Bend + Bloom Yoga
Review from the Spring 2023 Birthing SurveyBend and Bloom does an outdoor yoga class for baby and parent in the nice weather months. I loved it.
Review from the Spring 2023 Birthing SurveyWhat month and year was your child born? March 2023 Review: Lara at Bend and Bloom yoga in park slope runs a fantastic pre/post natal class. She created such a wonderful sense of community for me throughout my pregnancy and helped prepare my mind and body for delivery.
Review from the Spring 2022 Birthing SurveyBend and Bloom pre and post natal yoga with Tina (recommended without full review)
Outdoor Yoga drop-in this week?Bend & Bloom has some great outdoor classes.
ISO outdoor yoga classI attended an outdoor class this morning in Prospect Park with Bend and Bloom. You can sign up on their website. It was lovely to go to an actual live class even if it was a little chilly today!
Zoom livestream yoga classes?Bend and Bloom a local yoga studio has an incredible selection of live and on demand classes. I can’t recommend them enough! And it feels good to support a local business.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyTina Goldstein at Bend & Bloom Yoga leads great pre-natal yoga classes as well as a six-week new moms group.
Outdoor yoga / classesBend and Bloom Yoga has outdoor yoga classes in Prospect Park 4-5x a week: https://www.bendandbloom.com/outdoor-classes-faqs They are a wonderful yoga studio that just recently lost their space on Sackett St so they are online and outdoor only right now for classes. They are also the ones who run the Thursday night classes on Long Meadow during the summer, you may have seen all 300+ of us there in previous summers (it had to be entirely on Zoom this season). They have really great teachers!
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyNew Parent groups by Sonia at Juniper and The Wild and Tina at Bend & Bloom - they are still doing their groups even though the yoga studios closed —— SO critical and everyone needs to do a mom group.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyBend + Bloom for pre and post-natal yoga, and a very valuable "new parents support group" 6 week class
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyBend and Bloom Yoga post natal and prenatal yoga. I know their model is a bit different now, but their classes were a god send, and I sure do hope they are able to re-open a physical space at some point, because they have something really special there.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyWeekend Intensive childbirth education at Bend and Bloom Yoga center (Brooklyn) Lena was an incredible instructor. She was thorough and knowledgeable and made herself available after class to talk about anything else that you might need. She was also instrumental in helping us find the right doula. She is the owner of Red Moon Wellness also, which is an incredible wellness center and gives amazing prenatal massages. They saved my back pre- and post birth.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyI like bend and bloom a lot
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyBend and Bloom prenatal classes and pregnancy resources in general
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyPre natal your at Bend and Bloom - really great classes but they’ve closed after COVID
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyI love Bend and Bloom Yoga and found all of their prenatal yoga classes to be so wonderful and supportive. I miss the studio so much.
Review from the 2020 Birthing Experience SurveyBend and Bloom Yoga for prenatal and postnatal classes, especially Lara Kohn-Thompson.
Breastfeeding support group recommendationI am excited to see that Bend & Bloom Yoga in Park Slope is offering a weekly virtual Breastfeeding Support Clinic on Thursday’s at 1pm. I found these sessions immensely helpful when I had a newborn in 2017, and I am hoping they continue through the fall for my second child. The sessions are led by a lactation consultant, and the sense of community with the other parents is truly invaluable. widgets.mindbodyonline.com I am not affiliated with Bend & Bloom — just hoping to see this support group continue to thrive.
Childbirth Classes?I want to second the Bend and Bloom class! I love the Friday teacher, and actually took a yoga for birth class with her as well earlier this month, which I've already found to be helpful.
Childbirth Classes?Bend and Bloom has good prenatal yoga via zoom! They do it a few times a week and it's $10 a class. I like the instructor on Sundays best but I've been doing it on Fridays since my company reduced us to a 4-day week and that one is still good too--helpful to have someone force me to move around for an hour!
Prenatal workoutsI tried the live prenatal yoga class at Bend and Bloom, but found it to be way too slow and focusing mainly on stretching. I continue taking their regular classes and modifying as needed.
Do you know any good virtual yoga resources or are any yoga teachers hosting virtual sessions?I highly recommend Bend and Bloom. They have several yoga classes streaming a day, as well as an amazing Pilates class (called Ground control), and yoga for kids. You can pay per class or, if you have a membership, you can take as many classes as you like. Classes are streamed live, but you also get a link for each class you sign up for, and the video of the class is available for 24 hours.
Where are the local business gyms you love?Two great yoga studios Juniper Yoga on Vanderbilt (https://www.loveisjuniper.com/) and Bend and Bloom on Sackett(https://www.bendandbloom.com/ ). They have good morning and evening classes. I also liked them for prenatal yoga! (January 2020)
HELLLOOOO??? Welcome May 2020 Families!I'm a big fan of the Bend and Bloom prenatal (and postnatal!) classes and hope to start to go to more. (January 2020)
HELLLOOOO??? Welcome May 2020 Families!My lovely friend, also a May 2020 mom, introduced me to Bend and Bloom this past weekend and it was an entirely lovely experience! (January 2020)
HELLLOOOO??? Welcome May 2020 Families!For workouts, I've been continuing my regular yoga practice but have been mixing it with pre-natal classes, mostly at Bend & Bloom and Area Yoga --both studios a great and the teachers have been very knowledgeable and supportive about modifications for pregnancy in their regular classes. (January 2020)
HELLLOOOO??? Welcome May 2020 Families!i've always been a runner, but keeping up any semblance of my old routine has been challenging and just not fun. i've just started going to classes. for yoga, i really enjoy bend and bloom and this morning i just tried prenatal pilates at body tonic, which was awesome! (January 2020)
SUMMARY: Lactation consultant who takes uhgThe Bend & Bloom breastfeeding clinic on Thursdays is pretty helpful and a good way to get some one-on-one support for less $.
Local Infant Care Class Recc's?Believe Bend & Bloom yoga still has infant care classes. We went to one while waiting for our first and it was helpful, a mix of what to expect (all colors of poop!) to how to diaper or soothe a baby and breastfeeding. We felt very comfortable with the teacher, neither pushed to be full-granola nor the other end.
ISO excellent yoga teacherLara Kohn-Thompson at Bend & Bloom is amazing. She teaches prenatal, postnatal and regular classes. She has a very deep understanding of the body and focuses a lot on posture which is super helpful for beginners. She is trained in massage therapy and craniosacral too. Bonus: PSP has hooked us up with a discount there :) https://www.larakohnthompson.com/yoga
Yoga for pregnancyI've also been to Bend + Bloom a few times and enjoy it. I actually live on the border of Bed-Stuy/Clinton Hill, but I think Park Slope seems to have the best prenatal options around, so don't mind making the trek when I'm free on the weekends for their prenatal classes.
Yoga for pregnancyI'm a big fan of Bend and Bloom studio, and they have a really cool birth class that incorporates breathing and massage to the idea of birth, it should be available in Oct. / Nov.
Prenatal Exercise Classes?My main gripe is that the regular prenatal classes can get big and spend a little too much time on introductions. The hour classes are a lot smaller and less talky.
Prenatal Exercise Classes?Just an FYI: I tried the prenatal yoga at Bend+Bloom and did not enjoy it at all. The teacher is very nice, but it wasn’t much of a workout (just a lot of downward dog and deep breathing). There was also a fair bit of partner work (partnered with whoever happened to be sitting next to you), which involved relatively intimate touching. Nothing inherently wrong with that, but it was far outside my comfort zone and I would have liked to have some warning about it.
Prenatal Exercise Classes?I haven't been to her classes yet this pregnancy, but I love Lara at Bend and Bloom.
Alternatives to music class & full time 2’s?[My daughter] loves the tots yoga class at bend and bloom. We have only every been to Jessica’s class and she is absolutely wonderful! She has thus far been teaching on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.
Diastatis rectiI have the same diagnosis. I can’t recommend Lara Kohn-Thompson at Bend n Bloom enough. She has loads of knowledge about pelvic floor and the rest of the post-natal body. She teaches a Wednesday class that offers one on one help. I’ll be there next week! She also gives great massage at her home that always starts with a tutorial on exercises that can help your particular problem.
2019 Birth SurveyBend + Bloom prenatal yoga (multiple instructors) classes were amazing and I wish I’d started them earlier in my pregnancy! Learned a lot in the classes and it felt great to keep moving in an environment specifically for pregnant ladies.
2019 Birth SurveyBend & Bloom has really good pre-natal yoga classes. I also went to multiple sessions of their breastfeeding support clinic and they were great.
2018 Birth SurveyBend and Bloom prenatal yoga classes are fantastic.
2018 Birth SurveyGreat for pre-natal yoga!
Review submitted via the Park Slope Parents 2017 Birth SurveyBend and bloom for prenatal yoga, postnatal support and breast feeding support groups has been a lifesaver as well. Based on an October 2017 birth
Review submitted via the Park Slope Parents 2017 Birth SurveyPostnatal yoga with Michelle at Bend & Bloom is great! Based on a August 2017 birth
Review submitted via the Park Slope Parents 2017 Birth SurveyBend and Bloom: prenatal yoga: The classes were exactly what I needed during pregnancy. They definitely helped me have a healthy and happy pregnancy. I also recommend Red Moon wellness for prenatal massage. Based on an August 2017 birth
Review submitted via the Park Slope Parents 2017 Birth SurveyBend + Bloom pre-natal yoga was excellent, most especially Lara Kohn-Thompson. Based on an August 2017 birth
Review submitted via the Park Slope Parents 2017 Birth SurveyBend & Bloom pre-natal yoga classes were a great way to relax during pregnancy and prepare for labor. All the instructors were wonderful and it was a nice way to meet other pregnant women in the neighborhood Based on an October 2017 birth
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyAshley Brichter at Bend and Bloom Super recomended, loved her... Based on a 10/2017 birthing experience.
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyReally liked prenatal yoga at Bend & bloom. Based on a May 2017 birthing experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth SurveyLara Kohn-Thompson at Bend and Bloom in Park Slope is amazing! Based on a July 2017 experience
Review submitted via the PSP Birth Surveybend and bloom yoga awesome prenatal classes with lara. Based on a june 2017 experience
Review submitted via the 2016 Birth SurveyLara Kholn-Thompson @ bend&bloom. She is awesome and helped to ease the hip pain during pregnancy.
Review submitted via the 2016 Birth SurveyBend & Bloom yoga for labor and delivery was EXCELLENT! Lara taught the class and provided so many tips, assists, strategies that we used in our birth. Based on May 2016 Birth Experience
Review submitted via the 2016 Birth SurveyI started late in my pregnancy with prenatal yoga, but I am SO GLAD I DID. It really relieved a ton of my anxiety, and it was a really nice community, too. I loved the classes at Bend & Bloom--especially Cassie Naaktgeboren's classes. She had a wonderfully calm, serene, and sweet presence that really put me at ease. Based on a February 2016 birthing experience
Review submitted via the 2016 Birth SurveyLoved the prenatal yoga classes at Bend and Bloom Based on a January 2016 birthing experience
Review submitted via the 2016 Birth SurveyBend and Bloom yoga studio offers many pre-natal yoga classes. During my pregnancy, going to the Sunday morning class was one of the highlights of my week. It was so nice to be in a room with other expectant moms and learn ways to stretch my body to feel more comfortable - particularly in the third trimester. Bend and Bloom also offers new parent support classes and parent/baby yoga. Based on a January 2016 birthing experience
SUMMERY: Cranial Sacral Therapy (prenatal) in the areaI take yoga at Bend and Bloom from Maya Ray-Schoenfeld, and I know that she does rolfing and CST as well. I can’t vouch for her CST, but I love her yoga class and really like her as well.
Review submitted via 2015 Birth SurveyGreat support central during pre natal yoga classes, birthday classes and after baby for breast feeding support Insurance: No Based on a 2015 birth
Review submitted via 2015 Birth SurveyBreastfeeding workshop Review: This class helped me through some pain I was having the first few weeks of breastfeeding. They also have prenatal yoga and mom and me yoga which I have not tried yet. Based on a December 2015 birth
Review submitted via 2015 Birth SurveyBreastfeeding Support Group Review: After seeing a lactation consultant, I had one more issue with nursing that I needed addressed. My lactation consultant was amazing but the copay is $45 per session and her office is a bit of a hike from my home. Someone told me about the breastfeeding support group on Thursdays at Bend and Bloom Yoga for a $20 suggested donation (you can donate less if you want to). I went, and the lactation consultant there was able to help me address the issue and nursing was smooth sailing for me after that. It was also great to talk to other new moms in the session. It was such a nice option for addressing a small issue. Insurance: n/a Based on a August 2015 birth
Re: Weekend baby yoga classes?There's a new (amazing) baby-mama yoga teacher at Bend & Bloom, Jessica Phillips Lorenz. She teaches at Karma Kids Yoga in the city but is doing more in the slope now. She's a friend, fyi, but also I've taken her classes and can objectively say she's truly stand-out.
RE: Prenatal yogaI like Bend and Bloom in North Slope.
RE: Prenatal yogaI also recommend Bend and Bloom Yoga. I specifically love Lara Kohn-Thompson's class.
(no subject)There is a breastfeeding support group at Bend & Bloom Yoga on Thursdays at 1pm. (November 2011)
Looking for a weekend family yoga classDefinitely Bend & Bloom - 706 Sackett Street between 4th & 5th Aves. They have one on Saturday morning. (Jan 2011)
(no subject)After a 6 year break from Yoga- I started going to a place on Sackett between 4th- and 5th based on recommendations from neighbors. While the flow Vinyasa style they teach was not my favorite at first it grows on you after awhile and they have great family packages and also a lot of variety between classes and teachers. If your husband has back trouble- make sure you guys stick with Larah’s, Adhiti’s, and Megan’s classes at first. I pay 100 a month for unlimited but they have 10 class packs and so on. The space is very nice and they have tons of classes round the clock- again stick with basics classes for at least three months- and if you really want to see a difference make an effort to get there at least 2 x a week. Bend and Bloom- http://bendandbloom.com/ After almost 8 months- I am feeling so much better from my membership there! But it takes time and most teachers do OM 3x at beginning- and end- FYI- but eventually it’s kinda nice. (December, 2010).
(no subject)We love April's Tot Yoga class at Bend and Bloom Yoga Studio on Sackett Street. It's for ages 15 months to 3 years.
(no subject)I highly recommend prenatal yoga at Bend and Bloom Yoga on Sackett bet 4th and 5th. They have classes on Friday, Sat and Sun during the day and Tuesday evening. I think they are planning to add another evening. There are two teachers who have different styles--Beth is sort of more free flowing and relaxing and Lara, while she is also free flowing, might be a better place to start because of her very precise directions--especially if you are new to yoga. It really helps with a lot of the aches and pains and helps to prepare for labor and delivery. Many of the stretches and poses are suggestions you could find in a natural birthing book (they were in my Bradley method book) Beth also teaches a childbirth ed class and they both teach Yoga for Labor and Delivery workshops. It's also a good place to meet other moms...Good luck! (may 2010)
(no subject)I highly recommend a Bend & Bloom's Yoga class for 3-5 year olds on Wednesdays at 4pm. You can sign up for a multi week session or you can also drop in for $18 I think. It is really a creative movement class with some real yoga mixed in. The teacher is very open to having parents sit in as needed and they have tea in the waiting area for when your little one is ready to do the class herself. They also have a class specifically for parents and kids on Saturdays at 10am (parent and 3-7 year olds) which I've never been to but I'm sure it is great. (Recommended 11/08)
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