Archive for the ‘kids yoga’ Category

Kids Yoga Teacher Training in Mpls, March 8-9

February 12, 2013


The Kids Yoga Teacher Training at Blooma Minneapolis (March 8-9) is almost here and we have a few spots left! Whether you’re a yogi or not, if you love to work with kids, this training is open to you.

Learn more about Jessica Rosenberg’s Adventures of Super Stretch teacher training, sign up online, and check out Blooma’s Q&A with Jes below.


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Kids Yoga Teacher Training Comes to Blooma

January 24, 2013

Learn to teach Kids Yoga — no experience necessary!

Blooma is proud to host Jessica Rosenberg, creator of The Adventures of Super Stretch for a dynamic and comprehensive 2-day Children’s Yoga Teacher Training, March 8-9 in Minneapolis.

Learn to teach Kids Yoga with The Adventures of Super Stretch!

Learn to teach Kids Yoga with The Adventures of Super Stretch!

Jes’s Children’s Yoga Teacher Training is ideal for anyone who loves working with children and loves yoga, including caregivers, parents, yoga teachers, school teachers and educators.

Check out the details and sign up online.

During the workshop you’ll learn the benefits of yoga for children, partner and group yoga poses, and tips and tools on how to be a good teacher for toddlers through teens. Participants will also receive:

  • Comprehensive instructor Manual (150+ pages of poses & illustrations, class themes & plans, yoga games)
  • The Adventures of Super Stretch Yoga Flashcards
  • The Adventures of Super Stretch Yoga handouts and coloring pages

Jes has a gift — a gift to communicate with kids through yoga, play and FUN! When kids take her Adventures of Super Stretch yoga classes, they not only have a blast, but they become more in tune with their bodies and with the strength and calm they have inside.

You, too, can sprinkle some of this magic on the world.

Children’s Yoga Teacher Training w/ Jessica Rosenberg

March 8, 6-9 p.m. + March 9, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

at Blooma Minneapolis; $345


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New Kids Yoga Class — Same Time as Tweens!

December 30, 2012

Blooma’s Kids Yoga (ages 4-7) and Tweens Yoga (ages 7-14) classes give kids the opportunity to connect not only to their peers in a nurturing, open-minded environment, but also to themselves on a deeper level. Give your kids and tweens the gift of slowing down, while teaching them to look inside for inspiration and guidance.

Kaye teaches Blooma's new Kids Yoga class for ages 4-7 beginning Jan. 7.

Kaye teaches Blooma’s new Kids Yoga class for ages 4-7 beginning Jan. 7.

The Kids Yoga class is new, and was added to run concurrently with Tweens Yoga so that siblings can attend the class that speaks just to them. Check it out beginning Jan. 7 at Blooma Minneapolis!

Tweens Yoga (ages 7-14), Mondays at 4:45-5:30 p.m. with Ella Chissotti

Kids Yoga (ages 4-7), Mondays at 4:45-5:30 p.m. with Kaye Standke


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Ella teaches Blooma's Tween Yoga class for ages 7-14, Monday afternoons.

Ella teaches Blooma’s Tween Yoga class for ages 7-14, Monday afternoons.

Blooma’s Bellyrama: FREE Outdoor Yoga!

August 12, 2012

Bellyrama is coming up, mamas!

We’d love to see you, your babies, kids, sisters, friends, at the Lake Harriet Bandshell Aug. 25, 9 a.m., for a FREE outdoor yoga class led by Blooma founder Sarah Longacre.

You’ll enjoy a gorgeous lake view, bliss, movement, breath and live music! Bring a mat, water & a friend.

At 10:30 a.m., kiddos will love the free kids yoga class led by Jes Rosenberg of The Adventures of Super Stretch.

Whether you’re a mother, about to be a mother, or simply have a mother, all are welcome at Bellyrama! See below for Tanya Villano‘s photo highlights from the 2011 Bellyrama. We can’t wait for Aug. 25!


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Kids Yoga Play Date — new date added!

December 23, 2011

Kaye Standke

Drop your little ones at Blooma and take some time for yourself, Tuesday. Dec. 27, 2-3:30 p.m.

Kids ages 4-8, will love Kaye Standke’s mindfulness games and infectious positive energy, while you enjoy some solo time to sit and drink tea, run errands or start making those holiday gift exchanges!

Sign up now for this special workshop. Fee: $20.


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Saturday: A Magical Day for Kids Yoga, Music, Crafts & Holiday Shopping!

December 1, 2011

It’s holiday fair time — one of the best times of the year! One in particular — the City of Lakes Waldorf Holiday Fair — has us super excited.

Friday night is adults-only shopping with $1/minute chair massage. Ahhhh.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. is Family Day, with a slew of fun activities including Kids Yoga by Blooma at 1:30 p.m., live music, puppet shows, and crafts like jump rope making, tie dying, and more. See below for more info. We hope to see you there this Saturday!


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Kids yoga app for iPad + iPhones

September 23, 2011

Does your kiddo love to stretch like a cobra? Woof-woof in down dog? Then you and your little ones (or grandkids, neices, nephews, etc.) will love, love, love this new kids yoga app for the iPhone or iPad.


This is Super Stretch!

The Adventures of Super Stretch app features 12 basic yoga poses for all ages and skill levels, including colorful, animated flashcards and video of real kids demonstrating those poses. I checked it out this morning with my 3-year-old and he went bonkers for it!

Parents and caregivers, you’ll also adore the breathing breaks that help kids focus their energy and learn to calm themselves. It’s never too early to start.

We at Blooma give this app our 100%, full endorsement. It’s just that good. Jessica Rosenberg (also a co-founder of Gorilla Yogis), created The Adventures of Super Stretch, incorporating all of her insight, yoga knowledge, joy and playfulness into this app. Not only does she know how to connect with children — and yoga practitioners of all ages — she knows how to bring FUN into everything she does.

Find the Adventures of Super Stretch app on iTunes and download it to your iPhone or iPad. It might just be the best $1.99 you’ve ever spent. Then spread the word to your friends far an near!


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Blooma & Rock the Cradle – Feb. 20!

February 8, 2011

Each year, 89.3 The Current hosts this amazing, free, fun event for families who love music, art and all that good stuff. Blooma is thrilled to take part in Rock the Cradle (Feb. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.), too!

As The Current takes over the Children’s Theater Company and Minneapolis Institute of Arts for the day, Blooma’s Family Yoga Zone will be set up in the Children’s Theater Wing – Dance Rehearsal Room – Lower Level. Come visit!

Take a break from all the fun music to breath, stretch, and get physical with your kiddos. The following fabulous Blooma teachers will be on-hand: Kaye Standke, Betsy Sundell, Sarah HrudkaSarah Longacre, Lindsay McCoy, and Jessica Rosenberg (Adventures of Super Stretch).

While at Rock the Cradle, your kids (event is geared toward ages 2-8) will also love the musical instrument petting zoo, kid’s disco & live music, puppetry, and story time with The Current DJs.

We ADORE this super fun event and hope to see you there!

With love & music in our hearts,

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

What we’ve learned from kids yoga

February 6, 2011

We were inspired by a couple of recent articles about kids yoga— one on and the other on In short, we adults have MUCH to learn from the way kids practice yoga. Take it directly from our teachers:

From Kaye Standke (Kids Yoga teacher; Mondays, 4:45 p.m.):

Kids Yoga teacher Kaye Standke.

I love teaching kids and I am so grateful for the amazing space that Blooma provides to do just that! Not to mention how much the kids love the bolsters, the blocks, and the yummy oil at the end of class.

Teaching Kids Yoga (ages 4-8) for me is a constant reminder to appreciate the simple things in life. They teach me to find joy in just being. They teach me that our bodies naturally want to move into what we adults make “complicated poses” with fancy names. Kids yoga reminds me to find play in all we do!

Yoga for Tweens teacher Ella Chissotti

From Ella Chissotti (Yoga for Tweens teacher; Mondays at 4:45 p.m.):

Tween yoga (ages 9-12) is such an amazing experience. I look forward to teaching my class every week. One of my teachers says, “Breath into the sensations with courage and grace” and that is what I have learned from these girls.

They have so much going on in their lives between school and extra curricular activities and all the physical changes that their bodies are slowly going through. Yet they arrive open to the experience of yoga with a smile on their faces and are excited to go through it together.

When I walk in they all are helping each other out, getting bolsters and mats for one another and I am brought back to the days of wonderful sleepovers, where you feel so at ease with one another and no matter what is going on in life there is this safe little haven to share it all.

In the midst of the change they stay graceful and bright and they inspire me every time.

One day one of my students came, she was going to be singing a solo in her choir and wanted to do yoga before. Truly is there any more to say?

It is wonderful to see that they have embraced yoga as a way of dealing with daily  stress and anxiety, so they can feel more secure within themselves and connected to the bright, unique light that each and every one of them is in life.

Need we say more? Check out our other classes for kids, too:

• Yoga for Preschoolers (ages 3-5, without adult; Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m.)

• Yoga for Tots (18 mos-4 years, with adult; Fridays at 11 a.m.)

• 2-for-1 Yoga (a Vinyasa Flow class for a parent and kiddo—aged 7 and up—for the price of one class! Sundays at 12:30 p.m.)


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One more reason to smooch your little one

November 10, 2010

Even though you probably don’t need extra reasons to kiss your child as much as possible (it comes naturally to mamas like you!), it’s good to know that science tells us  those smooches may benefit your child’s health, too.

A study published earlier this year in Molecular Psychiatry showed that “early childhood experiences can have a lasting effect on health by influencing a person’s risk for chronic inflammation, the immune reaction that is the body’s first line of defense against disease,” reported

Researchers took blood samples from 53 adults— half reporting warm, loving relationships when growing up with mom, and the other half reporting more distant relationships. “Subjects who had a warm bond with mom expressed fewer genetic markers of inflammation, which over time can take a toll on the body” and lead to disease, the story reported.

So snuggle in close to your child the next time he or she needs a little extra lovin’. You may be helping to create a lifetime of better health, on top of creating loving memories. (One more good reason to come to BYOB — Bring Your Own Baby yoga — Tots, Kids or Family Yoga at Blooma!)


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