My Professional Bio & Qualifications
Molly Kitchen (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) has been teaching alignment-based yoga with skill and passion since 2009. In 2016 she completed her 500-Hour certification at the San Marcos School of Yoga. She has also specifically studied Anusara Yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), Purna Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, non-dual Tantric philosophy, and Ayurvedic herbal and lifestyle practices.
Molly's yoga teaching is infused with clarity, humor, and heart. Her classes combine physical rigor with attention to detail, balanced by humor, mythic stories, and a discerning spiritual philosophy. Using precise alignment instruction and inspiring philosophy, she creates an environment that invites her students to connect with the wisdom of their hearts.
She offers local and online classes, a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, one-on-one private yoga lessons, and the occasional specialized workshop or retreat. In addition, she teaches weekly classes and offers staff/faculty enrichment workshops at several local universities. Finally, she has been the yoga instructor for several distinct yoga research projects studying the effects of yoga on those who have experienced complex trauma.
Molly is a strong practitioner and committed student, continually deepening her knowledge of somatic & spiritual exploration. She has been blessed to study with great teachers, and has been particularly influenced by Christina Sell, Gioconda Parker, Sara Rose Page, and Amy Reed.
As the founder & director of Adhikara Yoga School, she is dedicated to integrating social justice values into the teaching curriculum in order to inspire and mentor the next generation of yoga teachers. She also created Yoga Consent Cards as a simple and profound tool to allow students to choose whether or not they'd like to receive hands-on assists from teachers.
Molly is also a plant lover and community herbalist, an improvisational dancer, a cycling enthusiast and a total amateur at playing Ultimate Frisbee. She lives with her wonderful husband, Joshua, in Western Massachusetts.
2014-2016: 500-hour Alchemy of Flow & Form Teacher Training with Christina Sell & Gioconda Parker
2015: 40-hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga Training with David Emerson & Jenn Turner, PhD.
2013-2014: Yoga Sanctuary Teacher’s Training Assistant, 200 hour YTT
2011-2012: 2nd 200-hour training: Yoga Sanctuary's Anusara Inspired YTT
2008-2009: Purna College of Yoga 200-hour Yoga Teacher’s Training, Washington; Purna Yoga Intensive, Hawaii Island.