Molly Rae, MSW is a wellness worker, yoga teacher, mental health professional, blogger, musician and nomad. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in psychology and a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Toronto in Canada. She has years of experience working with individuals in crisis and experiencing mental health issues. After working in her social work and counseling career, she felt a gap in her abilities to support individuals through difficult times. Molly Rae began to study other tools — such as yoga, meditation and mindfulness-based therapy — that could benefit and bring healing to the individuals she worked with. Her personal experiences and work relationships helped her understand the effects of increasingly common mental health struggles such as anxiety and depression. This led her to found Mindful Molly (www.mindfulmolly.ca), a mindfulness-based way of providing holistic care that merges her experiences with her psychology, social work and yoga education.
After becoming certified to teach yoga during a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Ajijic, Mexico, she began traveling back between Mexico and Canada with her little Mexican rescue dog, Mexi, performing music and teaching yoga, connecting with communities through yoga, events, volunteer work, performing music and attending local festivals.
Molly has become very passionate about applying yoga practices and principles as a tool for self-care, mental health and connecting with one's own spirituality. She uses her education and training to write about yoga and mental health, offer private and group yoga classes, and to continue her career in social work and counseling.