trainings & retreats

This page highlights Molly’s personal schedule of publicly available trainings, retreats, and workshops. You may also be interested in the comprehensive 2017 Schedule of Trainings, which includes additional Integrated Movement Therapy trainings offered by Molly and other experienced teachers.

Integrated Movement Therapy Basics on-line.

Join Molly in this super easy, innovative and effective on-line forum. Learn the overarching philosophies that provide the theoretical framework for IMT, along with the 6 core principles that drive the therapy sessions themselves. Come away from this seven hour course feeling inspired in your own work and spiritual life, while learning the history and foundations of IMT, and knocking off your pre-requisite to any IMT Level 1 training.

Monday and Wednesdays, March 27, 29, April 3 & 5, 2017 4 – 5:30 PM PST. $95 for six hours of interactive learning, with one hour of follow-up video from Molly.

Register here today!

Advanced Exploration – yoga asana as part of a holistic practice

Join Molly for a deeply connecting asana class where we will combine Samarya style group discussion with some vigorous playful asana (everyone welcome!), a nice long savasana and some chanting and meditation. This is mostly an asana class, made accessible to whoever joins us.

Thursday, April 13, 6 – 8 pm, Eastlake Yoga

Space is limited, please pre-register here. $18.

Would you like to attend all four of Molly’s Seattle classes and save $10 ($65 instead of $75 for all four)? Register and pay here. Please note, with this option, there are no refunds for unused classes and classes are not transferable.

 Bhakti – a personal practice for challenging times

Join Molly for discussion and practice in what it means to be devotional, what it means to create direct relationship with Source and how we might cultivate and benefit from that relationship. Open to all levels of experience. This is not an asana class, although we will do some simple movement.

Friday, April 14, 6 – 8 pm, Eastlake Yoga

Space is limited, please pre-register here. $22.

Would you like to attend all four of Molly’s Seattle classes and save $10 ($65 instead of $75 for all four)? Register and pay here. Please note, with this option, there are no refunds for unused classes and classes are not transferable.

Lectio Divina and asana ~  bringing contemplative practice to movement, and movement to contemplative practice.

Drawing from the Christian contemplative practice of Lectio Divina or “divine reading” we will explore accessible poetry and scripture from a variety of traditions, using movement as both a preparatory stage for contemplation, as well as a response to “what moves us.” A blend of asana and workshop. All levels of experience and all backgrounds welcome.

Saturday, April 15, 10 – 12, 8 Limbs Yoga Center Capitol Hill

Space is limited, please pre-register here. $22.

Would you like to attend all four of Molly’s Seattle classes and save $10 ($65 instead of $75 for all four)? Register and pay here. Please note, with this option, there are no refunds for unused classes and classes are not transferable.

Samarya community class

This will be a joyous all levels community class for Samarya students near and far, for those who have actually practiced with us at Samarya and those who have not yet. This class, like all of our classes, is unconditionally welcoming. This will be a time to connect in community, and will include some conversation, some asana and some singing.

Sunday, April 16, 10 – 12: Wise Orchid Qiqong in the Central District.

Space is limited, please pre-register here. $ 13

Would you like to attend all four of Molly’s Seattle classes and save $10 ($65 instead of $75 for all four)? Register and pay here. Please note, with this option, there are no refunds for unused classes and classes are not transferable.

Samarya community potluck and gathering

Doesn’t just being in community, connecting over simple food, shared values and a common vision and history sound pretty good right now?

Our Samarya community is committed to deep human connection. Please join us in fellowship Sunday, April 16, anytime between 4 and 8 pm to share food, conversation, connection and community. All Samarya community, teachers, students and friends are welcome.

Kathleen Dowd will open her beautiful home and provide plates, cups and all the necessary utensils, as well as fizzy water. Please bring simple vegetarian food to share if you are able.

Settle in for the whole time, or drop by for a few minutes, just show up and connect with your Samarya community.

Sunday, April 16, 4 – 8 pm:  21816 Cypress Way, Lynnwood, 98036

Please RSVP here so we know how many people to expect. FREE! (please bring simple food to share if you are able)

Using the directions of life force to cultivate compassion and forgiveness

The prana vayus are a fascinating paradigm from the yoga body of wisdom. This straightforward construct, based on the directions that energy flows through our body, can be easily harnessed and practiced by anyone, no yoga knowledge or experience necessary, and are simple to fold into every day life and contemplative practice.

Now more than ever, it seems, even the most secular among us could use some new strategies for increasing patience, resiliency and personal power. The power of forgiveness, rather than a simple spiritual bypass, can actually help us to move forward in our quest for personal and social justice, by allowing us to meet conflict with equanimity and determination.

The yoga model teaches us that our life force – prana – moves in five specific directions, each supporting a different aspect of our emotions and physiology.

Come learn about the five directions of prana, or life force, and how we can cultivate those energies to direct our awareness and our intention. This inspiring class will include discussion, some gentle movement, chanting, meditation and ahhhh, rest.

Wednesday, April 19, 6 – 8 pm. Joan Hanna’s Yoga Barn Vashon Island. $22

Please register here.

IMT and Children, Level 1: April 21 – 23, 2017

Hosted by Bainbridge Yoga House,  Bainbridge island, WA

  • Are you a yoga teacher working with special needs kids or teens?
  • Are you a parent- yogi who would like to learn about a yoga based therapy for children on the autism spectrum and kids of all ages with developmental or behavioral challenges?
  • Are you a therapist who would like to incorporate more movement and fun into your sessions and improve outcomes?
  • Are you a child educator interested in learning some new techniques, activities and games and how they build skills (and brain power!) in your kids?

Click here to read an article in Yoga Journal about IMT and autism, and here to read a scholarly article on IMT and autism

In this workshop, participants use experiential activities and exercises to learn how to address the six core areas when working with children with a variety of challenges, including autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, and behavioral and social challenges.  This workshop is practical, heart centered, playful and leads to excellent results in working with kids of any age. This workshop is perfect for therapists, yoga students,  educators, parents. All of the activities are excellent for typically developing kids, and lend themselves to not just fun but real measurable progress.  Completion of IMT Basics is a prerequisite.

Friday, April 21 , 8 – 4

Saturday, April 22 , 8 – 4

Sunday, April 23 , 8 – 4

Cost is $525 for the weekend or $475 if paid in full by April 7. 20% discount extended to all clinicians currently working with kids with special needs, and for parents of kids with special needs. Some scholarships also available.

Please note: IMT Basics is an eight hour pre-requisite to the weekend trainings. These workshops are available as on-line courses, the next one is offered March 13, 15, 20 & 27. These are great because you participate from home and if you miss any of the classes, you can watch it anytime at your convenience. Above discounts and scholarships also available for IMT Basics. 

Please contact Bainbridge Yoga House for detailed information and payment. Please email Molly directly for scholarship applications.

The Chakra System – a fun and practical introduction

The Chakra system is an ancient energy system that can be harnessed in a variety of practical ways. Through movement, discussion, chanting, visualization and breath, we will explore this powerful system in a fun and accessible learning environment. NO experience necessary, this class is appropriate for all levels of practitioners, including yoga teachers who wish to learn how to explore the chakras with their own students.

Molly Lannon Kenny has been practicing and teaching yoga and contemplative practice for over twenty years. She is past Vice President of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and current board member of the Yoga Service Council. Molly has also written extensively on yoga and yoga as therapy, and is author of the book No Gurus Came Knocking.

Tuesday, April 25, 6 – 8 pm. Island Yoga Center,  Vashon Island. $22

Please register here.

Schedule Your Own Retreat!

Molly invites you or your group to join her for a private, personalized yoga experience at her home in Mexico, about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta. Learn more about:

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