Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Date:
Parayoga Community Workshop with Geneva Moss Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

A message from Geneva: I'm so grateful for being part of Lil Omm and this amazing community. I want to offer a special Parayoga class to all teachers and level 2 students.

Join us for a special post-Thanksgiving Parayoga class for teachers and level 2 students.  At this time of year, turn inward and connect with the power of your true nature.  This class will focus on employing all inner tools and resources to illuminate the practice, purpose and potential of yoga and you.


Parayoga is a living link to the ancient science of Yoga and Tantra.  The class will include pranayama, meditation, and bandhas.

The FREE class will be filmed as part of the offering.

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Yoga for Parents & Tweens Session with Geneva Moss Next held on Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Nov 23, 2014 - Sun Dec 14, 2014
This 4 week session is a connecting based yoga class for families with children ages 8-12. In this class, we will learn about the basics of yoga postures, breathing techniques, benefits and relaxation.  Together we will focus around strength, flexibility, and stress relief in a shared practice.
 
No prior yoga experience necessary, all levels welcome. 
 
Cost: $100 for 1 parent & 1 or 2 children OR $150 for 2 parents & 1 or 2 children. 
 
Make-ups: There are no make-up classes for missed sessions. It is expected that you may miss a session due to scheduling and life events.
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Baby & Me Fusion @ Roam Fitness with Leala D'Isidoro Next held on Tue, Dec 2, 2014 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am
This enrollment runs from Tue Dec 2, 2014 - Tue Jan 27, 2015
Join Leala and friends at Roam Fitness in Glover Park for a unique 9-week session that blends baby yoga, baby fit, and itsy bitsy all in one! We will practice yoga poses to help open shoulders & hips, engage in core work to re-connect with your abs, and learn songs & games to soothe our babies.

Cost: $108/mama-baby pair.

Bring a baby blanket & water. Recommended for babies 6+ weeks.

Max. 8 families.

Note: No make-ups available.  We expect that you will miss a class or two, which is accounted for in the pricing of the session.
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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Dec 2, 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**
 
Childcare is available for this class- email info@lilomm.com
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Yoga Basics Session (no drop in) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Wed Dec 3, 2014 - Wed Dec 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. This class is inspired by Freedom Style Yoga, where we will learn the basics of meditation and asana practice integration. We will use our breathing practices and community to learn tools and techniques of how to bring yoga into our lives daily, in a variety of ways. 
 
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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Family Date Night: Nutcracker Yoga with Helena Zyblikewycz Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Calling all soldiers and sugar plum fairies, ages 3-8 years - come enjoy a classic tale in a new way! Families will bring the Nutcracker story to life through yoga, dance, music, and lots of heart. Bring your sense of wonder and magic and join us for a special journey that will get you into the holiday spirit!!

Cost: $30 (families up to 3 people), $40 (families 4 or more people).

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Flirting with an Advanced Practice: Strategies for Growing Your Practice Safely with Jen Dryer Sun, Dec 7, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Whether you have been seriously considering ways to deepen your practice and incorporate more advanced postures into your practice, thinking about trying a level 2/3 class or just flirting with the idea of either, this workshop is perfect for you!

We will work into safely deepening postures and recognizing where we are ready to go in trying out some of the more challenging postures that are typically incorporated into level 2/3 classes, such as binds, arm balances, more advanced backbends and some basic inversions.

We also explore strategies for trying out some more advanced kramas, or versions, of some poses commonly practiced in open level classes.

This workshop is designed for yogis and yoginis who have been practicing in open level or level 1/2 classes for some time and are ready to grow their practice and consider ways to move to the next level, in a safe and supported manner.

Come and play!

Cost: $20/person

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BabySLOP Tasting Party with Lil Omm Tue, Dec 9, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Adria Kinnear, founder of BabySLOP (seasonal, local, organic, puree) hosts a free demo of her product line along with information on introducing solids to your baby.
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Yoga Lab: Svastha, Pranayama, and Meditation with David Ingalls Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

With the holidays approaching, you won't want to miss this special blend of svastha, pranayama, and meditation practices.  
 
The lightness of a healthy posture creates room for long slow breathing. Once the body is comfortable we will move into effortless meditation.
 
Treat yourself to an afternoon of calm and clarity.
 
Cost: $20
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Yin Yoga: 3-part Series

Indulge in this rich, balancing practice, a perfect counterpoint to the hectic holiday season. Yin is a quiet practice… a practice that affords us the opportunity to turn inward, to find peace and stillness amidst whatever chaos and frenetic energy may otherwise surround us. It is a steady teacher, showing us a way to be with what is, whatever we arrive with and whatever arises as we practice. The practice offers us a lasting sense of balance, and leaves us better equipped to ride whatever waves of intensity we may encounter on and off our mats. As we take shapes on the floor in seated in supine poses, we go deeper than the muscles, accessing long-held pockets and patterns of tension by targeting the fascia, or deep layers of connective tissue, especially in the low back and hips. Over the course of the three sessions, we will explore poses to open the feet and ankles, rejuvenate tired and tight legs, tap into chronically tight hips and soothe low back pain, and to massage and stimulate digestive and reproductive organs. Because the fascia is an interconnected web of tissue, work in the low body is also a powerful tool to ease tension in the upper body, including the neck and shoulders. $30/workshop or save by pre-registering for all three for $80.

Yin Yoga with Elissa Margolin Fri, Dec 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

In November’s practice, we will explore the energetics of abundance and gratitude. Join us in December to delve deeper in the yin practice of letting go, offering up, and giving away. Finally, January’s practice will focus on turning inward to cultivate a personal oasis of calm.
 
This dates for the workshops are:
November 21, December 19, and January 16
 
Drop in for $30 or save by pre-registering for all three for $80.
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Yin Yoga with Elissa Margolin Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

In November’s practice, we will explore the energetics of abundance and gratitude. Join us in December to delve deeper in the yin practice of letting go, offering up, and giving away. Finally, January’s practice will focus on turning inward to cultivate a personal oasis of calm.
 
This dates for the workshops are:
November 21, December 19, and January 16
 
Drop in for $30 or save by pre-registering for all three for $80.
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Yoga Nidra: Relax & Renew with Geneva Moss Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Feeling like you are busy giving and going and somewhere taking care of yourself falls off the list of things to do? Maybe you feel a bit overstretched and need some way to restore the feeling of enjoying life at this busy time of year. Come to this special class focused on taking care of YOU.
 
The first hour of the class is stretching and creating new space mentally, emotionally and physically. The second half of the class is all about R&R - Relax and Renew practicing Yoga Nidra - a deeply restorative guided meditation practice done while in the most comfortable position possible - on your back. The practice is deeply nurturing and helps restore your inner resources so you feel more rested, nurtured, and ready to enjoy the shift to winter.
 
All levels of yoga experience welcome
 
Cost: $30
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Warm Up to Winter Dance Party with Jessica Lusty Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Warm up to winter, and let your inner lights shine!
 
A lot of energy is generated in this season of light. In this JourneyDance™ we will channel this energy through movement that draws on dance, yoga and ritual to create a practice that fosters deep inner connection as well as physical and emotional release. Come, unplug, let your bodies move and your spirits play. We will leave the dance floor clear, free, and positive; our bodies will feel supple, energized, and powerful.

Cost $30 families (1 adult and up to 2 kids) $40 (families 4 or more).

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Family New Year's Eve Party (0-3yrs) with Pleasance Silicki Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ring in the New Year with family fun at lil omm!  Families with infants through age 3 years are invited to wiggle, jump, and dance the afternoon away while exploring a variety of playful age-appropriate partner poses. 
 
Snacks and refreshments included.
 
Cost: $30/family.
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Family New Year's Eve Party (3yrs+) with Pleasance Silicki Wed, Dec 31, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Families with children ages 3 and up are invited to enjoy a rockin' new year's eve!  Family Yoga includes postures for the whole family, including appropriate variations to accommodate everyone.  Explore playful partner poses, breath work, and connect with each other on this special night!
 
Pizza dinner included!
 
Cost: $50/family
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New Year Detox n' Rejuve with Amy Dara Hochberg Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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 2015 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 2015.
 
This class is open to yogis of all levels (prenatal welcome).  
 
Cost: $30 per person.
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New Year's Day Circus Yoga with Holly Clay-Smith Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Come play and dance and stretch, Circus Style!
 
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.
 
$30 per family
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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: Winter Retreat with Pleasance Silicki Fri, Jan 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Give yourself the gift of self-care this season in a meditative yoga practice.  Turn on the light within, slow down, reflect on the quietude inside,  and re-connect with the natural rhythms of our bodies, minds, and each other.
 
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: 
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Yoga Lab: Handstands with David Ingalls Sat, Jan 3, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

In this 1-hour focused workshop, we will closely break down the mechanics of a hand stand in a safe, supportive, and methodical way.

We will move through Vinyasa flow in between poses to help open the hamstrings, shoulders and engage the core, all of which are necessary for safely and effectively moving toward this inversion.


Some yoga experience is necessary, but open to various levels. Even if you never thought this pose could possibly be part of your practice, come to enter into the path toward this powerful pose!


Cost: $20 per person.
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Yoga for Parents & Tweens Session with Holly Clay-Smith Next held on Sun, Jan 4, 2015 at 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jan 4, 2015 - Sun Jan 25, 2015
This 4 week session is a connecting based yoga class for families with children ages 8-12. In this class, we will learn about the basics of yoga postures, breathing techniques, benefits and relaxation.  Together we will focus around strength, flexibility, and stress relief in a shared practice.
 
No prior yoga experience necessary, all levels welcome. 
 
Cost: $100 for 1 parent & 1 or 2 children OR $150 for 2 parents & 1 or 2 children. 
 
Make-ups: There are no make-up classes for missed sessions. It is expected that you may miss a session due to scheduling and life events.
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Sun, Jan 4, 2015 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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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Elissa Margolin Next held on Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jan 6, 2015 - Tue Feb 10, 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. 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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Yoga Basics Session (no drop in) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Wed Jan 7, 2015 - Wed Jan 28, 2015
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. This class is inspired by Freedom Style Yoga, where we will learn the basics of meditation and asana practice integration. We will use our breathing practices and community to learn tools and techniques of how to bring yoga into our lives daily, in a variety of ways. 
 
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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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session (no drop in) with Autumn Wilson Next held on Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 9, 2015 - Fri Feb 13, 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. 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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Dance with Daughters with Jessica Lusty Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Dance your new year goals and intentions with your dear daughters!
 
Join us as we dance with our daughters the areas we intend to grow and give physical expression to our goals for 2014. 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 self-acceptance and transformation. We will step out feeling clear, connected and ready to live our intentions.
 
Cost $30 families (1 adult and up to 2 kids) $40 (families 4 or more).
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Curvy Yoga: Series of 3 Workshops



Curvy Yoga Level 2 with Dena Kahn Sat, Dec 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Curvy Yogis:  are you looking for ways to challenge yourself in your yoga practice? In this workshop, we'll practice ways to 'bring it' on the mat in a true-to-you way. Expect some long holds and balancing postures on hands and feet.
 
Cost: $20/person
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Curvy Yoga Inversions Workshop with Emily Star Sat, Jan 17, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Inversions provide a host of benefits: they stimulate the crown and throat chakras, allow the lymph system to drain and for the heart to have to pump less vigorously, and teach us how to live calmly even when our world is upside-down.
 
However, they are not often taught in a curvy-accessible way. We'll practice a variation of shoulderstand that is completely supported and restorative, learn how to use straps to not become suffocated by our bosoms, and work with partners, props, and the wall to explore this exciting and energizing family of poses.
 
Cost: $20/person or Pre-Register for all 3 Curvy Workshops for $55.
 
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THRIVE: Yoga As Life with Pleasance Silicki Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THRIVE: YOGA AS LIFE is a year- long course for students who want to go deeper with the practices that promote well-being.  The THRIVE course consists of monthly meetings where we support one another in our physical yoga practice, meditation practice, creative projects, and contemplative practices for an entire year. 
REGISTRATION CLOSES JANUARY 10.
 
Who is this course for?
Pleasance created this course for curious seekers who want to find ways to bring more JOY and PEACE into their daily lives. 
 
Overview
During this journey together, we will read books and articles, as well as have somatic experiences to enrich our studies and practice. You will be supported in your meditation practice, yoga asana practice, creative explorations, and intention and goal-setting. You will spend the year clarifying your joy and the desires you have for your own life. 
 
Over the year together, our themes will be... 
*Awareness
*Acceptance
*Focus
*Flexibility
*Balance
*Confidence
*Peace
*Strength
*Compassion
*Energy
*Playfulness
*Connectedness
 
*Adapted from Yoga for Spiritual Muscles by Rachel Schaeffer 
 
Each session together will incorporate a variety of tools, practices, and even special guests, who will present on topics related to our theme including: creating Desire Maps, Shaking Your Soul, & a Mindful Eating discussion. 
 
Participants 
This group has a limited number of spots in order to keep the intimacy and the experience deeply meaningful for all participants. 
 
You will be expected to participate in the online forum, keep an open mind & heart, and have a desire to reflect and engage in meaningful conversations and activities around intentional living. 
 
* Each participant will get 2 private 1-hour coaching/ yoga sessions with Pleasance over the course of the  year. 
 
Payment
This is a Tiered Pay Investment. Please pay the amount that you are able to for the year-long course. You choose the amount that you can pay. 
$500, $750, $1000 ( there are no refunds or pro-rating)
 
** please email info@lilomm.com if you would like to talk about other payment options (monthly/quarterly),
financial assistance is available.
 
Dates for course are the last Sunday of each month from 7-9pm. 
January 25
February 22
March 29
April 26
May 31
June 28
July 26
August 30
September 27
October 25
November  22
Dec 20 
 
Required Reading
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
A Life Worth Breathing by Max Strom
Paradise in Plain Sight by Karen Maezen Miller 
 
You can find the books here: 
 
http://astore.amazon.com/liom0c-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=10
 
* There are MANY additional books that will support our study together, if you choose to go deeper. 
 
Make-ups
There are no make-up classes for missed monthly sessions. It is expected that you may miss 1-2 sessions over the year, due to scheduling and life events. A phone catch-up session can be available for participants who miss classes, and the homework and practices will be shared. 
 
QUESTIONS? email info@lilomm.com for more details.
 
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Yogini's Guide to Birth with Michelle Brady Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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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Prenatal Breastfeeding Workshop: Establishing & Enjoying the Breastfeeding Relationship with Sharon Curry Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is a Breastfeeding Basics Class for expectant mothers, who plan to breastfeed. Partners are strongly encouraged to attend!
 
In this lively, hands-on class, you will learn
  • the basics of how to establish a good milk supply and comfortable latch.
  • how partners can help support the breastfeeding mother.
  • how to determine if your baby is getting enough, especially during the first few weeks of feeding.
  • how to troubleshoot common problems.
  • when to ask for help.
  • strategies for keeping the milk flowing.
This 2-hour class is taught by Sharon Curry, IBCLC with Holistic Mothering.
 
Cost: $60 for mom & partner is invited at no extra charge.
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Yin Yoga: Energize, Balance, and Restore with Manisha Tare Sun, Feb 1, 2015 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: Gentle Sleep Support for babies 0-12 months with Jessica Dodson Mon, Feb 2, 2015 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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Yoga Basics Session (no drop in) with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Wed Feb 4, 2015 - Wed Feb 25, 2015
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. This class is inspired by Freedom Style Yoga, where we will learn the basics of meditation and asana practice integration. We will use our breathing practices and community to learn tools and techniques of how to bring yoga into our lives daily, in a variety of ways. 
 
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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Chocolate Meditation with Amy Dara Hochberg Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 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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Mommy Meet Up: Relax with Alexandra Hughes Mon, Feb 9, 2015 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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Mommy Meet Up: Mommy & Me Yoga (0-12 months) with Pleasance Silicki Mon, Feb 16, 2015 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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Planning a Mindful Return to Work After Maternity Leave with Lori Mihalich-Levin Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 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: $40

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