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Michelle Cohen
Washington, D.C.
Lover of life, new experiences and all things creative.
Interests: traveling, yoga, reading, scrapbooking, blogging, art creating, journaling, museum hopping, fundraising, entertaining, road-tripping , and mommying (in no particular order).
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The poses I covered in this video: Utkatasna (chair pose), Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II), and Utkata Konasana (Goddess). *When attempting any form of yoga, especially while pregnant, consult a care provider and use your common sense to determine if this... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Savor It
I found attending a 3 day silent zen meditation retreat (my first!), in which I spent approximately 10 total hours sitting on a cushion staring at a wall, and 2.5 hours walking in circles, is not unlike giving birth. There... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Savor It
I'm sure I don't have to tell you that having a baby changes the way you work. Much has been written about the plight of working + motherhood, but the bottom line is that it's hard. No matter what choice... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Savor It
"But mindfulness, precisely because it is not formulaic and because it has to do with the quality of our experience as human beings and the degree to which we can pay attention in our lives, is truly universal in scope,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Savor It
photo by Karen Pfeiffer Although I am not the first person to answer this question, and I certainly won't be the last, I recently saw this question come across a listserv that I am on and I felt compelled to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Savor It
I attended my first birth in November 2011, when a lovely yoga student of mine was generous enough to let me attend her homebirth to see if this birth thing was actually something I wanted to do. That was an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Savor It
I’ve been afraid to share my birth stories too publicly. Not because of the stories themselves, but rather because…well, it’s not about me. As a doula and a yoga instructor I’ve been taught to take myself (the small “me”) out... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Savor It
A suspected diagnosis of IUGR. High blood pressure and swelling that leads to being on pre-eclampsia watch. A severe case of postpartum depression. All these issues have appeared for clients, students, and friends in the past several months and it’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Savor It
I was wildly touched and inspired by Katrina Kenison’s post This is 55. In honor of my birthday week, I give you, This is 34. 34 is a blessing of one small city house and one small country house and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2013 at Savor It
Elise, All I can say is, girl you are rocking it! This was an awesome post and it seems that you have established a great routine and balance in just 11 weeks! (although I know some days must be easier than others). It looks like Ellerie is a great baby and a great sleeper! Thanks so much for sharing your daily experience...I'm sure it's a huge inspiration to all the new moms out there.
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(praying for the victims of the latest gun violence in our country) Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Savor It
My best friend just had her second baby and the first time around she struggled a bit with producing enough milk. I wanted to try to get her off on the right boob (ha!) so I decided to make these... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Savor It
setting it in paint: a visual reminder for me "Attention is the most concrete expression of love. What you pay attention to thrives. What you do not pay attention to withers and dies." - Karen Maezen Miller I first connected... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2013 at Savor It
This summer I dipped my toes in a pool, a lake, and the ocean. I ate loads of watermelon and handfuls of berries. I picked stone fruits from farm stands and ate them greedily, letting the juice drip down my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2013 at Savor It
Coming up....Saturday, July 14 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm Labor with Love at Circle Yoga in Chevy Chase, DC Need help preparing for your upcoming birth? Join me to learn tools, tips, and tricks for finding comfort during your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Savor It
Below is a letter from a doula client. J & M were an absolute joy to work with and I am thrilled that I was able to help them as their family grew to 4. Love abounds in all of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Savor It
To My Sons, Today is a celebration of me, but it’s really all about you. You, who gave me the distinct honor and title of being your mom. You, who changed me in every single way, even when I didn’t... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Savor It
To translate: Dinosaur pose, Fire truck pose, Helicopter pose. Yay!! (Before I began filming he did do a proper down dog, and a few other poses he knows, but it morphed into yoga/dance/craziness!) Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Savor It
I have the incredible honor of sharing Stephanie's amazing birth story. Her birth was so inspiring, and it was an utter joy to see her so fully in her own power, trusting her body and her baby. Her story highlights... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2013 at Savor It
Dear Eli, And now you are three. And it seems that at this juncture, you are straddling the line between wanting to still be little and yet, be quite big. You often say, “I do it ALL BY MYSELF.” And... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at Savor It
courtesy of pinterest: (although I would argue...I become a friend. I just can't help it. :) ) Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Savor It
I am thrilled beyond measure that I get to welcome Katrina Kenison to lil omm on Thursday, January 17 from 7-9 pm for a magical evening of yoga, book discussion and signing. If you want to be romanced with words,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Savor It
Today I have a post over at the lil omm blog, sharing my experience of doing yoga with my boys (my oldest in particular), and speaking publicly for the first time about Jonah's SPD. Now that I've cracked that vulnerability... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at Savor It
Bring your partner to lil omm on July 8th from 1 to 3 pm for a fun and relaxing way to bond with baby in preparation for becoming a family! Yoga provides an effective yet gentle method to relieve discomforts... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2012 at Savor It