Bloom Retreat Blog

Save the Date – Our Annual Holiday Pamper Party

Woohoo! It’s that time of year again. I want to personally invite you to our Annual Holiday Pamper Party on Thursday, December 7th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. This is one of our most special events at Bloom. Take time for yourself, make a date with a friend, or be daring and come on your own. This is an amazing way to meet other like minded women and connect with yourself again. The night is filled with free mini pamper sessions, sister circles, wine and cheese, and holiday shopping. We are stuffing our boutique with all new jewelry, clothing, candles, and skin and body products. This is the best way to get a taste of Bloom and see what all the fuss is about. On the evening menu we have...

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Sex, Pleasure, and December Bliss..

November is here. I can hardly believe it. The weather is turning, I've gotten out all my favorite sweaters and I'm starting to feel that pull inwards. The winter season is a time to retreat, connect with ourselves, and spend time with people who fill us up. It's a time to slow down, reflect, and prepare for the new year ahead. Even though it's a time to go inward, we tend to do the opposite. We race around to stores, go from one event to the next, and ignore our body's rhythms and what it is we truly want. I know I want to slow down and to find more quiet in my days. This season Bloom is bringing you a ton of ways for you to retreat, slow down, connect, and stay grounded in your truth as the new year approaches. We are committed to providing you with ways to get to know our special community and stay connected to yourself. Check it out here. I don't want you to miss a thing! We have so much goodness coming down the pipe. We expect our Fall workshops to fill up fast, so save your spot now if you feel called! Sending big hugs, Michelle Michelle Long, MA Founder of The Practice® and Bloom Retreat...

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Calling all Health Practitioners – Acupucnturists, Therapists, Yoga Teachers, & Body Workers

Bloom Retreat has been open for almost six years. I can hardly believe it. What started out as a dream in the middle of the night, has manifested into something so much larger than I could have ever imagined. These last six years have been a journey of unraveling, and revealing of who Bloom truly is. The women who have come through our doors through the years, their voices, their desires, and all of their needs have shaped Bloom into what it is today. Which is pure magic… We are clearer today than ever what we are here to do. We are here to help women remember who they truly are through sisterhood, connection, and community. We are here to give women a sanctuary to come to themselves, to be real and let go of perfectionism, to be vulnerable and therefore authentic. We are here to hold women on the path back home. And of course, we do that through yoga, fitness, wellness services, sister circles, and programs designed just for women. Everything we offer is laced with connection and conversations. Everything is designed for what women truly want. The new year is upon us and we are growing, shifting, and rising into all of who are. We are looking to call in new health practitioners, specifically Acupuncturists, Mental Health Therapists, Body Workers, Magic Workers, and Yoga Teachers who want...

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Free Prayer and Healing Circle

This last week has been treacherous for all of us. As I write this, I am sitting in my bed with a newly-purchased air purifier blowing in my room, and a mask on my nightstand left over from a week of smoke and ash-filled air. I kept thinking that with each breath it’s as if we are breathing in grief and sadness. The collective feeling of loss from the fires is palpable. We’ve had fire refugees come into Bloom for services. Some of our community members have been taking in family and friends who have lost their homes. One of our members was in Sonoma County doing trauma trainings for schools and shelters. Many of our yoga teachers are raising money, and dropping off clothing and goods in hope of supporting in any way they can. I've seen our community rise up in ways that show our unwaivering strength. One of my mentors SARK posted today on Facebook, and wrote:  “At a time of unprecedented excavation of all the shadows - EVERYthing is coming up and out for healing – and with the effects of the devastating wildfires, many are feeling stretched and stressed, and we are called to practice even more deeply with all of our transformative skills.” I believe we are in a time of major transformation. And while the smoke was still thick, I also witnessed women coming together in ways I...

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You meant to give it a try. Now is the time.

I know you’ve been meaning to do something for yourself lately. Well, the time is now. Next week is our last week before our Fall classes begin. Following our tradition we are opening up next week to offer you our All Access experience (October 2-7). You are invited to try all of our 8 Signature Series classes to get a taste of Bloom, they way we do yoga, and our community of sisterhood, for only $35. You may not know which class is right for you, and we want you to find the perfect fit. Just like trying on yoga pants - you never know which one is perfect till you try. So come in and try as many classes as you can and see what resonates with you! This is what you will experience during the all access week with your bloom sisters: Daily yoga and fitness classes laced with conversations and sisterhood. Healthy bites by our lovely Elsa to nourish your body and soul. Daily raffle prizes - we will select one lucky winner each day from the All Access pass holders. Our prizes range from selections of our amazing yoga clothes from Beyond Yoga, sessions with our gifted healers in massage, nutrition, and coaching + surprize gift baskets of goodies from our boutique. Intention setting with a personalized bracelet so that you can carry the Bloom vibe with you. Plus...

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Are you coming?

Just wanted to reach out to see if you are coming to our All-Access Retreat Week happening October 2-7th! This is a week-long Open House where you can dive into the magic of Bloom all week long! Tickets are selling fast. Here's the deal...

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