Book Reading and Public Talk with Michelle Johnson
Friday, April 12 by Donation
6-8PM held at (com)motion PDX 4522 NE 42nd Ave.
Yoga and Justice Weekend Workshop
Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14
12-6PM both days, held at (com)motion PDX 4255 NE 42nd Ave.
Open to all with registration offered at three sliding scale ticket prices: Rebalance $275, Fair $150 and Supported $75. See sign up link here for more details:
Join Michelle Cassandra Johnson, author of Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World. Michelle will share from her new book and explore the intersection of yoga and justice as an entry into understanding how to create inclusive activist spaces that center healing and resiliency.
It can be difficult to remain centered amidst the chaos of a culture that continues to divide and conquer. Many are wondering how to respond to increasingly oppressive policies, political divisions and the current cultural upheaval. While we have questions about how to respond, I believe that we must respond with steadfastness and courageous hearts to the urgent concerns of this time. Contemplative practices, including meditation and yoga, allow us to work with sensation, toxic thought patterns, cultural conditioning, overwhelm, and anxiety through mindfulness and thoughtful care. In this workshop, we will deepen our understanding of the principles of justice and yoga; the workings of power and privilege, oppression and identity, suffering and liberation, and loving kindness.