Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Curvy Yoga Lab: Building Strength with Annie Carlin Sat, May 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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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Infant Massage Series (no drop in) with Gayatri Rauch Next held on Mon, May 25, 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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Baby Food Making Party at Pleasance's with Leala D'Isidoro Fri, May 29, 2015 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come learn with Leala & Pleasance about the joy and ease that you can experience when making your own baby food. 

In this hands-on workshop we will learn from our experiences as mothers and foodies. Pleasance is a graduate of the School of Integrative Nutrition and Leala shares her passion for making baby food at home.

We will make and taste a few simples recipes and might get a bit messy!
Limited Space (5)

$40 per person.

* babies are welcome at this workshop
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Rhythm of the Seasons Mini-Retreats

Our seasonal mini retreats are designed for women of all ages & stages to reconnect with nature and live in harmony with the seasons. Prenatal/Postnatal students and beginners welcome. We draw inspiration from Sara Avant Stover's book, The Way of the Happy Woman: Living the Best Year of Your Life, which teaches us that "when we honor spring's seedlings, summer's vibrancy, fall's harvest and winter’s quietude, we harmonize our inner and outer worlds." In each seasonal retreat we will… • Share a yoga and meditation practice inspired by the time of year • Enjoy a tasty, locally sourced seasonal snacks and refreshments • Savor the season and re-connect with the natural rhythms of our bodies and minds • Journal to explore our own wisdom and how we are affected by the seasons, and • Find inspiration from all the amazing ladies at the retreats. Oct. 3- Fall- Harvesting, gathering, focusing Jan 2- Winter- Inner connection, turning the light within and quiet reflections March 20 - Spring- Blossoming & Growth & Creativity July 10- Summer- Abundance & Vibrancy 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: http://astore.amazon.com/liom0c-20/detail/1577319826

Rhythm of the Seasons: Summer Retreat with Pleasance Silicki Fri, May 29, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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.
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Dance with Daughters (7+): Spring into Action! with Jessica Lusty Sat, May 30, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

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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Superhero Family Yoga (3-6yrs) with Michelle Cohen Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 Sun, Jun 7, 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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Mother Daughter Play Date Yoga (Ages 4-8) with Pleasance Silicki Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 Sat, Jun 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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 Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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 Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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.
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Cost: $25
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Yoga for Runners Workshop with Jen Young Sat, Jul 18, 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
*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 Sat, Jul 25, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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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