Radical Inclusion: Making Yoga Accessible to EVERY body with Molly Lannon Kenny
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About The Event
In the summer of 1999, Molly left her job as a hospital based speech pathologist to open her own yoga and wellness center, focusing on expanding the reach of yoga to people with special needs, from kids with autism, to adults with head injuries, from homeless teens, to recently returned veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the next two plus decades Molly has been a tireless advocate of radical inclusion in yoga spaces, working closely with organizations like Accessible Yoga, Yoga Service Council, and The International Association of Yoga Therapists to help develop and deliver programs for the most marginalized and underserved communities. She opened the first non-profit yoga center in the Northwest in 2001, and along with teaching over 15 yoga teacher trainings based on radical inclusion - graduating more than 300 students from her 200 and 500 hour trainings, she created a yoga center where every possible type of person, every body, every expression was not only included but celebrated.
In this lively and inspiring two hour workshop, Molly will first lay the foundations of radical inclusion, exploring the difference between "saying" yoga is accessible to every body and actually making that a reality. We will explore what language invites and includes and what separates, we will learn to use our critical thinking (viveka) to adjust and adapt poses to all kinds of bodies and expressions, and we will dive into the heart and history of yoga to disengage the notions we have about why poses should be a certain way in the first place.
Molly Lannon Kenny was the founder and director of the Samarya Center, the Northwest's first non-profit yoga and therapy center for over 15 years before moving permanently to her home in Mexico. During her time at Samarya, Molly led over 30 yoga teacher trainings, was vice president of the board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and taught and published extensively both nationally and globally. In 2008 she traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel to develop the first yoga therapy training program at Reedman College, Tel Aviv. She is frequently a guest on yoga podcasts and the keynote speaker at major yoga conferences.
Molly’s current focus is on Bedside Yoga, Yoga and End of Life Care, Yoga and Grief Recovery, and the intersection of contemplative practice and social justice. She also delights in sharing the inter-spiritual mystic practices she learned while a student at the Center for Action and Contemplation with Richard Rohr. Molly has written multiple articles in both scholarly and lay press and is the author of the Yoga Memoir, "No Gurus Came Knocking." She has started more than 20 different yoga outreach programs and leads biannual tours to India with one of her longtime students who is a native of South India.
Thursday, May 14, 2020
This workshop will take place on Zoom. Register at least 30 minutes beforehand. You will receive the Zoom link in a confirmation email at the end of the registration process and again in a reminder email one day before the class. If you do not receive an email (and it do not find it in your spam folder), please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join the Zoom meeting 10–15 minutes before the workshop begins.
While you do not need a Zoom plan to participate, you can set up a free Basic Zoom Plan to practice using Zoom.
Regular price: $45 (plus tax)
Equity scholarship: $15 (plus tax)
Supporting angel: $60 (plus tax)
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