Upcoming Courses & Workshops

<< Dec 20 2014 - Dec 18 2015 >>

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Yoga Nidra: Relax & Renew with Geneva Moss Next held on Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Dec 21, 2014 - Sun Dec 21, 2014
Feeling like you are busy giving and going and somewhere taking care of yourself falls off the list of things to do? Maybe you feel a bit overstretched and need some way to restore the feeling of enjoying life at this busy time of year. Come to this special class focused on taking care of YOU.
 
The first hour of the class is stretching and creating new space mentally, emotionally and physically. The second half of the class is all about R&R - Relax and Renew practicing Yoga Nidra - a deeply restorative guided meditation practice done while in the most comfortable position possible - on your back. The practice is deeply nurturing and helps restore your inner resources so you feel more rested, nurtured, and ready to enjoy the shift to winter.
 
All levels of yoga experience welcome
 
Cost: $30
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Baby & Me Fusion @ Roam Fitness with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
This enrollment runs from Tue Dec 2, 2014 - Tue Jan 27, 2015
Join Leala and friends at Roam Fitness in Glover Park for a unique 9-week session that blends baby yoga, baby fit, and itsy bitsy all in one! We will practice yoga poses to help open shoulders & hips, engage in core work to re-connect with your abs, and learn songs & games to soothe our babies.

Cost: $108/mama-baby pair.

Bring a baby blanket & water. Recommended for babies 6+ weeks.

Max. 8 families.

Note: No make-ups available.  We expect that you will miss a class or two, which is accounted for in the pricing of the session.
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Yoga Basics Session (no drop in) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Wed Dec 3, 2014 - Wed Dec 24, 2014
This 4-week series offers the fundamentals of posture and breathwork. If you're new to yoga or want to work your way back into practice, here is an opportunity to get started! Not too easy, not too hard just the basics of postures and vinyasa (connecting breath to movement) so you can live lighter and breathe better. This class is inspired by Freedom Style Yoga, where we will learn the basics of meditation and asana practice integration. We will use our breathing practices and community to learn tools and techniques of how to bring yoga into our lives daily, in a variety of ways. 
 
Minimum 4 people for registration.
 
Please note: This class will be held on the 3rd floor, in the IMCW space.
 
Childcare is available by reservation under our Daily Classes tab.

Cost: $60.  **Sorry, no make-ups for any missed classes**
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Warm Up to Winter Dance Party with Jessica Lusty Next held on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Dec 28, 2014 - Sun Dec 28, 2014
Warm up to winter, and let your inner lights shine!
 
A lot of energy is generated in this season of light. In this JourneyDance™ we will channel this energy through movement that draws on dance, yoga and ritual to create a practice that fosters deep inner connection as well as physical and emotional release. Come, unplug, let your bodies move and your spirits play. We will leave the dance floor clear, free, and positive; our bodies will feel supple, energized, and powerful.

Cost $30 families (1 adult and up to 2 kids) $40 (families 4 or more).

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Family New Year's Eve Party (0-3yrs) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Dec 31, 2014 - Wed Dec 31, 2014
Ring in the New Year with family fun at lil omm!  Families with infants through age 3 years are invited to wiggle, jump, and dance the afternoon away while exploring a variety of playful age-appropriate partner poses. 
 
Snacks and refreshments included.
 
Cost: $30/family.
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Family New Year's Eve Party (3yrs+) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Dec 31, 2014 - Wed Dec 31, 2014
Families with children ages 3 and up are invited to enjoy a rockin' new year's eve!  Family Yoga includes postures for the whole family, including appropriate variations to accommodate everyone.  Explore playful partner poses, breath work, and connect with each other on this special night!
 
Pizza dinner included!
 
Cost: $50/family
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New Year Detox n' Rejuve with Amy Dara Hochberg Next held on Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jan 1, 2015 - Thu Jan 1, 2015
You've toasted in the New Year at midnight. You've resolved to practice yoga more diligently, both on and off the mat. You wake up on the first morning of 2015 and realize that you've made your resolution without a game plan.
 
Here's how to begin: roll out of bed, throw on a few layers of stretchy comfy clothing, have a nourishing breakfast, and head over to lil omm. So far, so good, right?
 
Reset your intention with an invigorating flow of asanas and pranayama to detoxify your body, mind and soul. Then relax deeply into meditative yin and restorative poses to reenergize your being and recommit to your true self, creating space in your heart and mind for new possibilities in 2015.
 
This class is open to yogis of all levels (prenatal welcome).  
 
Cost: $30 per person.
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New Year's Day Circus Yoga with Holly Clay-Smith Next held on Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jan 1, 2015 - Thu Jan 1, 2015
Come play and dance and stretch, Circus Style!
 
Family yoga classes bring kids and parents together in creative and fun ways. We explore movement and postures by playing, listening and watching. Every session incorporates a touch of theme-based mindfulness. We follow a Vinyassa Flow format injected with lots of activities and partner poses. Novel adaptations from Circus and Acro-Yoga add a touch of spice. You and your child will leave feeling nourished and successful. Ages 5 and up.
 
$30 per family
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Rhythm of the Seasons Mini-Retreats More About This Course
Rhythm of the Seasons: Winter Retreat with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 2, 2015 - Fri Jan 2, 2015
Give yourself the gift of self-care this season in a meditative yoga practice.  Turn on the light within, slow down, reflect on the quietude inside,  and re-connect with the natural rhythms of our bodies, minds, and each other.
 
Cost: $40 per retreat OR pre-register and save! Attend all 4 Rhythms of the Seasons Retreats for $150.
 
Purchase your copy of the book in our Amazon store: 
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Rhythm of the Seasons: Spring Retreat with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Mar 20, 2015 - Fri Mar 20, 2015
Celebrate the spring season and blossom through creativity, yoga, and meditation.  In this evening of self-care, together we move, nurture, and grow together as a community of women.  
 
Cost: $40 per retreat OR pre-register and save! Attend all 4 Rhythms of the Seasons Retreats for $150.
 
Purchase your copy of the book in our Amazon store: 
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Rhythm of the Seasons: Summer Retreat with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Fri, May 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri May 29, 2015 - Fri May 29, 2015
Summer is the season of abundance and vibrancy.  Let your best self shine in our seasonal retreat that incorporates yoga, meditation, self-care, and connection with the women of lil omm.
 
Cost: $40 per retreat OR pre-register and save! Attend all 4 Rhythms of the Seasons Retreats for $150.
 
Purchase your copy of the book in our Amazon store: 
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Yoga Lab: Handstands with David Ingalls Next held on Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jan 3, 2015 - Sat Jan 3, 2015
In this 1-hour focused workshop, we will closely break down the mechanics of a hand stand in a safe, supportive, and methodical way.

We will move through Vinyasa flow in between poses to help open the hamstrings, shoulders and engage the core, all of which are necessary for safely and effectively moving toward this inversion.


Some yoga experience is necessary, but open to various levels. Even if you never thought this pose could possibly be part of your practice, come to enter into the path toward this powerful pose!


Cost: $20 per person.
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Yoga for Parents & Tweens Session with Holly Clay-Smith Next held on Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jan 4, 2015 - Sun Jan 25, 2015
This 4 week session is a connecting based yoga class for families with children ages 8-12. In this class, we will learn about the basics of yoga postures, breathing techniques, benefits and relaxation.  Together we will focus around strength, flexibility, and stress relief in a shared practice.
 
No prior yoga experience necessary, all levels welcome. 
 
Cost: $100 for 1 parent & 1 or 2 children OR $150 for 2 parents & 1 or 2 children. 
 
Make-ups: There are no make-up classes for missed sessions. It is expected that you may miss a session due to scheduling and life events.
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Next held on Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jan 4, 2015 - Sun Jan 4, 2015
Enter into a deep meditative space in this two hour practice inclusive of yin postures, pranayama, meditation and restorative poses. As you allow yourself to soften into each pose over several minutes, release the active grip of the muscles and observe your breath, thoughts and emotions as you settle in. On a physical level, this practice helps to reduce tension in the muscles and promote flexibility. On the mental and emotional levels, the memories that may feel 'stuck' in our tense muscles have a chance to release from the body. This practice activates and balances our subtle body energy. It is a wonderful complement to an active yang practice as well as an entry into meditation through focusing on the senses. Once you have experienced more openness and flexibility in the body, we will integrate sitting meditation and breath work to further balance the energy and conclude with several restorative postures to deepen your capacity to let go. Prepare yourself to start the week refreshed and rejuvenated! All levels are welcome.
 
Cost: $35/person
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Infant Massage Series (no drop in) with Gayatri Rauch Next held on Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Jan 5, 2015 - Mon Jan 19, 2015
This 3-week session offers a hands-on approach to the proven techniques and philosophy of infant massage. Infant massage has been shown to provide relief from the discomfort of teething, gas and colic; to promote deeper and longer sleep, and to have a positive impact on babies’ developing nervous systems. In addition, it offers a profound way to deepen your bond with your baby.

Join us to learn more about: reading your baby’s cues; tailoring massage to meet your baby’s unique needs; and laying the foundation for nurturing touch and healthy communication for years to come.
 
Enjoy individualized support and instruction as you practice massage with your baby.  Workshop recommended for parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers and their pre-crawling babies.
  
Parents should bring a few receiving blankets or a soft towel to "nest" around their baby during the massage.
 
Cost: $120 per adult/infant pair, families with twins $180 (both parents welcome).
 
Min # of registrants- 4, Max: 6
 
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Hatha Yoga with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 9:45 am - 10:45 am
This enrollment runs from Tue Jan 6, 2015 - Tue Feb 24, 2015
In this 8-week series, we will cultivate practices based in traditional Hatha Yoga teachings that include breathing, mindful yoga and meditation. We will spend each week practicing & learning more about how this ancient system of well-being can be integrated into our daily lives and be useful for us, NOW.
 
Hatha Yoga is the total integration of yin/yang, sun/moon, male/ female, and through awareness we can
establish our yoga practice to heal us, support us and bring us peace from the inside out.  Developing a yoga practice helps us become stronger and more flexible on and off the yoga mat and can spread to all the relationships in our lives.

This class is for new-to-yoga students, students wishing to return to yoga after an injury or pregnancy, regular practitioners or teachers who want to explore a more quiet and reflective practice or ANYONE interested in cultivating awareness in a supportive setting.

This series will be in a small group setting, and space is limited to no more than 6 (no drop-ins).

* need childcare? email info@lilomm.com

Cost: $150

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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Elissa Margolin Next held on Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jan 6, 2015 - Tue Feb 10, 2015
For: Babies (Newborn to Nearly Crawling) Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga classes contain dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby's development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby's sleep. During a Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For parents, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms, get support, and learn about baby's emerging personality. No yoga is experience required.
 
Cost: $150/adult-child pair or $225/twins (both parents/caregiver welcome).
 
**Missing a class in this session? You may make up the class in Saturday's Itsy Bitsy drop-in @ 11:30am. Make up must be scheduled within the same 6-week time frame of the session.  Limit 2 make ups per session**
 
Childcare is available for this class- email info@lilomm.com
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Yoga Basics Session (no drop in) with Jen Young Next held on Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Wed Jan 7, 2015 - Wed Jan 28, 2015
This 4-week series offers the fundamentals of posture and breathwork. If you're new to yoga or want to work your way back into practice, here is an opportunity to get started! Not too easy, not too hard just the basics of postures and vinyasa (connecting breath to movement) so you can live lighter and breathe better. This class is inspired by Freedom Style Yoga, where we will learn the basics of meditation and asana practice integration. We will use our breathing practices and community to learn tools and techniques of how to bring yoga into our lives daily, in a variety of ways. 
 
Minimum 4 people for registration.
 
Please note: This class will be held on the 3rd floor, in the IMCW space.
 
Childcare is available by reservation under our Daily Classes tab.

Cost: $60.  **Sorry, no make-ups for any missed classes**
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Me Time Yoga with Holly Clay-Smith Next held on Thu, Jan 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jan 8, 2015 - Fri Jan 30, 2015
“Finally it’s my time,” writes Washington Post journalist and author Abigail Trafford,…”a time to refresh, revive and re-imagine one’s life.” In mid-life, time for focus-on-me, once elusive, unfolds before you untilled and fertile.

Changes like retirement and children leaving the “nest” can be disorienting; in our culture, no rites-of-passage mark this intersection of the road taken and the one ahead. Me Time Yoga is for those of us at these cultivatable cross-roads. It’s for the me, who wants to make the journey ahead rich with meaning.

To unearth potential and nourish ideas, we’ll do yoga, play, dance and connect. Embodying our inner resources, we’ll find ourselves getting unstuck and loosening joints, mindsets and buried sources of inspiration. Engagement and interaction bring dreams and masked talents to the surface. Yoga, creative group expression, collaboration circles, and just plain fun are on the Me Time Yoga menu, a guide to a feast of possibility we prepare and enjoy together.

Me Time Yoga is designed to do just this. Structures we erected over the course of adulthood support and protect us, but they can also inhibit growth and cut us off from the world at large.

 Meets Thursdays in January starting 1/8

Cost: $70

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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Autumn Wilson Next held on Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 9, 2015 - Fri Feb 13, 2015
For: Babies (Newborn to Nearly Crawling) Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga classes contain dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby's development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby's sleep. During a Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For parents, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms, get support, and learn about baby's emerging personality. No yoga is experience required.
 
Cost: $150/adult-child pair or $225/twins (both parents/caregiver welcome).
 
**Missing a class in this session? You may make up the class in Saturday's Itsy Bitsy drop-in @ 11:30am. Make up must be scheduled within the same 6-week time frame of the session.  Limit 2 make ups per session**
 
Childcare is available for this class- email info@lilomm.com
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Dance with Daughters with Jessica Lusty Next held on Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jan 10, 2015 - Sat Jan 10, 2015
Dance your new year goals and intentions with your dear daughters!
 
Join us as we dance with our daughters the areas we intend to grow and give physical expression to our goals for 2015. In this JourneyDance™, weaving simple guided movement sequences with free exploration, we will draw on dance, yoga and ritual to create a practice that fosters an empowering journey to self-acceptance and transformation. We will step out feeling clear, connected and ready to live our intentions.
 
Cost $30 families (1 adult and up to 2 kids) $40 (families 4 or more).
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UrbanSitter Meet & Greet with Lil Omm Next held on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Jan 14, 2015 - Wed Jan 14, 2015
Looking for a babysitter? Join us for an Open House Meet & Greet and connect with our friends from UrbanSitter, an online resource that helps parents find sitters they can trust through people they know.

By logging on to the site using Facebook Connect, parents can see sitters who have been booked within their social network, whether by close friends, or by other members of their trusted community, like fellow lil omm students, playgroup parents etc. This leads to an easier experience finding sitters who have already passed a certain test of trustworthiness.

See how it works: https://www.urbansitter.com/how-it-works

This event is free. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Children welcome.
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Storytime Family Yoga with Julia Colton Next held on Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 16, 2015 - Fri Jan 16, 2015
Storytime Yoga is the perfect family workshop for budding bookworms and reluctant readers alike. Drawing on her experience working at Politics & Prose in the Children's department and as "the best bed-time story reader ever" (according to several moms), teacher Julia Colton was inspired to combine two of her favorite things: books and yoga! We will start with an Eric Carle warm-up and then play our way through a few classics of children's literature with time at the end for crafts based on your favorite stories. Parents will appreciate this engaging approach to incorporating movement into story time.
 
Suggested ages: 3 - 6. Costumes welcome.
Cost: $25 per family.
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Yin Yoga: 3-part Series More About This Course
Yin Yoga with Elissa Margolin Next held on Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 16, 2015 - Fri Jan 16, 2015
In November’s practice, we will explore the energetics of abundance and gratitude. Join us in December to delve deeper in the yin practice of letting go, offering up, and giving away. Finally, January’s practice will focus on turning inward to cultivate a personal oasis of calm.
 
This dates for the workshops are:
November 21, December 19, and January 16
 
Drop in for $30 or save by pre-registering for all three for $80.
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Curvy Yoga: Series of 3 Workshops
Curvy Yoga Inversions Workshop with Emily Star Next held on Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jan 17, 2015 - Sat Jan 17, 2015
Inversions provide a host of benefits: they stimulate the crown and throat chakras, allow the lymph system to drain and for the heart to have to pump less vigorously, and teach us how to live calmly even when our world is upside-down.
 
However, they are not often taught in a curvy-accessible way. We'll practice a variation of shoulderstand that is completely supported and restorative, learn how to use straps to not become suffocated by our bosoms, and work with partners, props, and the wall to explore this exciting and energizing family of poses.
 
Cost: $20/person or Pre-Register for all 3 Curvy Workshops for $55.
 
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Kirtan for Everyone with Gita's Dream Event with Gita Krista Zember Next held on Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jan 17, 2015 - Sat Jan 17, 2015
Kirtan is a call and response chanting of mantras that uplifts and opens your heart and clears your mind in ways you can’t imagine unless you try it yourself. The practice of chanting mantras is part of a path and form of yoga of devotion called Bhakti Yoga. No experience necessary. Come and listen, sing or even dance!

Families and friends of all ages are welcome!

Suggested donation $10-20. Money supports Gita's work in India with girls rescued from sex trafficking in Kolkata & lil omm's support of the Hearst School Yoga Project.

Gita's Dream Kirtan leads kirtan experiences around VA and DC nearly every weekend bringing traditional chanting of Sanskrit mantras to these gatherings of sound and love. Gita has brought DC their very own Kirtan Fest the past 3 years, They have recently started touring around the midwest bringing kirtan to all. ALL money raised by Gita's Dream benefits girls rescued from sex trafficking and providing children with education that would not have the opportunity in India.

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Moms of Multiples Meet Up with Dena Kahn Next held on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jan 18, 2015 - Sun Jan 18, 2015
Moms of twins, triplets, and more are invited to gather at lil omm for our first-ever Moms of Multiples Meet Up. Come take a deep breath and get to know other moms, ask questions, share wisdom, and learn a few yoga skills that can help calm, relax, and entertain your little ones and YOU! lil omm is a safe and supportive environment for all families. You are welcome to bottle or breast feed, change diapers, take a nap, arrive late, leave early, and just BE with other moms and your babies.

This is a free event that we hope to make monthly!

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Intro to Yoga with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Jan 19, 2015 - Mon Jan 19, 2015
New to yoga? THIS IS FOR YOU!
 
We will break down some of the essential poses and breathing used in a yoga class.  In this workshop, you will get the basic information of this classical art and science of living a healthy life.

Yoga increases strength and flexibility on and off the mat, so come learn more about how yoga can help you!
 
Bring questions and an open mind!
 
Cost: $10 
All attendees will receive a voucher for a free class at lil omm!
Need childcare? contact info@lilomm.com

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Baby & Me Yoga Fit @ Roam Fitness with Krista Mason Next held on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
This enrollment runs from Thu Jan 22, 2015 - Thu Mar 12, 2015
Yoga Fit is a blend of yoga and strength training where you bring your baby along for the fun! Get ready for a workout that blends cardio, yoga, strength, and resistance training using free weights, bands, and blocks to leave you feeling like one hot mama!
 
Recommended for babies 6 weeks-pre-crawling.
 
Note: No make-ups available. We expect that you will miss a class or two, which is accounted for in the pricing of the session.

 
 
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Intensive Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training for Yoga Teachers with Michelle Brady Next held on Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jan 24, 2015 - Sat Jan 24, 2015
Join Michelle Brady of Michelle Brady Wellness for an intensive training on the benefits, considerations, and risks of pre/postnatal yoga, as well as the modifications that are necessary.
 
Prepare to take an in depth look at the following topics:
  • Anatomical differences in the pregnant female
  • How physical changes relate to common Asana
  • Whether to avoid or modify
  • Important modifications with explanations
  • Reasons to consider avoiding certain asana
  • Responsibilities and lessons
  • How to deepen the level of practice while doing no harm
  • How to use Yoga to encourage an amazing birth
Cost: $75 
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THRIVE: Yoga As Life with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jan 25, 2015 - Sun Jan 25, 2015
THRIVE: YOGA AS LIFE is a year- long course for students who want to go deeper with the practices that promote well-being.  The THRIVE course consists of monthly meetings where we support one another in our physical yoga practice, meditation practice, creative projects, and contemplative practices for an entire year. 
REGISTRATION CLOSES JANUARY 10.
 
Who is this course for?
Pleasance created this course for curious seekers who want to find ways to bring more JOY and PEACE into their daily lives. 
 
Overview
During this journey together, we will read books and articles, as well as have somatic experiences to enrich our studies and practice. You will be supported in your meditation practice, yoga asana practice, creative explorations, and intention and goal-setting. You will spend the year clarifying your joy and the desires you have for your own life. 
 
Over the year together, our themes will be... 
*Awareness
*Acceptance
*Focus
*Flexibility
*Balance
*Confidence
*Peace
*Strength
*Compassion
*Energy
*Playfulness
*Connectedness
 
*Adapted from Yoga for Spiritual Muscles by Rachel Schaeffer 
 
Each session together will incorporate a variety of tools, practices, and even special guests, who will present on topics related to our theme including: creating Desire Maps, Shaking Your Soul, & a Mindful Eating discussion. 
 
Participants 
This group has a limited number of spots in order to keep the intimacy and the experience deeply meaningful for all participants. 
 
You will be expected to participate in the online forum, keep an open mind & heart, and have a desire to reflect and engage in meaningful conversations and activities around intentional living. 
 
* Each participant will get 2 private 1-hour coaching/ yoga sessions with Pleasance over the course of the  year. 
 
Payment
This is a Tiered Pay Investment. Please pay the amount that you are able to for the year-long course. You choose the amount that you can pay. 
$500, $750, $1000 ( there are no refunds or pro-rating)
 
** please email info@lilomm.com if you would like to talk about other payment options (monthly/quarterly),
financial assistance is available.
 
Dates for course are the last Sunday of each month from 7-9pm. 
January 25
February 22
March 29
April 26
May 31
June 28
July 26
August 30
September 27
October 25
November  22
Dec 20 
 
Required Reading
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
A Life Worth Breathing by Max Strom
Paradise in Plain Sight by Karen Maezen Miller 
 
You can find the books here: 
 
http://astore.amazon.com/liom0c-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=10
 
* There are MANY additional books that will support our study together, if you choose to go deeper. 
 
Make-ups
There are no make-up classes for missed monthly sessions. It is expected that you may miss 1-2 sessions over the year, due to scheduling and life events. A phone catch-up session can be available for participants who miss classes, and the homework and practices will be shared. 
 
QUESTIONS? email info@lilomm.com for more details.
 
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The Calm Mom Coaching Circle (no drop in) with Alexandra Hughes Next held on Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Jan 28, 2015 - Wed Feb 25, 2015
Because you CAN live calm, Mom!

This small coaching circle gathers weekly over 5 weeks to learn how to manage and reduce stress and overwhelm. Supported by your coach and alongside a group of like-minded Moms, you will experience proven coaching tools and techniques to help you:
identify what fuels and triggers stress in your everyday life
mindfully manage internal responses to stress in a way that will help you...
develop calmer (less-stress) living habits

Gatherings will be 90 minutes long, include coaching (including practical exercises), open and honest discussion, and community building. An individual coaching session is also included as part of this coaching circle.

You will commit to simple home-based assignments each week (that can easily be integrated into your daily life) to support your personal transformations towards calm living. The one-to-one coaching session will be scheduled after week 3.

Gatherings meet Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9pm on January 28th, February 4th, 11th, and 25th. There is no gathering on February 18th.  This enrollment runs to Wed, Jan 28. There are no drop-ins. There are no refunds or pro-rating.

Each coaching circle will be made up of a maximum of 10 mothers.

Cost: $199, or pre-register by January 14th and save with early-bird rate of $175

 

 

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Yogini's Guide to Birth with Michelle Brady Next held on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 30, 2015 - Fri Jan 30, 2015
Learn ways to be an active participant in your labor and birth with the power of Yoga! We will be covering different techniques to help with the birthing process.

The workshop will cover:
-basic labor anatomy and the stages of labor
-the birth companion's role in birthing
-optimal fetal positioning (and why it's important for birth)
-Michelle's special "Bedtime Routine"
-breathing and visualization techniques
-Rebozo techniques
-labor and birthing positions
-and much more!

*Each couple will receive a 6-foot rebozo, which is included in the workshop fee.

Cost: $70

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Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop: Establishing & Enjoying the Breastfeeding Relationship with Sharon Curry Next held on Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Feb 1, 2015 - Sun Feb 1, 2015
This is a Breastfeeding Basics Class for expectant mothers, who plan to breastfeed. Partners are strongly encouraged to attend!
 
In this lively, hands-on class, you will learn
  • the basics of how to establish a good milk supply and comfortable latch.
  • how partners can help support the breastfeeding mother.
  • how to determine if your baby is getting enough, especially during the first few weeks of feeding.
  • how to troubleshoot common problems.
  • when to ask for help.
  • strategies for keeping the milk flowing.
This 2-hour class is taught by Sharon Curry, IBCLC with Holistic Mothering.
 
Cost: $60 for mom & partner is invited at no extra charge.
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Next held on Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Feb 1, 2015 - Sun Feb 1, 2015
Enter into a deep meditative space in this two hour practice inclusive of yin postures, pranayama, meditation and restorative poses. As you allow yourself to soften into each pose over several minutes, release the active grip of the muscles and observe your breath, thoughts and emotions as you settle in. On a physical level, this practice helps to reduce tension in the muscles and promote flexibility. On the mental and emotional levels, the memories that may feel 'stuck' in our tense muscles have a chance to release from the body. This practice activates and balances our subtle body energy. It is a wonderful complement to an active yang practice as well as an entry into meditation through focusing on the senses. Once you have experienced more openness and flexibility in the body, we will integrate sitting meditation and breath work to further balance the energy and conclude with several restorative postures to deepen your capacity to let go. Prepare yourself to start the week refreshed and rejuvenated! All levels are welcome.
 
Cost: $35/person
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Mommy Meet Up: Gentle Sleep Support for babies 0-12 months with Jessica Dodson Next held on Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Feb 2, 2015 - Mon Feb 2, 2015
Join Jessica Dodson of Starlight Sleep Coaching for a Mommy Meet up focused on gentle sleep training and tips.  Every family is different and so is every sleep plan. Our goal is to help you develop a strategy that works for your family  considering your child’s age, developmental stage, and temperament, and your parenting philosophy and values.
 
Cost: $30 or sign up for all 4- Omm Mama Meet Ups for $80. Each meet up will have a unique focus.
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Yoga Basics Session (no drop in) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Wed Feb 4, 2015 - Wed Feb 25, 2015
This 4-week series offers the fundamentals of posture and breathwork. If you're new to yoga or want to work your way back into practice, here is an opportunity to get started! Not too easy, not too hard just the basics of postures and vinyasa (connecting breath to movement) so you can live lighter and breathe better. This class is inspired by Freedom Style Yoga, where we will learn the basics of meditation and asana practice integration. We will use our breathing practices and community to learn tools and techniques of how to bring yoga into our lives daily, in a variety of ways. 
 
Minimum 4 people for registration.
 
Please note: This class will be held on the 3rd floor, in the IMCW space.
 
Childcare is available by reservation under our Daily Classes tab.

Cost: $60.  **Sorry, no make-ups for any missed classes**
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Chocolate Meditation with Amy Dara Hochberg Next held on Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 7, 2015 - Sat Feb 7, 2015
Is meditation taking you to a dark place instead of enlightenment? Indulge in this mini re-TREAT that takes eating dark chocolate to a whole new level. Link the mind to the sensory experience of a simple physical act, both of which improves blood flow according to clinical studies . All levels of meditation and chocolate appreciation are welcome.

Cost: $20
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Mommy Meet Up: Relax with Alexandra Hughes Next held on Mon, Feb 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Feb 9, 2015 - Mon Feb 9, 2015
Join Alexandra Hughes, a mother's coach and co-founder of the Bliss Space to learn simple strategies to help you BE a mom in a relaxed, energized, and self-loving way.

This is for moms who long to stay clear, grounded, and vibrant in their motherhood journeys. Turning motherhood into a lighter experience will be discussed and explored.
 

Cost: $30 or sign up for all 4- Omm Mommy Meet Ups for $80. Each meet up will have a unique focus.
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Valentine's Day Partner Yoga & Massage with Rhiannon Landesberg Next held on Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 14, 2015 - Sat Feb 14, 2015
Looking for a fun way to share the love with your partner or friend this Valentines day? Then come spend your Valentine's Day exploring partner yoga and thai massage at lil omm! Traditionally, yoga is seen as an individual practice, but Partner Yoga brings people together through movement, breath, and physical touch, fostering trust, communication, healing and self-discovery. No experience necessary. Just come with an open mind and heart, ready to give and receive love!
 
Cost: $40/pair, $20/individual
 
*For childcare, e-mail info@lilomm.com
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Mommy Meet Up: Mommy & Me Yoga (0-12 months) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Feb 16, 2015 - Mon Feb 16, 2015
Join lil omm mamas and their babies 0-12 months for some playful mom & me yoga.  Afterwards we will connect and share the joys and challenges of mothering, while our children interact and play.

Cost: $30 or sign up for all 4- Mommy Meet Ups for $80. Each meet up will have a unique focus.

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Planning a Mindful Return to Work After Maternity Leave with Lori Mihalich-Levin Next held on Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 21, 2015 - Sat Feb 21, 2015
Having a baby and going back to work can throw anyone’s life off kilter. Come learn practical and effective strategies for planning your return to work after maternity leave so you can ease your concerns and fears about the transition, focus on your baby, and make calm, thoughtful choices.

During this two hour workshop, we will focus on the following four themes to help make that transition back to work go more smoothly:

  • Creating a mindful mindset for return
  • Mapping out logistics (including child care, pumping and not pumping, sick days and the unexpected)
  • Turning maternity leave into an empowerment opportunity at work
  • Building supportive communities to help you in your return.

This class is for mamas who are currently expecting a baby, on maternity leave, or within the first several months of returning to work. Experienced returning mamas also welcome – there are always things that could go better about a return to work the second (or third, or fourth) time around.

Cost: $40

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Heart of Yoga Winter Retreat with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm - 11:55 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Feb 27, 2015 - Sun Mar 1, 2015
Are you longing to focus in on your yoga practice? Are you seeking time for self-reflection? Do you LOVE your yoga community? Are you looking to expand your yoga friendships? Do you think an end of the winter get-away may be in order for you?

Join teachers from Lil Omm and Simon Says Yoga for the
Heart of Yoga Winter Retreat. 

Held in the beautiful Chesapeake Bay Hyatt in Cambridge, MD, our retreat is a short 2-hour drive away from the DC-area. Guided with a heart-centered approach to practice and self-inquiry, we will make space for active practice, quiet meditation, connection to our wonderful yoga community and surroundings and more!

BOOK your room here ..– https://resweb.passkey.com/go/YogaRetreat2015

Tentative schedule:
(subject to slight changes)

Friday, February, 27:
  • 4:00pm: Arrival and Check-in
  • 5:00pm-6:00pm: Welcome Reception (Hors d’ouerves and non-alcoholic beverages served)
  • (Dinner break on own)
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm: Gentle bedtime yoga and intention setting for retreat

Saturday, February 28:

  • 7:00am-7:30am: Morning Meditation
  • (Breakfast break on own)
  • 9:30am-11:30am: Asana Practice
  • (Lunch break on own)
  • 1:30-3:00: Workshop break-out sessions:
  • option 1: Asana workshop
  • option 2: Partner yoga playtime
  • option 3: Vision board
  • 4:00-5:15: Afternoon Session:
  • option 1: moderate asana session
  • option 2: nature walk
  • (Dinner break on own)
  • 8:00pm-9:00pm: Yoga talk and Restorative yoga

Sunday, March 1:

  • 7:00am-7:30am: Morning Meditation
  • 7:30am-8:30am: Sunday retreat breakfast with group
  • 9:30am-11:30am: Asana Practice and Goodbye session

Your guides:

Shauna Simon, owner of Simon Says Yoga
Shauna, founder of Simon Says Yoga, discovered Yoga at age 17 in a search for self discovery and an experience apart from the norm. She lived in a Yoga community (ashram) for over 20 years, traveling to India several times and truly integrating the practice of yoga into her everyday life. She brought up her children, now adults, from birth with Yoga and Meditation as a building block in order to face the challenges of life with the tools to live an insightful, mindful and peaceful life.


Shauna's passion is building community and offering a yoga practice that is nurturing and uplifting. Her experience is diverse, with 20 years as a music teacher, and twice as many as an aspiring yogi, she loves to work with yogis of all ages, from little ones to seniors.


Finding a balance in life is Shauna's focus, between the worldly and spiritual, seriousness and fun, strength and softness. She looks to Martin Luther King Jr. as an inspiration with his words: "We must combine the toughness of the serpent with the softness of the dove, a tough mind and a tender heart."

Pleasance Silicki, owner of Lil Omm
Pleasance founded lil omm yoga in 2008 after burn out from her years as a teacher and administrator in the DC Public & Charter Schools. She is mama to Saylor & Milo, her children whom she adores! “Do what you LOVE and LOVE what you do” is Pleasance’s life mission and mantra. She believes yoga is TRULY for all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. She is honored to have worked with many DC community organizations and non profits, led yoga & wellness retreats for college students, moms groups and organizations. Pleasance is a graduate of The Institute of Integrative Nutrition & a co-founder of the National Kids Yoga Conference. She is deeply inspired by her teachers; Max Strom, Erich Schiffman, The Mohans, Pema Chodron & Karen Maezen Miller.

Jen Campbell Munn, teacher
Jen Campbell Munn fell into yoga while pursuing a dancing career in NYC. Looking for another way to connect in with others (and her own heart), she began studying yoga in earnest in 1995. Since that time, she has studied many different styles including ashtanga, vinyasa and hatha. Jen spent 15 years as a full-time Pilates instructor as well, which informs her teaching to this day. Although she completed a yoga teacher training program in 1998, she didn’t begin teaching yoga until she completed her 200 hour training with Max Strom in 2010.

Jen feels very privileged to be a yoga teacher--to provide others with a sacred space within which they can explore the depths of their being to find greater kindness and clarity for their busy lives. When not teaching yoga, you can find her hanging with her family, hubby Jeff, children Lucas, 4, Caelan, 14 and Taylor, 16, or perhaps, knitting.

Fees for the weekend:

$325 for the retreat, early bird $275 through 11/15/14

In addition to the retreat fee, we’ve reserved rooms at the Hyatt with a rate of $189/night plus resort fee and taxes. Please follow the link below to the Hyatt website to reserve your room. As part of our group, you will receive our special rate. Room upgrades are available for an additional fee. In addition, if you’d like to room with another participant, we will organize a way to help connect you.

 Learn more here..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5Zr6oJNv5w&feature=youtu.be

Frequently asked Questions:

I’ve never been on a yoga retreat before, what should I expect?
A yoga retreat is an amazing way to step out of your everyday life and focus in on what you’re seeking. Do you need a place to find more silence and hear what it is your heart is needing and longing for? Do you want to deepen your yoga practice and devote time (and muscle power) in a concentrated way? Are you looking to be exposed to new forms of meditation or practice? The beauty of a yoga retreat, is that even given a schedule of practice/events, there is contemplation time and space. You can even decide to add in some spa treatments if you like!

I’ve never been to one of your studios before. Will I feel welcome?
Both Simon Says Yoga and Lil Omm strive to create a warm and welcoming community. In fact, it is this feeling of community that has brought our studios together for this event. While much of the time will be spent in practice, there will also be opportunities to get to know your fellow retreat participants. A retreat is a wonderful way to grow deep and lasting friendships.

I’d like to bring my spouse. They haven’t tried yoga. Would this retreat be a good place for them to start?
In a word, yes! While there are some activities that are for the whole retreat group, such as meditation, we will also be splitting the group up according to levels for asana practice. Each group will feel supported and challenged at their level and pace.

I’d like to bring my family--including my children. What activities will be available to them?
The Chesapeake Bay Hyatt is a full-service, family-friendly resort. They have a large, indoor pool that even shows family-friendly movies in the evening. There are also kids camp and babysitting options available at an additional charge. For more information on these offerings, please click here.


If you’d like to participate with your family at the retreat, we are offering 2 potential options. We’d love to meet your family at the opening reception, please bring them along and let us know they’ll be joining us. The other option is a family yoga session on Saturday afternoon.

What should I bring to the retreat?
Great question! Upon arrival, you’ll receive a goody bag including a few yoga props that you’ll most likely need over the weekend. The only yoga prop we ask that you bring is a yoga mat--we’ll provide the rest. Otherwise, bring your yoga clothes, swim suit and any other items you need to be comfortable. Dressier clothes won’t be necessary, unless you intend on dining in one of the more formal restaurants on the property.

I’m a single and I’d really like to share a room. Can you help me with this?
We’d love to help you find a buddy to share a room. We’ll be forming a Facebook group, just for the retreat participants. This will be our forum to find buddies for rooms, and maybe also for a carpool out and back from the Hyatt. If you are not on FB, and need help, please do let us know here.

I’d really like to take advantage of the spa/outdoors/quiet time and skip a session. Is this an option?
Most certainly, this is an option. We want and encourage you to follow your intuition as you think about and plan your retreat. The fee for the retreat allows you to chose as many or as few sessions as you wish.


In addition, the Spa at the Hyatt is offering a 20% discount on all services to all retreat participants who are staying on site.

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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Elissa Margolin Next held on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Mar 3, 2015 - Tue Apr 7, 2015
For: Babies (Newborn to Nearly Crawling) Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga classes contain dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby's development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby's sleep. During a Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For parents, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms, get support, and learn about baby's emerging personality. No yoga is experience required.
 
Cost: $150/adult-child pair or $225/twins (both parents/caregiver welcome).
 
**Missing a class in this session? You may make up the class in Saturday's Itsy Bitsy drop-in @ 11:30am. Make up must be scheduled within the same 6-week time frame of the session.  Limit 2 make ups per session**
 
Childcare is available for this class- email info@lilomm.com
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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Autumn Wilson Next held on Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Fri Mar 6, 2015 - Fri Apr 10, 2015
For: Babies (Newborn to Nearly Crawling) Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga classes contain dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby's development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby's sleep. During a Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. For parents, this class is a special opportunity to meet other moms, get support, and learn about baby's emerging personality. No yoga is experience required.
 
Cost: $150/adult-child pair or $225/twins (both parents/caregiver welcome).
 
**Missing a class in this session? You may make up the class in Saturday's Itsy Bitsy drop-in @ 11:30am. Make up must be scheduled within the same 6-week time frame of the session.  Limit 2 make ups per session**
 
Childcare is available for this class- email info@lilomm.com
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Kirtan for Everyone with Gita's Dream Event with Gita Krista Zember Next held on Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 21, 2015 - Sat Mar 21, 2015
Kirtan is a call and response chanting of mantras that uplifts and opens your heart and clears your mind in ways you can’t imagine unless you try it yourself. The practice of chanting mantras is part of a path and form of yoga of devotion called Bhakti Yoga. No experience necessary. Come and listen, sing or even dance!

Families and friends of all ages are welcome!

Suggested donation $10-20. Money supports Gita's work in India with girls rescued from sex trafficking in Kolkata & lil omm's support of the Hearst School Yoga Project.

Gita's Dream Kirtan leads kirtan experiences around VA and DC nearly every weekend bringing traditional chanting of Sanskrit mantras to these gatherings of sound and love. Gita has brought DC their very own Kirtan Fest the past 3 years, They have recently started touring around the midwest bringing kirtan to all. ALL money raised by Gita's Dream benefits girls rescued from sex trafficking and providing children with education that would not have the opportunity in India.

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