the love you give 🌿🤗
🎶 “I’m not a preacher, but we can pray if you wanna.” 🙏🥰
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Let your life; your desires; your pains and challenges become the unspoken prayers that bring you closer to the Supreme Goal 💕
🎶 “I’m not a preacher, but we can pray if you wanna.” 🙏🥰
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Let your life; your desires; your pains and challenges become the unspoken prayers that bring you closer to the Supreme Goal 💕
@yadu.nandana.photography I stole your shot 😬🙃 gorgeous mystical weather out at The Yoga of Music Kirtan Retreat! 
And nothing but magic all weekend with mantras, Krishna, sacred wisdom, and the beautiful company of sweet souls from all over Australia 💕✨so many new friends to chant with 😍🎶🙌
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Also there’s a kirtan mandala night on at @themantraroom at Burleigh tomorrow night if anyone is keen ✨
@yadu.nandana.photography I stole your shot 😬🙃 gorgeous mystical weather out at The Yoga of Music Kirtan Retreat!
And nothing but magic all weekend with mantras, Krishna, sacred wisdom, and the beautiful company of sweet souls from all over Australia 💕✨so many new friends to chant with 😍🎶🙌
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Also there’s a kirtan mandala night on at @themantraroom at Burleigh tomorrow night if anyone is keen ✨
Alle auf die Straße!!! ..., weil nicht nur die eigene, innere #ruhe & #stabilität sondern auch unser gemeinsamer gesellschaftlicher #frieden zählt ... und erstrebenswert & erkämpfenswert sind 
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#ostermarsch #yogaforsocialchange #frieden #peace #niewiederfaschismus #youmaysayiamadreamerbutiamnottheonlyone #yogaimalltagleben #☮️ #yogainnenundaußen #lebensfunkenkiel #wiebkeyoga #kiel #ostermarschkiel2019 #ostermarschkiel #kielleben
Alle auf die Straße!!! ..., weil nicht nur die eigene, innere #ruhe & #stabilität sondern auch unser gemeinsamer gesellschaftlicher #frieden zählt ... und erstrebenswert & erkämpfenswert sind
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#ostermarsch #yogaforsocialchange #frieden #peace #niewiederfaschismus #youmaysayiamadreamerbutiamnottheonlyone #yogaimalltagleben #☮️ #yogainnenundaußen #lebensfunkenkiel #wiebkeyoga #kiel #ostermarschkiel2019 #ostermarschkiel #kielleben
Wishing you a restful and joyful weekend. All glories to Jesus Christ, pure devotee and the embodiment of perfect love for God ❤️ As an ambassador for Gods love and message, pure devotees like Jesus Christ are a transparent medium for God and His mercy 🙏
Wishing you a restful and joyful weekend. All glories to Jesus Christ, pure devotee and the embodiment of perfect love for God ❤️ As an ambassador for Gods love and message, pure devotees like Jesus Christ are a transparent medium for God and His mercy 🙏
Stay relentless ⚔️😇
Stay relentless ⚔️😇
I flew overnight from Portland, OR to Charlotte, NC with a sweet pup in my lap. Then I got into a car and drove 3.5 hrs to get to my mother who has been admitted to the hospital again. In and out of a broken healthcare system. Or rather a system that was never made to heal my mother. I sat with her, met with the doctor, watched the stressed nurse and prayed. My mother, lucid at times and completely delusional at others is trying to fight an infection in her whole back body. An infection in her lumbar and thoracic spine and spinal stenosis in her cervical spine. The trauma of racism has caused her whole back body to decompensate. 
In the midst of all the chaos, I decided to leave to get some dinner and I called my bestie, @yearofthedog88. She said, “I need you to go get a healthy meal, wine, bath salts and chocolate and to take care of yourself.” I did just that. I found wine, bath salts, chocolate, popcorn and a really good salad and went back to the hospital to see my mom. She was resting and now I can rest. Friendship is about letting your beloveds fall apart while reminding them they are whole. Life’s in session. For real. I wouldn’t trade anything for friendship and community. Y’all are going to help me get through this moment in time. 
And one thing you can do right now is to send up some sweet prayers and energy for my sweet mama, Clara.
I flew overnight from Portland, OR to Charlotte, NC with a sweet pup in my lap. Then I got into a car and drove 3.5 hrs to get to my mother who has been admitted to the hospital again. In and out of a broken healthcare system. Or rather a system that was never made to heal my mother. I sat with her, met with the doctor, watched the stressed nurse and prayed. My mother, lucid at times and completely delusional at others is trying to fight an infection in her whole back body. An infection in her lumbar and thoracic spine and spinal stenosis in her cervical spine. The trauma of racism has caused her whole back body to decompensate.
In the midst of all the chaos, I decided to leave to get some dinner and I called my bestie, @yearofthedog88. She said, “I need you to go get a healthy meal, wine, bath salts and chocolate and to take care of yourself.” I did just that. I found wine, bath salts, chocolate, popcorn and a really good salad and went back to the hospital to see my mom. She was resting and now I can rest. Friendship is about letting your beloveds fall apart while reminding them they are whole. Life’s in session. For real. I wouldn’t trade anything for friendship and community. Y’all are going to help me get through this moment in time.
And one thing you can do right now is to send up some sweet prayers and energy for my sweet mama, Clara.
I'm working today on a series of workshops to support staff at The New York Times in bringing mindfulness and yoga techniques to work. And while I do it, I'm researching companies I'd like to work with on the same content.
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Ideally, these companies will have a strong human-centred approach to work and their work culture; will lead with a good sense of ethics; care deeply about looking after their staff and our natural world, and be curious to explore how yoga philosophy, psychology, breath-work and posture can wake us up to our full human potential in the twenty-first century.
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Do you know any UK or European-based organisations fitting the bill? I’m thinking along the lines of charities, non-profits and groups promoting education, creativity, community-building and human flourishing... please drop any ideas or connections in the comments below or DM me. Thank you! 🙏🏼
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#yoga 
#mindfulness
#health 
#workplacewellbeing 
#wellness 
#wellbeing 
#research 
#posture 
#breath 
#staff 
#yogaintheworkplace 
#psychology 
#philosophy 
#workshops 
#humanpotential 
#workculture 
#human
#yogapsychology 
#yogaphilosophy
#philosophyofyoga
#buddhisminbusiness
#yogaforall
#yogaforbusiness
#yogaforsocialchange
I'm working today on a series of workshops to support staff at The New York Times in bringing mindfulness and yoga techniques to work. And while I do it, I'm researching companies I'd like to work with on the same content.
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Ideally, these companies will have a strong human-centred approach to work and their work culture; will lead with a good sense of ethics; care deeply about looking after their staff and our natural world, and be curious to explore how yoga philosophy, psychology, breath-work and posture can wake us up to our full human potential in the twenty-first century.
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Do you know any UK or European-based organisations fitting the bill? I’m thinking along the lines of charities, non-profits and groups promoting education, creativity, community-building and human flourishing... please drop any ideas or connections in the comments below or DM me. Thank you! 🙏🏼
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#yoga
#mindfulness
#health
#workplacewellbeing
#wellness
#wellbeing
#research
#posture
#breath
#staff
#yogaintheworkplace
#psychology
#philosophy
#workshops
#humanpotential
#workculture
#human
#yogapsychology
#yogaphilosophy
#philosophyofyoga
#buddhisminbusiness
#yogaforall
#yogaforbusiness
#yogaforsocialchange
There’s no place like Home ❤️ @yogaandmeditation ASMY is where I discovered the yoga process when I was 19. Now whenever I visit one of their centres it feels like coming home 🤗 the people are so warm and friendly, and Krishna is the heart and soul at every studio ❤️ very grateful for the authentic classes they offer 🙏
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Spoiled my mum with a mermaid latte from @sattva_yogacafe 😍 so yum!
There’s no place like Home ❤️ @yogaandmeditation ASMY is where I discovered the yoga process when I was 19. Now whenever I visit one of their centres it feels like coming home 🤗 the people are so warm and friendly, and Krishna is the heart and soul at every studio ❤️ very grateful for the authentic classes they offer 🙏
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Spoiled my mum with a mermaid latte from @sattva_yogacafe 😍 so yum!
Also Im ready to become a certified retail therapist 😂😬
Also Im ready to become a certified retail therapist 😂😬
Monday Motivation: praying for help and guidance that I may dovetail my life to love and serve the Lord ❤️
Monday Motivation: praying for help and guidance that I may dovetail my life to love and serve the Lord ❤️
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The last one of our kids holiday workshops is on tomorrow! Sooo looking forward to it!
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Movement - Mandalas - Mantras -
There's still time to book! 
Tomorrow at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Only $15
Australian School of Meditation and Yoga
2241 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach 
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mindful-yoga-kids-holiday-workshop-tickets-59028814774?fbclid=IwAR221_qorELJTLqCFmRQ4ooD8PDXHsuszhtpHGO608xFtWqylgQJUYzezjI
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These workshops are part of a bigger project that the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga has been developing over the past few months - launching a team of teachers in Adelaide, Gold Coast and Brisbane in offering Mindful Yoga to children in schools and after school care programs.
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We are so excited to see it coming to life! If you would like to see Mindful Yoga in your child's school, please get in touch via DM ❤️
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Let's help our children grow up with the tools to know them selves, have compassion for others, and be able to confidently navigate through life 😊🙏
The last one of our kids holiday workshops is on tomorrow! Sooo looking forward to it!
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Movement - Mandalas - Mantras -
There's still time to book!
Tomorrow at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Only $15
Australian School of Meditation and Yoga
2241 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Book here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mindful-yoga-kids-holiday-workshop-tickets-59028814774?fbclid=IwAR221_qorELJTLqCFmRQ4ooD8PDXHsuszhtpHGO608xFtWqylgQJUYzezjI
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These workshops are part of a bigger project that the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga has been developing over the past few months - launching a team of teachers in Adelaide, Gold Coast and Brisbane in offering Mindful Yoga to children in schools and after school care programs.
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We are so excited to see it coming to life! If you would like to see Mindful Yoga in your child's school, please get in touch via DM ❤️
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Let's help our children grow up with the tools to know them selves, have compassion for others, and be able to confidently navigate through life 😊🙏
It's been a stressful time with travel, my mother being in the hospital, work and trying to keep up with all the things. One practice that grounds me is my morning practice of meditation, prayer, candlelight, sage or palo santo, and pulling cards from various decks. This morning, I pulled the water card from my deck, Transverse. It was spot on and reminded me of the flow, not being able to push a river and the choice to embrace the flow of life. 🌊

Mantra: I am embrace the flow in my life. I choose to swim with the river with confidence that when needed the Divine will offer a life jacket to me.
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Find something to ground you in the midst of chaos and life's persistent reminder that the only constant is change. 
For more information about transverse visit the link in bio.
It's been a stressful time with travel, my mother being in the hospital, work and trying to keep up with all the things. One practice that grounds me is my morning practice of meditation, prayer, candlelight, sage or palo santo, and pulling cards from various decks. This morning, I pulled the water card from my deck, Transverse. It was spot on and reminded me of the flow, not being able to push a river and the choice to embrace the flow of life. 🌊

Mantra: I am embrace the flow in my life. I choose to swim with the river with confidence that when needed the Divine will offer a life jacket to me.
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Find something to ground you in the midst of chaos and life's persistent reminder that the only constant is change.
For more information about transverse visit the link in bio.
We cannot spiritually bypass any longer because Spirit and spiritual practice calls us into engagement and turning toward our cultural conditioning and suffering. One must acknowledge the effect dominant culture has on their psyche, heart, body, mind and spirit and shed layers of conditioning to get to the truth of who they are in order to develop a better understanding of their role and responsibility to the collective good. ✨

Spiritual practice is intended to assist us in awakening and responding to what we is revealed once we are awake. It is the remedy for the suffering and is our pathway to liberation. Spiritual bypassing contradicts the true intention of spiritual practice.
We cannot spiritually bypass any longer because Spirit and spiritual practice calls us into engagement and turning toward our cultural conditioning and suffering. One must acknowledge the effect dominant culture has on their psyche, heart, body, mind and spirit and shed layers of conditioning to get to the truth of who they are in order to develop a better understanding of their role and responsibility to the collective good. ✨

Spiritual practice is intended to assist us in awakening and responding to what we is revealed once we are awake. It is the remedy for the suffering and is our pathway to liberation. Spiritual bypassing contradicts the true intention of spiritual practice.
Paramatma ❤️
Paramatma ❤️
So excited that Michelle Cassandra Johnson is coming to teach at the @santabarbarayogacenter this fall!
#Repost @skillinaction with @make_repost
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#tbt
That time I was at the Space for All conference in California giving a keynote on decentering whiteness in yoga spaces. 
I've got my coffee, I'm wearing my cosmic dress and I'm speaking truth. 
What I enjoyed the most about this opportunity was the involvement from the audience. Together, we held a collective understanding of whiteness in yoga and we discussed new ways of being. 
I am a speaker and facilitator who firmly believes that the wisdom comes from the people in the audience. I co-create experiences with audience and workshop participants whenever I am invited to speak or lead a workshop. 
2019 is rather busy and booked and I am currently booking for 2020 and would love to come to you or for you to come to a training with me in NC. I will be offering a week-long Skill in Action immersion on the West coast and the East coast in 2020. I will be offering many weekend Skill in Action and Dismantling Racism workshops. If you are interested in me coming to your space to teach, lead and co-create a liberatory experience contact me. My info is in my bio. I'd love to hear from you. ❤️ #skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange
So excited that Michelle Cassandra Johnson is coming to teach at the @santabarbarayogacenter this fall!
#Repost @skillinaction with @make_repost
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#tbt
That time I was at the Space for All conference in California giving a keynote on decentering whiteness in yoga spaces.
I've got my coffee, I'm wearing my cosmic dress and I'm speaking truth.
What I enjoyed the most about this opportunity was the involvement from the audience. Together, we held a collective understanding of whiteness in yoga and we discussed new ways of being.
I am a speaker and facilitator who firmly believes that the wisdom comes from the people in the audience. I co-create experiences with audience and workshop participants whenever I am invited to speak or lead a workshop.
2019 is rather busy and booked and I am currently booking for 2020 and would love to come to you or for you to come to a training with me in NC. I will be offering a week-long Skill in Action immersion on the West coast and the East coast in 2020. I will be offering many weekend Skill in Action and Dismantling Racism workshops. If you are interested in me coming to your space to teach, lead and co-create a liberatory experience contact me. My info is in my bio. I'd love to hear from you. ❤️ #skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange
#tbt
That time I was at the Space for All conference in California giving a keynote on decentering whiteness in yoga spaces. 
I've got my coffee, I'm wearing my cosmic dress and I'm speaking truth. 🎤

What I enjoyed the most about this opportunity was the involvement from the audience. Together, we held a collective understanding of whiteness in yoga and we discussed new ways of being.

I am a speaker and facilitator who firmly believes that the wisdom comes from the people in the audience. I co-create experiences with audience and workshop participants whenever I am invited to speak or lead a workshop. ✨

2019 is rather busy and booked and I am currently booking for 2020 and would love to come to you or for you to come to a training with me in NC. I will be offering a week-long Skill in Action immersion on the West coast and the East coast in 2020. I will be offering many weekend Skill in Action and Dismantling Racism workshops. If you are interested in me coming to your space to teach, lead and co-create a liberatory experience contact me. My info is in my bio. I'd love to hear from you. 📞

#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange
#tbt
That time I was at the Space for All conference in California giving a keynote on decentering whiteness in yoga spaces.
I've got my coffee, I'm wearing my cosmic dress and I'm speaking truth. 🎤

What I enjoyed the most about this opportunity was the involvement from the audience. Together, we held a collective understanding of whiteness in yoga and we discussed new ways of being.

I am a speaker and facilitator who firmly believes that the wisdom comes from the people in the audience. I co-create experiences with audience and workshop participants whenever I am invited to speak or lead a workshop. ✨

2019 is rather busy and booked and I am currently booking for 2020 and would love to come to you or for you to come to a training with me in NC. I will be offering a week-long Skill in Action immersion on the West coast and the East coast in 2020. I will be offering many weekend Skill in Action and Dismantling Racism workshops. If you are interested in me coming to your space to teach, lead and co-create a liberatory experience contact me. My info is in my bio. I'd love to hear from you. 📞

#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange
This resonates so much in these times. We’re all at different places on the continuum of awareness. Having uncomfortable conversations is necessary to stay in integrity, while continuing to learn. 
I’m spending a lot of time considering how I unconsciously participate in #systemicoppression 
and how to cultivate #comfortindiscomfort #skillinaction #equity #antiracism #socialjustice #healingjustice #neurodiversityacceptance 
and staying centered and grounded in breath
while avoiding #whitefragility AND staying in my #vulnerability while building relationships and #resilience 
and the habit of #listeningandlearning 
but still #showingupforracialjustice and #speakingoutagainstinjustice when necessary. 
It’s complicated and won’t happen overnight. 
Thank you to those who have been patient guides as I fumble. You know who you are. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
@skillinaction @diannebondyyoga @ybicoalition @boforbesyoga @susannabarkataki @thirdrootnyc @autisticnotweird and friends who might not want to be mentioned here. 😘😘 #representationmatters #yogaforsocialchange #bethechange #stillnotequal #offthematintotheworld 
#Whatayogilookslike
#Equity 
#Integrity #Inclusion 
#yogimom #satya 
#Disability #yogateacher 
#Neurodiversity
#Differentlywired 
Posted @withrepost • @heyamberrae The trick to moving through a hard conversation? Cultivating comfort in discomfort. Staying rather than escaping. Breathing rather than fleeing. Responding rather than reacting.
This resonates so much in these times. We’re all at different places on the continuum of awareness. Having uncomfortable conversations is necessary to stay in integrity, while continuing to learn.
I’m spending a lot of time considering how I unconsciously participate in #systemicoppression
and how to cultivate #comfortindiscomfort #skillinaction #equity #antiracism #socialjustice #healingjustice #neurodiversityacceptance
and staying centered and grounded in breath
while avoiding #whitefragility AND staying in my #vulnerability while building relationships and #resilience
and the habit of #listeningandlearning
but still #showingupforracialjustice and #speakingoutagainstinjustice when necessary.
It’s complicated and won’t happen overnight.
Thank you to those who have been patient guides as I fumble. You know who you are. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
@skillinaction @diannebondyyoga @ybicoalition @boforbesyoga @susannabarkataki @thirdrootnyc @autisticnotweird and friends who might not want to be mentioned here. 😘😘 #representationmatters #yogaforsocialchange #bethechange #stillnotequal #offthematintotheworld
#Whatayogilookslike
#Equity
#Integrity #Inclusion
#yogimom #satya
#Disability #yogateacher
#Neurodiversity
#Differentlywired
Posted @withrepost • @heyamberrae The trick to moving through a hard conversation? Cultivating comfort in discomfort. Staying rather than escaping. Breathing rather than fleeing. Responding rather than reacting.
Social Media Shout Out!! Recently, I got to spend a week with @alisonjoy and @jianpablico at the #heretobesummit. I had the honor of witnessing them hold space in the face of some truth, messiness, beauty and complexity. They are making waves in a revolutionary way in their workplace. Sometimes I organize from the outside in and sometimes I organize from the inside out. I'm so happy to be on a journey with these two lovely folks as they create a transformative space that reckons with dominant culture and invites in new ways of being. ❤️ This work isn't easy and we have to do it anyway. Keep on keeping on y'all. We've got this. ❤️ Photo Credit: Brit Gill ♥️ #skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #heretobe #wedoitanyway
Social Media Shout Out!! Recently, I got to spend a week with @alisonjoy and @jianpablico at the #heretobesummit. I had the honor of witnessing them hold space in the face of some truth, messiness, beauty and complexity. They are making waves in a revolutionary way in their workplace. Sometimes I organize from the outside in and sometimes I organize from the inside out. I'm so happy to be on a journey with these two lovely folks as they create a transformative space that reckons with dominant culture and invites in new ways of being. ❤️ This work isn't easy and we have to do it anyway. Keep on keeping on y'all. We've got this. ❤️ Photo Credit: Brit Gill ♥️ #skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #heretobe #wedoitanyway
Learn the Art of Right Living
For Inner Freedom and Vibrant Health
FLASH SALE: only $375! (50% off for the next 72hrs)
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Ayurvedic Psychology is highly relevant and useful in today’s society because its helps us to understand one of the primary causes behind illness, addiction, discontentment and disillusionment – and that cause is the mind.
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A healthy, happy, balanced mind creates a sense of happiness, peace, contentment and productivity. All of which contribute to a healthy, happy, productive life; one that not only benefits the individual, but the status of society.
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With Mental Illness becoming a modern day epidemic, this knowledge is needed more than ever. People are suffering greatly from issues that can easily be remedied with simple Self-Care techniques.
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About the Course
In this Ayurvedic Psychology certified short course, we look at how to use Ayurvedic principles to gain better insights into the influence of the mind in relation to disease – often a missing element of most healing medical and health regimes.
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Be a part of the changing landscape of the mental health industry and get started today! DM for more info ❤️
Learn the Art of Right Living
For Inner Freedom and Vibrant Health
FLASH SALE: only $375! (50% off for the next 72hrs)
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Ayurvedic Psychology is highly relevant and useful in today’s society because its helps us to understand one of the primary causes behind illness, addiction, discontentment and disillusionment – and that cause is the mind.
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A healthy, happy, balanced mind creates a sense of happiness, peace, contentment and productivity. All of which contribute to a healthy, happy, productive life; one that not only benefits the individual, but the status of society.
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With Mental Illness becoming a modern day epidemic, this knowledge is needed more than ever. People are suffering greatly from issues that can easily be remedied with simple Self-Care techniques.
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About the Course
In this Ayurvedic Psychology certified short course, we look at how to use Ayurvedic principles to gain better insights into the influence of the mind in relation to disease – often a missing element of most healing medical and health regimes.
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Be a part of the changing landscape of the mental health industry and get started today! DM for more info ❤️
“You’ll never have children,” they said. Nek minet- pop, pop, pop, pop! 👶🏼 🧒🏽 👧🏽 👦🏽 -
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“You’ll never have children,” they said. Nek minet- pop, pop, pop, pop! 👶🏼 🧒🏽 👧🏽 👦🏽 -
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Loves, I will be offering a Dismantling Racism Part II through @offthemat. Join me for a four-part online series focused on dismantling racism, working across lines of difference and staying with the discomfort that arises when we are honest and commit to speaking truth while centering relationship. 🌿
SESSION OVERVIEW: 
Session I Review of Framework and Shared Language
Across Lines of Difference Based on Race
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Session III White People's Work and People of Color's Work-Our Roles in Creating an Anti-Racist Culture
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Session IV Tools for Staying in Relationship, Acknowledging Harm and Building Systems of Repair
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Register at Upcoming events in my bio. 🌿

#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange
Loves, I will be offering a Dismantling Racism Part II through @offthemat. Join me for a four-part online series focused on dismantling racism, working across lines of difference and staying with the discomfort that arises when we are honest and commit to speaking truth while centering relationship. 🌿
SESSION OVERVIEW:
Session I Review of Framework and Shared Language
Across Lines of Difference Based on Race
🌱
Session III White People's Work and People of Color's Work-Our Roles in Creating an Anti-Racist Culture
🌱
Session IV Tools for Staying in Relationship, Acknowledging Harm and Building Systems of Repair
🌱
Register at Upcoming events in my bio. 🌿

#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange
Wondering if eye bags will ever be glorified in mother hood like stretch marks are? “These eye bags are my battles scars” type thing? 😂🤷‍♀️⚔️🤯🐼 #mumlife concealer is my friend.
Wondering if eye bags will ever be glorified in mother hood like stretch marks are? “These eye bags are my battles scars” type thing? 😂🤷‍♀️⚔️🤯🐼 #mumlife concealer is my friend.
🤞😂😂 @allthingshealthywithbec
🤞😂😂 @allthingshealthywithbec
Anyone in need of some deeper healing (don't we all 😅😬) I'm hosting a workshop in Brisbane in a couple of weeks called The Healing Power of Mantras.
I used to keep spiritual practices seperate from my health services as I didn't want to overstep professional boundaries... but over the past few years it has organically become integrated when working with people in a holistic manner.
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A lot of the time, the detrimental behaviours that we can't seem to shake run way deeper than 'bad habits' or lack of self-control.
More often than not, the behaviours (coping mechanisms) we develop are in effort to remedy a lack of inner nourishment & purpose; and/or to cope with deep material wounds.
Our Western culture has language (and perhaps scientific) barriers around how to access medicine that works on the heart and consciousness directly. Which is exactly what Mantra Meditation is - more than just stress relief, Mantra Meditation works on the soul level, and is literally the ultimate Self-Care hack - the best, most effective way to fill your cup and heal your heart.
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In this workshop, we’ll explore how Mantras can help us to heal and transform cravings, bad habits and trauma, and create a sense of inner freedom and fulfilment beyond all material stresses.
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In this workshop we’ll be looking into:
- The healing power of mantras
- Discovering how to nourish your self spiritually
- How Mantras can support you in improving self-discipline and healthy behaviours
- How to add Mantra Meditation to your daily life
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The afternoon event includes guided meditation, kirtan, pranayama mantra meditation, and japa, plus a take home meditation kit and delicious afternoon tea at our Sattva Yoga Cafe.
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There will be plenty of opportunity to have your personal questions answered, as well as an allocated time for creating your own Holistic Lifestyle plan (a worksheet that gently guides you establishing your own personalised Self-Care regime).
PM for event details and booking link.
Any questions just PM me -
Well wishes,
Sami xo
Anyone in need of some deeper healing (don't we all 😅😬) I'm hosting a workshop in Brisbane in a couple of weeks called The Healing Power of Mantras.
I used to keep spiritual practices seperate from my health services as I didn't want to overstep professional boundaries... but over the past few years it has organically become integrated when working with people in a holistic manner.
-
A lot of the time, the detrimental behaviours that we can't seem to shake run way deeper than 'bad habits' or lack of self-control.
More often than not, the behaviours (coping mechanisms) we develop are in effort to remedy a lack of inner nourishment & purpose; and/or to cope with deep material wounds.
Our Western culture has language (and perhaps scientific) barriers around how to access medicine that works on the heart and consciousness directly. Which is exactly what Mantra Meditation is - more than just stress relief, Mantra Meditation works on the soul level, and is literally the ultimate Self-Care hack - the best, most effective way to fill your cup and heal your heart.
-
In this workshop, we’ll explore how Mantras can help us to heal and transform cravings, bad habits and trauma, and create a sense of inner freedom and fulfilment beyond all material stresses.
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In this workshop we’ll be looking into:
- The healing power of mantras
- Discovering how to nourish your self spiritually
- How Mantras can support you in improving self-discipline and healthy behaviours
- How to add Mantra Meditation to your daily life
-
The afternoon event includes guided meditation, kirtan, pranayama mantra meditation, and japa, plus a take home meditation kit and delicious afternoon tea at our Sattva Yoga Cafe.
-
There will be plenty of opportunity to have your personal questions answered, as well as an allocated time for creating your own Holistic Lifestyle plan (a worksheet that gently guides you establishing your own personalised Self-Care regime).
PM for event details and booking link.
Any questions just PM me -
Well wishes,
Sami xo
When I was preparing to move across country a little over a year ago, my friends hosted a gathering for me and they made affirmation cards for my send off.  Thanks beloved friends. 🌙

For the new moon in Aries I pulled cards from several divination decks including the one my friends gifted me. You are the Divine Light is a reminder of our true essence. The culture tries to dampen our light and we can also be afraid to stand in the light, to shine bright and to reveal the truth of who we are. 💫

Remember you are Divine Light and your light has the power to illuminate the world. 💫

Shine bright, dear ones. Shine bright. 💫

#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #thislittlelightofmine #imgoingtoletitshine #stardust #starpower #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange
When I was preparing to move across country a little over a year ago, my friends hosted a gathering for me and they made affirmation cards for my send off. Thanks beloved friends. 🌙

For the new moon in Aries I pulled cards from several divination decks including the one my friends gifted me. You are the Divine Light is a reminder of our true essence. The culture tries to dampen our light and we can also be afraid to stand in the light, to shine bright and to reveal the truth of who we are. 💫

Remember you are Divine Light and your light has the power to illuminate the world. 💫

Shine bright, dear ones. Shine bright. 💫

#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #thislittlelightofmine #imgoingtoletitshine #stardust #starpower #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange
😂😂 this is me #notamoviebuff do you prefer books or movies? I actually have never been in to either. I super love text books though 🤩🤓 there’s no drama in a textbook.
😂😂 this is me #notamoviebuff do you prefer books or movies? I actually have never been in to either. I super love text books though 🤩🤓 there’s no drama in a textbook.
Portland, I'll see you real soon. There are still a few spots open in my book reading and weekend Skill in Action workshop. Join me Friday evening for a book reading and Saturday & Sunday for a Skill in Action weekend workshop. 🔥

Click on Upcoming Events in my bio and register there. 
Photo Credit: Brit Gill
Portland, I'll see you real soon. There are still a few spots open in my book reading and weekend Skill in Action workshop. Join me Friday evening for a book reading and Saturday & Sunday for a Skill in Action weekend workshop. 🔥

Click on Upcoming Events in my bio and register there.
Photo Credit: Brit Gill
I have 500 things to do right now none of which felt more important then rearranging and creating a new altar for the new moon. 
Part of my spiritual practice is building altars and noticing what I center and where things land. This new moon cycle I’ve centered my dharma in the middle with a hawk feather, selenite, Ganesha part of a pelvic bone from a deer, a yoni sculpture, obsidian, Isis and a wink at Mercury. The left side is dedicated to my work, writing a second book, success and abundance. The right side is about love and compassion with some spring flowers fresh cut from my front yard. 🌙

To some this altar seems utterly busy and to others it feels like a map of my heart’s desire. 
Happy New Moon In Aries, friends.
I have 500 things to do right now none of which felt more important then rearranging and creating a new altar for the new moon.
Part of my spiritual practice is building altars and noticing what I center and where things land. This new moon cycle I’ve centered my dharma in the middle with a hawk feather, selenite, Ganesha part of a pelvic bone from a deer, a yoni sculpture, obsidian, Isis and a wink at Mercury. The left side is dedicated to my work, writing a second book, success and abundance. The right side is about love and compassion with some spring flowers fresh cut from my front yard. 🌙

To some this altar seems utterly busy and to others it feels like a map of my heart’s desire.
Happy New Moon In Aries, friends.
I do not hold myself up alone. ❤️Inside me resides the spirits and stories of all those that have come before me to offer experiential guidance, all those that currently walk beside me and offer meaningful conversation and inspiration, and all those that will come after me, depending on and leaning on me for strength and wisdom. I rise and hold myself together whenever I connect and reconnect with these energies, near and far. I thrive because of my own choices AND because others are doing work where I may not see it. We are ALL connected and we do not make our way through this life in a vacuum. We are individuals living through the collective. We affect each other. My liberation, power and voice is tied with yours. I will be grateful and accountable. Who or what holds you up? •
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Thank you to these beauties, @jamespanthyr @herbirdseyeview @ashleypaquin that held and reflected with me yesterday to remind me, in action, of these truths. 🙏🏽 📷 by: @christycassano •
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#portlandyoga #yogapdx #livingyoga  #yogaforeverybody #gravityandgrace  #gravityandgracemovement #traumainformedyoga #accessibleyoga #forrestyoga #breathe #embody #socialjustice #yogaforsocialchange #dothework #inbeauty #liberate #connect
I do not hold myself up alone. ❤️Inside me resides the spirits and stories of all those that have come before me to offer experiential guidance, all those that currently walk beside me and offer meaningful conversation and inspiration, and all those that will come after me, depending on and leaning on me for strength and wisdom. I rise and hold myself together whenever I connect and reconnect with these energies, near and far. I thrive because of my own choices AND because others are doing work where I may not see it. We are ALL connected and we do not make our way through this life in a vacuum. We are individuals living through the collective. We affect each other. My liberation, power and voice is tied with yours. I will be grateful and accountable. Who or what holds you up? •



Thank you to these beauties, @jamespanthyr @herbirdseyeview @ashleypaquin that held and reflected with me yesterday to remind me, in action, of these truths. 🙏🏽 📷 by: @christycassano •



#portlandyoga #yogapdx #livingyoga #yogaforeverybody #gravityandgrace #gravityandgracemovement #traumainformedyoga #accessibleyoga #forrestyoga #breathe #embody #socialjustice #yogaforsocialchange #dothework #inbeauty #liberate #connect
Principiante? Sedentari@? Con algunos retos fisicos? Ven a las clases de YOGA con ALMA
Principiante? Sedentari@? Con algunos retos fisicos? Ven a las clases de YOGA con ALMA
YTT Faculty Feature!!!! We so love Liz Eisman!  Not only is she a part of Unfold's regular teaching staff, but she will be teaching the "Trauma & The Brain" section of our yoga teacher training again this year!  Trauma-informed teaching is of utmost importance to us at Unfold.  Liz is truly one of Portland's most esteemed trainers in this area.  She is the head trainer for Living Yoga's training program, which trains volunteers who teach in correctional and recovery facilities, and they also train at public health facilities and at organizations that work with trauma-sensitive populations. ***
In addition to being one of the most highly qualified people to teach this information to teachers, she is also one of the biggest-hearted, most open-hearted people we know.  To be with Liz is to be heard and seen.  How she lives and walks in the world is how we all want yoga practice to manifest in our daily lives.
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This is why we're so honored to have her as an integral part of our community, and as a featured teacher in our yoga teacher training.  We love Liz, and if you don't already know her, you will too!!!
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Check out our final YTT Info Session this Monday, April 8 at 6.45pm.  We have FOUR scholarships available: 2 for diversity candidates & 2 for public health workers.  ALL applications for this 200 hr certification program are due Monday, April 15.  We'd love to have YOU as part of our next cohort of 15 teachers that will change the world!
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#yogaforsocialchange #traumasensitiveyoga #traumainformedyoga #accessibleyoga #yogaforeverybody #openhearted #liveyouryoga #yogaoffthemat
YTT Faculty Feature!!!! We so love Liz Eisman! Not only is she a part of Unfold's regular teaching staff, but she will be teaching the "Trauma & The Brain" section of our yoga teacher training again this year! Trauma-informed teaching is of utmost importance to us at Unfold. Liz is truly one of Portland's most esteemed trainers in this area. She is the head trainer for Living Yoga's training program, which trains volunteers who teach in correctional and recovery facilities, and they also train at public health facilities and at organizations that work with trauma-sensitive populations. ***
In addition to being one of the most highly qualified people to teach this information to teachers, she is also one of the biggest-hearted, most open-hearted people we know. To be with Liz is to be heard and seen. How she lives and walks in the world is how we all want yoga practice to manifest in our daily lives.
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This is why we're so honored to have her as an integral part of our community, and as a featured teacher in our yoga teacher training. We love Liz, and if you don't already know her, you will too!!!
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Check out our final YTT Info Session this Monday, April 8 at 6.45pm. We have FOUR scholarships available: 2 for diversity candidates & 2 for public health workers. ALL applications for this 200 hr certification program are due Monday, April 15. We'd love to have YOU as part of our next cohort of 15 teachers that will change the world!
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#yogaforsocialchange #traumasensitiveyoga #traumainformedyoga #accessibleyoga #yogaforeverybody #openhearted #liveyouryoga #yogaoffthemat
#vata girl problems 😂✨
#vata girl problems 😂✨
It’s funny how you see a lot of “flow” in the softer wellness realms. In the modern yoga industry, there’s a lot of glorification of flow. And a lot less talk of discipline and structure. -
I find personally, that most people actually struggle with (and abhor the idea of) regularity and routine. And yet the rhythmm and structure that routines create in our lives are the foundation to having a healthy, thriving ‘flow’ or creativity, ease, and grace in our lives.
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The regularity and routine (aka the disciplines) are the key structures that create a buoyant, constructive flow.
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Without that foundation, the ‘flow’ gets messy. 
Think rivers, tunnels, vessels - anything that has a type of gross matter ‘flow’ through it, it requires a tangible, heavy, structure to direct it’s flow; to encapsulate it and direct it towards the goal.
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Flow is good.
But discipline and structure is required if you want to ‘be in the flow’.
It’s funny how you see a lot of “flow” in the softer wellness realms. In the modern yoga industry, there’s a lot of glorification of flow. And a lot less talk of discipline and structure. -
I find personally, that most people actually struggle with (and abhor the idea of) regularity and routine. And yet the rhythmm and structure that routines create in our lives are the foundation to having a healthy, thriving ‘flow’ or creativity, ease, and grace in our lives.
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The regularity and routine (aka the disciplines) are the key structures that create a buoyant, constructive flow.
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Without that foundation, the ‘flow’ gets messy. 
Think rivers, tunnels, vessels - anything that has a type of gross matter ‘flow’ through it, it requires a tangible, heavy, structure to direct it’s flow; to encapsulate it and direct it towards the goal.
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Flow is good.
But discipline and structure is required if you want to ‘be in the flow’.
Back from my travels for just a little while. Glad to be soaking up the sun and grateful for the sound of the creek nearby. Traveling from coast to coast can make my body feel out of sorts and make my heart feel homesick. Grateful for the earth’s capacity to reground me and make me feel whole and holy again. 🌱
Get outside today, even for a minute and breathe in the fresh spring air. There is an order to nature that grounds us and reminds us of our true nature.
🌱
#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #nature
Back from my travels for just a little while. Glad to be soaking up the sun and grateful for the sound of the creek nearby. Traveling from coast to coast can make my body feel out of sorts and make my heart feel homesick. Grateful for the earth’s capacity to reground me and make me feel whole and holy again. 🌱
Get outside today, even for a minute and breathe in the fresh spring air. There is an order to nature that grounds us and reminds us of our true nature.
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#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #nature
😳🤯 #bedtimeroutine discipline is a game changer for health and productivity 🤟
😳🤯 #bedtimeroutine discipline is a game changer for health and productivity 🤟
Movement 🧘‍♀️ Mandalas 🌸 Music 🎶 Mindful Yoga Holiday Workshops for your children available over the next 2 coming Mondays ☀️!
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Giving our kids a taste of yoga and meditation now will increase the likeliness that they turn to it by choice when they're older :)
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Book your child today!
Monday April 8th and/or 15th
ASMY Mermaid Beach, GC
Only $15! 
2-3:30pm
Includes mandala craft, yoga and meditation, mindfulness and breathing, music, story-time, and all the fun in between ;) <3
Plus 3 teachers to make sure your children get the attention and support they need to really learn and embrace each technique ;)
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DM for the booking link ❤️
Movement 🧘‍♀️ Mandalas 🌸 Music 🎶 Mindful Yoga Holiday Workshops for your children available over the next 2 coming Mondays ☀️!
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Giving our kids a taste of yoga and meditation now will increase the likeliness that they turn to it by choice when they're older :)
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Book your child today!
Monday April 8th and/or 15th
ASMY Mermaid Beach, GC
Only $15!
2-3:30pm
Includes mandala craft, yoga and meditation, mindfulness and breathing, music, story-time, and all the fun in between ;) <3
Plus 3 teachers to make sure your children get the attention and support they need to really learn and embrace each technique ;)
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DM for the booking link ❤️
I've been with this amazing being @kkellyyoga for days. We've got one more day together before going our separate ways. She's staying in the west and I'm heading back home for a little bit to the east. 
We've taught, held space, had beach time and talked about disrupting all the systems of oppression. 
Being a social justice warrior isn't easy but certainly made easier when friends accompany you on the path.

Photo credit: Brit Gill
I've been with this amazing being @kkellyyoga for days. We've got one more day together before going our separate ways. She's staying in the west and I'm heading back home for a little bit to the east.
We've taught, held space, had beach time and talked about disrupting all the systems of oppression.
Being a social justice warrior isn't easy but certainly made easier when friends accompany you on the path.

Photo credit: Brit Gill
Actually a really good distinction to contemplate in today’s society.
Actually a really good distinction to contemplate in today’s society.
We are so excited to introduce Mindful Yoga for Kids at Australian School of Meditation and Yoga <3 'Mindful Yoga' is specifically designed to help children: - Develop a sense of self beyond social and environmental pressures. - Learn self-regulation skills that support them in navigating challenging situations. - Strengthen emotional resilience in order to drive mindful action and decrease reactive behaviour. 
I was chatting to my acupuncturist the other day, and we were talking about how the earlier kids are introduced to holistic therapies, the more likely they are to turn to such therapies when in need of support.

So while it may seem like a cute or 'lovely' idea with immediate results, the investment actually benefits children well into their future. Giving our kids a taste of yoga and meditation now will increase the likeliness that they turn to it by choice when they're older :) Book your child today!
Monday April 8th and/or 15th
2-3:30pm
ASMY Mermaid Beach, GC
Only $15! 
Includes mandala craft, yoga and meditation, mindfulness and breathing, music, story-time, and all the fun in between ;) <3
Plus 3 teachers to make sure your children get the attention and support they need to really learn and embrace each technique ;) DM for bookings ❤️
Hope to see your kids there!

Well wishes,

Sami, Janina Stokes & Nathan Douglas Lowe
We are so excited to introduce Mindful Yoga for Kids at Australian School of Meditation and Yoga <3 'Mindful Yoga' is specifically designed to help children: - Develop a sense of self beyond social and environmental pressures. - Learn self-regulation skills that support them in navigating challenging situations. - Strengthen emotional resilience in order to drive mindful action and decrease reactive behaviour.
I was chatting to my acupuncturist the other day, and we were talking about how the earlier kids are introduced to holistic therapies, the more likely they are to turn to such therapies when in need of support.

So while it may seem like a cute or 'lovely' idea with immediate results, the investment actually benefits children well into their future. Giving our kids a taste of yoga and meditation now will increase the likeliness that they turn to it by choice when they're older :) Book your child today!
Monday April 8th and/or 15th
2-3:30pm
ASMY Mermaid Beach, GC
Only $15!
Includes mandala craft, yoga and meditation, mindfulness and breathing, music, story-time, and all the fun in between ;) <3
Plus 3 teachers to make sure your children get the attention and support they need to really learn and embrace each technique ;) DM for bookings ❤️
Hope to see your kids there!

Well wishes,

Sami, Janina Stokes & Nathan Douglas Lowe
❤️ 🎶 🧘‍♀️
❤️ 🎶 🧘‍♀️
Join me tomorrow for a Skill in Action Dismantling Racism workshop. In this workshop, participants will deepen their understanding of the principles of justice, activism and of contemplative practice. We will discuss 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.
Venue:1659 Venables St, Vancouver BC
Register at link in bio.
Join me tomorrow for a Skill in Action Dismantling Racism workshop. In this workshop, participants will deepen their understanding of the principles of justice, activism and of contemplative practice. We will discuss 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.
Venue:1659 Venables St, Vancouver BC
Register at link in bio.
@vanistone 3 years ago 🤗😍
@vanistone 3 years ago 🤗😍
GCY believes that yoga is for EVERY BODY. GCY firmly believes there is a yoga practice for EVERY one. You don’t have to be flexible - you just have to be willing! 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♂️🤸🏾‍♀️🤸🏻‍♂️ #yoga #yogaforbeginners #yogaforall #yogaforeveryone #yogaformentalhealth #yogaforchange #yogaforsocialchange #yogaforhealing #yogaforgrowth #yogaforhappiness #yogaforchildren #chicago #chicagocares
GCY believes that yoga is for EVERY BODY. GCY firmly believes there is a yoga practice for EVERY one. You don’t have to be flexible - you just have to be willing! 🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏽‍♂️🤸🏾‍♀️🤸🏻‍♂️ #yoga #yogaforbeginners #yogaforall #yogaforeveryone #yogaformentalhealth #yogaforchange #yogaforsocialchange #yogaforhealing #yogaforgrowth #yogaforhappiness #yogaforchildren #chicago #chicagocares
So excited to be here with change makers, activists, magic makers, dreamers, visionaries and healers.
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Yesterday was full of poetry, sharing our inquiries and questions, creating culture and understanding how to dismantle dominant cultural norms. More today and I am honored to be in the presence of it all. ✨
Photo credit: Britt Gill
So excited to be here with change makers, activists, magic makers, dreamers, visionaries and healers.

Yesterday was full of poetry, sharing our inquiries and questions, creating culture and understanding how to dismantle dominant cultural norms. More today and I am honored to be in the presence of it all. ✨
Photo credit: Britt Gill
Happy Birthday @miss_ellebell <3 Wishing you love and happiness!

We have so many special memories - from yoga, and hanging out wayyyy late after class to chat, to an Indian Summer adventure, eating the rubbery gluten free pancakes I cooked you because you're just that nice, dinner dates, quick visits, and naturopathy consults, and so much more - love you and and appreciate you! Even though I don't get to see you every often anymore!

Happy Birthday to you <3

Love Sami xo
Happy Birthday @miss_ellebell <3 Wishing you love and happiness!

We have so many special memories - from yoga, and hanging out wayyyy late after class to chat, to an Indian Summer adventure, eating the rubbery gluten free pancakes I cooked you because you're just that nice, dinner dates, quick visits, and naturopathy consults, and so much more - love you and and appreciate you! Even though I don't get to see you every often anymore!

Happy Birthday to you <3

Love Sami xo
“The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that's not the aim of boats.” -
Paul Coelho
“The boat is safer anchored at the port; but that's not the aim of boats.” -
Paul Coelho
En esta foto si salgo. Sesion de SANGHA en Merida con Fredy Diaz. Estoy al lado de Donald Niedermayer... que honor! 🙏🏼 #yogaconalmainmerida #yogaconalma #almaduranyoga #yogaaccesible #accessibleyoga #yogaparatodos #yogarehabilitacion #teachpeace #yogaheals #thefutureofyoga #yogainclusivaenmerida #yogaforsocialchange #yogacommunity
En esta foto si salgo. Sesion de SANGHA en Merida con Fredy Diaz. Estoy al lado de Donald Niedermayer... que honor! 🙏🏼 #yogaconalmainmerida #yogaconalma #almaduranyoga #yogaaccesible #accessibleyoga #yogaparatodos #yogarehabilitacion #teachpeace #yogaheals #thefutureofyoga #yogainclusivaenmerida #yogaforsocialchange #yogacommunity
Who is missing?⁣
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Awakening those around us by asking one simple question.⁣⁣
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@ohyogisofcolor challenges YOU to:⁣⁣
1. Ask yourself.⁣⁣
2. Encourage your studio owners and your teachers to ask themselves the same question.⁣⁣
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WHO IS MISSING?⁣⁣
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Thanks to @skillinaction and @eliana.chinea for dropping these brilliant gems in your #embodyinclusivitychallenge!✨🙏🏾⁣⁣
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Repost from @skillinaction:⁣⁣
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So excited about the work @eliana.chinea is creating!! Check out her Embody Inclusivity challenge. Sign up at the link in my bio: Embody Inclusivity.⁣⁣
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#Repost @eliana.chinea :⁣⁣
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Today we begin with @skillinaction ✨ ⁣
Have you ever noticed who is missing from the spaces you walk into? Have you ever noticed that most, if not everyone, are white? I’ve walked into many yoga studios where I have been the only person of color there. I’ve worked in places where I was the minority with little to no authority while everyone else was white and held power. TODAYS CALL TO ACTION is simple, just notice who is missing from the space and be curious as to why that is. Tag your posts with #embodyinclusivitychallenge ✨ ⁣
*Note- if you signed up today you won’t get the interviews until tomorrow*⁣⁣
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🙏🏿 #skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #embodyinclusivitychallenge
Who is missing?⁣

Awakening those around us by asking one simple question.⁣⁣
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@ohyogisofcolor challenges YOU to:⁣⁣
1. Ask yourself.⁣⁣
2. Encourage your studio owners and your teachers to ask themselves the same question.⁣⁣
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WHO IS MISSING?⁣⁣
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Thanks to @skillinaction and @eliana.chinea for dropping these brilliant gems in your #embodyinclusivitychallenge!✨🙏🏾⁣⁣
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Repost from @skillinaction:⁣⁣
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So excited about the work @eliana.chinea is creating!! Check out her Embody Inclusivity challenge. Sign up at the link in my bio: Embody Inclusivity.⁣⁣

#Repost @eliana.chinea :⁣⁣
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Today we begin with @skillinaction ✨ ⁣
Have you ever noticed who is missing from the spaces you walk into? Have you ever noticed that most, if not everyone, are white? I’ve walked into many yoga studios where I have been the only person of color there. I’ve worked in places where I was the minority with little to no authority while everyone else was white and held power. TODAYS CALL TO ACTION is simple, just notice who is missing from the space and be curious as to why that is. Tag your posts with #embodyinclusivitychallenge ✨ ⁣
*Note- if you signed up today you won’t get the interviews until tomorrow*⁣⁣
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🙏🏿 #skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #embodyinclusivitychallenge
Excited to represent the Prison Yoga Project and join over 50 impact leaders who are using yoga as a tool for social change at the Here to Be conference. 🙏🏽
Prison Yoga Project #heretobe #yogatherapy #yogaforsocialchange #prisonyogaproject #embodiedchange
Excited to represent the Prison Yoga Project and join over 50 impact leaders who are using yoga as a tool for social change at the Here to Be conference. 🙏🏽
Prison Yoga Project #heretobe #yogatherapy #yogaforsocialchange #prisonyogaproject #embodiedchange
Thrilled and honored to have been invited to the Here to be Summit hosted by lululemon. I made it across timezones and now I am catching up with old friends and meeting so many new comrades.
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This week is going to be restorative and transformative. 🔥
Thrilled and honored to have been invited to the Here to be Summit hosted by lululemon. I made it across timezones and now I am catching up with old friends and meeting so many new comrades.

This week is going to be restorative and transformative. 🔥
Good morning ☀️🌈 Wishing you all peace, prosperity and spiritual progress ❤️🙏 Sami xo
Good morning ☀️🌈 Wishing you all peace, prosperity and spiritual progress ❤️🙏 Sami xo
So excited about the work @eliana.chinea is creating!! Check put her Embody Inclusivity challenge. Sign up at the link in my bio: Embody Inclusivity.
#Repost @eliana.chinea with @get_repost
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Today we begin with @skillinaction ✨ Have you ever noticed who is missing from the spaces you walk into? Have you ever noticed that most, if not everyone, are white? I’ve walked into many yoga studios where I have been the only person of color there. I’ve worked in places where I was the minority with little to no authority while everyone else was white and held power. TODAYS CALL TO ACTION is simple, just notice who is missing from the space and be curious as to why that is. Tag your posts with #embodyinclusivitychallenge ✨ *Note- if you signed up today you won’t get the interviews until tomorrow*
🙏🏿 #skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #embodyinclusivitychallenge
So excited about the work @eliana.chinea is creating!! Check put her Embody Inclusivity challenge. Sign up at the link in my bio: Embody Inclusivity.
#Repost @eliana.chinea with @get_repost
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Today we begin with @skillinaction ✨ Have you ever noticed who is missing from the spaces you walk into? Have you ever noticed that most, if not everyone, are white? I’ve walked into many yoga studios where I have been the only person of color there. I’ve worked in places where I was the minority with little to no authority while everyone else was white and held power. TODAYS CALL TO ACTION is simple, just notice who is missing from the space and be curious as to why that is. Tag your posts with #embodyinclusivitychallenge ✨ *Note- if you signed up today you won’t get the interviews until tomorrow*
🙏🏿 #skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #embodyinclusivitychallenge
A full weekend of centering, Kirtan, magic, music, the breath and anatomy. What a privilege and honor it is to teach folks about justice and yoga. We are coming home to ourselves. We are coming home. 
#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #thisisyoga
A full weekend of centering, Kirtan, magic, music, the breath and anatomy. What a privilege and honor it is to teach folks about justice and yoga. We are coming home to ourselves. We are coming home.
#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #thisisyoga
just SOME of the MANY benefits of yoga. 🧘🏻‍♀️GCY is excited to help individuals in need reap the benefits of yoga! now booking classes may-july!

#yoga #yogaforeveryone #yogaforchange #yogaforsocialchange #yogaforanxiety #yogaforkids  #yogaforhealing #chicagononprofit #chicagocares
just SOME of the MANY benefits of yoga. 🧘🏻‍♀️GCY is excited to help individuals in need reap the benefits of yoga! now booking classes may-july!

#yoga #yogaforeveryone #yogaforchange #yogaforsocialchange #yogaforanxiety #yogaforkids #yogaforhealing #chicagononprofit #chicagocares
Unfold YTT Faculty Feature!  We're delighted to have Michelle Cassandra Johnson as faculty on our 2019-20 Yoga Teacher Training!  Michelle is a yoga teacher-trainer, an anti-racism trainer and author of the book "Skill in Action." Michelle will be back again to guide the group in personal exploration and powerful instruction re: how we can each use yoga to create a more just and equitable world.  We are honored to have her continued support of our community and greater Portland!

To learn more about our Yoga Teacher Training, sign up for the final Free Info Session on Monday, April 8 (link in bio.) **Note**: Applications for YTT & diversity/public health worker scholarships are due April 15. ❤️🙏🏽 🕉

#yogaandsocialjustice #yogaforsocialchange #offthemat #skillinaction #yogaforeverybody #yogaandbodyimage #pocyoga
Unfold YTT Faculty Feature! We're delighted to have Michelle Cassandra Johnson as faculty on our 2019-20 Yoga Teacher Training! Michelle is a yoga teacher-trainer, an anti-racism trainer and author of the book "Skill in Action." Michelle will be back again to guide the group in personal exploration and powerful instruction re: how we can each use yoga to create a more just and equitable world. We are honored to have her continued support of our community and greater Portland!

To learn more about our Yoga Teacher Training, sign up for the final Free Info Session on Monday, April 8 (link in bio.) **Note**: Applications for YTT & diversity/public health worker scholarships are due April 15. ❤️🙏🏽 🕉

#yogaandsocialjustice #yogaforsocialchange #offthemat #skillinaction #yogaforeverybody #yogaandbodyimage #pocyoga
Ayurveda Transformation Coaching and Yoga got me off meditations for anxiety, depression and ADHD. Helped me quit drinking and smoking FOR GOOD! Got me back on the plant based diet I was raised with and just back on track in general. I used to want to be skinny! But now I work everyday towards happy and healthy.  When I stumble across old photos, It’s a nice reminder of the work I’ve put in to reach my #goals. 🦋 The before pic was probably taken nearly a year into my Ayurveda journey! & the after just recently. It doesn’t happen overnight... you have to put in the work, inside and out! And it’s ongoing. But, it’s worth it. You’re worth it. #transformationcoaching #forthewin #ayurvedalifestyle #yogalifestyle #health #fitnessmotivation #mentalhealthawareness #happy #change #yogaforsocialchange #coachinglife #atc #ayurvedarising #risewithme #health #fitness #muaythai #strongwomen #sobriety #mentalhealth #areuwoke #areyouwokeyet #vegitarian #plantbased
Ayurveda Transformation Coaching and Yoga got me off meditations for anxiety, depression and ADHD. Helped me quit drinking and smoking FOR GOOD! Got me back on the plant based diet I was raised with and just back on track in general. I used to want to be skinny! But now I work everyday towards happy and healthy. When I stumble across old photos, It’s a nice reminder of the work I’ve put in to reach my #goals. 🦋 The before pic was probably taken nearly a year into my Ayurveda journey! & the after just recently. It doesn’t happen overnight... you have to put in the work, inside and out! And it’s ongoing. But, it’s worth it. You’re worth it. #transformationcoaching #forthewin #ayurvedalifestyle #yogalifestyle #health #fitnessmotivation #mentalhealthawareness #happy #change #yogaforsocialchange #coachinglife #atc #ayurvedarising #risewithme #health #fitness #muaythai #strongwomen #sobriety #mentalhealth #areuwoke #areyouwokeyet #vegitarian #plantbased
I sat down in front of my altar for my morning ritual and this magical card was one of a few I pulled from my various divination decks this morning. 🌱
Metamorphosis
Grief is a full body experience of transformation. We cocoon and at some point, we emerge but there are many stages between. If we don’t allow for the metamorphosis that can come from feeling all of the emotions and sensations related to grief, more pain ensues. Ask for the growth that can come from loss. Ask to fully emerge. Where is transformation happening for you now? 🌱
Mantra: I commit to moving through so that I can experience the transformation that is asking to be felt and sensed. I am ready to fully emerge. 🌱
Pure magic on this beautiful Saturday morning. 
Take a moment to notice the movement and transformation happening inside you and around you. Usher it in and breathe with it, then, emerge. 🌱
I'd love to hear about the transformation that is occurring for you right now.
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To purchase Transverse or my mini mantra deck, visit the link in by bio.
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#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #healer #transverse
I sat down in front of my altar for my morning ritual and this magical card was one of a few I pulled from my various divination decks this morning. 🌱
Metamorphosis
Grief is a full body experience of transformation. We cocoon and at some point, we emerge but there are many stages between. If we don’t allow for the metamorphosis that can come from feeling all of the emotions and sensations related to grief, more pain ensues. Ask for the growth that can come from loss. Ask to fully emerge. Where is transformation happening for you now? 🌱
Mantra: I commit to moving through so that I can experience the transformation that is asking to be felt and sensed. I am ready to fully emerge. 🌱
Pure magic on this beautiful Saturday morning.
Take a moment to notice the movement and transformation happening inside you and around you. Usher it in and breathe with it, then, emerge. 🌱
I'd love to hear about the transformation that is occurring for you right now.
🌱
To purchase Transverse or my mini mantra deck, visit the link in by bio.
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#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #healer #transverse
Join me for Dismantling Racism Part 2 through @offthemat.

To sign up visit link in bio. 
Putting your anti-racism values into practice can be messy and challenging. This is an "advanced" workshop series for those who have completed Dismantling Racism Course through Off the Mat, the Race and Resilience Course offered by Kerri Kelly and Michelle Johnson or the equivalent of a dismantling racism or race equity training that covers the history of the race construct and the definition of personal, cultural and institutional racism. If you want to delve deeper into the personal challenges related to working effectively across race this is the course for you. We will review the framework of personal, institutional and cultural racism, share challenges that arise when we try to center relationship across lines of difference based on race and create goals around our anti-racism practice.
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Session I Review of Framework and Shared Language 🎤
Session II Common Challenges That Arise When we Begin to Work Across Lines of Difference Based on Race
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Session III White People's Work and People of Color's Work-Our Roles in Creating an Anti-Racist Culture
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Session IV Tools for Staying in Relationship, Acknowledging Harm and Building Systems of Repair
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#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange
Join me for Dismantling Racism Part 2 through @offthemat.

To sign up visit link in bio.
Putting your anti-racism values into practice can be messy and challenging. This is an "advanced" workshop series for those who have completed Dismantling Racism Course through Off the Mat, the Race and Resilience Course offered by Kerri Kelly and Michelle Johnson or the equivalent of a dismantling racism or race equity training that covers the history of the race construct and the definition of personal, cultural and institutional racism. If you want to delve deeper into the personal challenges related to working effectively across race this is the course for you. We will review the framework of personal, institutional and cultural racism, share challenges that arise when we try to center relationship across lines of difference based on race and create goals around our anti-racism practice.
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Session I Review of Framework and Shared Language 🎤
Session II Common Challenges That Arise When we Begin to Work Across Lines of Difference Based on Race
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Session III White People's Work and People of Color's Work-Our Roles in Creating an Anti-Racist Culture
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Session IV Tools for Staying in Relationship, Acknowledging Harm and Building Systems of Repair
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#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange
Social media shout out!! I want to appreciate @kkellyyoga, my co-conspirator and beloved friend. We are walking the path towards liberation together with an awareness that our access to liberation is varied based on our racial identities. ❤️
KK, I love you to pieces, except remember you're whole. So, I love your wholeness, vitality and ferocity. Let's keep walking this path together. It's a wacky world and it would be wackier without you in my life. ❤️
Kerri is up to big things and has been for quite awhile. If you haven't checked out @ctznwell or the weekly newsletter call to action, Wellread then go now and support the work of democratizing the wellness system. Visit her instapage or website http://www.ctznwell.org/

Much Love, sister. Much Love.
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#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #raceresilience
Social media shout out!! I want to appreciate @kkellyyoga, my co-conspirator and beloved friend. We are walking the path towards liberation together with an awareness that our access to liberation is varied based on our racial identities. ❤️
KK, I love you to pieces, except remember you're whole. So, I love your wholeness, vitality and ferocity. Let's keep walking this path together. It's a wacky world and it would be wackier without you in my life. ❤️
Kerri is up to big things and has been for quite awhile. If you haven't checked out @ctznwell or the weekly newsletter call to action, Wellread then go now and support the work of democratizing the wellness system. Visit her instapage or website http://www.ctznwell.org/

Much Love, sister. Much Love.
❤️
#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #raceresilience
Join @marisolnh and @mysticcassandra otherwise known as @skillinaction for this healing retreat for people of color.
🌿 “Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.”
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Come nourish all aspects of your well being - social, mental, spiritual, physical & emotional. During our time together, we will create sacred space to slow down, recover, and reconnect with our authentic selves. We will move beyond “self-care” and focus on developing sustainable healing practices that help us thrive, not just survive. 🌿
Why healing?

As people of color, we often find ourselves navigating whiteness, white spaces, and a toxic culture. We are positioned to caretake and evade our own healing due to structural & cultural racism. This retreat will explore how internalized oppression impacts our mind, heart, spirit and physical body, both individually and as a collective group of people of color. 🌿

The weekend will be steeped in many offerings, including but not limited to:

Building a collective altar, grounding in purpose, and setting intentions that align with our higher selves.

Noticing and naming how toxic culture impacts our well-being.

Exercises to reflect & reconnect with self, including journaling, creating art, and more.

Meditation, yoga, and heart-centered rituals at dawn and dusk to align the body, breath, heart, and mind with the light of the day.

Cleansing practices to clear and align our energy.

Rituals to connect with ancestors, culture, and traditions.

And more...group discussions, walks outside, naps, quiet time, as your heart desires
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Register at link in bio under events.
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#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #healingpoc
Join @marisolnh and @mysticcassandra otherwise known as @skillinaction for this healing retreat for people of color.
🌿 “Healing is an art. It takes time, it takes practice. It takes love.”
🌿
Come nourish all aspects of your well being - social, mental, spiritual, physical & emotional. During our time together, we will create sacred space to slow down, recover, and reconnect with our authentic selves. We will move beyond “self-care” and focus on developing sustainable healing practices that help us thrive, not just survive. 🌿
Why healing?

As people of color, we often find ourselves navigating whiteness, white spaces, and a toxic culture. We are positioned to caretake and evade our own healing due to structural & cultural racism. This retreat will explore how internalized oppression impacts our mind, heart, spirit and physical body, both individually and as a collective group of people of color. 🌿

The weekend will be steeped in many offerings, including but not limited to:

Building a collective altar, grounding in purpose, and setting intentions that align with our higher selves.

Noticing and naming how toxic culture impacts our well-being.

Exercises to reflect & reconnect with self, including journaling, creating art, and more.

Meditation, yoga, and heart-centered rituals at dawn and dusk to align the body, breath, heart, and mind with the light of the day.

Cleansing practices to clear and align our energy.

Rituals to connect with ancestors, culture, and traditions.

And more...group discussions, walks outside, naps, quiet time, as your heart desires
🌿
Register at link in bio under events.

#skillinaction #michellecjohnson #yoga #activism #socialjustice #socialactivism #author #authorsofinstagram #yogateacher #yogateachertraining #intuitivehealer #soulmission #yogacommunity #yogaforeveryone #yogaforsocialchange #healingpoc

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