Episode 10: Finding Refuge with Michelle Cassandra Johnson
Welcome to the Radiant REST Podcast your source for all things yoga nidra, rest, sleep, and dreams. I am your host, Tracee Stanley and I believe that the unique practice of Yoga Nidra offered to us by the ancient sages, is the healing salve for our times. I am excited to share my love of all practices that lead to deep rest and all of the treasures that come from being rested. My new book Radiant REST: Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and Awakened Clarity is available now!
About the Episode
Activist, author, teacher and healer Michelle Cassandra Johnson joins Tracee for a pertinent and poignant conversation on grief and healing. Michelle discusses her upcoming book Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief and her definition of collective grief. Michelle and Tracee talk through the presence of exhaustion in activist spaces in this past year following immense trauma. They also consider how to be in community to imagine hope and what is possible, and the radical gift of dreaming. They explore losing the illusion of control, and rituals for grief. Join them for a discussion on liberation in a time of deep mourning, making room for optimism and hope.
Michelle Cassandra Johnson is a social justice warrior, author, dismantling racism trainer, empath, yoga teacher and practitioner, and an intuitive healer. With over 20 years of experience leading dismantling racism work and working with clients as a licensed clinical social worker, she has a deep understanding of how trauma impacts the mind, body, spirit, and heart. Her awareness of the world through her own experience as a Black woman allows her to know, first-hand, how privilege and power operate. Recently, she created my own podcast, Finding Refuge, which explores collective grief and liberation and serves as a reminder about all the ways we can find refuge during unsettling and uncertain times and of the resilience and joy that comes from allowing ourselves to find refuge. You can find Michelle at her website and you can order her book Finding Refuge here.
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About Your Host
Tracee Stanley creates and holds sacred space to transform, inspire and empower, utilizing the practices of Yoga Nidra, Self-inquiry, Perfect Sankalpa, ritual, nature, and sacred movement. She created the RADIANT REST to explore our birthright for deep rest and awakening to our true nature. Her book RADIANT REST: Yoga Nidra for Deep Rest and Awakened Clarity released by Shambhala Publications is available to order HERE.
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