Posts Tagged ‘classes’

Love for Breastfeeding, From The Farm

February 18, 2013

While Sarah Longacre was visiting The Farm (of Ina May Gaskin fame) last week, she emailed back the below photo. It’s of a poem hanging at The Farm’s midwifery clinic called “Everything I Needed,” and it’s all about what the writer learned about breastfeeding. It’s beautiful!

Mamas, what have you learned from breastfeeding?

If you’re an expecting mother or couple, let this poem inspire you! Then sign up for one of Lisa Erbes’ breastfeeding classes, including one for mothers of multiples, at Blooma. Lisa’s classes are offered once-a-month, with her next one scheduled Feb. 24, 6-8:30 p.m.


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma


Dance your baby out! (Learn how tonight…)

November 17, 2010

Photo by Tanya Villano Photography.

As a doula, I’m a BIG fan of moving your hips during childbirth. So it’s probably no surprise that I think belly dancing (and all kinds of dancing, really) is fabulous practice for getting in touch with your core. After all, it’s this very type of movement that is so beneficial during labor, too.

That’s why I’m super excited to try Blooma’s new Dancing for Birth class — now on Wed. nights at 7:30 p.m. (That means you can dance to your heart’s content tonight!)

I took belly dancing through my first pregnancy and adored it. I’m no regular belly dancer, but this kind of movement simply feels natural when you have a babe on board. Now that Blooma offers a class rooted not only in belly dance, but also African, Romani (gypsy), and interpretive dance, I can’t imagine a better place to experience the melding of Blooma community and dancing that’s beneficial for pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period, too. (Yes, you can come and dance with baby in a sling, too!) There will also be some yoga/dance fusion warm-ups and a bit of meditation. Yum.

Not much of a dancer? That’s okay! You don’t need to have any experience to come to this class. Deborah Savran guides us beautifully through class, no matter what your skill level. You’re guaranteed to have a good time AND get those hips moving.

We’d love to see you at Blooma (Edina) tonight! Sign up online now.


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma