Your grief deserves a voice. I wholeheartedly believe this.
Grief and loss consumed my life for close to 30 years. In my earliest memory of grief, I was just four years old. I can vividly remember my family sitting me down to tell me that my great grandfather had passed away from lung cancer. He and I were very close, and burst into tears. I remember refusing to accept that he was gone. Through adolescence and adulthood, I faced countless more family deaths from cancer, suicide, Alzheimer's, stroke, heart attack, disappearance, and the loss of many beloved pets. You can read more about my story here.
Mostly, I ignored my grief, suppressing and devaluing my emotions more and more as the years went by. I hoped that by pretending my grief didn’t bother me, my productivity and success wouldn’t be affected. (After all, our society teaches us very little about how to process grief; instead, we’re expected to carry on with everyday life as if nothing has changed.) I took pride in being the strong one, constantly filing away the pain for another day. Eventually the mental filing cabinet began to overflow. The drawers would no longer close and I was forced to find a new way to manage the load.
Yoga for Grief changed me forever. It gave me perspective, permission, and a safe container to express myself through movement, breath, and sound. It allowed me to see and feel that I am enough, that my feelings are valid, and that they deserve my attention, my compassion, and my own powerful expression.
Your feelings are welcome here. Yoga for Grief and Emotional Liberation gives you the tools to befriend your grief and to honor your unique experience. This practice allows you to move through your grief with compassion for yourself instead of making judgements, thinking you “should” be handling it differently, or wishing it would just go away.
As a certified Grief Yoga® teacher, I provide a safe space and guidance through a powerful mind-body practice. My diverse life experience has gifted me a natural ability to connect with people in vulnerable circumstances. People often approach me to say that I look like someone they know. My life philosophy is to see myself in everyone; my daily practice is to love all beings without conditions. Because of this, I bring a loving, familiar presence to my students and clients. I am here to honor whatever you’re feeling, and to be a compassionate guide through your grief and end of life experiences.
If you feel like what you’ve been taught about death, change, and “appropriate” emotional expression isn’t working for you...
If you feel like you need to mask your struggle, pain, and powerful emotions to avoid making other people feel uncomfortable…
If you feel that your grief timeline isn’t matching up with external expectations of you at work and at home…
Let me be your guide in sharing a new way.
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Experience & Expertise
Certified Grief Yoga® Teacher
Training included grief education from David Kessler
Paul Denniston, creator of Grief Yoga®
Certified End of Life Doula
1 Year Program
Quality of Life Care, LLC
Bedside Yoga Trained
Yoga and End of Life
Molly Lannon Kenny
RYT 200 Hour Yoga Teacher
Be Luminous Yoga - Seattle, WA
Certified Level II Reiki Practitioner
Studied Integrated Movement Therapy
IMT for Adults program
Molly Lannon Kenny
Studied Ayurvedic Wellness
Kerala Ayurveda Academy
Ayurveda Wellness Counselor Program
5 years career experience
PMP Certified Project Manager
12 years career experience, primarily in a consultant capacity
B.A. Small Business & Sociology
Arizona State University - Tempe, AZ