The Nature of Transformation: Keynote Speech with Molly Lannon Kenny

Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached! ~ Katha Upanishad

“Do not mistake the technique for the Goal.” ~ Autobiography of a Yogi

As we face continued struggles at the environmental, economic, and global levels, our practice becomes even more critical. And yet, we may overlook the very real opportunity to use our yoga to heal ourselves deeply in order to heal the world around us. In this passionate talk by one of our yoga community’s most inspiring and dynamic spiritual leaders, Molly Lannon Kenny will address the nature of transformation in our personal lives and practices, as well as in our yoga classrooms and conferences, our communities and our life together, and will encourage us to dive anew into our practice – remembering yoga’s ultimate goal, that of total liberation for all beings.

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Included with 1-, 2- and 3-day passes. $10 at the door (no presale).

About Molly:
Molly Lannon Kenny is the founder and director of The Samarya Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit service and training 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, inclusion and healing of self as a means for healing others and our communities. Molly has written and taught extensively on the topics of yoga as therapy and yoga as a means to individual and social change, and has taught many hundreds of students in her specialized yoga teacher trainings both locally and internationally. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Chicago, Wisdom Magazine, and The New York Times, among many others. She is past Vice President of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and was the board liaison to the international committee on educational standards for the field of yoga therapy. She is currently an advisor to the Yoga Service Council.

In her other life, Molly has been the bass player and front person for several local bands over almost twenty years, and is a part of a large, raucous, multi-ethnic and culturally and socially diverse family. She spends about a quarter of each year at her home in a small fishing village in Mexico, thinking about things like cultural relativism, paternalism, social change, and delicious food. Her book, No Gurus Came Knocking – a sort of yoga and real life memoir – is due out in November 2013.

Molly is widely known as a vibrant, funny, accessible and super knowledgeable teacher, with a heart of gold and a spirit of fire.

Contact information: www.samaryacenter.org, Facebook: Molly Lannon Kenny

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