The Practice

Do You Ever:

Desire real conversations with other women?

Struggle making time for yourself?

Crave a yoga practice that feels feminine and designed for your body?

Wish you felt more confident and comfortable in your body?

Wish you could speak your truth more openly and honestly with women who get you?

Feel like you’ve lost yourself?

The Practice® will help you find your way back to yourself. Here’s how:

UPCOMING SESSIONS, Fall 2017 (October- December)


Thursdays at 10:00 am

Mondays at 7:00 pm

Sundays at 9:30 am


Tuesdays at 6:30 pm  

Sundays at 11:00 am


Sunday, September 17 at 9:30 am

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The Practice®

The Practice®

The Practice® is a cathartic experience of yoga and connection taught by Bloom Retreat founder Michelle Long. It is a blend of feminine yoga, self-love, and a deep sense of sisterhood. Each week you’ll meet in a sacred women’s circle, move your body to amazing music, dive deep into conversations, journal, cry, explore new parts of yourself, release tension, and find strength and grace through authentic connection. The Practice® allows you to lift the veil of perfection and show up just as you are—imperfect and ready to become whole again.

Feminine Yoga: This woman-focused form of yoga holds space for all our emotions, allowing them to come to the surface and release through the body. It’s about feeling your way through your body, letting go of perfectionism, and finding your own rhythm. It’s fluid, circular, sensual, intuitive, and grounded. It feels much like a dance laced with soul-filling movement. We focus on moving with stillness, acceptance, patience, and beauty. You will feel like you’ve found home.

Self Love: The Practice® becomes a weekly ritual of showing up for yourself in a new way. It’s about love and loyalty to yourself. We carve out space for ourselves each week, and show up again and again, even in the chaos. We practice self love through journaling, meditation, peace, and grace. Together we create a sacred container that holds us all and supports us along the way.

Sisterhood: We crave real connection with other women. We heal when we are together. Inside our sacred circle, we practice being vulnerable and sharing who we truly are. This gives others permission to do the same and allows us all to heal. When we open in this way, our world naturally changes. We have more patience, confidence, and strength, which has a ripple effect on everything around us.

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Included in the Series

10 Practice® Sessions, two bonus self-care yoga or movement classes at Bloom, two make-up classes, The Practice journal, hot tea, access to Bloom’s amenities before and after class, and tons of inspiration.

If you were a part of The Practice® in the past, please sign up again. We keep it fresh and grow together with new conversations, new ideas, and an ever-evolving yoga practice. Sign up again and keep the momentum going.

2017 Offerings

Fall 2017 Session: Offered Thursday mornings at 10 am, Monday evenings at 7 pm, and Sunday mornings at 9:30 am at Bloom Retreat in Walnut Creek, starting October 10. Each class is 1.75 hours long.

Trial Class: Come join and try The Practice on Sunday, September 17, at 9:30 am.

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The Practice® Prenatal

The Practice® Prenatal

The Practice® Prenatal, taught by Micheala Kissinger, is a ten-week program for expecting mamas anytime during pregnancy. It is designed to help you not only connect with yourself and your baby, but also with a community of other women so that you don’t feel alone on your journey. During the 10 weeks you will have the opportunity to be with the same group of women and will get to know them on a deep level. This creates a unique and safe container for you to unravel and explore everything you are feeling in your pregnancy.

Each class will be a 1.75 hour long experience for your body and heart that will leave you feeling more grounded and connected during your pregnancy. We start with a 60-minute soulful prenatal yoga practice to get you into your body. The class will be followed by 45 minutes of reflective journaling, guided meditation, connection, and conversations to support you in opening to yourself.

Throughout the 10 weeks you will not only feel the difference in your body, but you will have the opportunity to explore various topics such as fears during pregnancy, changes in your body, and how to prepare for a calm and easeful birth. The class will go deep and support you through this important transition. You will leave with a community of close friends that you can keep for life.

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Included in the Series

10 Practice sessions, two bonus prenatal yoga classes at Bloom Retreat, two make-up classes, The Practice® journal,  hot tea, access to Bloom’s amenities before and after class, and tons of inspiration.

Fall 2017 Offerings

Offered on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm and Sundays at 11:00 am. Starts October 10, 2017.

Trial Class offered on Sunday, September 17th at 11:00 am.

It’s Time to Make a Committment to Yourself

Space is limited. We only have a handful of series on the schedule, and class sizes are kept intimate with 10-15 women per class. They fill up quickly, so sign up now and commit to yourself in a new way.

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