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Yoga Therapy and Pranayama with Molly Lannon Kenny
Sep 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm| $45
Yoga Therapy and Pranayama – using breath to access physical and spiritual healing and wholeness Most yoga teachers and yoga therapists understand the power of breath and are keen to offer it as a tool for their students and clients, especially for anxiety, depression and pain conditions. But the breath is also a powerful connector to the true Self, and has been used as a metaphor for the Divine since the beginning of time.
The word Ruach in Hebrew, or Pneuma in Greek, appear over 300 times in the bible. Both of these words have the meanings of “spirit, breath, and wind.” In this exciting and in depth class, we will explore how the practice of pranayama is, along with a tool for managing physical and emotional responses, also a practice to connect us directly with the divine. We will examine breath from the perspective of these mystic traditions, as well as its physiologic bases for managing stress and trauma.
- $45 Early Bird if registered before Sept 22nd
- $55 After Sept 22nd
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.