Archive for the ‘prenatal DVD’ Category

Blooma Prenatal Yoga DVD: Take Two!

December 16, 2013


You heard it here first, friends.  Sarah Longacre, Founder & Owner of Blooma, will be releasing her second Prenatal Yoga DVD, this time giving you two sequences for the price of one.  Blooma’s first DVD was released four years ago and was a huge hit for prenatal mamas all over the world.  For the newest release, Sarah Longacre brings you both an A.M. and P.M. sequence; energizing you for your day, and bringing you a sense of calm to wind down and rest.  These two 35-min sequences were created to be beautiful and empowering practices for your sacred journey into motherhood.

Making it’s big release on Thursday, December 19th, the hard copy will be available at the studio.

A little bit about the DVD from Sarah Longacre herself:

“As a mother who works full time, has a social life, and does her best to keep her family her #1 priority, I know it can be challenging to dedicate a whole hour every day to yoga practice. But I’ve learned that if I can take any time at all on the mat it makes a huge difference to me and my baby–it’s so worth it. In this spirit I created two very different prenatal sequences that are just 35 minutes each. 

 The A.M. sequence is fresh with energy, dance and movement to warm you, celebrate your body and prepare you for your day. (Of course this can be done anytime in your day. Just listen to what you need in that moment).
The P.M. sequence is grounding, cozy and 100% about relaxation.  It is the perfect 35 minutes to calm you after a busy day and prepare you for a long night of sleep (with a few bathroom breaks of course). “
If you have the time, you can even do the segments back-to-back. You will love this new offering. Pregnant or not, we invite you to enjoy these new sequences.
(And of course, it’s the perfect gift for you or someone you love!) 
Find them at Blooma locations on Thursday the 19th, and online very soon.

Blooma’s Biggest, Best Deal Ever!

November 7, 2012

Start your holiday hinting now… Blooma is back on with a big promotion that was a huge hit a few weeks ago!

Now through the end of 2012, you can score a 9-month package of unlimited yoga for $500. (That breaks down to $55/month for all-you-can do yoga!) Plus, you’ll get a free Blooma Prenatal Yoga DVD when you sign up.

Give yourself (or someone else) the amazing gift of caring for yourself through yoga. This unlimited pass is good at any of our three locations (Minneapolis, St. Paul or Shakopee) for any type of yoga class.

You may also put your pass on hold when baby arrives, and reactivate it when you’re ready to return for BYOB Yoga or Vinyasa Flow.

Now THIS is something to wish for in your stocking. Give us a ring at 612.223.8064 or stop in to any of our three locations to purchase this amazing deal. It disappears on Dec. 31!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Blooma Wisdom at

May 2, 2012

From Goddess pose to a simple heart-opening “ahhhh,” Blooma founder Sarah Longacre shares some of her favorite prenatal yoga poses and tips over at today. Check it out!

And while we’re on the subject of favorite prenatal yoga poses (and how they can help during labor), share with us: what is or was your go-to pose during pregnancy or labor?

Do you live out of the Twin Cities area and can’t make it to a Blooma class? Pick up a copy of Sarah’s prenatal yoga DVD and practice in your own home!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Birth story: From goddess pose to birthing mama

September 2, 2011

Rest assured, mama, you aren’t the only one who thinks Goddess pose is a toughie! But here’s why we at Blooma LOVE Goddess pose: its intensity helps prepare your mind and body for labor and birth, no matter what kind of birth you’re planning. Read on for one mama’s birth story and her thanks to Goddess pose!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma


They sometimes brought me to tears, but ten weeks later, I’m still thanking my lucky stars for every goddess pose I did during my prenatal yoga sessions.

The Sunday before I was “due,” I remember Summer mentioning that it was going to be her last Sunday morning prenatal session. I responded, “Ha! Me too!” half joking, thinking that our baby would join us the next Saturday – on her “due date.”

Two weeks – and several yoga classes – later, I was scheduled for an induction. The Friday before I was set to go in to the hospital, I went to one last yoga class in the small studio. As I sank into one last goddess pose, I pushed myself even further. I closed my mind to the world and told myself, “You can do this!”

Later that evening, as with my son, Otis, three years earlier, my water broke. I labored at home throughout the evening and headed to the hospital with my husband, and our amazing doula, in the morning.

When Otis was born, from the time my water broke to the time he took his first breath, I had experienced a 31-hour rollercoaster. While I knew this labor would be shorter, I also knew that I was going to have to have the same focus and determination this time around. With every contraction, I again closed my mind to the world, sank deeper, went inside myself and said, “You can do this!”

…and I did. Baby Esther was born on June 4th – a 9lb. 13oz. wonder!

I don’t think I could have had either of my kids “med-free” without the Blooma community (including the inspiring women on the DVD), my fantastic doula, or my supportive husband. Thanks for everything!