Archive for the ‘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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Parents + Kids LOVE Tots Yoga!

February 4, 2013

Have you tried a Tots Yoga class with Sarah Sarzoza yet? If not, check one out STAT. Mamas and kiddos alike adore Sarah S.! A recent e-mail from a Tots Yoga mama:

Hi Blooma,

photo-17We recently came back to Tots Yoga after taking a little break over the summer and fall. My 3-year-old son is thrilled to be back. It was so great to walk in that first day and have Sarah S. remember us by name and come give us big hugs. We definitely missed her. (more…)

Yoga for Parents: The Power of Play – This Saturday!

January 29, 2013

Do you ever wonder how to connect with your young child, or why playtime feels so exhausting? Ever wish you could rejuvenate yourself, in the little free time you call your own? Then the Yoga for Parents: Power of Play workshop is for you!

382This adults-only workshop takes place at Blooma St. Paul this Saturday, Feb. 2, 2-4:30 p.m.

Taught by ERYT-500 Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Teacher Trainer Helena Raghubir of the Center for Happiness and Samantha Sawyer, Early Childhood Development specialist, this workshop will leave you with solid skills for managing those stressful parenting moments AND with plans to connect more deeply with your child during play times.

Think 3-minute meditations just for parents and simple parenting approaches that are transformative in turning times of frustration into productive times of connection. Sign me up!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Inspired St. Paul Vinyasa – Meet Jennifer Davis

January 28, 2013

St. Paul yogis, meet Jennifer Davis! This sought-after yoga teacher is worth traveling over the river for, too (hint, hint, Minneapolites!).

Jennifer teaches a convenient lunchtime Vinyasa yoga class Tuesdays 12-1 p.m., and a wonderful evening flow class Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m, both at Blooma St. Paul. To learn more about Jennifer, check out our Q&A below and visit her website And don’t miss the video she shares below, too!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma 

Vinyasa Flow teacher Jennifer Davis

Vinyasa Flow teacher Jennifer Davis

How do you approach your Vinyasa classes at Blooma?

My classes are a place where students can enjoy time for themselves, a place where they don’t need to take care of anyone or anything else. Classes begin with time to unwind from the day and focus on breathing. (more…)

Unlimited Blooma Yoga for How Much?! (What a Deal!)

December 31, 2012


We loved hearing from this new prenatal yoga mama about her first Blooma experience. The verdict? The Blooma Pass is well worth it! Find out why, then sign up for the Blooma Pass yourself and commit to a healthier, happier 2013! (more…)

New Year’s Yoga at Blooma

December 26, 2012

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas with those you love. And now that it’s over — whew! Let’s all slow down a bit and focus on the past year, while looking forward with intention to 2013.

DSC_3336Blooma’s Minneapolis and St. Paul studios are both offering New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day yoga classes. These usually fill up fast so pick your classes and sign up now. Just bring yourself (and a friend!) and we’ll supply the good cheer!


Kundalini Yoga w/Tracy Cielto

6-7 a.m. | St. Paul

Prenatal Yoga (childcare available) w/Sarah Hrudka

9:30-10:45 a.m. | St. Paul

Vinyasa Flow (for Everyone!)w/Jesse Bennett

10:30-11:45 a.m. | Mpls

New Year’s Yoga w/Greta Fay

12-1:15 p.m. | St. Paul

Sarah’s New Year’s Eve Class! w/Sarah Longacre

1-3 p.m. | Mpls


New Year’s Day Intentions + Yoga w/ Laura Leventhal

1:30-3:00 p.m. | Mpls

New Year’s Yoga w/Stacy Jo Schmitt

9-10:15 a.m. | St. Paul

With love,

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Christmas Yoga Classes at Blooma

December 18, 2012

Breathe, stretch and groove into extra holiday cheer with Blooma’s lineup of Christmas-themed or Christmas Eve/Day classes. See below for our schedule!

yoga-santaSpaces will fill up especially quick for Ella’s Christmas Eve yoga class with live music, Kat’s Christmas Eve Movers & Crawler’s class with live music, and Laura’s Christmas Day Vinyasa Flow Yoga class. Sign up today by clicking on the specific class links below.

Wed., Dec. 19  

  • 5:30 p.m. Prenatal Yoga w/Stacy Seebart (Mpls) • Enjoy a holiday playlist and a sweet surprise!
  • 5:30 p.m. Prenatal Yoga w/Jamie Martin (St. Paul) • We’ll rock out to Christmas music and share favorite Christmas traditions.

Sat., Dec., 22

  • 8 a.m. Prenatal Yoga w/Sarah Longacre • Sarah pumps up the fun with 100% holiday cheer music like “I Wanna Hippopotamus for Christmas” and of course Bruce Springsteen’s “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”

Mon., Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve! (all regular classes canceled)

  • 8-9:15 a.m. – Christmas Eve Yoga w/ Ella Chissotti (Mpls), featuring live singing by Shahar Eberzon (you may remember her gorgeous voice from Bellyrama!). $20 workshop fee (class passes don’t apply).
  • 9:15-10 a.m. – Little Movers & Crawlers w/Kat Vondelinde (Mpls), featuring Kat’s husband playing holiday tunes on his guitar. Holiday fun for the crawlers and their grown-ups. Help your kiddo get the wiggles out before Christmas car rides!

Tues, Dec. 25 — Christmas Day! (all regular classes canceled)

All three Blooma studios will reopen with our usual yoga schedules on Dec. 26. Happy Holidays, yogis!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Winter Solstice Yoga Classes

December 17, 2012

Blooma’s teachers are busy planning classes to uplift, inspire, pamper and bring extra cheer to you this holiday season! Today check out our special Winter Solstice yoga classes for this Friday, and check the blog again tomorrow for a list of Blooma’s Christmas-themed classes.

Winter Solstice Yoga | Friday, Dec. 21

sun6 a.m. Early Bird Vinyasa Flow w/Kaye Standke (Mpls) • Enjoy this Winter Solstice wake up and celebrate class!

9:30 a.m. Prenatal Yoga Express w/Alisa Blackwood (St. Paul) • Celebrate the solstice with your babe and other mamas as we mark the darkest day of the year as a turning point toward light. Think sun salutations, a playlist celebrating light, plus a few surprises!

9:30 a.m. Prenatal Yoga w/Angela Vincent (Mpls) • Celebrate the solstice!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma


Win a One-Month Yoga Pass or Massage at Blooma St. Paul!

December 5, 2012


Bring your babies, kids, blooming bellies, partners, friends and neighbors to the NEW Blooma St. Paul Saturday afternoon for our grand opening/open house celebration!

Blooma | St. Paul

Grand Opening Party!

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2-6 p.m.

493 Selby Ave. 

Enjoy free face painting for the kids, tasty food, cake, drinks, music and more!

PLUS, enter a raffle to win:

  • a one-month yoga pass (we’ll draw two winners)
  • a free massage with St. Paul prenatal/postnatal massage therapist Lisa West (her hands are nothing short of magical!)


Start your afternoon by lunching with one of our new neighbors: A Piece of Cake (try the melt-away cookies, too!), The Happy Gnome, Cheeky Monkey or The French Hen. Then party with Blooma, and wander next door to the gorgeous Allee Metro Chic boutique!

We’re loving up our new Cathedral Hill neighborhood and can’t wait to welcome you to Blooma St. Paul and all that we’re offering in yoga, childbirth education and wellness services.


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma


Help Us Fund Prenatal Yoga for Pregnant Teens

December 4, 2012

One of our favorite local yoga studios is One Yoga. Why? Because their studio classes rock your spirit + body, AND because they have an amazing community outreach program called Karma Tribe. One of their outreach communities is near and dear to Blooma’s heart — yoga for underprivileged pregnant teens.

OneYogaHelp Blooma give the gift of prenatal yoga to local pregnant teens during a special fundraising yoga class at Blooma Minneapolis, Monday, Dec. 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Sign up now or RSVP to Blooma at 612.233.8064.

Mamas, how good does yoga feels to your pregnant body and heart? Now imagine you’re a pregnant teenager… how would prenatal yoga affect your pregnancy? Your view of birth?

If you can’t attend our special fundraising class, but would like to donate to this cause, you can donate online at the Karma Tribe website. Read more about Karma Tribe in this Minneapolis Star-Tribune article!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma