Molly Rae

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.

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Articles by Molly Rae


Sun and Yoga Sun and Yoga Sun and Yoga Sun and Yoga


Dawn and dusk are distinctive times for transformation each and every day. Learn how to incorporate this magical energy into your yoga...

Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Teacher Training


Yoga teacher training can provide the space for you to develop your personal yoga practice, learn about your body and yogic philosophy, and...

Success in Yoga Success in Yoga Success in Yoga Success in Yoga


How do you measure success in yoga? We offer three aspects of your practice to consider when trying to answer this question.

Guru Gita Guru Gita Guru Gita Guru Gita


Learn the importance of studying and chanting the Guru Gita, as well as explore some favorite verses.

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...

Chakras Chakras Chakras Chakras


Explore how imbalance in each chakra can manifest in the physical and astral bodies so that you can begin healing.

Peace Peace Peace Peace


Explore popular perspectives on how personal desires take us away from peace, and why peace is the only aspiration we should have in this...

Bikram Yoga Bikram Yoga Bikram Yoga Bikram Yoga


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


What are the mental benefits of meditation? What are the mental benefits of meditation? What are the mental benefits of meditation? What are the mental benefits of meditation?


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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