Michelle C. Johnson 2019-09-30T19:35:45+00:00

Episode 3

Non-Stealing with Michelle C. Johnson

Living It podcast Michelle C. Johnson

Michelle C. Johnson is a social justice activist, anti-racism trainer, yoga teacher and author Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World. With over 20 years of experience leading dismantling racism work and working with clients as a licensed clinical social worker, Michelle has a deep understanding of how trauma impacts the mind, body, spirit, and heart. Michelle leads Dismantling Racism Trainings with large corporations, small non-profits, and community groups. She teach workshops in yoga studios and community spaces nationwide. And she gives talks and interviews to address the heartbreak dominant culture causes and to inspire change that allows people to stand in their humanity and wholeness.

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  • Michelle’s yoga journey
  • How dominant culture harms the collective good, not just the oppressed
  • What is skill in action
  • How yoga guides Michelle off the mat
  • How yoga can guide us in facing social injustices
  • How racism steals from the wholeness of our experience


  • Michelle’s web site with upcoming events and workshops
  • Instagram @skillinaction and @mysticcassandra instagram
  • Twitter @skillinaction
  • Michelle’s Facebook page
  • Bhagavad Gita. Amy is partial to these translations:
    • Bhagavad Gita by Stephen Mitchell. “He offers a direct and poetic translation of the classic Gita that allows the reader to follow the threads without commentary, making for a beautiful unbroken story that highlights purpose, struggle and spiritual practice clearly.”
    • Bhagavad Gita by Graham M. Schweig. “This translation of the Gita offers the readers what he calls textual illuminations as an aid to to students interested in further study of topics that cross various themes such as purpose, study, commitment and intention. A Sanskrit transliteration is also included.”


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