Social justice activist and yoga teacher Michelle Cassandra Johnson returns to Firestorm to share her newest book, Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief, in conversation with Asheville yoga instructor Jazmin Rogers.
In Finding Refuge, Michelle offers those who feel brokenhearted, helpless, confused, powerless, and desperate the tools they need to be present with their grief while also remaining openhearted. Through powerful personal narrative and meditation and journaling practices at the end of each chapter that explore being present with your heart, Michelle empowers us to see that each of us has a role to play in building enough momentum to take intentional action and shift what is unsettled and unjust in the world.
Michelle Cassandra Johnson is an activist, social justice warrior, author, anti-racism consultant and trainer, intuitive healer, and yoga teacher and practitioner. Her first book, Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World, was published in 2017. Michelle teaches workshops in yoga studios and community spaces nationwide and is on the faculty of Off the Mat, Into the World. She is currently producing a podcast, "Finding Refuge," to explore collective grief and liberation.
Jazmin Rogers grew up visiting family in Asheville and completed yoga teacher training at Asheville Community Yoga in 2017. Following meditation studies in Nepal, she opened Asheville Iridescence Yoga at 70 South Market Street.