Molly Rae

Molly Rae is a Sivananda yoga teacher, mental health professional, blogger, musician and nomad. She has a bachelor's degree of applied science in psychology and a master's in social work from the University of Toronto in Canada. She has multiple years of experience working with families in crisis and youth experiencing mental health issues. After working a few years in her social work and counseling career, she felt a gap in her abilities to support individuals through difficult times. Molly 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. Witnessing and experiencing the effects that increasingly common mental health struggles -- such as anxiety and depression -- can have on people, led her to seeking out these alternative methods of emotional healing and overall relaxation.

After becoming certified to teach Sivananda yoga during a 200-hour yoga teacher training in Ajijic, Mexico, she started traveling back and forth between Mexico and Canada with her little Mexican rescue dog, Mexi, teaching yoga and 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 part-time.

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Articles by Molly Rae


Sivananda Yoga: A Spiritually Expanding Practice of Set Asana, Pranayama and Mantra Sivananda Yoga: A Spiritually Expanding Practice of Set Asana, Pranayama and Mantra Sivananda Yoga: A Spiritually Expanding Practice of Set Asana, Pranayama and Mantra Sivananda Yoga: A Spiritually Expanding Practice of Set Asana, Pranayama and Mantra


If you're seeking a yoga style that's energetically, physically and emotionally balancing, while also spiritually expanding, you will find...

Yoga and Mental Health: Pranayama, Asana and Mantra for Mood Yoga and Mental Health: Pranayama, Asana and Mantra for Mood Yoga and Mental Health: Pranayama, Asana and Mantra for Mood Yoga and Mental Health: Pranayama, Asana and Mantra for Mood


Depression and anxiety are today’s two most commonly diagnosed mood disorders. Here are pranayama, asana and mantra practices to help...

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Whether you're interested in trying this style of hot yoga for the first time or on the fence about a second time, here is a short history...

Q&A by Molly Rae


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Meditation is a spontaneous state of being that allows us to see who we really are. We begin to witness our mind, observing the habits and...

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