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October 30 – November 6, 2019

Autumn Contemplative Retreat at the Grunewald Guild-Molly Lannon KennyJoin us this fall for a special inward retreat in the breath taking mountain scenery of Eastern Washington. To learn more about the Grunewald Guild, the most special retreat community we have lived and worked in for the past 16 years.

Please consider joining us for this one-week deep dive – an opportunity to be at the Guild, to dive deep into the heart of yoga and contemplation, to b quiet and go inward, and to grow and thrive in community.

This week long training will begin on Wednesday evening with a yoga class, dinner and orientation. The next six days will be an opportunity to connect, reflect, and to learn some of the more esoteric and profoundly transformational aspects of yoga and related contemplative and mystic traditions. Retreat ends after brunch (about 11 am) on the following Wednesday.Autumn Contemplative Retreat at the Grunewald Guild-Molly Lannon Kenny

Each day will begin with silent period from daybreak until 10:30 am to provide a period of inward reflection. During this period, students will attend a 75 minute yoga and meditation class taught by Molly followed by a simple, nourishing, vegetarian breakfast – we are able to accommodate most food restrictions.


From 10:30 am – 1 pm, we will engage in study of the Sutras and the Upanishads,   contemplative practices, wisdom teachers, kirtan, and various aspects of yoga and contemplative practices.

1 – 3 pm is time for a large meal with the full group, followed by time to rest, hike, journal, make art, connect, walk the labyrinth, or sit and read in a hammock. From 3 – 6, we engage in more study and movement, and from 6 – 7, we enjoy a light supper. Our 7 – 8 time slot will be filled with vespers created by the students. Silent period begins again at 9, with all lights off at 10.


Single: $1965 early registration / $2265 regular registration

Double: $1790 early registration / $2090 regular registration

All genders Dorm: $1615 early registration / $1915regular registration

Early registration must be paid in full by July 30, 2019. No exceptions. Rooms are on a first come first served basis and will be guaranteed only when registration is paid in full.

NOTE! Special pricing for the first six participants paid in full by May 30, 2019!

Single: $1665
Double: $1490
Dorm: $1315


About the instructor: Molly Lannon Kenny 

Molly-Lannon-Kenny-Samarya-CenterMolly Lannon Kenny has been on the path to fulfilling her dharma since her earliest memories.  As a child, her parents would frequently take her and her brothers and sisters to the bookstore and let them wander for hours, lost in the magic of words and pictures.  Molly often found herself sitting cross legged, flipping through BKS Iyengar’s Light on Yoga, intrigued and entranced by the photos and the mystery behind them.  As a child, she was both physical and flexible, and often heard “you should do yoga!” from the adults around her, although it had very little meaning to her, but in fact, was most likely what sent her to the Yoga section of the bookstore in the seventies, long before Yoga was so widely accepted and practiced in the United States.

Life brought her many opportunities to share her fire and to realize her dream, but it was only when she discovered Yoga as a practice, rather than an odd set of circus tricks, did her specific path become clear to her.  Molly has been teaching Yoga to all levels of practitioners for over ten years, and has worked tirelessly to create outreach programs to people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience joy and contentment through the timeless teachings of Yoga.

In 2001, she founded The Samarya Center for Humankind (ness), a 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to individual transformation and radical social change. She created, published and trademarked a unique therapy method, Integrated Movement Therapy, built on these same principles of acceptance and inclusion.  She has written and taught extensively on the topics of Yoga as Therapy and Yoga as a means to individual and social change, and is widely known as a vibrant, funny, accessible teacher, with a heart of gold and a spirit of fire.

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