Sunday, December 30, 2007

New year, new schedule

It's hard to believe nearly three months have zoomed by since Blooma opened its doors! But here we are, heading into the New Year with all kinds of new friends, new students, and lots of love from long-time friends who've believed in Blooma since long before its birthday! We've gotten lots of great advice along the way, including some thoughts about the schedule. Based on what you've told us, we've made some tweaks for 2008. We're offering more than 25 classes each week, including prenatal, postnatal, mama & baby, support groups, and yoga classes that are open to EVERYONE!

Here are some highlights from the new schedule, which starts January 2:
  • MONDAYS: Blooma Belly Prenatal Yoga has an earlier starting time: 5:15pm
  • TUES & THURS: Blooma Belly Prenatal Yoga has a later starting time: 9:30am. BYOB* Bring Your Own Baby Yoga has a later starting time: 11am
  • THURSDAY: There's a new Blooma Postnatal Yoga class from 4pm-5pm. Blooma Belly Prenatal Fusion has an earlier starting time: 5:30pm
  • FRIDAY: There's a new Yoga for You! class from 2pm-3pm.
We also have a new, shorter format for the Journaling workshop (2 hours on a Saturday afternoon) and we've added a new childbirth education class called Enlightened Mama. And of course, there's always a grand selection of workshops each month!

You can check the new schedule out online or pick up a copy at the studio.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Blooma Blossom: Baby Babette

Baby Babette
December 25, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Feeling the love

If you've ever wondered whether you have to be super-flexible or an organic-loving yoga fashionista to come to Blooma, the answer to that question, cleverly explored by Go Mom Go, is No.

So please, please bring your tight muscles and your not-always-fashionable self to Blooma. We'll love you and your littles just the way you are!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

So Many Mamas...

Means so many babies on the way! This morning's prenatal class was cooooooozy with almost 20 moms-to-be at Blooma to practice breathing, moving, and preparing the way for their sweet little ones to arrive in a trimester or two. On such a cold winter morning, it was lovely to feel the warmth of so many mamas sharing morning tea, lots of fun prego advice, and a yoga practice! (Just look at all those mamas in pigeon!)

Come join us -- Blooma offers 8 prenatal classes a week. Check out the schedule to see what works for you! (And then, once baby arrives, come see us for postnatal yoga, mama & baby yoga, tot yoga, kid yoga, yoga for everyone, and more!!)

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Celebrate the Season!

At Blooma, we try to take care of all your needs -- right down to your holiday shopping. No, we can't offer to babysit your little ones while you shop (too bad!!), but we can make your shopping a little easier. For the holidays, we've put together a few gift packages for you...
  • Breathe Easy -- 2 classes & a $25 Blooma gift card ($50)
  • Love & Light -- 2 classes & a 60-minute massage ($110)
  • Winter Wonder -- 4 classes & a 60-minute massage ($140)
  • December Dream -- 6 classes & a 90-minute massage ($200)
We've packaged up the goodies in a sweet gift bag, so you don't even need to add a bow. Give the gift of Blooma, and then hint, hint, hint to the love of your life that you'd like to get the gift of Blooma, too!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


We started a new class at Blooma today: BYOB*Crawlers: Bring Your Own Baby Yoga Bonding 2 ... a class for crawling babies and their caregivers. If you're familiar with the Yoga Bonding classes created by Lisa Bergly, then you'll instantly recognize the Crawlers class as YB-2, for babies who are on the move (up to about 18 to 20 or so months). Six babies brought their parents -- 4 mamas, 2 papas. Yay dads! The little ones and their parents did some yoga together at the beginning of the class, then while moms & dads did Sun Salutations, the babies played together, crawling all over the studio, checking out each other's mats, and exploring their little bit of newfound freedom. And then the babies got back in on the action for some standing poses before the moms and dads put their core and legs to work. The babies left eager for lunch and ready for naptime; the parents reported they got a great, short workout, too. The class is Sunday mornings, from 11am to 11:45am. Blooma teachers Shelly Shern (who led the way in creating the Crawlers sequence) and Jennifer Derryberry Mann lead the class on alternating weekends. Come join us sometime! Late-comers and drop-ins are always welcome, and of course, you can sign up in advance online.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Blooma OnLIVE!

Sunny, glorious Friday, October 26, was a special day for Blooma! We made a little TV appearance on the Kare 11 OnLIVE weekday show. (Check out the story on their web site!) Mama-to-be Marissa; Mandy & baby Brady; along with Jenni and just-turned-1 Anabel joined me on the show to do some prenatal yoga and to demo some BYOB* (bring your own baby!) yoga poses. The babies were so mellow -- small screen stars in the making! And of course, we got to share the good news about Blooma: the Twin Cities' first prenatal and postnatal studio dedicated to women & their families, offering all kinds of classes, wellness services, and on-site child care. Can't wait to see you here!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Blooma's TV debut

WCCO reporter Angela Davis stopped by to visit Blooma this past weekend. She peeked in on a prenatal class and then spent some time chatting about the workshops and classes that we offer at the studio. Check out her wonderful story "Blooma Yoga Studio: A Place for New Moms to Relax"!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Grand Opening: October 20

Our grand opening on Saturday was AMAZING! After a week of rain and too, too many days of gray, we had the perfect day ... a sunny 70 degrees and vibrant fall colors. And from every direction, moms, dads, and cutie-poots in their strollers came streaming into Blooma to help welcome us in to our beautiful space. No need to say more -- here are some of our captured moments.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Blooma Bellies

As Blooma was being created, a group of beautiful pregnant mamas gathered together for a photo shoot to capture the spirit of this new prenatal & postnatal center for yoga, wellness, and childbirth education. What a great experience! We laughed, stretched, smiled, breathed, and played our way through an afternoon of photos and yoga poses. The fabulous Tanya Villano -- a former doula herself -- made us all feel totally at ease in front of the camera. Now, these gorgeous photos adorn the walls at Blooma. Oh, and Tanya made the most incredible slideshow from that day, too. You'll want to watch it again and again and again -- it's that good!