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Happy Warrior® Workshop with Michelle Cassandra Johnson

April 20 @ 9:00 am - April 21 @ 4:00 pm


Two Day Workshop, April 20-21, 2024.

Yoga In Our City’s Happy Warrior program welcomes Michelle Cassandra Johnson as she hosts a two-day workshop for our City Parks Teachers, Happy Warrior Students & Faculty, and special guests.

Michelle is an author, activist, spiritual teacher and practitioner, racial equity consultant and trainer, and intuitive healer. Over the course of 2 days, she will will lead attendees on an inspiring journey through her workshop, Skill In Action: Infusing Justice Into Your Life, Teaching, and Practice.

The event will include small and large group discussions throughout the day. Attendees will also engage in asana and meditation practice for integration of the topics explored.

The event will be held at the Hartford Public Library Park Street Branch. For parking, lunch, and details on what to wear and bring, see the FAQ section below.

Earn Continuing Education Credits for Teaching

Teachers are eligible for 10 continued education hours to submit through Yoga Alliance after successful completion of the training. You will need to be present for the entirety of the weekend to receive – no exceptions on CE’s will be made for partial attendance. More information on CE submission will be available following the weekend.

Get Season Ready

In preparation for the 2024 season, Teachers will receive a new shirt and have their headshot taken for promotional purposes on YogaInOurCity.com.


Each day of the workshop will conclude with a short training led by Elise Cusimano, Director of Teacher Success for Yoga In Our City.

This short training is required for new and returning 2024 City Parks teachers.

Upon event registration you can select a day to complete your training. If you are unable to attend training during these dates, please select the “unable to attend” option during registration and the team will reach out with alternate arrangements.



We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact hello@yogainourcity.com. We will be on the second floor of the building, accessible by both elevator and stairs.


Michelle Cassandra Johnson is an author, activist, spiritual teacher and practitioner, racial equity consultant and trainer, and intuitive healer. She approaches her life and work from a place of knowing we are, can, and must heal individually and collectively. Michelle teaches workshops and immersions and leads retreats and transformative experiences nationwide. As a dismantling racism educator, she has worked with large corporations, non-profits, and community groups. Michelle was a Tedx speaker at Wake Forest University in 2019 and has been interviewed on several podcasts in which she explores the premise and foundation of Skill in Action, along with embodied approaches to racial equity work, creating ritual in justice spaces, our divine connection with nature and Spirit, and how we as a culture can heal. Michelle published the first edition of Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World in 2017; and the 2nd edition of Skill in Action in November 2021, published by Shambhala Publications. Her second book, Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief, was published by Shambhala Publications in 2021. Her third book, We Heal Together: Rituals and Practice for Building Community and Connection, published by Shambhala Publications, explores the deep knowing and truth that we are interconnected; we belong to one another. We Heal Together offers rituals and practices meant to dream us into a new way of being to benefit the highest and fullest good. Her latest book, A Space For Us: A Guide For Leading Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Affinity Groups, was published by Beacon Press in August 2023.

Michelle leads courageously from the heart with compassion and a commitment to address the heartbreak dominant culture causes for many because of the harm it creates. She inspires change that allows people to stand in their humanity and wholeness in a world that fragments most of us.



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