Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Date:
Yoga Lab: Yoga as a Philosophy with David Ingalls Sat, Aug 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

There are other voices in the mix besides Patanjali. Come in and get a good foundation of how yoga became yoga and what it has meant though out the ages.
 
Cost: $20
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Sun, Aug 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 8:15 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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Mommy Meet Up: Sleep. Eat. Play. Relax.

A 4-part series of workshops developed to support moms with infants 0-12 months. Each class will have a different focus. Come connect, find support, and grow. $30/class or register for all 4 classes for $80.

Mommy Meet Up: Gentle Sleep Support for babies 0-12 months with Jessica Dodson Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Aug 5, 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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Let It Go! A Night of Frozen-Inspired Yoga with Helena Zyblikewycz Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Calling all Frozen fans! Come celebrate what makes you shine as we experience the music and themes of Frozen, lil omm style! We'll follow our hearts and share acts of true love with our families through yoga, dance, and crafts - and a little glitter. Dress in anything that makes you feel alive - costumes are welcome!
 
Suggested ages 3-8 with a parent or caregiver.
 
Cost: $30/family
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Shoulders, Abs, Back, OH MY! with Suzanne Maxey Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Since you’ve had your baby or babies are you experiencing lower back pain? Shoulders feel tight? Did you know, post baby, crunches are really not the best exercise to get your core back in shape? Come to this workshop and we’ll show you how to unwind those tight shoulders and strengthen your core and back. The first hour we’ll do an energizing shoulder opening, core and back strengthening yoga class. In the second hour we’ll provide exercises that target each of these areas so that you can do them at home. You can be anywhere in your recovery to attend this workshop as several variations will be provided. We’ll laugh, we’ll work hard and best of all we’ll learn together.
 
Infants 0-6 months are welcome to attend.
 
Cost: $30/person
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Partner Prenatal Yoga with Pleasance Silicki Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Yoga provides an effective yet gentle method to relieve discomforts of pregnancy and prepare your body for birth and motherhood. In this shared practice, your partner’s body provides support to go deeper into the postures, as all three of you bond in preparation for becoming a family. A combination of yoga, breath work, visualization and massage will leave you feeling centered and calm. Cost: $30/pair.
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Circus Yoga-Inspired Family Yoga with Holly Clay-Smith Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Family yoga classes bring kids and parents together in creative and fun ways. We explore movement and postures by playing, listening and watching. Every session incorporates a touch of theme-based mindfulness. We follow a Vinyassa Flow format injected with lots of activities and partner poses. Novel adaptations from Circus and Acro-Yoga add a touch of spice. You and your child will leave feeling nourished and successful.  Ages 5 and up.
 
$20/family
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Balancing The Wheels: A Guide To Chakras In Yoga and Life (Book Included) with Sarah Gulden Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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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THRIVE: Yoga as Life

In this series of 3 Sunday nights we will stretch, breathe, read, connect, meditate and discuss the concepts and philosophies of yoga as a lifestyle. Class 1 We will focus on the concept around Sankalpa and the intentions we set for our lives. We will dive into setting up a home practice space, learn the basics of seated meditation & creating sacred spaces. There will be discussion & yoga along with practices & readings for homework. * Suggested reading "A Life Worth Breathing" by Max Strom Class 2 Values & Alignment In this class we will investigate our own lives through our yoga practice. Specifically, in relationship to our values and how they integrate with our daily lives & our wellness practices. * suggested reading " Living Your Yoga" Judith Lasater Class 3 Practical Magic In our last session together, we will put it all together. How to take the simple and classic teachings and apply to our daily lives & turn into habits to THRIVE in our lives. suggested reading " Bringing Yoga to Life" Donna Farhi In all of the sessions & in our private online community, will engage in goal setting, awareness, and play as a way to take our practice deeper on and off and the mat. Home yoga practice will be encouraged along with inspirational readings and self awareness exercises as well as support and mentoring all summer. This group will be limited to a small group in order to facilitate intimacy, depth and transformation. Men and women of all ages are welcome. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS WED JUNE 25th. Cost: $150

THRIVE: Yoga As Life with Pleasance Silicki Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UrbanSitter Meet & Greet with Lil Omm Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

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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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 8:15 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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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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Yoga + Meditation with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 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 Pleasance Silicki 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 Sat, Sep 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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 Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 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! 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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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 16- 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: Fall Retreat with Pleasance Silicki Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

In this evening of self-care, we honor fall's harvest and savor the season through yoga, meditation, and connection. We gather inspiration from readings and focus on our own intentions, hopes, and goals for the season.
 
Cost: $40 per retreat OR pre-register and save! Attend all 4 Rhythms of the Seasons Retreats for $150.
 
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The First Three Months: Establishing & Enjoying the Breastfeeding Relationship with Sharon Curry Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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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Yoga Lab: Better Backbends with David Ingalls Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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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Chocolate Meditation with Amy Dara Hochberg Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm

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 Sat, Oct 18, 2014 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 3-6.
 
Cost: $30/child + $15/additional sibling
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Mommy Meet Up: Sleep. Eat. Play. Relax.

A 4-part series of workshops developed to support moms with infants 0-12 months. Each class will have a different focus. Come connect, find support, and grow. $30/class or register for all 4 classes for $80.

Mommy Meet Up: Breastfeeding Support & Introducing Solids for Moms with Babies 0-12 months with Sharon Curry Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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, China Smulson of Jolly Good Cuisine addresses beginning eaters in general, the how, what, whens; mixing breast milk with meals; highlighting unprocessed diets/fresh foods; recipe how tos; and takeaway literature.
 
 
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 Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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 Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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 Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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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THRIVE: Yoga As Life

In this series of 3 Sunday nights we will stretch, breathe, read, connect, meditate and discuss the concepts and philosophies of yoga as a lifestyle. Class 1 We will focus on the concept around Sankalpa and the intentions we set for our lives. We will dive into setting up a home practice space, learn the basics of seated meditation & creating sacred spaces. There will be discussion & yoga along with practices & readings for homework. * Suggested reading "A Life Worth Breathing" by Max Strom Class 2 Values & Alignment In this class we will investigate our own lives through our yoga practice. Specifically, in relationship to our values and how they integrate with our daily lives & our wellness practices. * suggested reading " Living Your Yoga" Judith Lasater Class 3 Practical Magic In our last session together, we will put it all together. How to take the simple and classic teachings and apply to our daily lives & turn into habits to THRIVE in our lives. suggested reading " Bringing Yoga to Life" Donna Farhi In all of the sessions & in our private online community, will engage in goal setting, awareness, and play as a way to take our practice deeper on and off and the mat. Home yoga practice will be encouraged along with inspirational readings and self awareness exercises as well as support and mentoring all summer. This group will be limited to a small group in order to facilitate intimacy, depth and transformation. Men and women of all ages are welcome. Cost: $150

THRIVE: Yoga As Life with Pleasance Silicki Sun, Oct 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Itsy Bitsy Reunion Party with Pleasance Silicki Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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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