Molly’s Schedule

Public Events

Launch of Molly’s Women’s Empowerment Program with Yoga International!
Jan 1 @ 6:51 pm

Women’s Empowerment Initiative  – Coming January 2018

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

The time has come to step into and discover what it means to be a woman living at the pinnacle of your ability to create transformative change.  

Join this inspirational community of women as they guide you through a practical, creative, and spiritual journey designed to empower you with tools you need to live at your fullest potential.  

This year-long program is designed to be both a personal and community-oriented experience, uniting circles of women in communities around the world with the shared mission of living a truly fulfilled life.

Molly Birkholm will be your host, presenting with other female leaders who are each changing the world in their own special way.  Inspiring leaders will offer specialized segments in their areas of expertise.  

Together we will explore the practical, creative, and spiritual aspects of topics relevant to every woman’s life, including achieving financial independence, finding balance between family and career, cultivating healthy and vibrant relationships, creating meaningful change, and much more!

Optional meet-up circles are available, giving you the opportunity to deepen your connections with women in your life — to empower and be empowered by others.   

The program is designed to help you integrate the many facets of life into a healthy whole. It is a self-paced course that provides you with a new topic each month for exploration and reflection.  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.

We have designed the course to be manageable, delivering the content in inspiring, bite-sized pieces that can be easily watched and/or listened to on your morning commute, on a lunch break, or when you tuck into bed at night.

Living all aspects of life with conscious intention is a theme that will be carried throughout the program. Our goal is to nourish your body, mind, and spirit at every phase of the process and to support you in living an authentic life, inspired and connected to your true self. This is how we will change the world together!

In this year-long program, you will receive:

  •   Complete access to the Women’s Empowerment Initiative videos, audio downloads, and creative practices
  •  The Women’s Empowerment Initiative Guide Book
  •  A 1-year Membership to Yoga International, giving you access to thousands of yoga classes, meditations, conferences, articles, and more
  •  Access to the Yoga International mobile app to inspire your practice with access to yoga classes, podcasts, meditations, daily quotes, and practice reminders
  •  A mobile, contemporary, inspiring, life-empowering journey with truly amazing women!

Monthly Topics

Month 1:  Enrich Your Spiritual Practice

Month 2:  Success & Core Values

Month 3:  Achieve Financial Independence and Security

Month 4:  Transform Challenge into Strength

Month 5:  Family Relationships

Month 6:  Living Love:  Romance & Partnership

Month 7:  Living Your True Purpose:  Career & Dharma

Month 8:  Creativity:  The Art of Feminine Empowerment

Month 9:  Nourish Yourself & Your Community

Month 10:  Create Meaningful Change: Activism & Impact

Month 11:  Honor Personal Evolution

Month 12:  Year-End Review & Moving Forward Consciously

iRest Yoga Nidra Bahamas
Apr 7 – Apr 12 all-day
Post Traumatic Growth Immersion Weekend – Sivananda Yoga Ranch, NY @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day
Post Traumatic Growth Immersion Weekend
Learn and experience how yoga, breathing, and iRest Yoga Nidra guided meditation can transform traumatic experiences into deep opportunities for growth and exploration.  This immersion is for both survivors of trauma and teachers wishing to learn more about the effective use of yoga and mediation for trauma.  You will learn more about the research behind why yoga and meditation are effective tools for healing trauma, experience the empowering philosophy of Post Traumatic Growth, and dive deep into these nurturing practices.  All levels are welcome.
iRest Yoga Nidra – Chicago @ iRest Yoga Nidra – Chicago
Sep 25 – Sep 30 all-day

Warriors at Ease Training

You can take our online Warriors at Ease:  Teaching Yoga and Meditation in Military Communities course anytime online!  Molly and the Warriors at Ease Team are featured throughout the training.

Private Events

Molly also presents at international conferences, corporate retreats and trainings, private retreats, and yoga and meditation teacher trainings throughout the year.  Click here for more details.


Developed over 30 years by Richard Miller PhD, iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation supports psychological, physical and spiritual health, healing and awakening.


iRest is an accessible and easy to use meditation protocol that is integrative, as it heals unresolved issues and traumas, and restorative, as it aids practitioners in recognizing their innate wholeness and underlying peace of mind that is always present amidst all changing circumstances in life.

Research has shown that iRest effectively supports health and healing across a broad range of populations, including those experiencing PTSD, chronic pain, sleep issues, high stress, depression, and anxiety.

I use iRest to manage the daily pain caused by migraines and to find peace in the midst of stress and anxiety. – Nicole, Working Parent

In this Level 1 Training, you will learn:

  • The core principles and practice of iRest meditation.
  • How to use iRest for your personal practice.
  • How to teach and deliver iRest simply, and effectively in group and individual settings.

Following the Level 1 Training, you will:

  • Join a global community of practitioners who are teaching iRest in yoga studios, sleep clinics, rehabilitation and healthcare facilities, hospitals, hospice, prisons, universities, schools, as well as in private practice.
  • Be able to list yourself on the IRI website as a Level 1 Teacher-in-Training.
  • Be able to access our “Teacher Resources” and our “Teachers Community Network (TCN)” for further personal and professional support.
  • Be recommended by IRI to people seeking iRest teachers in their local area.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive a certificate of attendance designating you as a Level I Teacher-in-Training you must arrive on time every day and attend all training sessions.

“iRest is a profound tool which can enhance any therapy. My hope is that anyone struggling with his or her own life challenges, or searching for deeper meaning to life, will have the same opportunity to experience this life-giving practice as I have.”
— Michael, Cancer Survivor


5 Day Training- Daily schedule depends upon location.


To find out more about the Integrative Restoration Institute, please visit

REQUIRED reading and listening:
Richard Miller, Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing (book with audio CD).

RECOMMENDED reading and listening:

CEUs: Approximately 30 CE hours* will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN.

*The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) ( ) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Spiritual Competency Resource Center (SCRC) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for license renewal by LCSWs and MFTs from California for programs from American Psychological Association approved CE providers. LCSWs, MFTs, and other mental health Counselors from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP 11909) to sponsor continuing education for Registered Nurses (RN). RNs from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board for approval.

Attendees requesting Professional CE who live outside of California are responsible for contacting their home state licensing organizations to see if there is reciprocity. IRI is not responsible for the decision of licensing boards that lie outside the state of California.


If you have previously completed an iRest Level I teacher training you may audit this event at a cost of $600 (manual not included, $100 manual fee paid to IRI if needed)

  • "Molly is always calm and happy, but don’t let that distract you from the fact that she’s got the strength of a warrior. Molly wasn't in combat, but we vets accept her as one of us. That's the best compliment we can give her."

    Jeff Kelly, Veteran
  • "Molly has a unique ability to bring out the best in people. You see people stepping into their highest potential around her."

    Miriam Mengotti – Co-founder of Yoga Center of Key Biscayne with Molly
  • "During meditation, I felt like I couldn’t move my arms or legs at all, but I remembered what you said about staying in my Inner Resource, my safe place, so I stayed comfortable there. I felt very peaceful and didn’t feel pain in my body at all. I felt free from my body and I wondered where that was because I’m never free from pain. And then I remembered what you said, that we’re in our true nature and I realized it is the place where I am free from suffering for real."

    Jim, Korea Veteran
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