Molly’s yoga experience started in 1999 in upstate New York, where she spent her first years of practice delving deeply and whole heartedly into the alignment-based, detail-oriented styles of Iyengar and Anusara yoga asana, traditional yogic
philosophy, and meditation; learning from several experienced teachers. After finishing her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, a move out west to California in 2004 for work with the park service in the Sierra Nevadas opened her world to all sorts of new possibilities, including big mountains and Ashtanga yoga. She then landed in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2007 to earn a master’s degree in Snow Hydrology, and subsequently, to Crested Butte, Colorado for work as a snowboard instructor and forest ranger. Living in the vibrant and spiritual yoga community of Colorado further deepened her practice in Iyengar, Anusara, and Ashtanga yoga, and she also discovered Shiva Rea’s Prana Flow and loved it. In 2010, she traveled to Mongolia as a Fulbright Scholar to study Snow Hydrology, and she was invited to teach her first yoga classes in Ulaanbaattar’s first Hatha yoga studio. She then moved to Alaska for work as a hydrologist in Anchorage, and eventually made her way up north for a PhD degree in Civil Engineering and Snow Hydrology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She has studied at the Center for Buddhist Studies in Ladakh, India, and just recently took vows with the Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist group here in Fairbanks.
Molly also found her way to the wonderful yoga community at Heart Stream Yoga where she teaches an eclectic style of yoga, integrating detailed instructions on physical alignments, elements of Eastern philosophy, and invigorating vinyasa flow. With an emphasis on physical practice as a means to quiet the mind and body for meditation, she offers a challenging but sustainable yoga practice. She hopes to help students discover the possibility for connection with the divine universal consciousness, to find joy in their practice, and to not take themselves too seriously! She has an appetite for endurance sports and backcountry adventures in her spare time, like climbing mountains, snowboarding, nordic skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, kayaking, and trail running.