Molly Cofman

Monteriggioni SI

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Molly was introduced to yoga in 1993 in Tucson, Arizona while on a journey to keep herself healthy as a dancer. Although in coming from a dance background she connected immediately with the asana practice, Molly found herself intensely inspired to learn more about yogic philosophy. Molly’s interests in Taoism and Buddhist philosophy have shaped many of her endeavors, including her pursuit of learning Traditional Chinese Medicine. Yoga was a healing resource both for life as well as for the duration of Molly’s professional dance career with River North Chicago Dance Company in Chicago, where Molly lived and taught for many years. Once she finished medical school, Molly began to pursue her formal training as a yoga instructor in order to share more knowledgeably the beauty of yoga. She has studied under acclaimed teachers in both the Ashtanga and Anusara traditions and also with the Vasishta Yoga Research Foundation in Karala, India. Although her teaching is heavily influenced by these two styles, Molly has a unique style of teaching incorporating elements of Chinese Medicine as well as the fluidity of dance.

The concept of fluidity is pervasive in Molly’s approach to teaching, whether it is in dance, Chinese Medicine or yoga. There is not any part of life that is static, so naturally studying, exploring and experiencing life through movement makes sense. When we exhibit fluidity, we have the opportunity to ebb and flow, choose calm or excitation, connect with joy and experience clarity. Molly believes that the stillness that many seek is not lack of movement, but rather an experience of living in which the energy of the body is uninhibited so that we might experience vibrance without chaos.

Molly now facilitates yoga and meditation retreats in Europe and throughout the world. As a traveling practitioner, her passion is introducing people to Traditional Chinese Medicine and yoga. In seeking new locations for yoga retreat centers, Molly offers free community classes in each new village that she travels to. At her home in Tuscany, Molly offers both public and private yoga classes. Molly endeavors to facilitate in each person that she teaches, the start of or continuation of a journey of wonder and discovery.


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