Professor Molly Birkholm

Professor Molly Birkholm
  • iRest Institute
Think of yoga nidra as a filing system for your mind that guides you through an experience of your body; breath; and any feelings, emotions, or beliefs that may be present. It then gently leads you into deeper states of mindful awareness and stillness.

Molly Birkholm is a trauma specialist and iRest® trainer affiliated with the iRest Institute; a cofounder of Warriors at Ease; and the CEO of Molly Birkholm, Inc. As a yoga and meditation teacher and trainer, professional speaker, consultant, and writer, she inspires others to create meaningful life changes using research-based yoga and mindfulness meditation techniques.

A featured teacher for Yoga International and the host of a year-long, online course called Women’s Empowerment Initiative, Ms. Birkholm has spent extended time living in ashrams and monasteries in India and Bhutan, where she studied yoga, meditation, Sanskrit, and Hindu and Buddhist philosophy. In addition to her training in iRest® Yoga Nidra, Ms. Birkholm has also completed the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre Advanced Teachers’ Training Course.

As a cofounder of Warriors at Ease, Ms. Birkholm helped pioneer evidence-based, trauma-sensitive yoga and meditation programs for people with post-traumatic stress disorder in the military and other communities affected by trauma. She has conducted innovative clinical research with the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, and her stress management and trauma treatment programs are shared with leaders and top organizations around the world, including the U.S. Department of Defense, McKinsey & Company, JPMorgan Chase, and the Young Presidents’ Organization.

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  1. iRest: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation

    iRest: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation

    Molly Birkholm
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $269.95 $149.95$269.95
    Tap into the power of a unique form of research-based meditation in the 24 classes and full-length practice sessions of iRest: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation. Alternating between the theoretical and experiential, between the philosophical and the scientific, iRest® trainer Molly Birkholm empowers you with the knowledge and skills to help alleviate everyday stress and life-altering trauma.
  2. Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity

    Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity

    Molly Birkholm
    4.7 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (3)
    Starting at $234.95 Starting at $234.95 $269.95 $234.95$269.95
    Research shows we thrive not when we avoid our problems but when we embrace them, confident that we are resilient enough to work through them to an appropriate resolution. In Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity, you’ll learn how to create greater resilience. Whether you’re a trauma survivor or someone who is simply reaching for a more fulfilling and joyful life, your life will be enriched when...
  3. (Set) iRest & Practicing Mindfulness Set

    (Set) iRest & Practicing Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Uncover inner peace through an astounding two-course set focused on scientifically-proven methods. Reshape the way you think about and manage stress with a unique form of guided meditation: Rest: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation. Then, in Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation, you will take a dynamic exploration of your own mind, giving you a clear and useable understanding of...
  4. (Set) iRest & The Science of Mindfulness Set

    (Set) iRest & The Science of Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Embark on a path to well-being with this two-course set. Enjoy a thoughtful introduction to the science, benefits, and practice of a unique form of guided meditation with iRest: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation. Then, The Science of Mindfulness: A Research-Based Path to Well-Being reveals the science behind mindfulness in compelling detail and demonstrates its application to an extraordinary...
  5. (SET) Building Your Resilience & The Science of Mindfulness Set

    (SET) Building Your Resilience & The Science of Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Learn proven ways to manage the challenges (and troublesome habits) of daily life with this two-course set packed with insights and strategies. Start with Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity, in which you’ll explore how to build an inner calm and clarity of mind that can lead you to develop greater resilience. Then, study the science behind mindfulness and its application to a range of human...
  6. (Set) iRest & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (Set) iRest & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    De-stress your mind and body with this two-course set that helps you reconnect with inner-peace. Uncover the benefits of a unique form of guided meditation proven to help with pain, insomnia, stress, and more as you learn the practice of iRest: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation. And then, Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body is the ideal way to take that first step with a course that makes yoga...
  7. (SET) Building Your Resilience & Practicing Mindfulness Set

    (SET) Building Your Resilience & Practicing Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    Tap into the awe-inspiring (and life-changing) power of your mind with this helpful two-course set. In Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity, explore how to build an inner calm and clarity of mind that can lead you to develop greater resilience. And in Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation, discover a clear and useable understanding of the essence of meditation and how to practice it...
  8. (Set) iRest & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Set

    (Set) iRest & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Go inside your own mind to identify and challenge the negativity that affects us all with this two-course set. Enjoy iRest: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation—a thoughtful introduction to the science, benefits, and practice of a unique form of guided meditation. Then, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain will teach you how to build a robust and effective...
  9. (SET) Building Your Resilience & iRest Set

    (SET) Building Your Resilience & iRest

    Molly Birkholm
    Starting at $469.90 Starting at $469.90 $539.90 $469.90$539.90
    Learn how to overcome the adversities of everyday life and achieve a sense of inner peace clarity of mind that can lead you to develop greater resilience in Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity. Then, in iRest®: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation, get a thoughtful introduction to a unique form of guided meditation and how it can help you overcome physical and emotional trauma.
  10. (SET) Building Your Resilience & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body Set

    (SET) Building Your Resilience & Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $404.90 Starting at $404.90 $469.90 $404.90$469.90
    With these two courses, uncover the secrets of how to build and cultivate a healthy mind and a healthy body. First, explore how to build an inner calm and clarity of mind that can lead you to develop greater resilience in Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity. Then, in Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, practice yoga routines and poses that can help you with everything from cardiovascular fitness to...
  11. (Set) iRest & How to Make Stress Work for You Set

    (Set) iRest & How to Make Stress Work for You

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $249.90 Starting at $249.90 $489.90 $249.90$489.90
    Stress is everywhere but you can learn how to work with it with help from this two-course set. Discover your inner peace with iRest: Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation, teaching you how to integrate a unique form of guided meditation into your everyday life. How to Make Stress Work for You will shed insightful tips on how to manage and minimize the stress in your life.
  12. (SET) Building Your Resilience & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Set on sale

    (SET) Building Your Resilience & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $406.00 Starting at $97.90 $539.90 $97.90$539.90
    Discover how to retrain your brain to overcome adversity and change your life for good with these two illuminating courses. In Building Your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity, explore how to build an inner calm and clarity of mind that can lead you to develop greater resilience. And in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain, cultivate a robust toolkit of CBT techniques, and review...