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What I Offer

Professional Speaker

Inspiring audiences to create meaningful change, practice mindfulness, manage stress, and build resilience.

Teacher Trainings/ Yoga Retreats

Leading transformative worldwide retreats and iRest Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation Teacher Trainings.

Corporate Retreats

Cultivating connected and effective teams with stress management, corporate wellness, mindfulness practices, and communications training.

Resilience Training

Helping people cultivate resilience, refine their life’s purpose, bounce back from stress, and live at their fullest potential.

Are you ready to learn about iRest and practice it with Molly? In this 24-class course, Molly will teach you about iRest Yoga Nidra and offer you the chance to practice it yourself. Click below to access iRest: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation and get 70% off any course format for a limited time!

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The Women’s Empowerment Initiative is an online, self-paced course that will lead you through 12 monthly topics, creating the opportunity for you to thrive in all aspects of life. Molly Birkholm will be your host, presenting with other female leaders who are each changing the world in their own special way.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER. CONSULTANT. TEACHER. WRITER. MOLLY BIRKHOLM INSPIRES OTHERS TO CREATE MEANINGFUL LIFE CHANGES.

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  • "Molly has what so many lack: a rare and unpretentious authenticity that people instantly recognize, trust, and respect. Type "A" Fortune 500 CEOs, shell-shocked veterans along with other people unlikely to lay on a yoga mat find peace, purpose, and inspiration with her natural guidance. The clarity and the simplicity with which she shares the practices speak of her mastery."

    Patricia Woodson, Retired CEO of PHOTONET & Humanitarian
  • "Molly is a great soul whose spiritual presence, power of will and resolve, are changing the world. She is true to the noblest values and she is relentless in her pursuit to ease the suffering of others."

    Prem Sadasivananda
  • “Molly can move mountains with her inexhaustible energy. She is quickly becoming one of the leading spiritual teachers and changemakers of our time.”

    Swami Kashi
  • “You give us hope that maybe we aren’t just killers after all.”

    Juan, Vietnam Veteran
  • “This is the only hour of the week where I want to be inside my own body and mind.”

    Charlie, Enduring Freedom Veteran
  • “This [Yoga Nidra Meditation] is the piece that was missing from the PTSD program.It fits with everything else they teach us, but it also teaches us a way to find our own peace without drugs or counseling that we can use once we get out of the program. It is the one thing I know I’m going to keep doing when I leave.”

    Martin, Vietnam Veteran
  • “Before we started, I thought that yoga was against my beliefs as a Christian. Now I see that it is completely in line with my beliefs and deepens my understanding of my own faith. I realized too that I was prejudiced against others before this. I guess I didn’t think that Jews or Muslims had a spirit. But there is a Jewish guy in the class and we talk all the time about how we feel in meditation. We feel the same thing. And I realize that we’ve got the same spirit.”

    Tony, Enduring Freedom Veteran

Molly’s Schedule

Jan
1
Mon
Women’s Empowerment Program with Yoga International!
Jan 1 @ 8:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm

Women’s Empowerment Initiative  – Available Now!

This is your invitation to a year that will change your life.  

The Women’s Empowerment Initiative is an online, self-paced course designed to empower you to live at your fullest potential. Over the course of one year, you will receive a series of workshops, a Guidebook, yoga practice opportunities, and a community of support, giving you the tools to create the life you’ve always wanted. If you are looking to uncover your true purpose, improve your relationships, become completely comfortable in your own skin, and join a community of women making the world a better place, then this is the course for you.

 

What you’ll get:

  • 54 Workshops with Leading Experts

We have gathered a group of 14 women – authors, doctors, entrepreneurs, therapists, CEOs, a film producer, and more –  to offer you profound insight into their lives and their own personal and professional wisdom. Over the course of one year, you will receive 54 online workshops, each one ranging from 20-30 minutes. Workshops will be available in both video and audio format, giving you the freedom to integrate them into your life in whichever way fits best with your lifestyle.

 

  • The Women’s Empowerment Initiative Guidebook

More than just a workbook, your Guidebook will take you on an inspiring, personal tour through each monthly topic. It is full of creativity exercises, challenges, assessment tools, and resources that will enable you to apply the content from each month’s workshops to your own life.  Watch your Guidebook morph from a framework into your own unique story of beautiful transformation.

 

  • Over 24 Yoga and Meditation Practice Opportunities

This course also gives you the opportunity to cultivate or refine a steady yoga and meditation practice with the support of monthly yoga and yoga nidra guided meditations.

 

  • A Community of Support

You will be invited to join our private, exclusive Facebook group, where you will able to connect with presenters and other course participants, giving you the opportunity to share in your year-long journey with others.

 

Course Content:

Establishing Your Foundation
Quarter 1
Cultivating A Healthy Community

Quarter 2

Month 1 Spiritual Practice

Explore the essential elements of your spiritual

practice to stay healthy, calm, grounded, and inspired.

Month
4
Family Relationships

Use a deeper understanding of your family

history to chart a path forward.

Month 2 Core Values & Success

Define your core values as you explore

what authentic success means to you.

Month
5
Partnership & Romance

Build partnership that grows mutual love, self worth, respect, intimacy, joy, and deep connection.

Month 3 Transformation & Resiliency

Learn to transform challenge into strength, find

meaning in adversity, and improve resiliency.

Month
6
Nourishment

Energize your commitment to nutrition and self

care, nourishing yourself and your community.

Empowering Your Purpose
Quarter 3
Living Your Highest Potential

Quarter 4

Month 7 Finances

Explore how your financial security and decision

making can bring stability and freedom to your life.

Month 10 Creativity

Unlock creative potential and weave

creative inspiration throughout all parts of life.

Month 8 Career & Dharma

Learn powerful ways to thrive in your

life’s work and achieve your dreams.

Month 11 Personal Evolution

Super-charge your potential by becoming a lifelong

learner and expanding out of your comfort zone.

Month 9 Community & Global Change

Discover how to create real and lasting change

in your community and in the world.

Month 12 Your Best Self

Celebrate growth and connection to live

the fullest expression of your authentic self.

 

The course will launch in January 2018. After this January launch, you can begin it at any time and work through the program at a self-directed pace. Every three months, you will receive an email from us with access to that quarter’s workshops and Guidebook. The workshops for each monthly topic will go live on the first of each month. We have designed the course to be manageable, delivering the content in inspiring, bite-sized pieces that can be easily watched or listened to on your morning commute, on a lunch break, or when you tuck into bed at night.

 

To register for the Women’s Empowerment Initiative, visit https://yogainternational.com/ecourse/womens-empowerment-initiative/

Jan
11
Fri
Deep Relaxation with iRest Yoga Nidra @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch
Jan 11 – Jan 13 all-day

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness that is an immensely powerful guided meditation technique and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. Learn and experience how this practice can evoke deep states of rest and relaxation.

Registration Information

The course tuition (listed above) is for the whole program. Your accommodation rate includes meals, Satsangs, and Hatha yoga classes which are offered daily.

Program Schedule

Friday

2:00pm      Check-in
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out

Saturday

5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am      Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
10:45am    Karma Yoga
12:00pm    Optional Activity (coaching class, walk or other activity)
2:00pm      Yoga Nidra Workshop
4:00pm      Hatha Yoga Class
6:00pm      Dinner
8:00pm      Satsang*
10:30pm    Lights Out

Sunday

5:30am      Wake Up Bell
6:00am      Satsang* or Silent Walk
8:00am       Hatha Yoga Class
10:00am    Brunch
11:00am – 1:00pm      Yoga Nidra Workshop
12:00pm    Room Check-Out

* Satsang – 30-minute silent meditation, kirtan/chanting, spiritual lecture.
Daily activity schedule, and/or possible changes, will be announced at morning Satsang.

For more information and to register for this course, please visit: https://sivanandayogaranch.org/event/irest-yoga-nidra-2019/

Jan
13
Sun
Winter Creativity Retreat with Molly Birkholm and Swami Paramananda @ Sivananda Yoga Ranch Ashram
Jan 13 – Jan 18 all-day

Join us for a Warriors at Ease Retreat that offers a deep dive into the practices of yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy! This retreat is special because it’s a civilian-veteran retreat, designed to bring people together for a week of personal reflection, transformation and growth. Through this unique combination, participants will have the opportunity to learn from one another and develop a deeper sense of connection amidst deep practice.

Attendees can expect a daily program that includes yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra, Vedanta lectures, silent meditation, breathing practices, creativity practices, vegetarian food, personal reflection time, and community fun with fellow attendees. As a special surprise for Winter Creativity Retreat participants, Hipólito Arriaga-Harari III and Anthony Torres Jr. will be leading us in some truly unique creativity experiences and collaborations! There will also be two days of silence during the week, in which participants are invited to adhere to Mauna (Sanskrit for “silence”) throughout the day’s activities.

The focus is on going deep into the practices of yoga and meditation. There will be no difference in participation between veterans, civilians, or providers of the retreat. We are all in this together, we will all be doing the practices. We will all be sharing in the experience.

This retreat is open to veterans and civilians who already have a regular meditation and yoga practice and are interested in an advanced retreat. This retreat will maintain a strict retreat schedule. It is rigorous, but we are inviting people who are serious practitioners and who from their own personal interest want to experience Advanced Retreat.

Costs:

Through the generosity of a private donor, the tuition for this retreat is covered for both civilians and veterans. Veterans need to cover only their travel expenses and civilians need to cover their travel and accommodation expenses at the Ashram. The Sivananda Yoga Ranch Ashram is a sweet place, which is carefully maintained by beautiful souls and on a gorgeous piece of property. The food is vegetarian and delicious. Much of it is grown on the property. Vegan and gluten-free options are available. Please advise of other dietary restrictions. There will be two shuttle buses departing from NYC. Times will be announced soon. If you are able to make it onto these shuttles, transport to/ from NYC is included. If you cannot make the shuttles, you will need to arrange your own transport to the ashram.

To register, please email Betsy Diller, the retreat coordinator, at: retreats@warriorsatease.org

January Winter Creativity Retreat Schedule:
6:00 am: Wake up
6:30 am: Morning Satsang: Silent Meditation & Program
8:00 am: Morning Pranayama (Breathing) & Yoga
10:00 am: Brunch
12:00 pm: Creativity Practices
2:00 pm: Yoga Philosophy Talk/ Discussion with Swami Paramananda
4:00 pm: Afternoon Practice & iRest Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation
6:00 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Evening Silent Meditation & Program
10:00 pm: Lights out

Facilitators:

Molly Birkholm (Teaching at both Retreats) Molly Birkholm is a yoga and meditation teacher trainer, professional speaker, consultant, and author. She is the co-founder of Warriors at Ease and has helped pioneer evidence-based trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation programs for PTSD in the military and other communities affected by trauma and stress. Molly’s stress management programs, resilience training, and trauma treatment programs are used by leaders and top organizations. Molly teaches trainings and retreats around the world and also online on The Great Courses and as the host of the Women’s Empowerment Initiative on Yoga International. www.mollybirkholm.com

Swami Paramananda (Teaching at the January 13-18 Retreat) is the manager of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch and longtime teacher of Sivananda Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Bahamas, New York, and India. A much-loved teacher admired for his humor, warmth, and devotion to the practice, he seamlessly weaves classical yoga teachings into modern daily life. He is also a veteran after serving in the Israeli Special Forces.https://sivanandayogaranch.org

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