Upcoming Courses & Workshops

<< Aug 21 2014 - Aug 20 2015 >>

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Balancing The Wheels: A Guide To Chakras In Yoga and Life (Book Included) with Sarah Gulden Next held on Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 23, 2014 - Sat Aug 23, 2014
Chakras affect our physical body as well as our more subtle bodies. We can use the ancient system of chakras to viscerally understand through yoga, meditation & other work what is meant by “mind/body.” In this workshop with "Balancing The Wheels" author Sarah Thomas Gulden, we will learn how to use chakras as tools to access deep imbalances and rid ourselves of long-held, unnecessary habits (like stress, anger, depression, anxiety) bogging us down in our bodies and our minds. 
 
Cost: $65 (includes book)
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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jul 29, 2014 - Tue Sep 2, 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**
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UrbanSitter Meet & Greet with Lil Omm Next held on Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Aug 27, 2014 - Wed Aug 27, 2014
Looking for a babysitter? Join us for an Open House Meet & Greet and connect with our friends from UrbanSitter, an online resource that helps parents find sitters they can trust through people they know.

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

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

This event is free. Snacks and refreshments provided.

Children welcome.
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Yoga Basics Session with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Wed Sep 3, 2014 - Wed Sep 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.
 
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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Prenatal Yoga On-the-Go with Michelle Cohen Next held on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Thu Sep 4, 2014 - Thu Oct 9, 2014
In this six-week series we will practice prenatal-specific vinyasa flow yoga along with breath work and meditation to help you bond with baby, feel better in your body and prepare you physically, mentally and emotionally for childbirth. This one hour class will leave you feeling stronger, more confident and more relaxed for the journey that lies ahead. Perfect for all mamas, but especially second (or more!) mamas, as childcare will be offered during the class time. No prior yoga experience necessary.  This session will meet on the 3rd Floor in IMCW.
 
Cost: $100/6-week session

*Minimum 5 registrants

Register for childcare under our daily classes tab.

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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Next held on Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Sep 7, 2014 - Sun Sep 7, 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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Infant Massage Series with Gayatri Rauch Next held on Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Sep 8, 2014 - Mon Sep 22, 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: $100 per adult/infant pair, families with twins $180 (both parents welcome).
 
Min # of registrants- 4, Max: 6
 
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Yogini's Guide to Birth with Michelle Brady Next held on Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 13, 2014 - Sat Sep 13, 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 + Meditation with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Sep 14, 2014 - Sun Sep 28, 2014
This class integrates the classical yoga postures and traditional meditation practices. We will move our bodies in order to learn how to “sit."
 
The benefits of meditation include cultivating peacefulness, calmness and strength. Integrating yoga and meditation practices simultaneously is a wonderful path to well being.
 
In this class we will use simple yoga poses and breath work to stretch our bodies in order to prepare for meditation.
Join us as we explore these classic paths to contentment, flexibility and wellness.
 
This class will be around 40-45 mins of  yoga practice and 15-20 minutes of meditation practice. 
 
Cost: $45/3-wk session
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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session with Mariela Gomez Next held on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Sep 16, 2014 - Tue Oct 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**
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Let Your Yoga Dance - Chakra Fusion with Susana Echeverria Next held on Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 20, 2014 - Sat Sep 20, 2014
This 2-hour workshop will include a short presentation on the chakras in addition to the dance practice. A joyous celebration of life through movement, Let Your Yoga Dance combines user-friendly, high octane dance steps and gentle yoga postures with music from around the world. It is a funky, sacred, inspirational dance of the multi-dimensional self, bringing tons of fun and healing to body, mind, and spirit. It is wonderful for all ages and no dance nor yoga experience is required."

If you would like more information, visit the website:

http://www.susanasyoga.com

Cost: $30/person

 

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Kirtan for Everyone with Gita's Dream with Gita Krista Zember Next held on Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 27, 2014 - Sat Sep 27, 2014
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! All are welcome!
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 2 years, contributes to DC Supersonic Kirtan, 2011 Yoga Ball, and several smaller festivals around the area. 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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Yoga for Runners with Jen Young Next held on Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Sep 28, 2014 - Sun Sep 28, 2014
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
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The First Three Months: Establishing & Enjoying the Breastfeeding Relationship with Sharon Curry Next held on Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Oct 5, 2014 - Sun Oct 5, 2014

This is the workshop to attend when you are pregnant! A 2 hour, hands on, intensive breastfeeding class that begins with teaching practical strategies to will help get breastfeeding established in the first few hours & days of life.

Then we focus on enjoying the mother/baby breastfeeding relationship. We empower you with information to combat common breastfeeding problems.  

This will be a lively exchange of ideas and demonstrations. Handouts, a valuable resource list and light snack are provided. Expecting parents only. Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $60 per couple. Partners welcome.

This workshop will be taught by Sharon Curry, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and member of the Holistic Mothering Group.
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Mommy Meet Up: Eat. Sleep. Play. Relax. More About This Course
Mommy Meet Up: Breastfeeding Support & Introducing Solids for Moms with Babies 0-12 months with Sharon Curry Next held on Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Oct 6, 2014 - Mon Oct 6, 2014
Join lil omm mamas, their babies 0-12 months, for an informative and supportive workshop that addresses breastfeeding support AND beginning eaters.
 
In the first half, Sharon Curry IBCLC of the Holistic Mothering Network takes your questions and delivers tips and support for breastfeeding related challenges.

Next, Adria Kinnear of BabySlop, addresses beginning eaters-- the how, what, whens; mixing breastmilk with meals; highlighting unprocessed Seasonal, Local, Organic, Produce (SLOP)  + recipes and how to's! 
 
Cost: $30 or sign up for all 4- Mommy Meet Ups for $80. Each meet up will have a unique focus.
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Mommy Meet Up: Gentle Sleep Support for babies 0-12 months with Jessica Dodson Next held on Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Oct 13, 2014 - Mon Oct 13, 2014
Join Jessica Dodson of Starlight Sleep Coaching for a Mommy Meet up focused on gentle sleep training and tips.  Every family is different and so is every sleep plan. Our goal is to help you develop a strategy that works for your family  considering your child’s age, developmental stage, and temperament, and your parenting philosophy and values.
 
Cost: $30 or sign up for all 4- Omm Mama Meet Ups for $80. Each meet up will have a unique focus.
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Mommy Meet Up: Mommy & Me Yoga (0-12 months) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Oct 20, 2014 - Mon Oct 20, 2014
Join lil omm mamas and their babies 0-12 months for some playful mom & me yoga.  Afterwards we will connect and share the joys and challenges of mothering, while our children interact and play.

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

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Mommy Meet Up: Relax with Alexandra Hughes Next held on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Oct 27, 2014 - Mon Oct 27, 2014
Join Alexandra Hughes, a mother's coach and co-founder of the Bliss Space to learn simple strategies to help you BE a mom in a relaxed, energized, and self-loving way.

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

Cost: $30 or sign up for all 4- Omm Mommy Meet Ups for $80. Each meet up will have a unique focus.
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Yoga Lab: Better Backbends with David Ingalls Next held on Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Oct 11, 2014 - Sat Oct 11, 2014
In this Yoga Lab we will learn how to better our backbends. From the basic bridge pose - to standing up from full wheel.
 
Intermediate to Advanced.
 
Cost: $20
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Fearless Birth with Michelle Brady Next held on Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Oct 11, 2014 - Sat Oct 11, 2014
Connect with you inner voice, body and your baby with this empowering yoga practice. We will start with readings and visualization. Mothers will then be led through a yoga practice that focuses on love and empowerment. We will end with a fear release while Moms relax in savasana. Fill yourself with love, courage and empowerment that will carry you through pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
 
Cost: $30/person
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Next held on Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Oct 12, 2014 - Sun Oct 12, 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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Chocolate Meditation with Amy Dara Hochberg Next held on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 17, 2014 - Fri Oct 17, 2014
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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Downward Doll Yoga + Tea Party (3-6yrs) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sat, Oct 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Oct 18, 2014 - Sat Oct 18, 2014
Drop off your kiddo and his/her favorite doll or stuffed animal for a fun-filled, spirited yoga class followed by tea and cookies! Ages 3-6.
 
Cost: $30/child + $15/additional sibling
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And Then Comes Baby (A Newborn & Postpartum Workshop) with Michelle Brady Next held on Sat, Oct 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Oct 25, 2014 - Sat Oct 25, 2014
We focus so much of our energy on pregnancy and birth that many times we forget what will happen after baby arrives. During this 2-hour workshop, you will learn about how your body will adapt, ways to take care of yourself, and tips and techniques to help newborn-life become a little bit easier.
 
Other things we will cover:
-postpartum care
-Bengkung Belly Binding
-reflux techniques
-tips for calming baby
-babywearing
-diaper changing
 
*Bengkung Belly Binding kits may be purchased after the workshop
 
Cost: $30/person
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THRIVE: Yoga As Life More About This Course
THRIVE: Yoga As Life with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Oct 26, 2014 - Sun Oct 26, 2014
THRIVE: Yoga As Life with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Nov 30, 2014 - Sun Nov 30, 2014
THRIVE: Yoga As Life with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Dec 28, 2014 - Sun Dec 28, 2014
Itsy Bitsy Reunion Party with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Oct 28, 2014 - Tue Oct 28, 2014
This special complimentary reunion is for all our former Itsy Bitsy Yoga session graduates!  Bring your kiddos dressed up in their Halloween Costume for some seasonal fun and age appropriate family yoga.

Explore our new kids & family programs while learning to transition to our Crawlers, Walkers, Jumpers, and Littles classes based on the same IBY songs and games you learned with your babies! All ages welcome.

Note: Must be a graduate of Itsy Bitsy Yoga for Babies session.

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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session 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**
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Mother-Son Yoga Date Night: Superhero Edition with Michelle Cohen Next held on Sat, Nov 15, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 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 lil guy 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 Mother-Son couple, $15 additional sibling rate
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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 2014 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 2014.
 
This class is open to yogis of all levels (prenatal welcome).  
 
Cost: $30 per person.
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