Archive for the ‘kids’ 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


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

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.

Inspiration for Your Day

March 13, 2012

Made from your love, words & inspiration!

What else would you add, mamas?

Love, Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Preschoolers: What makes them tick?

October 22, 2011

{By Corrine Gernes}

I am hosting a workshop (at Blooma – Edina)on Thursday Oct. 27th from 7-9 p.m. to discuss the growth and development of children 3-6 years old.

They are making huge strives in their physical, cognitive, and social emotional lives. Some days are filled with many successes; some days are filled with lots frustration (for you both). I would love to help support you as your child goes through this important phase of growth.

Some of the topics I will cover in the workshop:

• Philosophy of child development

• Rules & Boundaries

• Tantrums

• Logical Consequences

• Fears (death, bad guys, monsters)

• Imaginary play

• Getting along with peers

• Large and Fine motor skills

• Cognitive development

• Skills to help school success

One moment it might seem that your little one is super independent, firmly telling you “I can do it myself!” running off, or challenging the behaviors you expect at home. The next minute they might need you, want crawl up in your lap, and ask for extra stories and kisses at bedtime.

They are in a huge transition, wanting to be a ‘big kid’ but needing your support along the way. We will discuss many ways that you can give that support while still allowing your child to explore his or her independence. Please pass this information along to anyone else if you feel they would be interested.

Register online and just bring yourself! I will supply wine and snacks.

When: Thurs., Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m.

Fee: $30

Email me in advance if you have a specific concern or question:



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!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Ain’t No Disco Like a Kids’ Disco!

February 28, 2011

The Tantrum Series at The VarsityOh, Varsity Theater, you do know the way into a mama’s heart! Give her a place where kiddos can be loud, silly, and boogie-woogied right into dreamland.

That’s what’s up at Tantrum, a dance party for kids, on Sunday, March 20th, 5pm – 8pm.

The cover charge is $5 per person, and tots under 2 are free. For pre-sale tickets prior to March 20th, tickets are available at the Loring Pasta Bar from 11am until 10pm all week, no extra fees.

Get the details:

For more info, you can email The Varsity has more in store for families, too:

“Our goal is to organize and promote events that are family friendly, affordable and fun. We want to provide an excuse to get out of the house WITH your kids and have a good time!”

So mark your calendars, mamas, and let us know if you plan to boogie down with your fam!

Jenni, Sarah, and the women of Blooma

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.)


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Just a little toot

January 17, 2011

We’re always honored when the local media covers Blooma. So we thought we’d toot our own horn just a little, tiny bit and share this lovely online article featured on Patch.

What’s great about this particular story is that it’s all about our tots + kids classes! So if you thought Blooma was only about prenatal yoga, please check out this article… then come on by with your little ones and tell your friends + neighbors about our yoga classes for babies (and their parents), tots, kids + tweens!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma