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Rae Johnson on Embodying Social Justice (#85)

Dec 25,2018
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“Unless we transform the wounds of oppression in our own bodies and then by extension into our own embodied relationships with others…no amount of macro-sociological institutional legislative change will last because we keep producing the inequities at the grass roots levels.”

In this episode, we discuss:

  1. Personal experience always emerges out of socio-economic context
  2. Importance of joining the personal with the professional
  3. Moving past oppressors vs. oppressed and finding a common ground about our pain
  4. Somatic literacy and illiteracy, cultivating somatic intelligence
  5. Not all yoga is somatic – feeling yourself from the inside out

Rae Johnson, PhD, RSMT is a scholar/activist and registered somatic movement therapist who chairs the Somatic Studies in Depth Psychology doctoral program at Pacifica Graduate Institute. The author of several books – including Elemental Movement, Knowing in our Bones, and Embodied Social Justice – Rae teaches and trains internationally on embodied activism, somatic research methods, and the poetic body.

 

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