Upcoming Courses & Workshops

<< Oct 31 2014 - Oct 30 2015 >>

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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Autumn Wilson Next held on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 17, 2014 - Fri Nov 21, 2014
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 for Parents & Tweens Session with Holly Clay-Smith Next held on Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Oct 26, 2014 - Sun Nov 16, 2014
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. This class will emphasize partnerships and play based on Circus Yoga Principles.  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. 
 
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Infant Massage Series (no drop in) with Gayatri Rauch Next held on Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Nov 3, 2014 - Mon Nov 17, 2014
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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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Nov 4, 2014 - Tue Dec 9, 2014
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 Pleasance Silicki Next held on Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Wed Nov 5, 2014 - Wed Nov 26, 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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The Calm Mom Coaching Circle (no drop in) with Alexandra Hughes Next held on Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Oct 22, 2014 - Wed Nov 19, 2014
Because you CAN live calm, Mom!
 
This small coaching circle gathers weekly over 5 weeks to learn how to manage and reduce MOMstress 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.

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. An optional individual coaching session is recommended after week three (at an additional cost).

Gatherings meet Wednesdays from 7.30 to 9pm on October 22nd, 29th, November 5th, 19th. There is no gathering on November 12th.

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

Cost: $180, or pre-register by October 8th and save with early-bird rate of $150.

 
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Yogini's Guide to Birth with Michelle Brady Next held on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Nov 7, 2014 - Fri Nov 7, 2014
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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Yoga Lab: Breath Creates Bandhas with David Ingalls Next held on Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 8, 2014 - Sat Nov 8, 2014
Bandhas are the mechanics that increase benefits to all the internal systems in your body.
 
Learn how to use your breath effectively to engage the internal fire and maximize your practice.
 
Cost: $20
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Next held on Sun, Nov 9, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Nov 9, 2014 - Sun Nov 9, 2014
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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School Holiday Mini-Camp (ages 3-6) with Carrie Haynes Next held on Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Nov 11, 2014 - Tue Nov 11, 2014
Have the day off?  Drop off your kids ages 3-6 for an afternoon of fun at lil omm yoga! In the first half, we will move, play, craft, and enjoy each other's company.  Next we will explore music and movement in Miss Carrie's Dance Mix class.
 
Snacks and smiles included.


Cost: $25/child + $15/sibling
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Superhero Family Yoga (3-6yrs) with Michelle Cohen Next held on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 15, 2014 - Sat Nov 15, 2014
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a yogi superhero! Enjoy a super fun time with your kiddo as we discover our own super powers, build strength and flexibility to bring peace to the bad guys and of course, learn to fly! This action-packed yoga class will leave you feeling like you’ve saved the world from certain doom and built a lasting bond with your sweetest hero. Healthy snack included.
 
Costumes encouraged. Come as your favorite superhero! For ages 3 - 6 years.
 
Cost: $30 per parent-child couple, $15 additional sibling rate
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Curvy Yoga Backbends with Emily Star Next held on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 15, 2014 - Sat Nov 15, 2014
In this workshop, we'll explore one of the most therapeutic pose families. If you feel regularly hunched over from hours behind a computer or steering wheel, it becomes all the more important to learn how to un-tense your shoulders and neck.
 
Once we learn strategies for that, we'll explore how your whole body can be supported with props and key muscle actions to find ease in variations of cobra, camel, bridge, and even wheel!
 
Energetically, backbends stimulate the Anahata Chakra, or heart center. Jivamukti yoga teacher Sharon Gannon writes, "Backbends take us into our future. As they open our heart, we begin to forgive others and let go of seeing ourselves as victims. We can through forgiveness dissolve the hurts that have kept us from our true nature, which is love….With practice, we develop tremendous strength that enables us to move forward in life with a sense of adventure, fearlessly, with joy, confidence, compassion and love—the path to enlightenment.”
 
Upcoming Curvy Workshops: 
12/6- Level 2 Curvy with Dena
1/17- Inversions with Emily
 
Cost: $20/person or Pre-Register for all 3 Curvy Workshops for $55.
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Intro to Partner Yoga & Thai Massage with Rhiannon Landesberg Next held on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Nov 16, 2014 - Sun Nov 16, 2014
This workshop will serve as an intro to partner yoga and thai massage.  We will work with inversions and partner flying techniques to develop strength, flexibility, body awareness, and therapeutics (gentle flying and Thai massage to heal body and spirit).
 
Traditonally, yoga is seen as an individual practice, but Partner Yoga bring people together through movement, play, breath, and touch.  It can be practiced by any two peope and is a great way to strengthen a relationship by fostering trust and communication.
 
No experience or partner necessary.  Just come with an open mind and heart, ready to play!
 
Cost: $40/pair, $20/individual
 
*Childcare is available by reservation (see below)
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Intro to Partner Yoga & Thai Massage Childcare with Kyara Renelus Next held on Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Nov 16, 2014 - Sun Nov 16, 2014
Childcare for all ages during the Partner Yoga & Thai Massage workshop with Rhiannon.
 
Together we will play, read, build, and enjoy each other's company.  
 
Cost: $5/kiddo
 
Limit 5 children.  Please RSVP in advance.
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Yin Yoga: 3-part Series More About This Course
Yin Yoga with Elissa Margolin Next held on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Nov 21, 2014 - Fri Nov 21, 2014
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. Drop in for $30 or save by pre-registering for all three for $80. Learn More
Yin Yoga with Elissa Margolin Next held on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Dec 19, 2014 - Fri Dec 19, 2014
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. Drop in for $30 or save by pre-registering for all three for $80. Learn More
Yin Yoga with Elissa Margolin Next held on Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 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. Drop in for $30 or save by pre-registering for all three for $80. Learn More
Mother- Daughter Date Night (ages 5-10) with Geneva Moss Next held on Sat, Nov 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 22, 2014 - Sat Nov 22, 2014
Mothers and Daughters, Loved ones both big and small - lets get together in a special mother-daughter yoga celebration to play, hug, laugh and fall in love even deeper with the wonder and joy of being with each other.
 
Enjoy the basics of yoga, breathing techniques, and relaxation in a shared practice.
 
Cost: $40/pair.  $20 each additional sibling or adult.
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Yoga Basics Session (no drop in) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Wed, Dec 3, 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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Curvy Yoga Level 2 with Dena Kahn Next held on Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Dec 6, 2014 - Sat Dec 6, 2014
Curvy Yogis:  are you looking for ways to challenge yourself in your yoga practice? In this workshop, we'll practice ways to 'bring it' on the mat in a true-to-you way. Expect some long holds and balancing postures on hands and feet.
 
Cost: $20/person
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Family Date Night: Nutcracker Yoga with Helena Zyblikewycz Next held on Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Dec 6, 2014 - Sat Dec 6, 2014
Calling all soldiers and sugar plum fairies, ages 3-8 years - come enjoy a classic tale in a new way! Families will bring the Nutcracker story to life through yoga, dance, music, and lots of heart. Bring your sense of wonder and magic and join us for a special journey that will get you into the holiday spirit!!

Cost: $30 (families up to 3 people), $40 (families 4 or more people).

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Flirting with an Advanced Practice: Strategies for Growing Your Practice Safely with Jen Dryer Next held on Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Dec 7, 2014 - Sun Dec 7, 2014

Whether you have been seriously considering ways to deepen your practice and incorporate more advanced postures into your practice, thinking about trying a level 2/3 class or just flirting with the idea of either, this workshop is perfect for you!

We will work into safely deepening postures and recognizing where we are ready to go in trying out some of the more challenging postures that are typically incorporated into level 2/3 classes, such as binds, arm balances, more advanced backbends and some basic inversions.

We also explore strategies for trying out some more advanced kramas, or versions, of some poses commonly practiced in open level classes.

This workshop is designed for yogis and yoginis who have been practicing in open level or level 1/2 classes for some time and are ready to grow their practice and consider ways to move to the next level, in a safe and supported manner.

Come and play!

Cost: $20/person

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Yoga Lab: Svastha, Pranayama, and Meditation with David Ingalls Next held on Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Dec 13, 2014 - Sat Dec 13, 2014
With the holidays approaching, you won't want to miss this special blend of svastha, pranayama, and meditation practices.  
 
The lightness of a healthy posture creates room for long slow breathing. Once the body is comfortable we will move into effortless meditation.
 
Treat yourself to an afternoon of calm and clarity.
 
Cost: $20
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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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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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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 7:45 pm - 9:00 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, Jul 10, 2015 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jul 10, 2015 - Fri Jul 10, 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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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Pleasance Silicki 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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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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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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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. 
 
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 & articles as well as have somatic experiences to enrich our studies and experience. You will be supported in your meditation practice, yoga asana practice, creative explorations and setting intentions and goals. 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 the Yoga for Spiritual Muscles Book by Rachel Schaeffer 
 
Each session together will incorporate a variety of tools and practices and even special guests to present on a number of 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, 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)
 
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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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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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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