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Molly Lannon Kenny
Molly Lannon Kenny is the founder of The Samarya Center, a nonprofit service and training organization dedicated to individual transformation and radical social change. She is the creator of Integrated Movement Therapy®, a unique therapy method built on the 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 topic of 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, Yoga Northwest, Wisdom magazine, and the New York Times, among many others, and has been featured on MSNBC. She is past vice president of the IAYT, 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.
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.