Healing Justice Online Class -
2019 Cohort - Registration
Now Open!


Led by educator and author Dr. Loretta Pyles and special guest presenter Lisa W. Good, MSW

Dates: Sunday October 13th - Thursday October 31st

-Unique content will be delivered each day Sunday to Thursday (with Friday and Saturday off) that you can explore at your own pace on transformclassroom.online on your own time 

-There will be a live class each Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 8 pm eastern time that will be recorded and posted for viewing if you aren’t able to participate live.

Class Description

In this course, students will learn about inner healing through a transformative change lens. Moving beyond the commodified discourse of “self-care,” this course is concerned with healing the wounds of what bell hooks calls “imperialist-white supremacist-capitalist-patriarchy.” Offering resources and inquiries for those who want to understand the whole self, i.e., bio-psycho-social-ecological-spiritual, this course offers change makers an opportunity to embody the journey of healing justice with mindfulness and compassion. The course focuses on the personal, interpersonal, and structural conditions necessary to promote healing in organizations and social movement spaces. A supportive, trauma-informed online learning community will be co-created amongst instructor and students in order to hold space for transformative learning. 

Suggested Reading: Healing Justice: Holistic Self-Care for Change Makers


Loretta’s sensibility about transformative justice was formed during her time working in a women's collective at a community-based domestic violence program in Lawrence, Kansas. In addition to work in feminist movements, she has focused on racial justice, workplace justice, and disaster resilience. She came to body-mind-spirit practices in 1999, after becoming burnt out from her social services and social change work. Loretta’s integrative journey draws from her years of training in Buddhist meditation practices including zen, dzogchen, and vipassana. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training with Lauren Toolin at Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts in Albany, New York and her 500-hour yoga training at Kripalu School of Yoga in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.  She continues her study with teachers from Buddhist, yogic, non-dual, and shamanic traditions.

Lisa Good, MSW, is a recognized authority in grief and trauma recovery, with 30 years of human service experience and more than 20 years of ministry experience. She is the founder of Urban Grief, a trauma-informed, healing centered, community-based organization that provides grief, trauma and crisis response after violence; offers education on the effects of violence; and supports those affected through outreach and victim advocacy. She is an experienced speaker and trainer who facilitates workshops and community events aimed at creating healing spaces in order to break downs the walls of isolation by connecting community members as mutual support. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in social work. In addition, she serves as an expert on the Department of Justice’s National Resource Center for Reaching Underserved Victims of Violence (NRC) and also leads a grassroots initiative. Lisa invests a great deal of time training/coaching indigenous community leaders on trauma, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resilience.