Posts Tagged ‘blooma’

Birth Story: “Music As My Focus, My Drishti”

February 25, 2013

Congratulations to Sarah W. on the birth of her baby boy Declan!

Read on to discover how yoga made its way from her prenatal yoga classes at Blooma into her labor and birth (think yogi squats, mamas!). Are squats uncomfortable for you, like they were for Sarah? Just like this mama writes about below, tucking a rolled-up blanket under your heels can help you relax and release into this pose. Give it a try — then close your eyes, inhale deeply with hands at heart center, and let out a deep ahhhhh.

Love,

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

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{By Sarah W.}

DeclansmileI’d like to start this story off with telling you that I could not do a yogi squat for the first month or so of prenatal yoga at Blooma.

Though I understood the virtues of that position during labor, it was the most uncomfortable position for me at six months pregnant. I was embarrassed that I couldn’t hunker down during classes, so I practiced that pose pretty much every night in front of my husband, Sean. (more…)

Friday Funny: How Babies Are Made… Or Not

February 22, 2013

Let’s wrap up our week with a giggle — enjoy!

xo,

Alisa & the women of Blooma

P.S. – This came to me via multiple e-mail forwards… if you know where it came from, please let me know so I can give attribution!
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Celebrate, Gripe & Get to Know Other Dads

February 21, 2013

Whether you’re a dad to a daughter or a son (or both), you’ll fall in love with the blog Life To Her Years, written by a dad about loving and raising his two daughters. Each post is a simple picture and caption, with a funny, insightful or thoughtful tip for raising your daughter. But really, most of the tips apply to any gender.

LifeToHerYears.com

From the dad blog LifeToHerYears.com

We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below, too: what’s most important to you in raising your daughter or son? 

And while we’re talking daddyhood, we know that you need a community, too.

That’s why Blooma offers a monthly “Dad’s Hour” — led by a local dad. Dad’s Hours are offered twice monthly — once at Blooma Minneapolis and once at our St. Paul location. The next Dad’s Hour sessions are:

  • Saturday, March 2, 2-3 p.m. (Mpls) | SIGN UP
  • Saturday, March 16, 5-6 p.m. (St. Paul) | SIGN UP

Sign up online (and bring a buddy!). Whether you want to gripe about the sleep you’re not getting, find out if others also have anxieties about becoming a dad, or are just looking to get to know other dads, we’d love to see you on March 2 or 16!

It’s just a $10 drop-in fee, or use your partner’s Blooma Pass. Whether you’re a Dad-To-Be or already have 1, 2, 3, or more kids at home, Dad’s Hour is an hour for all types of dads to relate to other dads.

Love,

Alisa, Sarah & the Blooma family

Childbirth Ed to Build Confidence, Reduce Fear

February 20, 2013

Interactive, fun, and supportive of your choices — that’s what Blooma’s Complete Childbirth Education promises for your childbirth ed experience.

An example of the result of a confidence exercise we do during Blooma's Complete Childbirth Education. The affirmation labels are messages from the moms' partners that they will say during pregnancy, birth, and postpartum to to remind mamas of their strength and love. 

Not only that, our three educators (also certified doulas) make it their mission to stomp out fear and build confidence.

“I LOVED this class! I think it helped so much to erase a lot of my worries and fears that surround pregnancy and birth.  It was great because I was forced out of my comfort zone to stay open and feel supported. Absolutely AMAZING experience… Thank You! Thank You!” – expectant Mama

Offered at both Blooma locations (Mpls + St. Paul) monthly, Blooma’s Complete Childbirth Education is just that — complete. Nicole, Amber + Liz guide a comprehensive class with topics that include:

  • pregnancy nutrition + wellness
  • normal birth
  • comfort measures (with lots of hands-on practice)
  • coping techniques
  • partner connections + affirmations
  • common medications + interventions
  • navigating difficult or unexpected bumps in the road
  • Blooma_ChildbirthEducation_0337_900breastfeeding (with a live demo!)
  • postpartum baby + self care

Sign up online or call Blooma (612.223.8064) for any of the upcoming sessions:

March:

• St. Paul – Saturday Mornings – SIGN UP
• Minneapolis – Sunday Afternoons – SIGN UP

April: 

St. Paul – Thursday Evenings – SIGN UP
Minneapolis – Sunday Afternoons – SIGN UP

Love,

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

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…)

Kids Yoga Teacher Training in Mpls, March 8-9

February 12, 2013

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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.

Love,

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma (more…)

Friday Funny: Snack! Snack! Snack! CRUNCH!

February 8, 2013

Who can resist not one, but two cute babies dancing? Watch the cuteness multiply as they dance to the North Minneapolis sensations Y.N. Rich Kids’ “Hot Cheetos & Takis.” My son just made me play this about five times, and somehow it gets funnier each time.

Does your baby have a favorite dance tune? Tell us about it below!

Love,

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

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…)

Lindsay’s “Breathe” Prenatal Yoga Playlist

January 31, 2013

Prenatal Yoga teacher Lindsay McCoy gets a lot of requests for what she calls her “Breathe” playlist. So many, in fact, that we decided to make the list available to all mamas out there! (more…)

Yoga + Breakdancing for Tweens – Feb. 16

January 30, 2013

Give your tween a chance to DANCE, breathe and find the joy inside!

Tween yoga teacher Ella Chissotti is hosting a fabulous Tween Yoga + Breakdancing workshop Saturday, Feb. 16 at Blooma Minneapolis. No experience required!

Learn to B Girl at Blooma's Tween Yoga + Breakdancing workshop Feb. 16!

Learn to B Girl or B Boy at Blooma’s “Tween Yoga + Breakdancing” workshop Feb. 16!

B Boy teacher David Abide Pellinen joins Ella for this fun-filled night of yoga flow, learning new dance steps, a cozy, long savasana to prepare for sleep. Tweens can even come in their PJs!

Sign up now ($25) for TweensYoga + Breakdancing — open to tweens aged 7-14.

Love,

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma