Molly has been developing Bedside Yoga since 2003 and has worked extensively with people at end of life, including assisting and attending at scheduled deaths. She is a master teacher and a dedicated spiritual practitioner who can deftly weave practical tools, deep philosophy, and individual practice with humor, humility and joy.
Bedside Yoga began as a natural outgrowth of Molly’s Life after Loss program, a series of grief honoring and processing classes and workshops held on and off-site at the Samarya Center.
Along with one of her Integrated Movement Therapy graduates, Molly approached the volunteer coordinator of Seattle’s Bailey Boushay House, a care facility for people who are critically ill or at end of life. She pitched the idea of bringing movement and breath practices, as well as the wisdom presence that comes from years of contemplative practice, to the patients there. Thankfully, the coordinator was intrigued by the idea and allowed Molly to begin and develop the program. While Molly has since moved to her home in Mexico, that original program is still running in Seattle, and Molly now focuses on training others to do this sacred work in a variety of settings. She is currently developing a program that matches volunteers with people who at end of life in their homes in the small rural village where she lives.
To hear more about Bedside Yoga, click here for a podcast interview with Molly.
“Molly is such a valuable, warm and inspiring teacher. The depth of her study and practice is so evident, and learning from her was one of the most profound experiences I’ve ever had. For anyone who would like to explore presence at the end of life, I can not recommend this training highly enough. Molly invites you to start with your own self-study and then provides a sacred and devoted space to do just that.”
“To hold space during this most sacred time in someone’s life, we must first be deeply grounded in our own practice. This was my biggest take away! Molly’s amazing depth of knowledge regarding all things yoga, and her deep commitment to her own spiritual process, was not only educational, but truly inspiring. Meditation, asana, chanting and deep conversations about our own spirituality and the end of life process, took us on a journey inward that must be experienced to understand.”