Upcoming Courses & Workshops

<< May 30 2015 - May 28 2016 >>

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Dance with Daughters (7+): Spring into Action! with Jessica Lusty Next held on Sat, May 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat May 30, 2015 - Sat May 30, 2015
As the temperatures warm, growth begins to peek out of the thawing ground and buds apprear on the trees it is time to think about pruning old branches and fertilizing to support new growth and abundant blossoms. Come join us as we dance a flow that explores the spirit of spring and give expression to how these themes serve us as we prepare for another blooming season. 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 fuller blossoming of our creative light.
 
This workshop is for mothers and daughters 7 years of age and up.

Cost: $30 (families with 1 adult and up to 2 kids) OR $40 (families of 4 or more).
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Infant Massage Series (no drop in) with Gayatri Rauch Next held on Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon May 11, 2015 - Mon Jun 1, 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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Superhero Family Yoga (3-6yrs) with Michelle Cohen Next held on Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jun 5, 2015 - Fri Jun 5, 2015
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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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Next held on Sun, Jun 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jun 7, 2015 - Sun Jun 7, 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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Mother Daughter Play Date Yoga (Ages 4-8) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jun 13, 2015 - Sat Jun 13, 2015
Join Pleasance and Saylor for an afternoon of yoga, connection and love!  This class is for mamas and their daughters ages 4-8.

In this class we will focus on partner yoga, connections, postures, breath-work, a little thai massage, and movement. This is a mini version of our fabulous mother daughter date nights.

Come ready to stretch, play and smile.  All levels welcome and even if you are brand new to yoga.

Cost: $30/mother+daughter pair + $15/additional sibling

 

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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Elissa Margolin Next held on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jun 18, 2015 - Thu Jul 23, 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 or Monday @ 2:15pm. 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 Lab: Increasing Flexibility with Annie Carlin Next held on Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jun 20, 2015 - Sat Jun 20, 2015
A lot of people come to yoga looking to increase flexibility but feel frustrated because they have so far to go before they can touch their toes, or yank or push too deep into poses to soon. In this curvy yoga lab, learn how to safely work on increasing flexibility while still maintaining optimal alignment and joint integration and stability. We'll use lots of props, move slowly and carefully and breathe our way into poses customized for your body. We'll discuss how to find your edge, how to know when to back off and when to explore a deeper variation. Options will be given for each pose so beginners and more experienced yogis welcome!
 
Cost: $20
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Kirtan for Everyone with Gita's Dream Event with Gita Krista Zember Next held on Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jun 20, 2015 - Sat Jun 20, 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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Acupuncture & Yoga: A Meeting of Two Great Traditions with Jamie Wick Next held on Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jun 21, 2015 - Sun Jun 21, 2015
In this workshop we will start out with some yoga to refresh and invigorate the body. As we move into the final relaxation period, acupuncture needles will be placed in the ear, thus allowing for a deeper rest, relaxation and cleansing of the physical and energetic body. Acupuncture and yoga are a great complement to each other since
they both work on the physical and energetic bodies, thus
promoting overall health. In addition, acupuncture in a group setting creates a powerful healing session for the whole group, potentiating the effects of both.
 
Cost: $30/person.
 
*Need childcare?  Contact info@lilomm.com
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A Holistic and Natural Approach to Overcoming Anxiety with Dhyana Delatour Next held on Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jun 27, 2015 - Sat Jun 27, 2015
In this workshop you will learn to identify the triggers that
cause anxiety. You will discover simple yet, effective, self-regulating techniques to overcome fear, panic attacks and anxiety.

Be prepared to move, breathe, journal and connect with your relaxation response. You will leave relaxed, reposed and repaired.
 
Led by:
 
DHYANA DELATOUR, PYT 500
ELISABETH RIVASSEAU, PYT 1000
 
Cost: $25
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Yoga for Runners Workshop with Jen Young Next held on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jul 18, 2015 - Sat Jul 18, 2015
A running practice has so many benefits. It strengthens the heart and body, quiets the mind and gives you a sense of freedom. The movement patterns of running create repetitive stress on the body, which can lead to tightness or even injury. In this workshop, you will experience a yoga practice that can unwind your body from the tightness created by running. You will also learn a short yoga flow that you can use as a warm up to improve your running. Pranayama breathing exercises and a meditation that expand the lungs and clear the mind for a run that is comfortable and relaxed.
 
Cost: $20/person
 
*e-mail liz@lilomm.com to request childcare during this workshop
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Teaching Yoga to Mamas & Babies (Newborns - 12 months) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Jul 25, 2015 - Sat Jul 25, 2015
In this immersion style workshop, we will dive into the basics of teaching yoga and yogafit to moms and babies.

We will cover:
setting the tone

creating connection and community

developing sequences for a variety of classes (and how to adapt them for babies' needs)

simple itsy bitsy yoga babies sequences

postpartum anatomy and experience related to yoga

This workshop is for yoga teachers or people interested in working with moms/babies in a loving, caring and yogic environment.

Come ready to learn, share and practice how to teach and work with this group in a way that serves and nourishes.

This workshop is taught by Pleasance Silicki, founder of lil omm yoga, mother of 2. Pleasance has taught yoga to moms & babies in the DC area for over 7 years.

Cost: $100

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Curvy Yoga Lab: Sun Salutations with Annie Carlin Next held on Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 8, 2015 - Sat Aug 8, 2015
Sun salutations: you see them in almost every hatha and vinyasa yoga class. This sequence of poses is ubiquitous, used to warm up the body and as a way to transition from pose to pose.
 
Though incredibly valuable, sun salutations can be also incredibly frustrating for curvy yogis. Our bodies don’t seem to be designed to move though the sequence easily and many of us leave classes feeling defeated.
 
I promise that you *can* make sun salutations your friend and practice them in classes is a way that supports your amazing body. In this yoga lab, we’ll break down each component asana, go over different modifications, how to skip parts of the sequence that don’t work for you, and how to work on moving with your breath regardless of which version you practice!
 
All levels, shapes, and sizes welcome.
 
Cost: $20
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Curvy Yoga Lab: Building Strength with Annie Carlin Next held on Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 19, 2015 - Sun Sep 20, 2015
Want to build strength but feel frustrated that endless planks seem like the only option? This yoga lab is for you!
 
We'll explore different ways to strengthen the arms, legs and core that work for your curvy body. Using props, breath and appropriate levels of body weight resistance, you'll learn exercises you can do on your own and during yoga classes to help you customize your practice, get stronger and mitigate injuries.
 
Options will be given for each exercise so beginners and more experienced yogis looking to take their practice up to the next level are welcome!
 
Cost: $20
 
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Next held on Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Sep 20, 2015 - Sun Sep 20, 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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Planning a Mindful Return to Work After Maternity Leave with Lori Mihalich-Levin Next held on Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 26, 2015 - Sat Sep 26, 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: $25

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The Calm Mom Coaching Circle (no drop in) with Alexandra Hughes Next held on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Sep 30, 2015 - Wed Oct 28, 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 two hours 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 9:30pm on September 30th, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. 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: $225, or pre-register by September 13th and save with early-bird rate of $199

Registration ends September 22

 

 

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Nourish: A Prenatal Yoga Retreat with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 6:10 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 23, 2015 - Sun Oct 25, 2015
Location: Meadowkirk at Delta Farm, Middleburg, VA (one hour from DC)
 
Time: 6:00pm Friday (arrive as early as 4) to noon Sunday

This retreat, held at a gorgeous manor located just one hour outside of Washington, D.C., is for pregnant mamas at all stages of their pregnancy. If you are 35+ weeks, please consult your care provider to ensure it is safe for you to travel.

Join Pleasance Silicki and Michelle Cohen for a prenatal yoga + connection retreat to nourish your changing body and your baby. Amidst an intimate group of other expecting mothers, you’ll experience deep nurturing through meditation, yoga, healthy food, and creative exploration. On retreat you will deepen your self-awareness and learn to listen to the seeds of your intuitive voice through an appreciation of nature, simplicity and self-care practices.

There are a limited number of rooms and this retreat will sell out, so please book early if you are committed and interested in joining us for this weekend of honoring + nourishing.

Cost: $550 (meals included)

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