Conversations with Michelle Emmanuelle

A Series to Discuss Steps Toward Anti-Racism

Michelle Emmanuelle's intention is to create a space of accountability and support for those who are committing to authentic and sustainable steps toward anti-racism.

She is African American and a descendent of the Cree and Seminole First Peoples. 


She is a dancer, choreographer, educator, yoga teacher (RYT 500), and wellness coach.

She is based in San Francisco, where she is an active yoga practitioner at several studios.

Part 1 : Foundations & Your "Why"

Where we start is with the inner work to build a strong and sustainable foundation by looking at our personal "why" for going down this path. We must be willing to listen and change our language and behaviors, if we want to create spaces that value and have healing potential for Black, Indigenous, and other people of color within our communities.


As a first step to this practice, we are, with intention, making a point to listen to Black voices sharing stories and guidance, before taking action in this important revolution for sustainable unity.  


Part 1 of the conversation happened on Juneteenth 2020. This conversation is appropriate for all people, not only yoga teachers or students:

  • View a Video replay of Michelle's talk (65 minutes). See a clip above.

  • Or download a Written Summary with key takeaways and quotes. This is a comprehensive three-page summary.

Step 1: Donate

Please donate directly to Michelle for her work via Venmo: @M8elle.


Suggested amounts:

$30 - Video

$15 - Written Summary

Fine print - the video and written summary are Michelle Emmanuelle's copyrighted content. They may not be reproduced or distributed without her prior consent. The links to access will expire on August 31, 2020. The video is not available for download. 

Step 2: Request Access

Part 2: Actions & Accountability

Friday, July 10

4 - 5:30 pm PDT

This month's conversation will focus on working toward accountability and our own unique, actionable steps. 


Actions must be more than a checklist of cookie cutter steps. They must be more than a balm to the current discomfort we are feeling. Our actions must be authentic to our personal "why" and will look different for each of us.


This is the way toward a sustainable future. 

Michelle will share a framework and facilitate a full group discussion. We will also break out into smaller groups for deeper conversation.

A replay may be available, and it may be limited due to the conversational aspect. Notes will be available.

Step 1: Donate

It is important that we continue to value and compensate Black people for their work. Please donate directly to Michelle for her work via Venmo: @M8elle.


Suggested donation of $20 - $40. 

Step 2: Register

You will receive an email with the Zoom link & preparation work for the conversation.


Your privacy is important, and we will never share your information. 

Registration is required for privacy reasons. Waiting Room will be enabled. 


Connect with the Organizers

Michelle Emmanuelle

Dancer, Choreographer, Educator, Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) & Wellness Coach

  • Instagram

Estee Fletter

Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500), Mentor & Teacher Trainer

  • Instagram

Brynne Duty

Physical Therapist (DPT),  Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) & Fluid Alignment Champion

  • Instagram

Emily Hedges

 Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), retired Aerospace Engineer & Program Manager

  • Instagram