June 17, 4:00pm. EDT

Exploring Shadow Work: Finding Joy & Your True Self—Live Class for Juneteenth with Justin Michael Williams

Discover the power of shadow work alongside acclaimed author, speaker, and musician Justin Michael Williams!

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Live stream with

Justin Michael Williams
Author, Speaker, and Musician

About this Live Session

Discover the power of shadow work alongside acclaimed author, speaker, and musician Justin Michael Williams!

What is “Shadow Work?” And how can you use it to change your life, claim your authentic purpose, and become more creatively expressed? Many of us can think of a part of ourselves that we hide. A part that we judge. The part that we carefully manicure and put away to present a perfected version of ourselves to the world. Your Shadow is the term for what you don’t acknowledge or reveal about yourself, but that shapes who you are, how you act, how you make decisions, and how you make your way through the world. 

When you work on your shadow, you break beyond the blindspots and self-sabotaging patterns that have been holding you back all along. 

Your trauma isn’t the only thing in your shadow, your greatest gifts are too. What we keep in our shadow can not only have a real effect on our self-acceptance and self-esteem, but also our ability to express our greatest gifts and talents in their full capacity.. 

In this session, we will welcome the intersection of our identities, be nonjudgmental and courageously honest with ourselves and each other, and explore the vulnerabilities that are keeping us from expressing our truth, sharing our purpose, and experiencing authentic joy. By engaging with what we keep in our shadows, we can understand ourselves more deeply, be more authentic to ourselves, and show the world who we uniquely are.

Skillshare Premium Members are invited to join us on Thursday, June 17th for a live online Zoom session with Justin Michael Williams for a series of shadow work exercises. The session will run for approximately 60 minutes. Click the button above to register! 

This live session will include:

  • An “inner-listening” practice that helps you tap into your own truth
  • Prompted writing exercises to begin exploring what’s in your shadow
  • A special guided exercise  to reflect on what might be holding you back every time you try to grow. 

Throughout the session, you’ll be encouraged to work and share your experiences alongside Justin, as well as ask questions. All you need is whatever you prefer to do this work with, such as a journal or pen and paper.

About your host: Justin Michael Williams

From growing up with gunshot holes outside of his bedroom window, to sharing the stage with Marianne Williamson and Deepak Chopra, Justin Michael Williams knows well the power of healing to overcome. He is an author, transformational speaker, and top 20 recording artist who has been featured by The Wall Street Journal,, Yoga Journal,, The Root, and SXSW®. With his groundbreaking new book Stay Woke, and over a decade of teaching experience, Justin has become a pioneering voice for diversity and inclusion in wellness.


Pride Month at Skillshare

Expression is inherent to who we are as human beings, but for marginalized groups, expressing individuality has too often come with a price. And yet, creative expression is the foundation for how we showcase humanity, fight for human rights, communicate our individual experiences, and develop empathy.

This Pride Month, we welcome you to unleash your creative freedom. We see you in your full glory. We want to celebrate how far you’ve come – this year, this lifetime, this generation! What happens when you take a moment to reflect on your creative power and are given the space to honor it?

In that vein, we're thrilled to present a month of Live programming developed, taught and hosted exclusively by LGBTQIA+ folks. Our LGBTQIA+ teachers and hosts are part of our regular rotation of wonderful, talented folks leading these sessions, but this month we are spotlighting this community in particular. We hope that these classes bring you joy in expressing your creativity and your inner self, whatever form that expression might take. Thank you for joining us, and we'll see you again soon!

How to Participate: 

  • Click the button above to register for the live session.
  • On the day of the event, we’ll post a link to join the Zoom call. 15 minutes prior to the start time, we’ll open up the room so you can access the event. Make sure you’re subscribed to “Updates from Skillshare” in your account settings to receive an email reminder 15 minutes before the session starts.  
  • Come with your questions, or just listen in! 


What to Know About Zoom: 

  • Zoom is a free online video conferencing tool. Download it to your device here. Note: Zoom will download automatically when you join your first call. 
  • Once you’ve joined the Zoom call, use the “chat” window to type your questions in real time. We’ll get through as many as possible! 
  • To make sure everyone can hear, we’ll be using Zoom’s “mute” feature so that audio is coming through from the teacher’s end only. 
  • You are encouraged (but not required) to turn on your camera.

We want to keep Zoom a safe space for everyone — please abide by Skillshare’s community guidelines throughout the session.

Frequently Asked Questions

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