Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Pop Up Sing-a-long with Meadowlark Music with Lil Omm Sun, Aug 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Families with children of all ages are invited to celebrate and enjoy music with your baby or toddler! Preview Meadowlark Music's Sing-a-long Socials which includes singing, guitar, dancing, rhyming, laughing, clapping, tapping, drumming,and a few props here and there (instruments, seasonal additions, puppets, drums) and all manner of experiencing music together! 
 
Cost: $10/family.  This event is sure to sell out.  Please register online in advance.
 
All proceeds will benefit the lil omm student scholarship & Meadowlark Music scholarship funds, which provides access to yoga and music to families in our community.
 
Meadowlark Music's next session of Friday afternoon sing-a-longs @ lil omm starts 8/7 @ 4pm.  Learn more at Meadowlarkmusiclessons.com

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Curvy Yoga Lab: Sun Salutations with Annie Carlin Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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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Family Yoga: Star Wars (4-8yrs) with Jen Dryer Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Families with kiddos 4-8 years are invited to learn the ways of the Force to “battle” evil Sith lords and use yoga poses to become AT-AT walkers, Chewbacca, and Jabba the Hutt, and other characters!
 
This one-hour “playshop” will be a fun way to merge your child’s love of Star Wars with yoga-inspired movement.
 
Costumes welcome, but please leave your light sabers home! No prior knowledge of Star Wars required!
 
Reservation required!  Please register by 8/5.
 
Cost: $30/family.
 
Each child participating will get a handmade pool noodle light saber to take home.  *Please e-mail us if there is more than one child in your family*
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Yoga Lab: Svastha with David Ingalls Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Svastha: reorganizing the breath to create more efficient postures. Svastha means light. In a small group practice, we will work with lengthening the breath to create a lighter, clearer, and more efficient practice. Moving from breath work to posture is the basis for successful movement. This all-levels workshop will focus on easy movements to ensure a balanced afternoon.
 
Cost: $20/person
 
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Prenatal Partners Massage & Movement with Paige Lichens Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Bring your partner & learn about massage & movement techniques to use during pregnancy and labor!

This workshop is for pregnant women and their partners at any trimester. Join Paige Lichens, Prenatal Yoga and Kripalu Yoga Instructor - for an opportunity to bond with your partner and baby in a peaceful, therapeutic environment. During this workshop partners will learn Prenatal Massage techniques to relieve discomfort in their pregnant partner's neck, shoulders, back and hips. These techniques can be used during pregnancy as well as during labor and delivery. Instructor will also review breath techniques and comfort measures which are useful to induce and facilitate labor.

Come join us for a romantic afternoon where each couple & babies can connect further. No experience necessary. All supplies provided at studio. Wear comfortable clothing as we'll be sitting on the floor as well as standing.

Pre-register online and save!  Cost: $40/pair until 8/14. Registration cost increases to $50/pair on the 15th.  Only one partner needs to register.

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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Sep 10, 2015 - Thu Oct 15, 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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Mom's Up

This empowering series merges life coaching exercises and yoga practice to help mothers to manage their biggest challenges - balance, stagnation, self-doubt and energy - in a healthy and mindful way. It will help mothers to find simple and practical take-home solutions and strategies through holistic and relaxing self-reflection, asana, mindful practice and coaching support. These workshops will be co-facilitated by Alexandra Hughes, Life Coach and co-founder of calmjoyfulmom.com and Pleasance Silicki. Cost: $40 per retreat, or pre-register for all 4 for $120 (save $40) Minimum 4 moms

Moms Up!: Balance with Pleasance Silicki Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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!: Trust with Pleasance Silicki Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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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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Story Time Pajama Family Yoga Party (all ages) with Carrie Enzler Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a fun, interactive yoga class that will add a little magic to your story time routine! We'll read a story and use our bodies and our breath to bring it to life through yoga and dance. Active imaginations, creative spirits, story lovers, and kiddos who say "read it AGAIN!" - this class is for you!
 
All ages welcome! Wear your PJs & bring your bedtime buddy (stuffed animals, lovies, etc)
 
Cost: $25/family
 
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 Sat, Sep 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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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Teacher Training 3-part Course

This fall, lil omm offers a 3 specialized immersion-style teacher training workshops for current yoga teachers or professionals working with these unique populations. Register for each workshop individually for $100 per workshop or pre-register for all 3 workshops for $275. 10/3- Intro to Teaching Family & Toddler Yoga 11/7- Intro to Teaching Yoga to Mamas and Babies 12/5- Intro to Teaching Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga

Intro to Teaching Toddler & Family Yoga with Pleasance Silicki Sat, Oct 3, 2015 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Do you want to learn the basics of sharing yoga with children? Are you looking for creative ways to incorporate your kiddos into your own yoga practice? Do you want add yoga techniques to your classroom or home to center and calm your littlest kiddos? This workshop is for you!

Join Pleasance and Helena for an evening of ideas, inspirations, and play! This workshop is recommended for parents, teachers and caregivers who want to include yoga in the lives of young children.

In this evening we will cover….

  • teaching tips & tools
  • development
  • where to teach class
  • an outline for a sample class & more!

Cost: $100 or pre-register for all 3 teacher trainings for $275

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Prenatal Partners Massage & Movement with Paige Lichens Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Bring your partner & learn about massage & movement techniques to use during pregnancy and labor!

This workshop is for pregnant women and their partners at any trimester. Join Paige Lichens, Prenatal Yoga and Kripalu Yoga Instructor - for an opportunity to bond with your partner and baby in a peaceful, therapeutic environment. During this workshop partners will learn Prenatal Massage techniques to relieve discomfort in their pregnant partner's neck, shoulders, back and hips. These techniques can be used during pregnancy as well as during labor and delivery. Instructor will also review breath techniques and comfort measures which are useful to induce and facilitate labor.

Come join us for a romantic afternoon where each couple & babies can connect further. No experience necessary. All supplies provided at studio. Wear comfortable clothing as we'll be sitting on the floor as well as standing.

Pre-register online and save!  Cost: $40/pair until 8/14. Registration cost increases to $50/pair on the 15th.  Only one partner needs to register.

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The Calm Mom Coaching Circle (no drop in) with Alexandra Hughes Next held on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
This enrollment runs from Tue Oct 13, 2015 - Tue Nov 3, 2015
Because you CAN live calm, Mom!
 
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

Each 90 minute session will include coaching, practical exercises, open and honest discussion, and community building among a group of 6-10 mothers.

Home-based weekly assignments are designed to easily integrate into your daily life and to  support your personal transformations towards calm living. 

Gatherings meet Tuesday mornings in our 3rd Floor IMCW space on Oct 13, 20, 27, and Nov 3.

Cost: $225, or pre-register by 9/15 to save with early-bird rate of $199.

Please note: there are no drop-ins, pro-rating, or refunds for missed sessions.

Need childcare? E-mail info@lilomm.com

Registration closes October 3rd.

 

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Yoga for Runners Workshop with Jen Young Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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.  Registration ends 10/13.
 
*e-mail info@lilomm.com to request childcare during this workshop
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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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).  Registration closes 9/15.

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