What an exciting week we had! LO welcomed many new families during our Kids & Family free demo week as we unveiled our newest classes for children of all ages! We believe development is the best indicator for class readiness, not just age so please feel free to explore our different classes and contact us with any questions!
The goal of family yoga classes at Lil Omm is to create an opportunity for connection, calm, and play between a parent and child. If your child doesn't participate in all the activities (e.g runs around the side of the room) or just watches - DON'T STRESS. The teacher does not mind, so the parent shouldn't either! It doesn't matter - just have fun and observe your child having fun. Be Present:
Be truly present and free of distractions. Modeling mindfulness for your child goes a long way in developing their awareness of the yoga practice. Please leave phones, toys, snacks and stress at the door! We also ask that you try to arrive to class early/on-time so that your family can settle into the space and warm up safely. We ask for families running late to enter through the Wisconsin Ave entrance and check-in at the front-desk. Late students may forfeit their reservations when class is full. Consistency:
As with anything kids learn, it's all about consistency and repetition. The more you come to class, the more the poses and principles will sink in and become second nature to them. So come often! Because we're not session based, we don't build with each class so you won't be "behind" if you miss several weeks. But you'll find that the more you come, the more you and your child will get out of it.
The more kids see their parents loving yoga, the more it will be something they want to model. But you don't have to have an established practice to work yoga into everyday life with your kids. It can be little moments of repeating something fun from class - a few minutes to do monkey in a tree before bath or getting into down dog for kids to crawl under as they play. Check out our Youtube page
for some at-home inspiration!Taking Away More than Just Poses:
Coming to a Lil Omm class offers so much more than just a series of poses. Yoga provides a far wider set of tools to draw on as a parent - calm down techniques, fun ways to connect physically and emotionally with your child, songs to sing (e.g. try Rub Your Hands when washing hands before dinner!). Observe what your child responds to in class and work those principles/actions/words into everyday activities. And, keep that lil omm class vibe in your heart even out of the studio. Repeating "my little light sees your little light" in your head goes a long way during the tough parenting moments!!
A word about enrollment:
With such a wonderful response and turnout to our classes, we do ask that you sign up for class in advance. You are able to make single or recurring reservations using our online interface or by using our App available for iOS and Android. You may also cancel existing reservations!
If you are unable to make a class, we ask that you cancel your reservation as soon as possible so you do not forfeit your payment and so another child/family can join us! We cap our kids and family classes to ensure a safe space where each child feels honored and well-attended.
As our studio caters to a number of families, infants, and expectant mamas we ask that you keep sick children at home. Children with fevers, runny noses, or phlegmy coughs may be asked to return at another time.And pricing options:
We offer a number of class pass packages (5, 10, and 20-packs), membership (starting at $125/mo), and single use drop-ins. All of our kids’ drop-off classes and our & Me classes (Crawlers & Me, Baby & Me, Jumpers & Me, etc) are paid for per the number of children attending ($20 + $10/additional sibling). Know which class you want to commit to? Check out our iCommit program!
Parking & Gear:
There is free and metered parking on Chesapeake, 42nd, and surrounding neighborhood streets. There is no parking permitted in the rear parking lot during weekday mornings. Rear lot parking is available ONLY on weekdays AFTER 4pm and at all times during weekends and holidays. We welcome you to bring your personal belongings into the studio, but ask that you keep all diaper bags, handbags, etc in the cubbies along the windows and back door. Do not bring your personal belongings to the mat. Strollers can be kept folded up in front of our rear door or in our hallways in case of inclement weather. Student Referrals and LO in the Community:
To keep classes sustainable, we ask for your support in spreading the word about our classes and programs! We offer 2 different student loyalty programs! Our Gifts of Gratitude program for committed students and also our Referral Rewards program, where students earn rewards and prizes for word-of-mouth referrals! More info here
The first Tuesday of every month is our Bring a Friend NEW to lil omm for free! Friend must be new to lil omm and must attend class with you. LO teachers are also involved in a variety of after school yoga programs, spreading yoga and mindfulness throughout the DC schools.
We support a number of schools throughout the Metro Area and are thrilled to be part of your auctions and special events. Interested in hosting a private party or event at lil omm? E-mail us at email@example.com