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Brunch and flowers again? How about sharing your favorite fitness and wellness obsessions with mom? Five inspired ideas for a wellness-focused Mother's Day.
Pure Yoga
Bliss out at Pure Yoga with restorative poses, music, and massage

The regular Mother’s Day gifts—brunch and flowers—are more tired than your over-worked mom.

How about sharing your favorite fitness and wellness obsessions with her? (You know how much time together is worth!)

Or bring your young one to a yoga playdate for you in honor of your special day. Turnabout is fair Mother’s Day play.

Kula Yoga Project
Alexandra Conn, author of The Supernatural Kids Cookbook, hosts a two-hour cooking class with mamas and kids (recommended ages 6-12).
May 8, 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. Kula Williamsburg, 85 North 3rd St., Brooklyn, $25 per child, moms are free, www.kulayoga.com. RSVP to 347-463-9814 or brownie@shantishack.com

Flywheel Sports
Share your spin obsession with your mom. Flywheel hosts a special Sunday morning Mother’s Day ride at its new Upper East Side studio. Riders are invited to bring their moms, and refreshments will be served afterward with a Mother’s Day surprise. Reserve in advance.
May 8, 8:30 a.m. class, 201 East 67th St., Upper East Side, www.flywheelsports.com

Pure Yoga West
Join instructor Dana Slamp for Mother’s Day Restorative Bliss. The two-hour experience includes yoga, music, massage, and healing postures.
May 8, 2:00–4:00pm, 204 West 77th St., Upper West Side, $45 for members, $50 for non-members,  www.pureyoga.com

Stroller Strides
Attend a special free mommy-and-me stroller workout in honor of Mother’s Day—and all attendees receive a free gift, too. This full-body workout with interval training also allows you to interact with your baby.
May 6, 2011, 10:00am- 11:00am, Prospect Park – 9th Street entrance Prospect Park West and 9th Street, www.strollerstrides.net/brooklyn

Prenatal Yoga Center
New or expecting parents can learn the fundamentals of infant massage in this special workshop the day before Mother’s Day. (And we suggest booking a massage for yourself afterward!)
May 7, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Prenatal Yoga Center, 251 W. 72nd St., $40 per baby, parents free. www.prenatalyogacenter.com

Did we miss any wellness-oriented Mother’s Day events? Please tell us in the Comments area, below!

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