Welcome to The Finding Refuge Podcast!
This podcast emerged from work based in the exploration of collective grief and liberation. It exists to remind us about all the ways we can find refuge during unsettling and uncertain times, and to remind us about the resilience and joy that comes from allowing ourselves to find refuge.
Michelle C. Johnson, author, yoga teacher, healer, social worker, dismantling racism trainer, activist, and grief-worker, offers monthly interviews, engaging and amplifying the brilliance and wisdom of people who have found ways to honor their grief and stay centered amidst the turmoil in the world. It uplifts the brilliance and wisdom of people who are invested in creating conditions for liberation for the collective. We feature spiritual teachers, movement practitioners, activists and social change makers, and people who hold space in various ways for healing.
By listening, you will gain ideas about how to find and create refuge for yourself and others. You will learn about rituals to move through grief and find freedom. You will learn tools to prevent you from being swept up by the chaos of the world. You will reaffirm your capacity to heal.
I look forward to connecting with you through these conversations.
Michelle C. Johnson
Podcast music by Charles Kurtz
Kennae Miller (she/her) was born in Frankfurt, Germany in a strong military family and was raised on Arapaho and Cheyenne Indigenous land (now known as Colorado Springs, CO).
Dancing with Breath
Mirabelle is in an intimate relationship with yoga as a breath-ing experience. She has been on this path of living yoga for 19 years, studying with swamis (monks) and teachers from the Sivananda Saraswati lineage, which traces back to Adi Shankaracharya
Tracee Stanley was introduced to the practice of yoga nidra in 2001. She immediately recognized it as a healing salve for the world and began to incorporate it into her life and her yoga teaching.
All the Feelings
An interview with my nine-year old friend, Ana, who is an amazing spirit, a Cancer Sun, Gemini Rising, and an Aries Moon. She loves the ocean and all things water.
The Power of the Invisible
Victoria is a leader who works for social justice and racial equity with institutions, schools and community organizations in the U.S. and internationally. Victoria is a Spanish-fluent Afro-Latina immigrant born in the Dominican Republic.
An Intimate Connection with the Soul
Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures, and poetic traditions.
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Listen - Learn - Heal
The depth of what’s shared is refreshing and sacred. Thank you for these important talks and questions.
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