On Campus Program

Embodying Equity


Join social change activists Kerri Kelly and Michelle Johnson for a retreat focused on creating racial equity and connecting with our individual and collective resilience. 

As a community, we can't afford to evade our responsibility for creating a just world by believing that our personal transformation is disconnected from collective liberation. To create a racially equitable space, we need to develop a shared language and a shared understanding of history, and how this connects with the present-day inequities that exist. We will deepen our understanding of how social and institutional power have been structured and embody new practices aligned with equity. 

Through conversation, guided questions, and group work you 

  • Define racism and white supremacy and share an analysis that explains personal, institutional, and cultural racism 
  • Discuss the history of the race construct, how racism impacts spiritual spaces, and offer tools for application of the analysis 
  • Define your role and responsibility in the movement based on our social location and purpose 
  • Explore ways to work across lines of difference in your communities and social change work 
  • Offer embodied practices to integrate your work, center social justice in spiritual practice and build community resilience.

The unpacking of race and resiliency is a cultural shift. It questions what it looks like to be and work together in solidarity towards collective liberation and wellbeing. It is an important shift that cultivates a capacity to show up with courage and compassion for the long haul.

"Kerri and Michelle are a powerful training combo. Their mastery is evident in both the design and delivery of training, leaving attendees feeling fired up and ready to ask more questions and dig deeper into this important work."
—Alison Murphy, past program participant

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

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Michelle Cassandra Johnson, MSW, is an activist, social justice warrior, author, anti-racism consultant and trainer, intuitive healer, yoga teacher, and practitioner.

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Kerri Kelly is the founder of CTZNWELL, a movement to mobilize the wellness community into a powerful force for change.

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