Archive for the ‘childcare’ Category

Want More Childcare Spots? AND Cheap Yoga?

February 13, 2013

You’ve asked for more childcare spots at Blooma, so we’re taking action! To make this happen we need your help.

Blooma’s childcare operates in part because of amazing parent volunteers like you. So, what’s in it for you (other than more childcare spots)? First off, you get to dance with sweet littles, snuggle and read, play to your heart’s content, and cradle new babies. Fun, right?

Our sweet childcare room at Blooma Minneapolis

Our sweet childcare room at Blooma Minneapolis

But even better than that is the nearly-free yoga you’ll get in return. For every three shifts you volunteer, you can purchase a volunteer pass: 5 classes for $15. That’s $3 yoga! (Crazy, right?)

Below are the shifts we need filled. (more…)

Volunteer In Our Childcare Room, Get Affordable Yoga!

October 26, 2012

If you love working with kids and love yoga, too, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you! Blooma (Minneapolis + St. Paul) is looking for childcare volunteers, and in exchange, you’ll get super cheap yoga.

The childcare room at Blooma Minneapolis

Shifts are 1-1.5 hours long — the duration of one yoga class. While you play with the kids (ratio of 1:4 adult to kids), their parents will be on-site,  in class.

For every three shifts you work, you’re eligible to purchase a 5-class Volunteer Pass for $15. That works out to just $3 per yoga class!!!

Download this PDF for details on how to apply.

Blooma Minneapolis is looking for volunteers to start immediately:

  • Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • Fridays 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Blooma St. Paul needs volunteers to start mid- to late-November:

  • Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Choose a shift that works for you, and be part of the Blooma team!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Volunteer at Blooma, get almost-free yoga!

August 24, 2011

How can yoga be almost free, you ask? It’s simple! You volunteer in Blooma’s childcare room (experience preferred) once a week for a minimum of three months. In exchange, you’ll get a yoga class pass at an incredible price — just $3 per class! (See below to apply.)

For every three shifts you volunteer, you may purchase a volunteer pass: 5 classes for $15. Use your pass for any weekly class… prenatal, vinyasa flow,  yoga-pilates fusionBring Your Own Baby yoga — you name it! We need volunteers during the following times:

• Monday, 10:30-11:45 a.m.

• Thursday, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

• Friday, 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Other important info: often people ask if they can bring their children with to volunteer. Generally, we prefer if you do not, as it limits the amount of kids we can care for during yoga classes. However, we do make exceptions. Please consider whether you’d truly be able to attend to the needs of the other kids in childcare — who may be of varying ages, while your own child is there.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, fill out the form below and we’ll send you a volunteer application. (Any trouble with the form, just email us the old-fashioned way: lauren (at) with the subject line ATTN: CHILDCARE VOLUNTEER.)

We would LOVE to have you as part of the Blooma team!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Volunteering = Cheap Yoga!

August 19, 2009

Blooma’s childcare manager extraordinaire, Lindsay Wakefield, is looking for a few good volunteers for the childcare room this fall. Aside from getting to spend time with cute kiddos, you’ll also get super cheap yoga in exchange for your work! For every three times you volunteer, you can purchase a 5-class pass for the low, low price of $15. Yes, this spells D-E-A-L!

Interested? Contact Lindsay at

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Looking for a creative alternative to group childchare?

August 5, 2008

Blooma mama Theresa Otte is excited to share with you her new business venture, Baby & Beyond!

Theresa says, “I understand how precious your baby is and realize the apprehension new mothers feel when searching for the best possible environment for their child while at work. Knowing exactly how one feels as a first time parent, I went about creating Baby and Beyond to be the kind of licensed daycare I would want for my own child: the individual attention and home
environment a nanny provides blended with the structure and social benefits of group based childcare.”

Theresa will be caring for only two other infants in addition to her own wee William. There is one remaining infant opening. Learn more about this home-based alternative at Baby & Beyond childcare.