Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Family Zumba Party with Elena Menshutkina Sat, Apr 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Join Elena for a family-friendly Zumba Dance Party!
 
Zumba is a fitness dance that is open to all levels & ages.
Join us as we learn the moves and have fun dancing and laughing together while listening to awesome music from around the world! 
 
$20 per family.
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Mama Mojo: A PRG for Moms with Young Children with Meghan Leahy Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mama Mojo: A PRG (Personal Renewal Group) for Moms with Young Children based on Renee Trudeau's Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life
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Mama Mojo: A PRG for Moms with Young Children with Meghan Leahy Sun, May 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mama Mojo: A PRG (Personal Renewal Group) for Moms with Young Children based on Renee Trudeau's Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life
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Mama Mojo: A PRG for Moms with Young Children with Meghan Leahy Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mama Mojo: A PRG (Personal Renewal Group) for Moms with Young Children based on Renee Trudeau's Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life
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Intro to Mindfulness & Yoga For Parents and Teachers with Sarah Waxman Sun, Apr 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join Sarah Waxman, a full time kids yoga and mindfulness teacher, for a 30 minute presentation followed by a Q& A. She will present current brain research on mindfulness and yoga practice that can be brought into our daily lives. Bring questions! This evening is specifically geared for parents and educators with children ages 3- 18.

Join us for this community learning event.
$20 a family.

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Infant Massage Demo with Gayatri Rauch Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

This demo workshop offers a preview of 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: $30

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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Apr 22, 2014 - Tue May 27, 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. $150 per session
 
**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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Yoga Basics Session with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Apr 8, 2014 - Tue Apr 29, 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.
 
Please note: This class will be held on the 3rd floor, in the IMCW space.

Cost: $60.  **Sorry, no make-ups for any missed classes**
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UrbanSitter Meet & Greet with Lil Omm Wed, Apr 30, 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 Lab: Backbends For Strength with David Ingalls Sat, May 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Work with postures that use and stabilize the lower back. Big back bends big or small, learn how to use lower back muscles to create good safe energizing backbends.
 
Cost: $20
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We Love Mamas! A Special Evening in Honor of Mother's Day with Pleasance Silicki Sun, May 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our 5th Annual We Love Mamas: A Special Evening in Honor of Mother's Day!
 
Join us for a two hour evening dedicated to motherly love, reflection, joy, community and connection. Of course there will be YOGA and other various surprises. 
 
We'll have wine, chocolate and love for all.
 
Mothers of all ages and stages welcome.
 
Cost $20/mama
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Infant Massage Series with Gayatri Rauch Next held on Mon, May 12, 2014 at 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon May 12, 2014 - Mon Jun 2, 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
 
*Please note class will not be held on Memorial Day (5/26)
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Mother-Son Yoga Date Night: Superhero Edition with Michelle Cohen Sat, May 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a yogi superhero! Enjoy a super fun time with your lil guy 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 Mother-Son couple, $15 additional sibling rate
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Partner Prenatal Yoga with Pleasance Silicki Sun, May 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 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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Mother Daughter Play Date Yoga (Ages 4-8) with Pleasance Silicki Sat, May 31, 2014 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 daughters with girls ages 4-8.

In this class we will focus on partner yoga, connections, postures, breath-work, and movement. Some of our activities will also be inspired by Circus YOGA! This is a mini version of our fabulous mother daughter date nights.

Come ready to stretch, play and smile.

Cost: $30/mother+daughter pair

 

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The First Three Months: Establishing & Enjoying the Breastfeeding Relationship with Sharon Curry Sun, Jun 1, 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 Basics Session with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
This enrollment runs from Mon Jun 2, 2014 - Mon Jun 23, 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.
 
Please note: This class will be held on the 3rd floor, in the IMCW space.

Cost: $60.  **Sorry, no make-ups for any missed classes**
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Yoga Lab: Getting to Handstand with David Ingalls Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A great posture for the young and young at heart. Getting up, staying up, breathing while you practice.
Lets open the shoulders then get right to lift off. All levels welcomed.
 
Cost: $20
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Itsy Bitsy Babies Session with Pleasance Silicki Next held on Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jun 10, 2014 - Tue Jul 15, 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. $150 per session
 
**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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Into the World of Birth and Babies with Michelle Brady Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

You're invited into the World of Birth and Babies.  This special meet and greet is an opportunity for expectant mamas and their families to ask questions, meet a variety of birth workers and professionals, and find support for the journey ahead!  Meet massage therapists, photographers, lactation counselors, doulas, and more + go home with a special goody bag!

Cost: $5
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Weekend in Paradise | Meditation & Dharma Talk with Karen Maezen Miller Sat, Jun 21, 2014 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enter the silence of meditation and find the ground of pure awareness. All levels of meditators welcome. Instruction in breathing and seated postures (on a cushion or chair) as well as special encouragement for beginners.
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Weekend in Paradise | Yoga & Dharma Talk with Karen Maezen Miller Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cultivate compassion with yourself during a refreshing hour of hatha yoga with an emphasis on breath work and stillness. Experience the wisdom at work in your body, and find fulfillment in the marvelous activity of being alive.
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Yoga Lab: Yoga with Mantra with David Ingalls Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The science of using a mantra depends on what you want! We will explore the use of mantra's to assist our posture and high light the breath. Memory, focus, movement, stillness. The primary movements of a sun salutations are used in this practice.
 
Cost: $20
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