Think beyond brunch this Mother’s Day

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, RSVP to 347-463-9814 or

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,

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,

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,

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.

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

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