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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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Research has shown that these practices can prove effective for insomnia, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and healing PTSD symptoms.

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  • "I have been inspired by her dedication to helping people find empowerment and healing through her multifaceted approach, which incorporates the tools of yoga, meditation, and holistic health."

    Todd Wolfenberg, CEO of Yoga International
  • "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

Molly’s Schedule

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

Apr
9
Tue
How Yoga Saves Lives (Yoga Vacation Program) @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas
Apr 9 – Apr 10 all-day

It’s remarkable how life’s biggest challenges often pave a direct path to understanding life’s deeper meanings. Rather than accepting victimization, the possibility exists to rise above adversity and create momentous change. Yoga acts as both a catalyst and healing agent in this way — it holds the potential to help you shine light on your darkest moments, giving you the courage to move through them toward profound purpose.

Yoga, meditation, service, and community are some of the most effective tools that bring the empowerment needed to transform a traumatic experience. Wisdom rarely emerges in spite of difficulty, but rather because of it … and when integrated with yoga, that wisdom is more deeply understood.

Learn the ways that yoga has successfully saved lives — how it has transformed the experiences of human trafficking survivors, veterans, prisoners, and others who have undergone immense trauma. Get inspired by the stories of those who have survived life’s greatest challenges … and how they went on to become changemakers in society.

Offered as 1 satsang and 1 workshop (subject to change)

Please visit the Sivananda Ashram website for more information and to register for this event!

Apr
11
Thu
Transforming Trauma with Yoga and Yoga Nidra: An All-Levels Certificate Course @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas
Apr 11 – Apr 16 all-day

Trauma and anxiety pervade modern life, causing major public health concerns within society.
Cutting-edge clinical research can now confirm what yogis have known for thousands of years — that yoga and meditation regulate the nervous system, releasing tension and trauma from the body and mind. Especially today, these are crucial practices to know how to use … and teach!

Designed to give you a direct experience of the healing potential within these practices, this certificate course is both experiential and educational, intended for yoga teachers, healthcare workers, and interested souls. By experiencing these teachings firsthand and understanding the “why” behind them, you’ll be better equipped to integrate them into your personal and professional life.

Course topics include:

  • How to create a safe and nurturing trauma-sensitive yoga practice using evidence-based methodologies
  • Yoga Nidra guided mindfulness meditations for insomnia, chronic pain, anxiety, and depression
  • The modern clinical research behind these ancient techniques, showing how they heal trauma
  • Healing practices in breath, visualization, sound, movement, and mindfulness
  • Resilience, empowerment, and and post-traumatic growth
  • Building a self-care plan to integrate these life-changing practices into daily life

To learn more and register for this course, please visit the Sivananda Ashram website.

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