Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Expectant mamas, bare those bellies!

Renowned photog Nigel Barker is looking to do a coffee table book of photos of pregnant women. He's looking for mamas from all walks of life to bare their bellies. Check it out!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Volunteer at Blooma!

Blooma gets a lot of love and support from its volunteers, who in turn get lots of love and gratitude--meaning great yoga classes for cheap!--from Blooma. About a half-dozen of our current volunteers are expectant mamas, which means they will soon have their hands full and we'll be needing some new wonderful Blooma friends to help us out. If you're interested in giving some time to Blooma, please let us know!
  • Volunteer in the child care room
  • Limited opportunities for front desk assistance and cleaning work
  • Did we mention that we need help in the child care room?
  • Shifts are 1.5 to 2 hours long
  • 20% discount on retail
  • For every 3 shifts worked, you can purchase a discounted 5-class pass for just $35
  • Volunteers needed beginning in late December; we ask you to commit to 3 months of service
  • We need you in the child care room!
Contact Julie at [[ Blooma.Julie @ gmail.com ]] if you're interested!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Blossom: Rebecca Ruth

Rebecca Ruth
Nov. 21, 2008
8 lbs 2 oz.
20 inches long

Mama Jess says: We had an amazing water birth, we were at the hospital for only 2 hours before she was born. My husband said that he thought my yoga experience at Blooma was a huge help for me dealing with contractions. Our boys are loving having a baby sister, and we are all looking forward to getting back in a yoga groove at Blooma very soon!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

More Prenatal on Saturdays!

Last week, Blooma made history with its biggest class ever! 35 mamas and at least 35 babies ... the 70 of us were so cozy! Wellllll, maybe a little *too* cozy! Practicing mat to mat was something special, but let's be realistic: It's more comfortable to have some space for those pregnant bellies!

We're making room for baby by making some adjustments to the schedule. Starting the weekend of December 6, we're adding another prenatal class to Saturday mornings. And keep in mind that we have prenatal on Sunday morning, too!

Here's what the new schedule will look like:

weekend prenatal classes

Saturdays 9:30 - 10:45am with Sarah

Saturdays 11 - 12:15pm with Sarah

Sundays 9:30 - 10:45am with Bridgett

also encourage you to pre-register for class to guarantee your spot. To keep the studio comfortable, we're going to limit the class size to 26 mamas. Sign up online or call (952 848 1111) to reserve your spot. Of course, you can still drop in. Here's how it works: We'll give priority to all the mamas who pre-registered for class, and we'll give you a 5-minute grace period if you're running late. But if you aren't there by then and there are other mamas waiting to get in to the class, you'll lose your spot. So sign up in advance, arrive on time, and enjoy your practice!

Be Blooma Well

In the Blooma spirit of nurturing yourself, come learn about the six fundamentals of wellness:
  • thoughts
  • breathing
  • hydration
  • nutrition
  • exercise
  • sleep
We will talk about stress management, commercial vs. organic farming, and meditation. Learn ways to keep the entire family healthy. We will practice yoga too!

Given by: Jaime Pellegrene, certified CPT, Pilates and Yoga instructor, and Holistic Nutrition Consultant and Lifestyle Coach.

Cost: $60.00
Saturday, December 6

Call Blooma to register: 952 848 1111, or register online.

Family Yoga, December 14

Join Jesi Rosenberg on Saturday, December 14, for Family Yoga. This fun afternoon is a chance for parents and kids to experience the joy, relaxation, and connection of yoga together. No experience necessary, this class is filled with love and laughter for parents or care providers and their kiddos, ages 3 and up. Watch as the coordination of your child's growing body, mind, and personality are enhanced with an interactive yoga game, yoga poses, breath exercises and a mini-meditation.

Call 952.848.1111 for info and registration.
$30 per family, 3pm-4pm

Who says mamas can't party?

Mamas, you deserve a treat, and Life Coach Sarina LaMarche and Blooma have something sweet in mind for you! Relax, renew, and discover how to create a fabulously balanced life at our free Self-Renewal Party!

Based on the acclaimed book The Mother's Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life, this is a party like none other!
  • Transform mind, body, and soul through self-care
  • Find time for you
  • Share tips and swap ideas with other mamas about how to create life balance
  • Talk about the national movement among women to better support mothers everywhere!
Join us!
  • December 7th, 6-8pm
  • The event is free, just be sure to register under the WORKSHOPS tab
  • Bring a pen, a journal or notebook, and a pre-pregnancy photo that represents a time when you felt fantastic (note we said "felt" and not "looked" ... don't stress over finding the perfect pic!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Blooma Blossom: Baby Samuel Bryant

Baby Samuel Bryant
November 13, 2008
8 pounds, 1 ounce

Mama says: We welcomed a beautiful baby boy into the world last Thursday, November 13th! Samuel Bryant arrived healthy and fit. We are home now and settling into life as a family of four. Big brother Rowan is very proud of his new role, and so far Sam is relaxed and snuggly.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

This Month at Blooma, November 2008

this month at blooma
Workshops & events

* Movie Night at Blooma: Orgasmic Birth
November 12 7:15-9:45pm, recommended donation of $5

* HypnoBirthing childbirth education
Thursdays: Nov. 13 & 20 and Dec. 4 & 11
7-9pm, $350

* Prenatal Yoga Intensive for Couples
Friday, November 14
7-9:30pm, $75

* Pilates Workshop
Saturday, November 15, 12:30-2pm

* Prenatal Yoga Intensive for Couples
Saturday, November 22, 1-3:30pm

* Family Yoga
Sunday, November 23, 3-4pm, $30