Molly McDonald

 

DESCRIBE YOUR TEACHING STYLE: Intentional, grounding, and rooted in breath.

MUSIC/SONGS ON ROTATION IN YOUR CLASS: For LIIT I like songs that make me want to move and groove— Beyoncé, Duke Dumont, and RÜFÜS DU SOL do the trick. In yoga, I find myself gravitating towards songs you can breathe with—Ben Howard, Ziggy Alberts, and anything East Forest for winding down. 

FAVORITE YOGA POSE: Half pigeon! And other deep hip openers. 

FAVORITE PHILLY RESTAURANT: The Monkey & The Elephant Café in Brewerytown— it’s a non-profit coffee shop that exclusively employs former foster youth. 

TWO THINGS STILL LEFT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST: Go scuba diving and successfully pull off a surprise party

IF YOU HAD ONE EXTRA HOUR OF FREE TIME A DAY, HOW WOULD YOU USE IT: reading! 

FIND ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA HERE: @mollyannemcdonald

 
 
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Molly originally found yoga as a way to cope with injury, and while the physical aspect is what drew her to wander into a heated vinyasa class in 2014, she has found a more expansive definition of yoga that carried off of the mat and into everyday life.

She participated in Hotbox Yoga’s 200 Hour Teacher Training in 2015, and through the guidance of mentors and fellow students found the humbling power of holding space for others to experience intentional movement. She is intrigued by the power of synchronizing breath and body movement, and seeks to learn how mindful movement intersects with healing practices especially from a trauma-informed lens.