Bloom is a true mother-child community that was created to be the support system that every new mother needs. It is a place where mothers and pregnant women can retreat from the daily stresses of motherhood and take a break, relax, feel better, and connect.
While you are being cared for, your child will be too. Children between the ages of six months to six years can enjoy onsite childcare based on the arts, movement, and social/emotional development, as well as children’s classes such as music and yoga. Bloom is a place that both mothers and children will enjoy.
What We Offer:
The Studio offers movement classes including yoga, Pilates, dance, meditation, and pre- and postnatal fitness. We also offer open studio hours, where you can simply come to stretch, do your own yoga practice, or meditate in a quiet room.
The Wellness Center offers a wide range of services including massage, skin care, acupuncture, coaching, nutrition consultation, health education, therapy, parenting classes, and support groups.
The Tea Bar offers complimentary organic tea and small treats, free wireless internet, and a relaxing environment to sit back and enjoy your free time.
The Boutique offers locally and sustainably made art, clothing, and jewelry.
Bloom Kids offers onsite childcare based on the arts, movement, and social/emotional development for children crawling to six years old.
"After my first baby was born I fell deeply in love. I also became deeply aware of the challenges and hardships that mothers face today. I found I needed support, resources, compassion, and simply a break. Finding time for myself was suddenly complicated. I needed a place to go.
One night, while rocking my baby to sleep, I was struck with a vision of a retreat center for mothers and young children – a place where mothers could slow down, breathe, and connect. This is my dream. I invite you to Bloom.”
Warmly, Michelle Long MA (Founder)
Michelle Young Long was born and raised in Walnut Creek and holds a Master’s degree in Holistic Health Education. She has taught yoga for more than 10 years, including prenatal yoga and children’s yoga. After having her two children, she created and led support groups for struggling new mothers.
Bloom is a place that was woven together from Michelle’s unique mixture of her formal education in health, her experience as a yoga teacher, and her difficult time as a new mother. She created Bloom to help women heal and thrive in motherhood.