Upcoming Courses & Workshops

<< Feb 27 2015 - Feb 26 2016 >>

Date:
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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Tejas Fire Workshop with Geneva Moss Next held on Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 28, 2015 - Sat Feb 28, 2015
Want to warm up your winter and deepen your yoga practice? Start the new year off on fire and join me for a Tejas practice. Tejas is defined as radiance, fire, brilliance and spiritual power. It nurtures courage, fearlessness, deep love and compassion. As we start the new year lets put our well being on the top of list. This workshop will include a strong asana practice, breathwork (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana). All levels welcome.
 
Cost: $25
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Curvy Yoga Lab: Shoulder & Hip-Opening with Emily Star Next held on Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 28, 2015 - Sat Feb 28, 2015
Think about what happens when you wear shoes that are too tight - how your toes crunch up and your foot gets cramped and spastic. Our bodies react the same way when life scrunches them up for hours a day in front of a computer or when we feel cramped by our calendars and responsibilities. In this decompressing practice we will work tension out of the periphery of the body to create space for the spine. We will seek to gain knowledge (vidya) of our postural habits so that we may find release (moksha) from what is causing us to suffer.
 
Cost: $20
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Yoga Funkraiser with Rhiannon Landesberg Next held on Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Feb 28, 2015 - Sat Feb 28, 2015

Join lil omm Yoga teacher, Rhiannon Landesberg, along with Stephan Detchou and his local funk band Aztec Sun for a soulful and funky flow yoga class and dance party to support Go Give Yoga’s efforts to empower youth in Haiti through yoga and lil omm’s scholarship program. Come get funky and support community yoga efforts at home and abroad! Come get your yoga groove on for a powerful cause!

This unique offering is geared toward adults and welcomes children of ALL ages into the room during practice to either sleep, play, watch or participate. Older children are also invited to entertain themselves without supervision in the childcare room. 

Check out Aztec Sun’s music: http://www.reverbnation.com/aztecsunband

and Go GIve Yoga's work in Haiti: http://www.gogiveyoga.org/

Suggested Donation: $10-20

*contact lil omm if you need childcare!

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Intro to Yoga with Allison Manuel Next held on Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Mar 1, 2015 - Sun Mar 1, 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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Free Demo Class: Itsy Bitsy Babies with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Mar 2, 2015 - Mon Mar 2, 2015
Are you curious about our 6-week Itsy Bitsy Babies sessions at lil omm?  Come join us as Pleasance gives a free demo and introduction to one of our most popular offerings.
 
What is Itsy Bitsy Yoga?
 
It's for babies (newborn to nearly crawling).
 
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.
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Hatha Yoga with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 9:45 am - 10:45 am
This enrollment runs from Tue Jan 13, 2015 - Tue Mar 3, 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).  It meets for 8 consecutive weeks from 1/13 to 3/3.

* 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, 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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Yoga Basics Session (no drop in) with Jen Young Next held on Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Wed Mar 4, 2015 - Wed Mar 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. 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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Baby & Me Yoga Fit @ Roam Fitness with Krista Mason Next held on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
This enrollment runs from Thu Jan 15, 2015 - Thu Mar 5, 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 great.
 
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.

$108/parent-child pair
 
There is free parking in garage. The gym is called ROAM or Urban Athletic Club and is located at the Savoy Suites Hotel in Glover Park.
 
This session meets eight consecutive Thursdays from 1/15 to 3/5.
 
 
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Full Moon Dance Party with Jessica Lusty Next held on Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Mar 6, 2015 - Fri Mar 6, 2015
Come join us as we celebrate the full moon!  When is the last time you really let yourself drop in, let your body lead, and move to your heart's desire? Join us in a JourneyDance™ of release and renewal as we connect to our inner fire, feel the strength of our bodies and dance our hearts' deeper expression. Practiced to inspiring music, your dance is an empowering journey to self-acceptance and transformation. 
 
This workshop is for adult women.  This workshop is co-hosted by Jessica Lusty and Tory Pentecost.

Cost $20
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Circus Yoga: Adult Playshop with Holly Clay-Smith Next held on Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 7, 2015 - Sat Mar 7, 2015

The circus ring draws us together in creative community. Using asanas and vinyasas to inspire creative movement, circus yoga calls us to explore and let go as we connect and play. Combining the principles of circus and yoga, prepare to activate your body and learn to partner in circus tricks, care for each other, and amaze yourself and each other in accessible and exciting partner acrobatics moves.


Cost: $30 per pair. $20 per individual.

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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Next held on Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Mar 8, 2015 - Sun Mar 8, 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, Mar 9, 2015 at 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Mar 9, 2015 - Mon Mar 23, 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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Stress Less Naturally with Essential Oils! with Hilary Mughloo Next held on Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Mar 13, 2015 - Fri Mar 13, 2015
We all know stress causes inflammation and toxicity in the body, which in turn can lead to disease. When you can alleviate stress, you will sleep better, your moods will change, your digestion will improve, and in general you will feel a new sense of lightness. Just what we need any time of year!

In addition to some gentle yoga and meditation, this class will teach you how the use of essential oils can help manage your stress levels. We’ll talk about and sample different essential oils to help balance your mood and regulate your blood sugar and metabolism.

When we have the tools to manage our response to stress in the day to day, life flows toward ease. What a gift!

Each participant will receive a 5mL bottle of Wild Orange essential oil and will make a stress-less essential oil blend to take on the go.

Cost: $30

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Mother Daughter Play Date Yoga (Ages 4-10) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 14, 2015 - Sat Mar 14, 2015
Join Pleasance and Saylor for an afternoon of yoga, connection and love!  This class is for mamas and their daughters ages 4-10.

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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Rhythm of the Seasons Mini-Retreats More About This Course
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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Tween & Me Yoga (ages 9-12) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 21, 2015 - Sat Mar 21, 2015
This is a great class for parents and tweens (ages 9-12).  Both boys and girls are welcome.

In this class we will learn and practice foundational poses and sequences along with traditional breathing exercises. Our focus will be on giving you tools for your day-to-day stress, strength & flexibility.

We will also include some partner poses, which are a great way to connect as a family.

This class is great for all levels and will be offered monthly.

Cost: $30/family

 

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Kirtan for Everyone with Gita's Dream Event with Gita Krista Zember Next held on Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 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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Acupuncture for Springtime Renewal with Jamie Wick Next held on Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Mar 22, 2015 - Sun Mar 22, 2015
In this workshop we will take some time to quiet the mind with some simple stretches, breathing techniques and with the use of acupuncture needles. By quieting the mind we will come to a place of stillness where we can prepare for the blossoming spring energy. We will explore the springtime and what it has to offer based on the physical manifestations in nature and in our own body and mind. Acupuncture will be done on the ear, which is an especially profound style of acupuncture due to its gentle yet powerful effect on the body and mind. More importantly, acupuncture in a group setting creates more powerful healing energy for the whole group. All are welcome to join.
 
Cost: $30/person.
 
*Need childcare?  Contact info@lilomm.com
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The Calm Mom Coaching Circle (no drop in) with Alexandra Hughes Next held on Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Mar 25, 2015 - Wed Apr 22, 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 March 25th, April 1st, 8th, and 22nd. There is no gathering on April 15th.  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 March 14th and save with early-bird rate of $175

 

 

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Yoga Lab: Open those Shoulders with David Ingalls Next held on Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 28, 2015 - Sat Mar 28, 2015
Extending the range of motion in the shoulders is tricky business. It's not enough to have flexible shoulders, they need to be strong as well. We will work with movement to help in simple postures like up and down dog. We will take some time to help seat the shoulders correctly for backbends and inversions. Postures should be good for all levels but not first time students.
 
Cost: $20
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Intensive Prenatal + Postnatal Workshop for Yoga Teachers with Michelle Brady Next held on Sat, Mar 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Mar 28, 2015 - Sat Mar 28, 2015
Prenatal and postnatal yoga teachers may feel overwhelmed when teaching because of the controversies surrounding different asanas and whether it is safe for the new or expecting mother. In order to delve into this, we are offering a workshop to yoga teachers who teach prenatal and/or postnatal yoga. This workshop will give teachers an in-depth training on anatomy and how we can teach safe, effective classes to expecting and postpartum mothers.

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
This workshop is for yoga teachers who:
  • already teach prenatal and/or postnatal yoga and would like to get more in-depth education
  • would like to learn more about teaching prenatal and/or postnatal yoga
  • would like to learn modifications for expecting or postpartum mothers who may come to their regular adult yoga classes

It will be co-facilitated by yoga teacher and birth doula Michelle Brady, and taught by Dr. Andrino, who is a chiropractor who specializes in optimal fetal positioning and prenatal/postpartum care.

www.alexandriachiro.com
 
Cost: $65 
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Yoga Lab: Vinyasa Breakdown with Dhyana Delatour Next held on Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Apr 4, 2015 - Sat Apr 4, 2015
DOES YOUR CHATARANGA LOOK LIKE MOUNTAIN POSE?

For most of us, it doesn't.

In this Vinyasa Breakdown Workshop, we're going to explore the various levels of Chataranga and
see which level and adjustment is the safest, while remaining challenging for you-right now.

With consistent practice & patience, your Chataranga will look like MT. Pose. We will also strengthen each of the separate asanas associated in a Vinyasa sequence.

Sthira & Sukham-steadiness & ease-give asanas their potential to transform and deepen!

Cost: $20

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Dance with Daughters (7+) with Jessica Lusty Next held on Sat, Apr 4, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Apr 4, 2015 - Sat Apr 4, 2015
Join us as we dance with our daughters and appreciate one another. Through your dance, give expression to the love you feel in your hearts for each other. 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 bring intention to our interactions, fuller expression of our love and manifestation of our hearts' song. We will step out feeling clear, connected and loved.

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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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Next held on Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Apr 12, 2015 - Sun Apr 12, 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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Yoga Lab: Better Backbends with David Ingalls Next held on Sat, Apr 18, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Apr 18, 2015 - Sat Apr 18, 2015
In this Yoga Lab we will learn how to better our backbends. From the basic bridge pose - to standing up from full wheel, you're invited to explore this energizing family of poses!
 
Intermediate to Advanced.
 
Cost: $20
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Introducing Energy Work into Your Practice with Marianne Norman Next held on Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Apr 19, 2015 - Sun Apr 19, 2015
Everyone has the ability to channel Reiki energy, with or without formal training. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of energy work and how to incorporate it in your yoga and/or meditation practice. Yoga, meditation, and Reiki can all bring us to a place of deeper awareness, healing, and relaxation allowing for better unity between body and mind. Join us for this workshop to take an active part in your health and wellness to achieve calm, balance, and focus in your life.
 
Cost: $20
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Tween & Me Yoga (ages 9-12) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Apr 25, 2015 - Sat Apr 25, 2015
This is a great class for parents and tweens (ages 9-12).  Both boys and girls are welcome.

In this class we will learn and practice foundational poses and sequences along with traditional breathing exercises. Our focus will be on giving you tools for your day-to-day stress, strength & flexibility.

We will also include some partner poses, which are a great way to connect as a family.

This class is great for all levels and will be offered monthly.

Cost: $30/family

 

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Full Moon Dance Party with Jessica Lusty Next held on Sat, Apr 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Apr 25, 2015 - Sat Apr 25, 2015
Come join us as we celebrate the full moon!  When is the last time you really let yourself drop in, let your body lead, and move to your heart's desire? Join us in a JourneyDance™ of release and renewal as we connect to our inner fire, feel the strength of our bodies and dance our hearts' deeper expression. Practiced to inspiring music, your dance is an empowering journey to self-acceptance and transformation. 
 
This workshop is for adult women.  This workshop is co-hosted by Jessica Lusty and Tory Pentecost.

Cost $20
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Next held on Sun, May 3, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun May 3, 2015 - Sun May 3, 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, May 9, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat May 9, 2015 - Sat May 9, 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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Mother's Day Self Love Mini Retreat with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, May 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun May 10, 2015 - Sun May 10, 2015
Come celebrate your day with our 6th annual Mother's Day gathering.
 
On Mother’s Day, we expect love coming our way.

Yet self-love is a challenge for many mothers. Where is the self-love and acceptance of ourSELVES? What would life feel like if we loved ourselves and forgave ourselves unconditionally?

Loving starts at home.

Give yourself the gift of self-love on Mother’s day.

Join Pleasance and Alex for some fabulous yoga, journaling, meditation, and a luxurious night for ourselves sure to be filled with LOVE. 

This is the introduction to a 4-part series of powerful MOM’S UP!/ Dharma Moms/ workshops designed to help women support themselves through the challenges that motherhood offers us in today’s fast paced world.

These workshops will be co-facilitated by Alexandra Hughes and Pleasance Silicki

Cost: $25/person 

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Yoga Lab: Perfect Practice with David Ingalls Next held on Sat, May 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat May 16, 2015 - Sat May 16, 2015
Find out how to shape your practice for your day. Whether you want yoga for fitness, heath, energy or calmness. Find out what to do and when to do it.
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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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Moms Up!: Balance with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jun 14, 2015 - Sun Jun 14, 2015
A balanced lifestyle is simply a state of being in which one has time and energy for obligations and pleasures. Balance is a state that you achieve when all of the aspects of your life and self are in harmony, and only you can determine what balance means to you. Come and learn what balance means to you, and how to achieve equilibrium in your heart and mind.

 

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Moms Up!: Creative Flow with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jul 12, 2015 - Sun Jul 12, 2015
Busy-ness, overwhelm, stress and lack of self-confidence can all be barriers to a mothers’ powerful creative flow. Learn how to overcome these barriers and connect with and nourish you creative spirit. It is time to settle into your authentic self and let your imagination roam free.
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Moms Up!: Trust with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Sep 13, 2015 - Sun Sep 13, 2015
Self doubt, guilt, and not-enoughitis are all too-common symptoms of motherhood. Reconcile with the voices and habits that support the re-occurence of these symptoms and learn to connect with your intuition; begin living a life based on trusting yourSELF and the Universe that supports you.
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Moms Up!: Energetic Strength with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Oct 11, 2015 - Sun Oct 11, 2015
Energy and time feel like scarce resources for Moms. Learn how to self-care in a way that lifts your energy (and mood), revitalize yourSELF, your life and create a sense of abundance of energy, time and love in your life.
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