Molly Lannon Kenny is the founder and director of The Samarya Center for Humankind (ness), a 501 c 3 non-profit service and training organization dedicated to individual transformation and radical social change.
Having received her master’s Degree in Speech Pathology and working for over six years at a large HMO, she left her position to create, publish and trademark a unique therapy method, Integrated Movement Therapy®, built on the 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 has taught many hundreds of students in her specialized yoga teacher trainings both locally and internationally. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, MSNBC, Yoga Chicago, Yoga Northwest, 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 on the board of 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 of origin. When she is not traveling to teach, she lives in a small fishing village in Mexico, thinking about things like cultural relativism, paternalism, social change, and delicious food.
Molly is widely known as a vibrant, funny, accessible and super knowledgeable teacher, with a heart of gold and a spirit of fire.