Posts Tagged ‘st. paul’

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…)

Wellness Wednesday: Massage Therapist Lisa West

January 16, 2013

Never was there a knot in my body that Lisa West couldn’t coax out with her magic hands. I count her as one of the most amazing gifts of my two pregnancies (and before, after, and in between!).

We’re wildly lucky here at Blooma to work with some of the best bodyworkers in the Twin Cities, and we count Lisa West as one of them. Today’s Wellness Wednesday spotlight on prenatal/postnatal massage therapist Lisa is a reminder of that.

This feedback just rolled in from a mom-to-be as well:

My massage with Lisa yesterday was great. Exactly what I needed. At 10 days overdue I’ve been feeling a little antsy waiting for baby. Lisa was sweet, professional, and did a super job! Thanks, M.

Learn more about Lisa in our Q&A below!

Lisa West

Lisa West

Then schedule your massage with Lisa online or by calling Blooma St. Paul at 651.340.8538. She’s available Tues. and Wed. mornings in St. Paul for you to experience massage bliss! (more…)

What People Are Saying About “Blooma’s Complete Childbirth Education”

December 12, 2012

Moms and partners who’ve taken this 4-week childbirth prep series say it best!

Amber Kay, childbirth educator

Amber Kay, childbirth educator

“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

Blooma’s Complete Childbirth Education is driven by the Lamaze philosophy of birth — evidence-based, interactive learning — and enlivened by Blooma’s warmth.

Taught by Twin Cities childbirth educators and doulas who’ve supported hundreds of local births at hospitals, birth centers and homes, this workshop  promises to reduce fear, build confidence, and navigate birth choices that make sense for you.

Liz Hochman, childbirth educator

Liz Hochman, childbirth educator

For the first time — this January we’re offering cozy Friday night classes in Minneapolis, Jan. 4-25, 6-9 p.m. (We promise you’ll actually love making this your weekly date night!)

St. Paul’s January classes run Saturday afternoons, Jan. 5-25, 1:30-4:30 p.m., at our beautiful new studio in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood.

“This has been an eye opening experience for both me and my wife.  Your teaching has empowered us to make choices that we feel comfortable with when becoming a new family.” —Expectant Dad

Registration is now open for all 2013 classes, held monthly at both Blooma’s Minneapolis and St. Paul locations. Take your pick of location, class day, and evening or afternoon classes!

“I liked that the info was well rounded and unbiased. I was prepared for the class to be one-sided but I felt educated about ALL my possibilities and options in a really balanced way now.” —Expectant Mama

Nicole Stecker, childbirth educator

Nicole Stecker, childbirth educator

Take a moment amid the beauty and bustle of the holiday season and do yourself a favor: book your spot in Blooma’s Complete Childbirth Education today!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Infant Massage Now at St. Paul Blooma!

December 10, 2012

This Thursday, 1-2 p.m. marks the first-ever Rub-a-Dub infant massage class at Blooma St. Paul!

Massaging babyAlisa Blackwood, trained by the International Association of Infant Massage, guides moms, dads, grandparents or other caregivers through basic infant massage strokes that you can practice at home.

You’ll leave with plenty of ideas for soothing baby’s gas pains, growing pains, or for incorporating a relaxing massage routine into your baby’s life. (Plus, you’ll learn some silly songs to entertain baby and all parents need more silly songs in their back pocket!) You’ll love sharing this sweet, relaxing bonding time together.

Rub-a-Dub infant massage teacher Alisa Blackwood

Rub-a-Dub infant massage teacher Alisa Blackwood

This class is perfect for babies aged 3 weeks to pre-crawling. (Mamas of movers & crawlers, please email if you’d like in on the action, too.)

Please bring a blanket for baby to lay atop and dress baby in layers so that as we massage each body part, the rest of baby can stay warm and covered. 

Sign up yourself, your partner or another caregiver for this Thursday’s Rub-a-Dub infant massage class. Drop-in is $20 or use your class pass.

From here on out, you can catch infant massage at Blooma St. Paul (493 Selby Ave.) every 2nd Thursday at 1 p.m.


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma




Volunteer In Our Childcare Room, Get Affordable Yoga!

October 26, 2012

If you love working with kids and love yoga, too, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you! Blooma (Minneapolis + St. Paul) is looking for childcare volunteers, and in exchange, you’ll get super cheap yoga.

The childcare room at Blooma Minneapolis

Shifts are 1-1.5 hours long — the duration of one yoga class. While you play with the kids (ratio of 1:4 adult to kids), their parents will be on-site,  in class.

For every three shifts you work, you’re eligible to purchase a 5-class Volunteer Pass for $15. That works out to just $3 per yoga class!!!

Download this PDF for details on how to apply.

Blooma Minneapolis is looking for volunteers to start immediately:

  • Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • Fridays 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Blooma St. Paul needs volunteers to start mid- to late-November:

  • Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Choose a shift that works for you, and be part of the Blooma team!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Big News: St. Paul Blooma is Growing!

July 9, 2012

The gorgeous, sunny studio that we’ve called Blooma’s St. Paul home for the last couple of years holds one special spot in our hearts. It is with tremendous gratitude that we thank Health Foundations Family Health & Birth Center for welcoming Blooma yoga into its space.

We’re sad to leave that lovely studio, but also thrilled to announce that it’s time for Blooma St. Paul to expand! We won’t be moving far — details are coming soon.

Here’s a sneak-peek at Blooma St. Paul’s new space! Currently it’s a clothing boutique. We’ll soon begin transformation of this lovely space into Blooma’s newest studio!

Think childcare (hooray!), massage, childbirth ed, mama groups, breastfeeding support and all the yummy prenatal/postnatal yoga goodness you’ve come to expect — plus more!

For now, keep enjoying Blooma’s classes as usual at Health Foundations. We’ll let you know once we have a firm opening date for Blooma St. Paul. Keep an eye on your email inboxes for details!

With Love,

Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Blooma: “Not just for knocked-up ladies”

August 5, 2011

I had to giggle (and cheer) when I read a Facebook posting from one (not pregnant) mom to another:

Take it Easy Yoga on Sunday mornings— Blooma: it’s not just for knocked-up ladies anymore,” she wrote.

It’s true! Spread the word to your friends and family. This is also holds true for Blooma’s upcoming FREE Bellyrama yoga festival Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Lake Harriet Bandshell, 9-11 a.m. Everyone is welcome!

Blooma’s other non-preggo offerings include Vinyasa Flow yoga for everyone (in both Minneapolis and St. Paul), yoga for babies, kids, tweens & families, and more. Find you favorite class now, whether you’re pregnant or not!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Hot Mama shopping coupon — just for you!

July 26, 2011

Looking for that just-right fit for your growing belly? Shop this week’s Hot Mama sale in Edina, St. Paul, or Maple Grove. The store kindly passed along the below coupon for Blooma mamas!

All maternity clothing is 30% off (on top of any already-marked-down prices) through July 31. Moms-to-be need to print off the coupon below and bring it in.  (Or show it on your smart phone!)

Happy shopping, mamas!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma

Rub-a-Dub Infant Massage Sat. in St. Paul!

January 19, 2011

Keep your baby toasty warm this Saturday while bonding through Alisa Blackwood’s Rub-a-Dub infant massage class! Held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Blooma St. Paul, mamas, dads, and any other loving caregivers are encouraged to come.

You’ll learn strokes that complete an infant massage routine perfect for bed time, after bath, or any-time-of-the-day-bonding.

What’s more, these strokes have been shown to help baby sleep deeper and longer, enhance neurological development, relieve teething pains, gas and constipation, and more.

Just bring yourself, a couple of blankets (one for under baby and one to keep baby warm) and a toy or two if baby is old enough to roll over or sit up. We’ll provide non-scented, food-grade massage oil, soothing music, and a handout of strokes to take home with you.

Class is recommended for babies aged 3 weeks old through pre-crawling. Sign up online and feel free to use your class pass!


Alisa, Sarah & the women of Blooma