PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS. GET INSPIRED.
Expand your horizons with Blooma’s professional trainings. Prenatal Yoga, kids Yoga, Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) Yoga Teacher Trainings, Barre Teacher Trainings and more for you to expand as a teacher who seeks to empower and inspire your students. DONA certified Birth Doula trainings, Placenta Encapsulation Training and so much more – learn to grow as a birth professional who wants to support and empower women in their birth journeys. We offer professional training in a beautiful studio with an incredible staff. Come learn and grow at Blooma.
Blooma’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings are about finding the goddess inside! Join Blooma Founder, Sarah Longacre and Training Director Stacy Seebart as you learn a sequence that is specifically designed to empower and prepare women for birth. Blooma’s Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings include knowledge of anatomy and physiology of birth, wisdom from local birth practitioners, examination of our own birth stories, why yoga and pregnancy work so well together, and more. Level 1: Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, 45-hours This training is perfect for teachers, doulas, midwives, OBs, labor and delivery nurses and moms! (Previous experience as a Yoga Instructor or a significant self-practice is required). You’ll leave prepared to lead a beautiful prenatal yoga practice that builds a mother’s confidence, strength, connects her to baby, and uplifts her mind, body, and spirit. Level 2: Advanced Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Length: 40-hours During Blooma’s 40-hour advanced training we will focus on the body/mind connection of the prenatal mama. We will dive into the relationship that the body/mind has to pain and emotions. We will also uncover layers of anatomy and their relationship to the chakra energy system. Guest professionals from our birth community will share their knowledge on labor and delivery as we dig deeper into the inquiry of prenatal yoga.
10 hours of participation/observation at Blooma’s Prenatal Yoga Classes (included in your tuition)
*for out of towner’s please use the Be Blooma Well DVD for these hours
1. Active Birth by Janet Balaskas
2. Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
*Read and write a review on each book
After completing both levels of Blooma’s training, you qualify for the RPYT (registered prenatal yoga teacher), only if you are currently holding the 200 RYT with Yoga Alliance.
Blooma is a Registered Prenatal Yoga School (RPYS) through Yoga Alliance.
Experience the art of crafting and facilitating a yoga class for the dynamic audience of new mamas and their sweet babies. During this rich weekend of teacher training we will dive into the main components of a BYOB yoga class: creating community, supporting new mamas, deepening relationship with baby, dancing a baby duet with yoga postures, strengthening postpartum bodies/rehabilitating the core, and empowering each individual mother voice. Our weekend together will be graced with special guest professionals sharing their knowledge on a range of topics including: postpartum anatomy of the new mom, infant massage, postpartum depression and anxiety, and abdominal core work for the new mama body. Prior experience with yoga is encouraged, but not required for the BYOB Teacher Training. This mom and baby yoga teacher training (or dads, grandparents or other caregivers!) is suited for yoga teachers, doulas, parents, nannies, etc.
Your journey begins here at Blooma’s DONA-approved Birth Doula Training. This DONA Birth Doula workshop is an intensive training workshop with a diversified approach for multiple learning styles and levels. The format of the Birth Doula training delivers a balance of current research, anecdotal experience, and hands-on practice. Blooma’s DONA-approved curriculum will cover the following topics: The Benefits of Labor Support. Prenatal Client Contact & Support, Communication Skills & Cultural Diversity, Emotional Support, Physical Comfort Measures, Challenging Labors, Natural Labor & the Impact of Hormones, Supporting Women with Pain Medication, Cesarean & Vaginal Birth After Cesarean, Working with Care Providers, Supporting the Newborn & Breastfeeding, Postpartum Client Contact & Support, Resources & Networking, Professional Doula Memberships and Certification Options, and Starting a Doula Business: from Volunteer to Private Practice.
Interested in adding a new class format to your teaching repertoire? Barre is a total body workout featuring fundamental movements of ballet, including small isometric exercises that are low impact, and designed to strengthen and lengthen specific muscle groups. Blooma Barre Teacher Training will give the foundation you need to begin teaching Barre classes. Blooma’s Barre Teacher Training will prepare you to teach barre classes for the general population, and also includes important information relevant to teaching barre to pregnant women, postnatal women and even to baby-wearing parents!
Women after delivery often feel depleted after giving birth and consuming the placenta is a powerful way of replenishing themselves. The benefits of placental consumption stem from the powerful hormones found in the placenta. Effects for the mothers range from increased energy, increased milk production, rapid healing, to combating Baby Blues. Learn more about this ancient healing art and how to perform placenta encapsulation. The Placenta Encapsulation workshop participants will have a hands-on opportunity to prepare two placentas, one in a fresh preparation and one in a dehydrated/encapsulated preparation. Tools will be shared for participants to build their own placenta preparation businesses including contracts, labeling, lists of supplies needed, dosages, and other recommendations. *Only offered 2 times a year.
WORKSHOPS. EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS.
This class is for pregnant women, new moms, and anyone interested in learning about the abdominal muscles and pregnancy. We will discuss the effects pregnancy has on the abdominal muscles, abdominal separation and how to identify and heal it after child birth, and also exercises that are both safe and effective for toning deep into the body’s core. Taught by a certified Pilates instructor, trained Doula, and mother of two, this focused workshop will help mothers heal the abdominals after pregnancy and birth. $35
This class is geared to our postnatal mamas with kid(s) ages 0-18. Motherhood is a balancing act; schedules, meals, people, employment, pets, the list goes on and on – and we love it, but…Where do we as Individuals enter this balance? How do we as women and mothers recognize the deep love we have for our families and children while maintaining our own identity? This two hours class provides simple, practical tools for the busy chaotic life that is motherhood today, while giving us the ability to connect to that deeper side of ourselves that we always want to know – in five minutes or less. The true and final goal of this class is to know balance is achievable even in the moments it feels the farthest away. $30
AIO, pockets, and pre-folds, OH MY! Are you looking for information on cloth diapers but are daunted by all the information on the internet? Come to Blooma for a free, hour-long workshop that will teach you everything you need to know about how to get started and keep going with modern reusable diapers. A suggested donation of $10 to The Diaper Drive is recommended – a charity that provides diapers to parents in need. Cash or checks will be accepted the day of the class.
The “Fourth Trimester,” or three months after giving birth (also known as the beginning of the postpartum period) is a time of intense change in your lifestyle and in your body! Krista Margolis, a trained holistic health nurse and doula, will guide you in ways to make the transition from pregnancy to postpartum more smooth. You’ll learn about hormonal changes going on in your body post-birth and how to handle them holistically, the difference between “normal” postpartum emotions and postpartum mood disorders, nutrition for the postpartum period and how to gently care for your body during this time of transition. $35
Would you know what to do if your child started choking? Are you comfortable performing basic first aid until professional help arrives? What steps do you take if someone has a seizure? This class is great for parents or anyone looking after children. Taught by Amber Spaniol, a Registered Nurse. Amber is the Health Services Program Director for Robbinsdale Area Schools and serves on the Safe Kids Northwest Metro Advisory Council. She has been a certified American Heart Association instructor since 2006. $30
Here you can feel safe, understood, held– loved. Here you can speak your truth about what life after loss is really like. Here you can be silent among moms who get it. Here you can cry freely. Here you can find hope. Here the name of your precious child will be remembered, honored, cherished– spoken. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to support a mom through the lifelong grief of losing a child. This is your village. A sacred sisterhood that gets it. One that is real and inclusive. A sisterhood that will lie down in the trenches of grief with you, and one that will celebrate the bittersweet joys of life after loss with you. We welcome you to join us wherever you are on your grief journey.
The intention of this Prana Stretch Class is for you to tap into the depth of your own “prana,” or life force energy. The instructors are there with a hands-on therapeutic approach, and you will move in and out of various asanas with plenty of time to enjoy and release in each pose. This class has an overall theme of slowing down the mind and becoming the ‘witness’ of your experience. Deep relaxation and rejuvenation are common side effects of a Prana Stretch Class. Come and feel the magic of Prana. $30
A written account of your baby’s arrival is something you’ll want to keep forever. The act of writing can also help you process your labor experience, from the highs and lows, to the surprises, challenges, rewards, and funny or poignant moments. Whether you’re intimidated by the idea of writing, or simply need to carve out the time to do it, this two hour workshop will create a safe and sacred space for you capture your labor and birth details on paper. You’re welcome whether your baby arrived weeks ago or years ago. $30
About one in three deliveries in the US are by C-section, yet only a fraction of moms receive rehab after this major abdominal surgery. If you feel like you are still coming to know your body after your surgical birth and want more guidance/tips on how to optimize healing and strengthening in a room full of other moms who’ve been through it, this class is for you, Mama! Come move, stretch, breathe, journal, and be guided through gentle yoga and a core sequence designed just for C-section Mamas. Learn self-care techniques, core anatomy, scar tissue release, and mindful breathing exercises to aid in healing after this major medical event. All post C-section moms welcome after six weeks postpartum and with your doctors approval. $50