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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.

Yoga and Guided Meditation DVD, CDs, and digital downloads

iRest Yoga Nidra for Pain Relief, Healing Trauma, Sleep, and Daily Living

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

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  • “I hadn’t slept more than two hours in a row since Vietnam. What is this now...35 or 40 years of no sleep? Since the very first week I started using your meditation CD, I sleep through the entire night, at least 6 hours. I feel like an entirely different person. The other thing that happened is that I got to go off my blood pressure medication. My blood pressure went down from 180 over 110 to 120 over 90. I’m telling every guy I know about meditation. I think I eat better too – like I feel so good that I don’t want to eat junk food anymore.”

    Willie, Vietnam Veteran
  • "Molly is a master teacher who brings her warm and loving heart, intellectual fortitude, longtime interest in self-inquiry, deep ease of being and joyful enthusiasm, and her grounded presence to all that she offers."

    Richard Miller, PhD, Founder of iRest Institute
  • "Molly is a dynamic presenter capable of connecting with diverse audiences through her open-hearted and accessible approach."

    Todd Wolfenberg, CEO of Yoga International
  • "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

Molly’s Schedule

Aug
16
Fri
Transforming Trauma with Yoga and Yoga Nidra: An All-Levels Certificate Course @ Sivananda Ashram Yoga Ranch
Aug 16 – Aug 23 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 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.

Sep
3
Tue
iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Training @ Cenacle Retreat and Conference Center, Chicago, IL
Sep 3 – Sep 8 all-day

iRest is a proven approach to overcome trauma and promote well-being using meditation and deep relaxation techniques. This training will allow you to incorporate the simple 10-step iRest protocol into your personal life, professional teaching or clinical practice. It’s dynamic, interactive and experiential.

Training Includes: Comprehensive manual and Level 1 Training audio download.

CEUs: Approximately 30 CE hours* will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN, Yoga Alliance and IAYT. (see below for details)


RESIDENTIAL & COMMUTER OPTIONS AT THE CENACLE

  • Double and single-occupancy overnight accommodations are available on campus including all meals. Contact host if interested in additional nights before or after the training.
  • Commuter includes lunch and dinner (no alternative options)
  • See below for more information about the Cenacle Retreat Center

Click here for all options for transport and parking.

LEVEL 1 TRAINING DESCRIPTION

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


HOW IT WORKS

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.
  • 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 1 Teacher you must arrive on time every day and attend all training sessions.

 

SCHEDULE
Registration: 
Tuesday, September 3, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

  • Welcoming dinner: 5:30 pm & Evening Program: 7:00-9:00 pm
  • Wednesday – Saturday: 8:30 am-6:00 pm program with 12:30-2:00 pm lunch
  • Training concludes on Sunday, Sept. 8 with 12:30 pm lunch.


ABOUT IRI
To find out more about the iRest Institute, please visit irest.org.

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

RECOMMENDED reading and listening:

iRest Program for Healing PTSD – Book
iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Resiliency, and Well-Being (6CD Set)
Integrative Restoration—iRest: The Principles and Practice of Yoga Nidra (6CD Set)
iRest at Ease with Richard Miller  (CD or Mp3) or iRest at Ease with Kelly Boys (CD or Mp3)
Resting in Stillness (CD or Mp3)

Read an article by Samantha Kinkaid about Level 1 and 2 iRest Yoga Nidra trainings here
Read an article by Gemma Adams about the iRest Yoga Nidra Certification Program here


CEUs: 
Approximately 30 CE hours* will be available for YA, PSY, MFT, LCSW, RN, Yoga Alliance and IAYT

To learn more about this training and register for it, please click here: https://bit.ly/2THVxWR

Oct
11
Fri
Accessible Yoga Conference @ New York City, NY
Oct 11 – Oct 14 all-day

More details about this event coming soon! Please check back later.

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