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Cultivate Compassion and Forgiveness Yoga Workshop
Apr 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| $22
The prana vayus are a fascinating paradigm from the yoga body of wisdom. This straightforward construct, based on the directions that energy flows through our body, can be easily harnessed and practiced by anyone, no yoga knowledge or experience necessary, and are simple to fold into every day life and contemplative practice.
Now more than ever, it seems, even the most secular among us could use some new strategies for increasing patience, resiliency and personal power. The power of forgiveness, rather than a simple spiritual bypass, can actually help us to move forward in our quest for personal and social justice, by allowing us to meet conflict with equanimity and determination.
The yoga model teaches us that our life force – prana – moves in five specific directions, each supporting a different aspect of our emotions and physiology.
Come learn about the five directions of prana, or life force, and how we can cultivate those energies to direct our awareness and our intention. This inspiring class will include discussion, some gentle movement, chanting, meditation and ahhhh, rest.
About the teacher: Molly Lannon Kenny
Molly 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.