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[Live Streamed] Yoga and Ignatian Spirituality with Molly Lannon Kenny
Jun 4, 2021| $150 – $180
Exploring The Commonalities Of Very Different Traditions Through Patanjali And Saint Ignatius
As I continue in my studies of Christian mysticism and my Master’s in Theology, I am constantly struck by the overlap of practices, theological frameworks, and perspectives on the mind and the pursuit of peace and freedom through faith. I think many of us might think there is no relationship between Christianity and Yoga, and yet, the more I study, the more I find that the responses to our deepest human questionings are often the same, couched in different language and different practices. The Rules of Discernment, written in the early 1500’s, are completely consistent with Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra.
In this four-week series, we will learn about the rules of discernment, and how they can add a depth and clarity to our thinking, to our faith practices and ultimately to our experience of peace, resting in “our own true nature.” This is an exciting, interactive and inspiring series. All are welcome, of any or no faith, and all will benefit, especially those interested in the intersection of various faith traditions and in creating a greater capacity for understanding multi-faith perspectives.
Schedule: Four Friday mornings online, 9 – 11 Pacific, 11 – 1 Central, 12 – 2 Eastern, June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Cost: $180 for all four sessions, $150 if registered by June 1. Please inquire for sliding scale, scholarship, or BIPOC rates. Click here to register.
About the instructor: Molly Lannon Kenny
Molly Lannon Kenny, MS-CCC, E-RYT licensed speech-language pathologist and certified yoga instructor, has been a leading developer of programs to help people with life challenges for well over fifteen years. In her role as project supervisor at a large tenant support agency, Molly successfully re-structured several of her programs to promote greater independence and well being to the tenants in her care. While earning her Master’s Degree at The University of Washington, Molly pioneered a program to bring key players in the disabilities field to motivate students within the department to think outside of the box. As assistant to the department head, Molly earned a position with The Washington Assistive Technology Alliance in which she served as project manager, developing a network of advocacy organizations to bring assistive technology funding to The U.W.
Having received her degree in speech-language pathology, Molly was brought on as a lead clinician at Group Health Cooperative, Washington’s largest HMO. During her five years in both acute and on-going care programs at GHC, Molly created and headed multiple committees to streamline service delivery and developed several innovative programs to improve quality of care. She has been featured in The Seattle Times, the New York Times, the LA Times, Yoga Journal and in Seattle Magazine for her groundbreaking work with stroke survivors, and is well known and respected in the field for her work with head trauma population.
In partnership with researchers from The University of Washington, Molly has conducted several studies on the effects of yoga as therapy in specific disorders including depression and ADHD. She has been published in multiple editions of The International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and has been featured on MSNBC, NPR and the BBC.