Michelle Johnson

Michelle Cassandra Johnson, MSW, is an activist, social justice warrior, author, anti-racism consultant and trainer, intuitive healer, yoga teacher, and practitioner. Michelle has led Dismantling Racism trainings with large corporations, small nonprofits, and community groups, including the ACLU-WA, Duke University, Google, This American Life, The Center for Equity and Inclusion, Mercedes, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Auburn Seminary, Kripalu, Yoga Alliance, Lululemon, and many others.  

Michelle has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and more than 20 years as a clinical social worker. 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. Her work centers on healing from individual and collective trauma, coming back into wholeness, and aligning the mind, body, spirit, and heart. In 2017, she published Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World. In 2020, Michelle created the podcast, Finding Refuge and her latest book Finding Refuge: Heart Work for Healing Collective Grief was published in 2021. 

Learn more about this presenter's work:


Michelle Johnson at TEDxWakeForestU