Molly Lannon Kenny

Molly Lannon Kenny is founder and director of The Samarya Center and The Samarya Yoga School, a nonprofit service and training organization dedicated to individual transformation and radical social change. She created, 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.

She has written and taught extensively on the topics of yoga as therapy, and yoga as a means to individual and social change, and she has taught hundreds of students in her specialized yoga teacher trainings both locally and internationally.

Molly Lannon Kenny has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Chicago, Wisdom Magazine, and the New York Times, among many other publications. She is former 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. Currently, she is an advisor to the Yoga Service Council.

Author of No Gurus Came Knocking, a memoir infused with yoga, Molly Lannon Kenny also has been the bass player and front-person for several local bands over nearly 20 years, and is a part of a large, raucous, multi-ethnic and culturally and socially diverse family of origin. 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.

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