Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Community Conversation: What is level 2+ yoga? with Pleasance Silicki Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We welcome the lil omm community and larger DC area yoga community to come for a lunch & learn on the topic "Level 2+ Yoga. What is it And How can we teach & practice it?"

Join lil omm teachers and students in an open conversation around "advanced" yoga and the search for going deeper.  Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch!
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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Elissa Margolin Next held on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Apr 16, 2015 - Thu May 21, 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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Baby Food Making Party at Pleasance's with Pleasance Silicki Fri, May 1, 2015 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come learn with Rebecca & 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 Rebecca is a nutritionist. 

We will make and taste a few simples recipes and might get a bit messy!
 
Learn more about Rebecca here.. 
http://rebeccascritchfield.com/

Limited Space (5)

$40 per person.

* babies are welcome at this workshop
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Let Your Yoga Dance with Susana Echeverría Fri, May 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Come dance, sweat, have fun, and connect!
 
This Practice takes yoga off the mat and allows you to explore playful, expressive movements that raise self awareness and invoke joy. It is deeply rooted in the yoga philosophy and highly focused on self expression. No previous yoga or dance experience is required.
 
This workshop is for adult women.
 
Cost: $20
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Downward Doll Yoga + Tea Party (3-7yrs) with Pleasance Silicki Sat, May 2, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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 3-7.
 
Cost: $25/child + $10/additional sibling
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Moon Practice

This astrologically attuned offering is intentionally crafted to help you develop a practice that will allow you to better align your internal rhythms with the natural cycles that guide them. When your rhythms are out of sync with the greater whole, your energy gets depleted & can lead to fatigue, illness, imbalance or discontent. Single Workshop: $20 All four workshops in April and May: $70

Full Moon Practice with Olimpia Lee Sat, May 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Each full moon offers an opportunity to gain new perspectives, raise productivity, complete projects, overcome obstacles, & harness the power of inspired action. Through a combination of centering flows, chandra namaskaras (lunar salutations), guided visualizations & desire mapping, this class will prepare your body, mind & heart to receive the positive energy of the full moon so you are able to fully take advantage of the heightened light before it decreases with the waning lunar cycle. Traditionally, women came together during this time to celebrate & interact in a supportive space that nurtured ritual, community building & creative exploration. Developing a consistent moon practice is so powerful that it can alleviate menstrual disorders, improve digestion, help set & achieve more rewarding goals & enhance harmony in relationships. For all levels of practitioners. Please bring a journal.
 
Cost: $20
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New Moon Practice with Olimpia Lee Sun, May 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Each new moon offers an opportunity to restore your energy, renew your intentions, encourage receptivity & introspection, & harness the power of potential. Through a combination of meditative flows, chandra namaskaras (lunar salutations), restorative poses & writing reflections, this class will prepare your body, mind & heart to receive the positive energy of the new moon so you are able to fully welcome the increasing light of the waxing lunar cycle. Traditionally, women came together during this time to honor their body wisdom in a supportive space that nurtured ritual, community building & creative exploration. Developing a consistent moon practice is so powerful that it can alleviate menstrual disorders, improve digestion, help set & achieve more rewarding goals & enhance harmony in relationships. For all levels of practitioners. Please bring a journal.
 
Cost: $20
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Sun, May 3, 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, May 9, 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.

Also, one lucky Workshop participant will also win a free hour of concierge services from Queen Bee Concierge - perfect for busy new moms.  http://queenbeeconcierge.com/

Cost: $25

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Mother's Day Self Love Mini Retreat with Pleasance Silicki Sun, May 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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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Infant Massage Series (no drop in) with Gayatri Rauch Next held on Mon, May 11, 2015 at 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon May 11, 2015 - Mon May 25, 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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Spring into Action Dance for Women with Jessica Lusty Fri, May 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

As the temperatures warm, growth begins to peak out of the thawing ground and buds apprear on the trees, it is time to think about pruining old branches and fertilizing to support new growth and abundant blossoms. Come join us as we dance a flow that explores this 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 adult women.  This workshop is co-hosted by Jessica Lusty and Tory Pentecost.

Cost $20
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Yoga Lab: Perfect Practice with David Ingalls Sat, May 16, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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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Childcare: Finding Your Rhythm after Birth with Aiman Iapalucci Sat, May 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our playroom is a nurturing environment where children of all ages will learn and grow. We lead a joyful playtime through yoga, dance, singing, coloring, imaginative play and reading.

Maximum 5 kiddos.

Cost: $20/kiddo for three hours. Reservation required.
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Finding Your Rhythm After Birth with Mary Bailey Sat, May 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop is designed to cut through the information overload and help put expectant parents at ease during the early weeks at home with their baby. We'll explore:

- What daily life for a new parent is like
- How to get the rest and support you need
- Sleep expectations for the whole family
- How to get off to a good start with breastfeeding

Taught by two experienced Postpartum Doulas, Mary Bailey, RD, PCD (DONA), LLLL, IBCLC-RLC & Jennifer Goldsmith, DONA-trained Postpartum Doula, this workshop will provide the opportunity to get your questions about life with a new baby answered, connect with other expectant parents, and develop your own personalized postpartum plan.

Course will be 3 hours, with time for breaks and refreshments. Participants will receive a list of local new parent support resources and information.

Cost is $75 individual or couple

*Childcare available.  Please register below in the workshop: "Childcare: Finding Your Rhythm after Birth"

 

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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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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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Intro to Partner Yoga with Rhiannon Landesberg Sat, May 30, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Partner yoga brings people together through movement, play, breath and touch. It can be practiced by any two people and is a great way to foster trust, connection, communication and community. This class will incorporate yoga play, therapeutic partner yoga, massage and relaxation. You will feel lifted and supported in this nurturing and loving space. Come alone or with a partner.
 
This workshop will be co-facilitated by Rhiannon and Holly!
 
(For children 6+)
 
Cost: $40/pair, $20/individual
 
*For childcare, e-mail info@lilomm.com
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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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Yoga for Runners Workshop with Jen Young Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:15 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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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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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Elissa Margolin Next held on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jun 11, 2015 - Thu Jul 16, 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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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 4-18.

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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Moms 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: $50 per retreat, or pre-register for all 4, for $160 (save $40)

Moms Up!: Balance with Pleasance Silicki Sun, Jun 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 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!: Creative Flow with Pleasance Silicki Sun, Jul 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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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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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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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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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