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Roots to Fruits is a 6 hour online overview of yoga as a spiritual and physical practice, from its beginnings to present day.

Join Molly Lannon Kenny for this exciting webinar – an opportunity to better understand modern yoga in its historical context, just $95 for six hours of interactive audio/video. This workshop will take the students back to the beginning, to the very first Veda, the oldest known literary work, and draw a winding line to present day yoga as it is practiced by most people in the west. This online course is the first in a series of yoga talks offered by Molly and is for anyone interested in teaching or practicing yoga and trying to understand both its history and impact.

If you are a yoga teacher, a dedicated yoga student, or a student of other disciplines and contemplative practices, this course will provide you with curiosity and context, helping you to discern issues of appropriation, comparative mystical practices, and how to your present day practice fits in.

This course is required for those seeking Yoga Alliance 200 hour yoga teacher certification through the Samarya Yoga Liberation Teacher Training, as we believe that to be a “yoga teacher” one should have a very solid understanding of yoga’s social, historical and cultural political roots.

We will use Zoom meetings and you will be able to watch the meeting at a later date if you are not able to be present at the meeting.


  • Tuesdays and Weds, January 2 and 3 and 9 and 10.
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST

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.

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