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[Live Streamed] Yoga as a Mystic Tradition with Molly Lannon Kenny
August 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| $45
✓ Have you ever wondered how yoga is or is not connected to religion?
✓ Have you been afraid to teach the spiritual aspects of yoga for fear of offending?
✓ Have you had concerns about how yoga might conflict with your religion or the religion of your students?
Many folks are afraid to practice or teach the spiritual – and arguably the most important – aspects of yoga because they don’t want to proselytize or offend. Others are afraid that their yoga practice will conflict with their religion, and still others reject the religion of their childhood and turn to yoga as an idealized spiritual practice. And yet, at the mystical level, Yoga, Hinduism and Christianity map and complement one another beautifully.
An understanding of this helps us to mature our practice and teaching and to gain an understanding and reverence for a variety of religious and spiritual practices.
Join Molly, a teacher of Yoga and Vedanta for over twenty years, a graduate of Richard Rohr’s Living School studying Christian Mysticism, and a current Masters in Theology student as she helps us to share yoga as a mystic tradition, one that has deep and powerful roots that have flowered and entangled themselves into other religious traditions.
At the end of this workshop, the student will be able to:
- Define and understand the terms “mysticism” and “perennial wisdom/perennial tradition”
- Speak of (and practice) yoga as a mystic tradition with clarity and confidence
- Understand and appreciate the relationships between different mystic traditions, including Christianity, and create a new and mature relationship to them
Schedule: Tuesday, August 24th, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Cost: $45. Please go here to register and pay. You will be sent the Zoom link to join the session upon completion of payment.
Please inquire for sliding scale, scholarship, or BIPOC rates.
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.
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